The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection (JFABC) digital library is an online guide and finding aid for the rich collection of artists’ publications available in Flaxman Library Special Collections. The JFABC brings together close to ten thousand artists’ publications in all formats and media including: books, zines, multiples, video and audio recordings, digital works, periodicals, and other intimate works of art created by artists of local, national, and international significance. Focusing on materials published from the 1960s to the present, it is complemented by collections of reference works and exhibition catalogues to support in-depth research on artists’ publishing.
Autobiographical comics and drawings by Chicago artist Laura Park. Strips cover topics such as health care and life as a freelance cartoonist. First two issues were self-published by Park, but startin... Read more
"Bound Struggles is the newsletter of the Chicago Books to Women in Prison Project... This is a forum where the voices of women in prison can be heard, respected and valued."--T.p. verso. Th... Read more
For "Siege!" the artist illustrates the feeling of being invaded by the constant presence of mobile phones. A 24 hour period is divided up across 5 discrete maps, each one representing a tim... Read more
Color photographs and poetic text in both Chinese and English; through personal narrative the artist uses his own experience as a gay Chinese man living in the Midwest in order to scrutinize the (mis)... Read more