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.
Illustrations and text by Elizabeth Khong examining the concept of a museum. "The museum is a zoo. The museum is a cemetery. The museum is a backdrop. The museum is a qualifier. The museum is a b... Read more
A comic book zine, text and illustrations by Jialing Sun. The artist "picked some meaningful metaphors from folk tales to create this story, which is about how a little girl grows and makes choic... Read more
Two card sets of four different protocols people can use for greeting or connecting with one another: HFP (High Five Protocol) ; HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) ; HSP (Hand Shake Protocol) ; FBP (... Read more
A complete collection of the 8 volume comic book series Half-Asleep, housed in a handmade slipcase. Written by Kyle O’Connell with art by Beth Hetland.; “At age 11 Ivy Lassette is the youngest student... Read more
This series of artists' books were produced as an outlet to process trauma. The repetitive actions of knitting, producing the same movements over and over, provided access to a different form of... Read more
Two books, side by side, folded into one brochure-style artist book.; "A visual song cycle (or double album!), sung by a hummingbird, addressing a candle, eavesdropped on by the moon. Two attache... Read more