We live in an evolving digital world. With the increasing amount of online news, ebooks, and virtual reality technology, it would seem that printing and bookmaking are simply becoming obsolete, that people are transitioning to digital lifestyles, that humans no longer need these archaic art forms. But here at ABBA, we prove otherwise.
We are A Buncha Book Artists (ABBA), a coalition of interdisciplinary contributors to the contemporary book art movement. As a student-run organization at Arizona State University, we focus on making, exhibiting, and promoting artists' books, as well as educating the public about the book as an art form. We welcome all experience levels, and our members include undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and independent artists.
We as the artists control all decision making from conception to completion.
Our bookmaking and printmaking processes range from traditional methods, such as handset type, linocut, screen printing, lithography, and intaglio to more innovative forms of digital printing technologies, such as polymer printing. The text used in our books include original poetry and prose, appropriated found text, and letterforms as graphics. We experiment with various binding structures: some are traditional Eastern accordion styles, 3rd century Ethiopian exposed Coptic stitch, and the Western codex, while others entirely new and experimental, designed to carry the specific content of the individual books.
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