Friday, May 31, 2013

Domestic Captivity

My most recent book.

Concertina style book with stitched signatures.
Linoleum printed background

 
 Rubber stamped letters.


A few sample spreads.




11 comments:

Joanne Holtje said...

I like this, Roberta. Very much.
More social commentary than I usually see here!
Such great graphic sense you have.
On the pages (if that's what they are called in this kind of book) my preference is for the word plates that are just black and white. For me the red stamping feels like "guilding the lily" .
But then, to contradict myself, I do like it on the cover.
What are the dimensions? I am imagining it small, for some reason.
You have done so much and grown so much in just the past 9 months!
Amazing!

Karen Isaacson said...

that takes my breath away.

Roberta said...

Thanks Karen!

Roberta said...

I agree Joanne. I should have waited before gluing the words in. I like them better without the red stamps as well. I do like the red stitching on the cover though.

Roberta said...

Oh and yes it is small. Around 2 1/2 by 2 1/2.

Sheila said...

Oh I like this.. I would love to know more about your process, creating this. Maybe you can include that with your next book. Thanks for sharing :)

Sara Crittenden Coppedge said...

Definitely a favorite!

Thread Born said...

Really wonderful Roberta! Love your use of black and white and textural patterns.--Julie

Melva said...

Roberta, this is wonderful. I love it. Your rubber stamped letters must be very small?? Great work.

Roberta said...

Yes Melva, they are tiny. They are made by Hero Arts and I love them because I can make any words I want. They are great!

Kim Henkel said...

Beautifully done Roberta - love the contrast of the black and white and all the beautiful texture looking designs.