Published for Banned Books Week, this letterpress-printed accordion is bound in a fluorescent matchbook cover foil-stamped “Open Mind Before Striking.” It features books banned and challenged under categories like racism, nudity, or homosexual content with quotes about censorship and intellectual freedom. A collaboration with Sweet Pea Flaherty of King’s Bookstore, a portion of proceeds benefits Freedom to Read Foundation.
Printed from photopolymer plates on Zerkall Frankfurt
Jessica Spring is the proprietor of Springtide Press. She designs, prints and binds artist books, broadsides and ephemera incorporating handmade paper and letterpress printing. Small finely-craft editions consider historical topics and popular culture from a unique perspective and collaborative work is an important aspect of the Press. Spring has an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and teaches at Pacific Lutheran University.