[Beltsville, MD: Hand Papermaking, Inc., 2008]. Artist portfolio, one of 150 copies, consisting of 14 original pieces of art in the form of a single sheet of hand-made paper with painting and/or lettering on or lettering in the paper. These 14 pieces are the collaboration of papermaker and calligrapher and are housed in white folders printed with the names of the collaborators in black. The folders measure 8-1/2 x 11 inches. Also included is book with a commissioned essay by Lettering Arts Review editor, Rose Folsom, entitled "Foreground Meets Background: The Collaboration of Calligraphy and Papermaking" (6pp.) and artist's statements from the 28 participants (31pp). The text was printed by Todd Allan Printing on Cougar Opaque Text paper in Garamond types. The Canson blue wrappers were letterpress printed by Steve Miller. The image on the wrapper and title page was pulled from the work entitled MOVEMENT by Katie MacGregor and Nancy Leavitt. The 14 original pieces of art and the accompanying text are housed in a custom-made blue cloth clamshell box made by Deborah Selk, who also bound the book. The portfolio designer is Steve Miller, and the editor is Mina Takahashi.
The 28 collaborators have created not only beautiful pieces of art but have added to the dialogue of collaboration in the book arts in a most meaningful way. Those participating including some of the very best people in today's rich field of book arts. Included are: Timothy Barrett & Thomas Ingmire; Neal Bonham & Suzanne Moore; Annie Cicale & Claudia K. Lee; Rona Conti; Nancy Culmone & Tom Leech; Tatiana Ginsberg & Shibata Reiho; Karen Gorst & Mina Takahashi; Katie MacGregor & Nancy Leavitt; Miriam Londono; Pamela Paulsrud & Andrea Peterson; Gretchen Schermerhorn & Marina Soria; Susan Skarsgard, Wesley Tanner & Kathryn Clark; Cynthia Thompson & David Charles Chaffy; Jessica White & Cheryl Jacobsen; Ann Alana Woods. Item #10183