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artists' books; textile art (visual works); fashion (concept); Color; color charts; sanitary landfills


1 box (8 folded sheets, 1 sheet) : color illustrations, mounted fabrics Title from front of folded sheets. Limited edition of 20 copies. "Fairmont Color Card is an exploration of the roles of textile, color, and fashion in the origin story of landfill culture. Text for the project was culled from 1977-1978 Home Furnishing Color Card, produced by The Color Association of the United States, Inc. and The Wastemakers, written by Vance Packard in 1960. Designed and produced between 2019 and 2021, the project began in one place and ended in another. Materials for this project include my sheets, my clothes, and thread color matched to these textile samples the walls, hair, and skin found in my home. Produced in an edition of twenty copies, the fabric collages included in this project are all identical save for one, the card titled "the significance of these private worlds," which is unique to each copy."-- "Techniques include: Letterpress printed text from handset Bembo type, textile, and foil blocking. Materials for the enclosure include binders board, Duo Bookcloth, and fabric."-- Two-part cloth-covered box, letterpress printed colophon sheet mounted inside box lid. Strips of fabric, some knotted, mounted to inside bottom of box. Library has copy no. 9, signed in pencil by the artist. Jan Baker Fund.

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[Tuscaloosa, Alabama] : Big Jump Press, [2021]


©[Tuscaloosa, Alabama] : Big Jump Press, [2021]

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sheets (bed coverings); clothing; thread; collage (technique); letterpress printing; book cloth (textile material)


25 x 9 x 5 cm

Fairmont Color Card: FCC



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