Inv. No. 01410
Inv. No. 01410

hand-bound book, handmade paper, tally-marks
2014

Planetary Gearbox for Driving Geocentric Orrery
Planetary Gearbox for Driving Geocentric Orrery

When one thinks of book arts they often think of the obvious: book plus art equals book-arts. Which is great and all - there is a longstanding tradition of books being housed in beautiful portfolio boxes with imagery. But what happens when you add something rather unexpected - an industrial element that has nothing to do at all with the book itself, inside an object that you would find on a bookshelf? Planetary Gearbox for Driving Geocentric Orrery is a collaborative project created with Justin Playl (of Playl MFG CO) born out of the interest in fusing two traditional craftsmen-based arts that are not usually combined. The beauty of both crafts from a book artist/typographer fused with a metalworker/woodworker joins two longstanding traditions of tradesmen and combines them together in a unconventional way that conveys harmony. 


2014
13 x 13 x 1.5 "
Handmade clamshell box, handset type, 16 gauge sheet brass, mahogany
price available upon request

False Book
False Book

2013

Exposed Herringbone
Exposed Herringbone

2014

Exposed Herringbone & Japanese Coptic
Exposed Herringbone & Japanese Coptic

2014

Japanese Coptic on Wood
Japanese Coptic on Wood

2013

Three quarter leather
Three quarter leather

leather, hand-sewn headbands, traditional cord binding
2013

Eternal Return
Eternal Return

handmade paper with watermark, letterpress imagery, handset type, screenprint
2013

Icarus to Xanax
Icarus to Xanax

pressure printing, handset type, blizzard binding
2013