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I’m making a THICK roundback book. Thirty-six signatures! I’ve only done this particular binding once before, so I wanted to see if I could control the curve on a larger scale.

I’ve been having fun making books where I amplify one variable: What does an extra-large (2.5 x 3 feet) German case binding look like? What happens when a relatively small book has thirty-six signatures? And so on, in a test of my binding capabilities and of the bindings themselves, and the effect on the reader-viewer.



Lost and Found



I received this sweet email the other day regarding one of the Lost and Found books:

Hi Amanda,
I meant to send this to you ages ago… I took one of your Lost & Found books from your table at an art event at Club Congress in April. I loved it so much, it was difficult to let it go, but I managed to do it. I “lost” it at the Little Free Library in Dunbar-Spring, on 2nd St and 10th Ave. I wanted to make sure it didn’t get rained on or thrown in the trash, so I thought this was a safe place. Though I’m sure you were prepared for the risks involved in losing your book, I regret not including your contact information in the book before I lost it. Maybe someday, it’ll come back to you, somehow.
Thanks for sharing your art with me. Here are some photos, attached.

I started this project with no expectation of getting a response, so I’m amazed that anyone has gotten back to me at all. I’m delighted!

Lost and Found

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Here are some scans from a recent book: “iamfeelingsomanyfeelings (gratitude), typewriter, Polaroids, etching, map, ticket, thread, 8 5/8 x 7 1/4”, 2012.

If you can’t tell, lately I’ve been in the mood to type on the typewriter and sew and weave bits of (sentimental) trash.


…Maybe it’s time to start drawing again.

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