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.
A comic about a man who transforms into a mushroom after eating one.; As the transformation happens, fact and reality collapse into contradictions.; Several stages of persona allude to rhizomes, a ter... Read more
An exercise of decontextualization and deformation of signs used in the shorthand alphabet specific to Civil Engineering.; As a group, they form a collection of abstractions with a binary color scheme... Read more
A collection of illustrations of birds from Argentina.; Their scientific names are placed as a preface.; They are depicted in their natural habitat, yet the artist takes liberty in their color schemes...
A personal meditation on two locations: Monhegan, in Maine, and Malecón, in Havana, Cuba.; Handwritten text in English (Monhegan) and Spanish (Malecón) on a fold out map.; Published books under earlie... Read more
A collection of text and images on the usage and symbolism of the wooden crate in Mexico.; Its first usage in the nahualt culture situates the object as carrier of personal items. Now, the wooden crat... Read more
A single sheet concrete poem speaking on the image formation of the “other” in discourse.; A binary is composed out of the repeating “I” and an extended poem written in Spanish with no spaces between... Read more
A collection of six fold-out posters that speaks on the Drug War declared in Mexico in 2006, which generated violence that surpassed current wars being fought at the time.; Using the Mexican national... Read more
An exploration in color, shape, and form. Human Figure is a series informed by “observing and putting the body in relation to dance. Scissors were used as a drawing tool and paper as a support to synt... Read more
A fanzine about the effects of consumerism and contamination.; Imagery conveys visceral and uncanny bodily fragments, hybridity, and metamorphosis of the body.; The publication includes twelve sticker... Read more
A comic book on the effect of long distance relationships.; Longing, time, hope, loss and sadness appear throughout the narrative.; The title alludes to the optical illusion of mirage or distortions s... Read more
A collection of illustrated journal entries of the artist’s place of residence at Avenida Azteca, a boulevard in a low social economic neighborhood.; The artist contests what is poetic and authentic a... Read more
Trans> is a not-for-profit publication focusing on multimedia projects and “a dialogue on the diversity of cultural and artistic productions in the Americas.”; Text in English and Spanish.; Contrib... Read more