About this piece:
Ingress / Egress is an artist’s book that contemplates the design of artists’ books. The intent of the piece is to encourage ideation on the theme “books are”. The six French-fold books use geometry, visual design, text, and imagery to investigate topics such as “Books Are Architecture” and “Books Are Collections”. The books are letterpress printed on Japanese mulberry paper from Boxcar Press photopolymer plates. The translucency of the mulberry paper produces layers of reading in each book, and the potential interaction of layers amongst the entire suite of books.
Ingress / Egress is the 2015 edition in the Artists’ Publication Series from the Ringling College of Art and Design. The book was designed by book artist Ellen Knudson of Crooked Letter Press, Gainesville, Florida. The edition was letterpress printed and produced at the Ringling College Letterpress and Book Arts Center. The typefaces used are Humanist 521 BT, Spectrum MT, and a typeface named Spindle, drawn by Ellen Knudson.
paper, ink, book board, book cloth
About the artist:
Ellen Knudson is an award-winning book artist and graphic designer, based in Gainesville, FL. Her work, which she produces under the Crooked Letter Press imprint, is a synthesis of images and words in the form of letterpress printed artists’ book and printed matter. Ellen received her Master of Fine Arts in the Book Arts from the University of Alabama, and her Bachelor of Graphic Design from North Carolina State University. Ellen currently serves as an Associate in Book Arts at the University of Florida.