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.
54 playing cards, housed in cardboard box. "Each suit in this pack of cards has been taken from a different deck hand-made by criminals in Soviet prisons during the 1980s. Their unique designs we... Read more
An accordion-folded graphic novel, housed in slipcase.; "Through the artist's stylized artwork and by reinterpreting the ancient Mixtec codices using an accordion-folded format, Tonatiuh bri... Read more
Box, glued together like puzzle pieces, replicating a suitcase or trunk. Inside are 12 slates of wood laser-cutting text and illustrations of the physical and emotional baggage one carries during thei... Read more
"Playing up is produced and published in a collaboration between the Live Art Development Agency (LADA, UK), Findus Theatre / Theatre of Research (Germany), Tate Early Years and Family Programme... Read more
23 zines housed in white box, contributed by: John Arsenault, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Michelle Blade, Peter Cochrane, Content is Relative, Ben Cuevas, Daniel Dallabrida, Dandy Industries, Phil Davis, Chri... Read more
RIP as an acronym echoes that of a defunct Italian public phone company, SIP. The miniature phone box, made by vinyl extrusion, with vinyl paint and photographic prints, is the replica of a large inst... Read more
"The main concept is to create a space in which I felt I belonged. There is a sense of serenity to the outside, which contrasts with the more gruesome insides where there is a greater need for pr... Read more