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Parallel Parked – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 3)

Parallel Parked – Items: Forgotten in Drawers
Parallel Parked – Items: Forgotten in Drawers

Scrapbook assembly: Van Gogh, ephemera, musings etc. ca. 2014

Scrapbook: Van Gogh cover, 2016
Scrapbook: Van Gogh cover / ephemera, musings etc. circa 2014

This scrapbook combines Japanese horizontal layout, side sewn binding with a up-cycled, very-thick, hardback calendar of Vincent Van Gogh (obviously) acquired (free) at Book Expo America in NYC some years back. Binding thread covered up with kraft paper and filled with hearty paper block to handle any inputs. In this case, my usual variety of musings, snippets of paper, scribbled schemes and lists, and forgotten poetry.

Following You – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 3)

Following You – Items: Forgotten in Drawers
Following You – Items: Forgotten in Drawers

Time Traveler (cover) – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 3)

Time Traveler (cover) – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 3)
Time Traveler (cover) – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 3)

Scrapbook assembly: “My Big Drawing and Art Book”, 1996

Scrapbook: assembly "My Big Drawing and Art Book" (made circa 1996)
Scrapbook: assembly “My Big Drawing and Art Book” (made circa 1996)

Note: this is possibly the first scrapbook i personally constructed and bound in the (vaguely) Japanese-style, meaning horizontal format, side bound and sewn. Created in the bookbinding and print shop (featuring the former-State-of-Washington moveable type press) on campus of Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA.

In this workshop, i learned a variety of bookbinding and printing techniques, many of which came together in this piece (a series of 4 or 5 almost identical) including the letterpress typeset tricycle and text-type. Several were probably given as gifts as is my habit, others are filled with sketches, schemes, doodles and musings. The paper stock used in the block was not robust enough to handle paints or scrapbooking per se.

Plenty more artifacts created during this time, perhaps other will appear in subsequent documentation.

Nine Dollar Buddha – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 2)

Nine Dollar Buddha – Items: Forgotten in Drawers
Nine Dollar Buddha – Items: Forgotten in Drawers

Grandpa en route to Australia – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 2)

Grandpa en route to Australia – Items: Forgotten in Drawers
Grandpa en route to Australia – Items: Forgotten in Drawers

Flood’d – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 2)

Flood'd – Items: Forgotten in Drawers
Flood’d – Items: Forgotten in Drawers

Greatest of Evils – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol. 2)

Greatest of Evils – Items: Forgotten in Drawers
Greatest of Evils – Items: Forgotten in Drawers (vol.

Scrapbook: Some assembled scrapbooks

Assorted snaps of scrapbook(s) after assembly completed. Some showing detail of various components including bindings, blocks, covers (often made form calendar paper or printed paintings), or back covers (often made from board games).

Scrapbooks: For Pacifica (with paintings), 2016
Scrapbooks: For Pacifica (with paintings), 2016
Scrapbook: assembly / fancy man + joss paper (front cover)
Scrapbook: assembly / fancy man + joss paper (front cover), 2015(?)

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