Use the techniques you learned in this class -- cutting and folding, for example.
Your book must utilize graphic design.
Choose a theme that can be carried out throughout the book.
This is NOT a story, but an artist book. An artist book is a piece of artwork that showcases your own design in a unique and innovating way or ways.
Be creative! I want you to try out new ideas.
Play to your strengths -- if you love typography, do it!
Take a look at artist books on Pinterest.
Background: Artist books are intimate artworks created within the confines of a book; they often include pieces of artwork specifically made for the book. Artist books don't generally tell a picture-book story, but more of an artistic story. They should speak to the viewer.
Assignment: Your assignment is to create an artist book using a LOTUS fold or ACCORDION fold. The theme will be your choice. Choose something that you can carry out throughout the entire book. I will demonstrate how to create both book types. You must also write a critique on the book.
We will create a mockup together in class, going over how to make both types of folds.
When printing, use ULTRA PREMIUM PRESENTATION PAPER. It has a thicker stock than the paper we usually use.
For a LOTUS fold: Use two pieces of 13x19 paper to make each page 13x13.
For an ACCORDION fold: Use two pieces of 13x19 paper.