Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sneak Peek: New zines for Clunes Booktown

As we announced in our previous post, Moth Woman Press has been invited to exhibit our books at the renowned Clunes Booktown on 3-4 May. We will join a group of distinguished book artists including Gracia and Louise, Nicholas Jones, Angela Cavalieri and David Frazer. It’s the first time that a section of Booktown will be devoted entirely to artist books.

MWP will chiefly be exhibiting a selection of one-of-a-kind books from the Tall Tales series. But we also wanted to take the opportunity to make some new zines especially for Booktown.

Awhile back I began some experiments with folded zines using iPad apps for the layout and design. They never came to fruition, partly because other projects intervened. These unresolved tests became the basis for the new work.

I began with a grid constructed on Strip Designer. Images of my artwork, variously altered in the Etchings, Face on Coins, Pic Collage and Phoster apps, were downloaded into the grid. The zines were laser printed, then cut and folded.

The four zines I've made using this new method are: The Shadow Women, Parts 1-3 and Republic of Mothstralia - Coins of the Realm, featuring the infamous Moth Woman Vigilantes.

Pictured above:

Top, from left: Shadowomen 3, Shadow Women 2 and The Shadow Women, 2014, zines, laser printed, 10.5 x 7.5 cm (closed). Edition: 100

Bottom: Republic of Mothstralia - Coins of the Realm2014, zine, laser printed, 10.5 x 7.5 cm (closed). Edition: 100