ARTISTS’ BOOKS AT CANTERBURY. Rainbow in your hand. Masashi Kawamura (2007).

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Rainbow in your hand (2007)

Kawamura, Masashi

Flipbooks were one of the first examples of animation. A simple book which when the fingers are run over the pages, creates the illusion of the images moving on the page. Masashi Kawamura has taken this idea, however rather than using images, created a simple line of block colours on black paper. When flipped, this creates the illusion of a small rainbow in your hand. Although the trick lasts only a few seconds, its replay value is infinite.

You can find more of Masashi’s work on his website:

http://masakawa.com/

For more information on Rainbow in your hand:

http://masakawa.com/#/works/product-rainbow

 

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Rainbow in your hand. Kawamura, Masashi. (2007).

 

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Rainbow in your hand. Kawamura, Masashi. (2007).

 

 

Artists’ Books at Canterbury. My Way. Silex (2000)

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My Way (2000).

Silex.

My Way by Silex is a collection of sketches by the Swiss design group, Silex. An open-minded and broad experimental book, each page hosts an intriguing variety of illustrations. There’s no defined narrative through the book and each page is created in a different style. The book has an appealing graphic style using block colours or in a comparison using sketchy pencil crayon lines or smudgy felt tip pens.

 

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My Way (2000). Silex. Artists’ Books SIL

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My Way (2000). Silex. Artists’ Books SIL

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My Way (2000). Silex. Artists’ Books SIL

Artists’ Books at Canterbury. London. A Three Dimensional Expanding City Skyline. Illustrated by Sarah McMenemy (2011).

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McMenemy, Sarah.

London. A Three Dimensional Expanding City Skyline (2011).

London hosts a variety of famous landmarks and buildings, Sarah McMenemy has designed a rather sweet, intricate pop-up book of these different places. The book looks at London’s most famous attractions and extends out to form a skyline of London. Buckingham Palace, Harrods, Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament and The Tower of London all feature in the book. Each page gives a bit of information about each venue alongside the delicate watercolour illustrations.

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London. A Three Dimensional Expanding City Skyline (2011). McMenemy, Sarah. Walker Books.

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London. A Three Dimensional Expanding City Skyline (2011). McMenemy, Sarah. Walker Books.

 

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London. A Three Dimensional Expanding City Skyline (2011). McMenemy, Sarah. Walker Books.

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London. A Three Dimensional Expanding City Skyline (2011). McMenemy, Sarah. Walker Books.

 

Artists’ books at Canterbury. This is a paper trinket for you to wear. David Shrigley (2006).

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Shrigley, David.

This is a paper trinket for you to wear (2006).

Known for his surreal black and white illustrations and bizarre statements drawn on paper, David Shrigley is an icon in the fine art world. This is a paper trinket for you to wear adds to Shrigley’s extensive work in a small artists’ book format. His strange, almost comedic drawings and odd comments carry through the book with no specified meaning, opening it up to the viewer to interpret them.

You can find more of David Shrigley’s work in the library catalogue and on his website:

http://davidshrigley.com/

Or follow him on Twitter:

@davidshrigley

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David Shrigley, This is a paper trinket for you to wear (2006). Artists’ Books SHR.

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David Shrigley, This is a paper trinket for you to wear (2006). Artists’ Books SHR.

 

Artists’ Books at Canterbury. The Observer’s Book of British Birds. Andrew Malone (2010).

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Malone, Andrew.

The Observer’s Book of British Birds (2010).

There’s a variety of artists’ books in our collection, from hand-bound books, photocopied zines to re-purposed books. Andrew Malone takes old illustrated books and gives them a new life. He delicately cuts around each individual illustration creating an almost pop-up like effect with his books. Andrew’s focus is mainly on wildlife, primarily in Britain. His other works include Wild Life in Britain a Ladybird Conservation Book, The Observer’s Book of Birds’ Eggs and The Observer’s Book of Butterflies. You can find his re-purposed books and his handmade books in the artists’ book collection under MAL.

 

You can follow Andrew on Twitter where he posts more of his work:

@andrewdmalone

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Andrew Malone, The Observer’s Book of British Birds (2010). Artists’ Books MAL.

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Andrew Malone, The Observer’s Book of British Birds (2010). Artists’ Books MAL.

 

 

Artists’ Books at Canterbury. The Present is not a Purgatory. Diary comics from 2008 – James Nash (2008 – 2009)

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Nash, James.

The Present is not a Purgatory. Diary comics from 2008.

Each day is different for everyone, James Nash documents his day-to-day life using three panel comics. The whole comic is a year long starting from January 2008 and ending in January 2009.  Each day shows a brief snapshot of his life at the time. From working in a bank, moving to London, skating with his friends, trips out and other various activities. Throughout the comic a rather poignant underlying aspect of James’ life emerges, his anxiety and depression. James addresses these issues to his readers bluntly and honestly.

James Nash, The Present is not a Purgatory. Diary comics from 2008 (2008 – 2009). Artists’ Books NAS

Artists’ Books at Canterbury. Lonely Robot – Aisling Marray (2009).

Lonely Robot – Aisling Marray

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Created by Aisling Marray in 2009 after the Foundation trip to Amsterdam. A concertina style zine with each page becoming a different location. The zine follows a robot wandering around the streets of Amsterdam, exploring and discovering new people and places. The zine allows the reader to experience robot vision by putting on a handmade pair of 3-D glasses. Also included in the zine is a chocolate bar to keep your energy up whilst you wander through Amsterdam.

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Aisling Marray, Lonely Robot (2009). Artists’ Books MAR.

 

 

Artists Books at Canterbury. Happy Travellers -Artists Book MIY.

Happy Travellers (2009)

Chie Miyazaki & Soju Tanaka

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A rather sweet and delicate artists’ book with subtle watercolour illustrations of some jovial characters who are travelling. They travel by unconventional means; tortoise, unicycle, cable car, ship and hot air balloon. With each page there’s a variety of bright characters, some hiding in the pages, encouraging the viewer to look a little bit longer at the pages to spot each character.

Find more of their work here:

http://www.sojutanaka.com/

http://cargocollective.com/chiemiyazaki

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Happy Travellers, 2009, Chie Miyazaki & Soju Tanaka.

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Happy Travellers, 2009, Chie Miyazaki & Soju Tanaka.

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Happy Travellers, 2009, Chie Miyazaki & Soju Tanaka.

IN OUR MINDS EXHIBITION OPENS AT UCA FARNHAM CAMPUS

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The second part of the In Our Minds exhibition has opened in the Elaine Thomas Library, UCA Farnham campus and will run until 10th December so please pop along and take a look. This touring exhibition in partnership with The National Archives shows creative work produced by UCA students and staff in response to records related to mental health held at The National Archives and UCA Archives and Special Collections. Full details about the project can be found on The National Archives blog.

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Building A Better World Exhibition

We are excited to announce the start of the Building A Better World Exhibition today 22nd September – 6th November 2016 in the Elaine Thomas Library, UCA Farnham.

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Back in May 2016 the Archive collaborated with bookRoom on the creative residency of Stefan Szczelkun, creator of the Working Press, books by and about Working Class Artists, 1986-1996 whose archive is housed within UCA Archive and Special Collections.  This exhibition brings together the work of students in response to that creative residency.

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Democracy In The Kitchen, Annie Haggarty and Elodie Duncan-Duplain

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Story, Oriyomi Oladunjoye

The exhibition includes photographs, collages, videos and performance produced by students who explored identity, politics (class, gender, diversity, disability) from personal, historical and current perspective under the guidance of Stefan Szczelkun, archivist Rebekah Taylor and curator of the project Emmanuelle Waeckerlé.

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5 Blog Posts, Susan Merrick

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The exhibition includes books and pamphlets from the Working Press Archive which inspired the students work and a new bookRoom press publication “Rise With Your Class, Not From It.”

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We hope to see you at the exhibition soon.

Carryl Church, Assistant Archivist