Having looked through the boxes of prints that I have it made me think about how we share our work with the world.
If you’re like me then one of the most exciting was to offer my work into the world is in the form of a book. To do this using the traditional offset printing route can be an expensive undertaking. Print on demand services such as Blurb or MagCloud are certainly a pragmatic alternative but the unit cost of the book can be a little steep.
I’ve been thinking about alternatives to the print on demand style books such as handmade ‘artists books’. More about that in coming posts.
An alternative to the book is the folio – a concept that I believe Brooks Jensen originated.
A folio is a collection of loose prints, with or without text, in an enclosure. I made some for my ‘Going Coastal’ project many years ago, take a look at the video below to get a better a sense of this.
I really like this idea – it’s a book like object, manageable in size and can be produced relatively easily. I think more of us interested in presenting our work as books should explore the concept.