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artists' books; primary colors; patterns (design elements); fruit crates; geometric patterns; checker pattern; graphic design


6 unnumbered leaves : color illustrations; added title page sheet; 1 pamphlet ([12] pages : color illustrations). Title from first panel. "The design of the artist's book .. began in the Smathers Libraries Special and Area Studies Collections during the summer of 2015. Ms. Martin researched the contents of the Jerry Chicone, Jr. Citrus Crate Label Collection. She learned that the grading system for citrus is displayed through label color: blue: best quality, red: second quality, yellow: third quality. Inspired by the labels' vibrant colors, geometric pattern elements, and the structure of fruit crates themselves, Ms. Martin designed a tunnel book .. the same size as many of the citrus fruit crate labels. The artist became intrigued by the concept of labelling and in response created an alphabetic system of words that are used to 'label' people. These words travel in a spiral of circular forms through the depth of the tunnel book. The viewer recognizes the words as personality descriptors that are positive, negative, and neutral"--Prospectus. "[T]he inaugural artist's book edition from the Marjorie S. Coffey Library Endowment Residency at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida and the first publication of the Library Press@UF .. The book was letterpress printed in the UF School of Art + Art History Type Shop .. The book is printed from photopolymer plates by Boxcar Press on Colorplan 100# Cover in Snow White. The structure is a tunnel book housed in a paper clip case made from Colorplan 100# Cover in Azure Blue and Factory Yellow."--Colophon. Limited edition of 35 copies plus an artist's proof, signed and numbered by the artists. Library has copy 17/35 and signed by Emily Martin and Ellen Knudson. Gift of the Marjorie S. Coffey Library Endowment Residency at the George A. Smathers Library at the University of Florida.

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[Gainesville, Florida] : LibraryPress@UF, [2015] 2015


©[Gainesville, Florida] : LibraryPress@UF, [2015] ©2015

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tunnel book; accordion pleats; pamphlets; slipcases; pop-up books; letterpress printing; movable books


23 x 23 cm + 1 added title page sheet (23 x 23 cm); 1 pamphlet ([12] pages : color illustrations ; 12.5 x 6.5 cm)

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