About this piece:
The paper is 100% cotton rag, handmade from my family’s clothes. The six large illustrations are linoleum reduction prints, the other illustrations are line art drawings printed from photopolymer plates. The type is handset in multiple sizes of Lutetia metal types, cast by Harold Berliner. The book is bound in a built-in groove case in a dos-a-dos style binding.
paper, thread, ink, book board, cloth
About the artist:
Ellen Knudson is a book artist producing handmade books under the imprint Crooked Letter Press. She is an Associate in Book Arts at The University of Florida with an MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama. Ellen has been a book artist for 17 years and a graphic designer for 20+ years. She has taught courses and workshops in letterpress, book arts, and design at universities and arts programs around the U.S. Her work is in the collections of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), Yale University (CT), Duke University (NC), and many other national and international collections.