Helen Hiebert – Alpha Beta – SPECIAL ORDER ITEM


c. 2010
edition of 25
Page size: 4.5 x 6.25 inches. Box size: 6.75 x 5.25 x 4.5 inches. Opens out to 117 inches long

Available by special order. Please contact gallery to confirm availability.


A book in the form of a unique lantern structure Helen Hiebert developed for her book, Paper Illuminated. Each panel of the shadow lantern features an alphabet letter cutout that casts a shadow onto a second layer of paper. The letters are in the Arts and Crafts style font designed by Dard Hunter, often referred to as the father of hand papermaking in 20th century America. Composed of lightweight wood and paper panels in an accordion book structure, with a flexible hinge that allows it to be set up in a variety of ways. Each shadow lantern is stored in an architectural handcrafted box designed and produced by Claudia Cohen. The colophon is letterpress printed by Diane Jacobs of Scantron Press.

Hinged artist book. Handmade paper on wood framed panels.

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Helen Hiebert – Alpha Beta – SPECIAL ORDER ITEM

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