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.
Published in 2014, as a supplement to the Rotland Exposition, "Chasing Posada! A Macabre Populist in the City," at Signal-Return Prinship in Detroit, Michigan.; The publication was designed... Read more
“Edited by Ryan Standfest, The series is an homage to the cheaply produced 19th century English pamphlets known as "Penny Dreadfuls"— so named because the original cost was one penny and the... Read more
Published in conjunction with Punk House, an exhibition of items “culled from the archive of Destroy All Monsters (DAM), an influential Michigan artist collective/band that included Mike Kelley, Cary... Read more
Box with miscellaneous contents. Each box lid has an unique hand design, painted by Afro-futurist musician Efe Bes, using traditional and symbolic African-based patterns. The box lids are each hand si... Read more
"Street light is an equation of forces brought about by an interplay of reality and illusion, a delicate balance between shadow and light, whereby our senses may be deceived by what we see."... Read more
Pictures on Surrounding Objects is a small offset-printed book featuring drawings and collages that reflect on the concept of psychometry, the 19th century pseudo-scientific belief that all objects co... Read more
"Occupied Spaces is a project that catalogs the familiar, lived spaces through fragmented glances. This project grew out of the desire to slow down and look at what I see crystallized from day to... Read more