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 series of drawings capturing the “pattern of ultimate nonsense in the world,” through walking. With a line drawing accompanied by the day and count of steps, the artist places together “a living doc... Read more
A book of seemingly mundane diary entries, recounting daily meals and interactions with friends.; The artist uses typography based on brand-name logos and integrates humorous illustrations with pithy... Read more
By Lyza Baum and Emilie Jehng, "Dye Trying: Field Notes from a Textile Residency In The Philippines, is a diary of successes and failures in the research of natural dye and textiles in Tubigon, P... Read more
The artist comprised the book into both essay-form and diary viewpoints of a relationship between father and daughter. "Sable Elyse Smith considers playgrounds and landscapes as they relate speci... Read more
A journal series, edited and published by Gabrielle Welsh. In the first issue, the contributing artists describe failure as being against the heteronormative measure of success, and explore ways of ha... Read more
"A collection of sadness in the everyday life. With a collection of comics, writing, and imagery, it explores the different aspects of sadness. That sadness is not just saved for tears or sad eve... Read more