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Clarence Morgan Sketchbooks

Limited edition printed letterpress and Iris 8 × 8 inches 2001, emdash.

This book uses the sketchbooks of a painter as the focus of a conversation about abstraction between the artist and the editor/bookmaker. The pages are made as a kind of “call and response” between the artist and the typographer/publisher. In my role as editor I assembled pages from 5 years of sketchbooks into a visual/verbal narrative on the nature of painting, teaching and making. The pages are structured around three levels of a typographic system visually symbolized by the changes in orientation of the text on the page spreads. Printed on the Iris printing system. This book was the beginning of an investigation into the link of the computer in the production of an artist’s book. 13 copies. Out of print.