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.
"Using the decades of zines produced in association with the various Punk scenes (Punk, Sniffin' Glue, Search and Destroy, etc.) as templates, students in the class produced zines individual... Read more
Combining found photographs with her own, the artist examines the relationship between historic moments and the present. In her role as an intern, the Imaging Department at the Art Institute of Chicag... Read more
"In 2014, the Benrido Collotype Atelier launched an award, designed to introduce contemporary photographers to the 150-year-old art of collotype printing, distinguished by its handmade quality, r... Read more
As part of a class project, taught by Margaret Carsello in the Spring of 2015 in the Department of Contemporary Practices, the students observed cultural and social signs and codes that uphold patriar... Read more
This book explores themes of evolution, archival presentation, singular vs. multiple, and records of evidence of 'being here.' The artist incorporates text that is hand-printed from a photop... Read more
"A photobook of damaged sign posts; devices designed to impose order come to symbolize a degree of failure to impose that order."—The publisher. Includes a saddle-stitched book and an accomp... Read more
"The Real Life Diary of a Young Boy" is an autobiographical zine produced in the late 1990s. The zine addresses growing up as an adolescent in the American South near the turn of the millenn... Read more