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.
The artist invites the viewer to read her short stories and pass judgment on each character by choosing, and using, the appropriate stamp provided with the work. Emily Reiser adds, "I wanted each... Read more
Piece of sandpaper stamped with a skating penguin, the word "Greetings," and a string of lights. A tag attached by brass fastener reads: Use: for smoothing rough spots in the year ahead. Lib... Read more
This mail art collection consists of 26 zines, each based on a letter of the alphabet. Each zine was produced in an edition of 150 and published quarterly. The topic for consecutive issues is announce... Read more
'The Unclosable Closure' is a mail art project developed over the course of four months. This work is a collaboration between Kris Allen and her ex-boyfriend Jon Brown. Letters and objects w... Read more
Final zine projects for the SAIC's Punk 101 course, taught and compiled by Thomas Comerford, Spring semester 2016. Includes work by Christian Blauch, Ellery Chalmers, Jessica Darnell, Nicole Del... Read more
First issue of a yearly publication featuring a collection of original mixed-media artwork by 37 artists. "The artists participating in this first issue were devoted to the creation of a broad fi... Read more