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artists' books; mail; patterns (design elements); direct mail


8 unnumbered pages : illustrations . "Instabook 3" Letterpress, diecut, and printed collagraph, and handset type in blue and black, signed and numbered in an edition of 200 by the artist together with Dikko Faust and Esther K. Smith of Purgatory Pie. "Purgatory Pie Press and the artist Elizabeth Duffy have collaborated on a book that utilizes as source material everyday ephemeral patterns, specifically the interior security patterns of envelopes and the visual language of analog mail. The result is a page-turner of overlapping patterns and forms. Purgatory and Duffy culled patterns from their junk mail to create this paean to the quotidian"--Http:// Library has no. 187 of 200. Five printed cut-out envelope "windows" housed in envelope colophon page. Gift of artist.

RISD Fleet Library Catalog Record


New York City : Elizabeth Duffy & Purgatory Pie Press, 2007.


©New York City : Elizabeth Duffy & Purgatory Pie Press, 2007.

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letterpress printing; envelopes; bookbinding (process|process|)


18 cm

Enclosure exposure : data protection patterning



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