DOUBLE PORTRAIT

DOUBLE PORTRAIT, 2019

Limited edition artists’ book (accordion fold structure)
Dimensions (closed): 7.25 x 4.25 inches (HxW)
Edition of 11 with 2 Artist Proofs

images: DOUBLE PORTRAIT


A handmade, limited edition artists’ book, DOUBLE PORTRAIT opens to display a sequence of alternating text and image. The text presents a statement made by late British author and activist Harold Pinter (1930-2008) during the course of his 2001 interview published in The Progressive. Pinter’s statement – a frank recounting of his having been a conscientious objector during his youth – is punctuated by portrait images of François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778), nom de plume Voltaire.
 
Text (handset type, Franklin Gothic Italic 14) and images (from polymer plates) are letterpress printed onto Somerset Book White 175gsm. Binding consists of cloth-covered Davey Binder’s Board; end pages are Claret Colorplan 270gsm. Laid-in vintage marbled endpapers are unique to each volume of the edition.

Book design, printing and binding by Madeline Djerejian.