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.
Thee Almighty & Insane: Chicago Gang Business Cards from the 1970s & 1980s by Brandon Johnson is an ode to an idiosyncratic print subculture that arose in Chicago just prior to the digital age... Read more
“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
Larry Eigner's poetry is accompanied with plate designs by Ronald King.; "Fifty hard-bound copies, I-L, printed on pure rag-made paper with six plates printed blind intaglio and one hundred... 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
“An exploration of painting and its reproduction. A series of small acrylic paintings were reproduced in scale, with the addition of some severe digital geometric intervention. Computer to plate techn... Read more
“Terri Kapsalis partnered with pharmacists and forensic experts at the University of Illinois at Chicago to test the pills in Jane Addams’ Travel Medicine Kit. The label, an essay in book form, pairs... Read more
23 leaves of colored photographs, which are images of hands holding onto manipulated fabric.; "In 1993, she used ‘dolls’ – soft shapes made from nylon, seeds and talk – which she manipulated in h... Read more