Saturday, May 07, 2011

Book Arts & Printers' Fair

Red Riding HoodThis morning I was at this small gathering of book arts & letterpress nerds at Fort Mason. I enjoyed perusing Jennie Hinchcliff's zines & her collection of mail art. While I was at her table, another visitor told us how she received a china bowl through the mail without any packaging, her address written directly on the bowl. She claims it arrived intact! At the Bay Area Book Artists table I handled a hand-made alphabet book by Raven Victoria Erebus. It looks lovely but is actually quite distributing disturbing. Every letter of the alphabet is matched with a drug she has been prescribed to treat her Lyme disease.

§ Book Arts & Printers' Fair
Sunday, May 7th, 9am - 3pm
Fort Mason

10 comments:

sfmike said...

Love the "distributing/disturbing" malapropism.

Axel Feldheim said...

Oh boy, nothing like being proofread on the Web... I'm surprised that my intent was actually clear!

PamelaArtsinSF said...

That person with Jennie was me -- did you see the photo of the bowl on my blog? It is intact!

Axel Feldheim said...

Yes, after exploring Jennie's Web site, I found your blog post as well & linked to it in my post. Truly amazing, & I'm glad I heard the story while I was standing there. I guess the bowl was lucky enough to pass through the hands of USPS workers who wanted to be in on the fun!

Raven said...

Hi! Thanks for the mention! I'll have to get pictures up of my disturbing little alphabet book.

Axel Feldheim said...

Please do!

David Lasson said...

I took your "mistake" to be some sort of comment on commercialism.

Axel Feldheim said...

Nope, I'm not that clever. The prescription drug book is certainly not commercial. It is the only copy & it was not for sale!

raven said...

I can't imagine my disturbing little book would have much commercial viability!
I just did quick phone pics so they aren't the best...but who knows when I'll have time to do pretty photos.

http://www.trollop.com/ABC/index.html

Axel Feldheim said...

Raven, thanks for sharing photos of the alphabet book! It's lovely, & the way it is bound & protected is charming. It's a big part of what makes it so the troubling.