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.
Book created by students in the Summer 2018 Flexible Art Worlds class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The book serves as a record of the classes' process of examining, cultivating,... Read more
Collection of images reproduced from a 1930's Boy Scouts of America Handbook, printed at the same scale as the original handbook. Part of The Donut Shop's Artist Dozen Series, in which each... Read more
Five double-sided postcards featuring the black portrait subjects of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's European Paintings galleries. Faces are covered by a black circle on the image side, and repr... Read more
“A journal that serves as a space for collaboration, experimentation, and visual research into online libraries and databases. Domains draws from materials in the public domain, those with Creative Co... Read more
A survicval kit containing rose colored glasses, a rosary, 2 postcards, 3 cards with images of a can opener and a swiss army knife, and, "hope," bound together with the rosary. Produced as c... Read more
A collection of 33 detachable postcards about post-Hurricane Katrina responses from designers with a connection to New Orleans, Louisiana. Concept and design by Samia Saleem. "fp 02"--On spi... Read more
Ten artists from six countries conduct the 7 days, 39,000 square feet walking event in Chicago, from May 30-June 5, 1994. W.A.L.K. is a collaborative venture, committed to the generation, organization... Read more