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 collection of excerpts from art manifestos which accomplishes a double function: on the one hand it speculates on the form of the manifesto and on the other actually takes form as a Manifesto. In o... Read more
Translated as “conjunctivitis,” the work is a collection of neon colored uncanny portraits where eyeballs are depicted falling from the faces of youth.; Smaller prints on transparencies and lined lega... Read more
Translated as “Brute Force,” this comic without text uses a non-representational and ambient approach, depicting narrative through abstract landscapes.; Color scheme range from blue to purple which at... 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 book about babies who get stolen in the night, and the excellent monsters that take their place. Mini die-cut accordion book with diaper-shaped belly band.”--From the artist.; Published by Gob... Read more
This zine collects illustrations of two purple creatures interacting with a pink transparent ribbon, symbolizing the “dualities oftentimes associated with cross-cultural experiences — questioning the... Read more
This zine collects quotes from QPOC (queer person of color) artists who were interviewed by King as part of her “We Want the Airwaves: QPOC Artists on the Rise” podcast.; These quotes about careers an... Read more