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.
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
Portfolio of artwork by twenty Chicago artists. Each artist were asked to create one hundred individual pieces using the 8.5" x 11" letter format including painting on steel, drawing on poly... Read more
Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz is a series of four pieces. Three are housed in boxes, made of either cardboard, metal or plastic, each with the title reproduced on the front. The fourth is housed in a cle... Read more
Part of the Visual and Critical Studies Department's thesis exhibition at the Alogon Gallery in Chicago, Ill.; "The 3 US military medical kits containing Vivarin, Robitussin, strobe lights,... Read more
16 handcrafted books made for the 2002 Chicago Hand Bookbinders Alphabet Book Collaboration; each book signed and dated by the artists including Lidia Vanesco, Leah Mayers, Robert Hanmer, Lisa Beth Ro... Read more
A product of an international group of artists, calligraphers and printers for the 12th annual Printer's Row Book fair, June 15 & 16, 1996, to benefit the Joan Flasch Artist Books Collection... Read more
A collaborative project of artists, bookbinders, calligraphers, papermakers, printmakers and book artists including Robert Borja, Tim Botts, Lesa Dowd, Timothy C. Ely, Mary Florence Forsythe, Ellen Gl... Read more