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Words by Wire

Artists book by Eric Alstrom

Dimensions: 6 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ x 3/4″

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Description: One copy created in March 2009. Words by Wire from their album 154 issued in 1979. Lyrics set in Mistral designed by Roger Excoffon in 1953. Title set in Helvetica designed by Max Meidinger in 1957. Set in Swift Publisher and two-step printed with a Cannon ImageRunner. Text on Lana Laid. Endsheets and cover are Hahnemuhle Bugra. Bound in the “False Accordion” style developed by Sandra and Harry Reese. Vinyl print monotype images done in oil on a Vandercook.

Artist’s Statement: I have been inspired by this song for years and thought about somehow turning the imagery it imparted in my mind into a book. Using a simple layout with the text sitting off to the side, not distracting from the images, yet attracting the reader’s eye. The images are an imaginary landscape seen from 30,000 feet above the ground, with the world divided into geometric patterns in varying shades of green and blue.

In private collection.

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