By Barbara Tetenbaum and Julie Chen
Published by Flying Fish Press and Triangular Press
The Artist’s Book Ideation Card set was designed as an aid to the book artist, to jump start a new project or inform one in progress. There are two decks in the set: Category Cards containing approx. 8 cards in each of the 7 categories (text – image – structure – paper – layout – technique – color) and 52 Adjective Cards of which 3 are ‘wild cards’. Choosing a card randomly from each of the seven categories and five cards from the adjectives offers an unexpected recipe for a project.
Barbara Tetenbaum has been creating limited edition artist books under the imprint Triangular Press since 1979. She is Professor and Department Head of Book Arts at Oregon College of Art & Craft in Portland, Oregon. She recently spent a year-long sabbatical in Leipzig, Germany, conducting research, studying and teaching in the book arts. She exhibits her bookwork and text-based installations across the US and in Europe where her work is held in many public collections. BS (Fine Art) University of Wisconsin-Madison; MFA (Printmaking) School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Julie Chen is a Book Artist who lives in Berkeley, CA. After completing a degree in printmaking at the University of California, Berkeley, Chen became intrigued by the language, equipment, and materials of Book Arts and entered the Book Arts program at Mills College. In addition to teaching Book Arts at Mills College and operating Flying Fish Press, Chen regularly lectures on bookmaking and teaches workshops nationwide.