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108 cards : color illustrations. "Barb Tetenbaum developed the original set of artist's book ideation cards for use in her teaching practice. This version was further developed and designed in collaboration with Julie Chen"--Colophon card. Two decks of offset printed playing cards enclosed in an acrylic box. "The Artist's Book Ideation Cards deck 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 approximately eight cards in each of the seven categories (text, image, structure, paper, layout, technique and color) and 54 Adjective Cards of which three 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"--23 Sandy Gallery website. Digitally designed and offset printed. Open edition. Curated title for Fleet Library Special Collections exhibition By Hand: Women & Books Exhibit fall, 2021.

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Berkeley, California : Flying Fish Press ; Portland, Oregon : Triangular Press, 2013.


© Berkeley, California : Flying Fish Press ; Portland, Oregon : Triangular Press, 2013.


offset printing


boxes (containers); playing cards




7 x 9 cm, in box 14 x 10 x 3 cm

Artist's Book Ideation Cards



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