Monday, 9 April 2012

Books2Eat ABC

This book was designed to be updated whenever we celebrate Books2Eat on April 1st. A while ago it ceased to be a free event but is now having a revival in its earlier form via Facebook.

On April 1st this year, Heather Hunter, Jo Hinchliffe and I practised on paper printing with food and water-based inks. The image above shows a new addition to the first page 'A piece of broccoli.'

Watch this space for edible versions next year!

We were inspired by finding Books2Eat ABC in the Abcdedarium collection on this beautiful site from the Marriott Library in Utah.


This print, 'Again towards the sun', is now at Collinge and Clark's bookshop on Leigh Street (a short walk from the British Library).

'Nothing but my footprints', another print in this series, was chosen for permanent display at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital in Oxford. As they are part collagraph, part etching, I have to call them 'not necessarily identical in every way'.

What also made me really happy, is that Mount Holyoke College Library, Massachusetts now has all my books in their collection.

I was delighted to see this amazing post with great photos recording the book's arrival at the library: