Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thanks For Stopping By!

Filter Volume II is effectively sold out. If you are a librarian or other art book collector and you would like a copy, please contact us, we have set aside copies for people just like you.

Being run by an old-timey bookmaker doesn't do much for Filter's web presence, and we apologize for that. This site was set up largely for contributors to choose their copy of the journal, and not so much to be pleasing for the general public. We do understand, however, that the general public does end up here, and we welcome you to look around at the pretty pictures.

More info about Filter Volume II:

Filter is a hand-bound literary journal that features original poetry, prose, art and erasures. The book is sewn together by hand using various colors of waxed Irish Linen thread and an exposed spine binding with a modified button-hole binding technique. End papers are hand torn and come from various sources including Japanese Washi paper, pages from Apgar’s Plant Analysis Adapted to All Botanies (1892) (some of which include the notes, illustrations and actual flower pressings of a Mr. D.A. Powell made in the Spring of 1904), and color plates from Travelling With The Birds (1933). Books feature an accordion-fold erasure booklet made from hand torn Rives Heavyweight paper, each hand printed using 10 separate ink screens and slipped into hand made envelopes created from pages of old books about magic and maps featuring nations that no longer exist. All of the color artwork is tipped in by hand. There are two different cover designs (Aardvark & Aardwolf) by Amy Jean Porter (Jubilat, McSweeny’s). The covers are each screen printed by hand, using 3-4 screens and 7 colors.
List of Contibutors:

Mary Jo Bang, Derek Beaulieu, Jennifer Borges Foster, Matt Briggs, Rebecca Brown, Elizabeth Colen, John Cross, Rachel Davis, Dana Elkun, Emily Kendal Frey, Joanna Fuhrman, Adriana Grant, Carol Guess, Matthea Harvey, Maggie Jackson, Ariana Kelly, Counsel Langley, Kate Lebo, Norman Lock, Erin Malone, Ben Mazer, Brian McGuigan, Tatyana Mishel ,Sierra Nelson, Nico Vassilakis, David Mitsuo Nixon, John Olson, Roberta Olson, John Osebold, Deborah Poe, Amy Jean Porter, Trisha Ready, Bob Redmond, Zach Savich, Amy Schrader, Claudia Smith, Kary Wayson, Deborah Woodard, Corrina Wycoff.

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