MANIFEST JOSHUA, by Katie & Andy Rottner - 2013
by Katie & Andy Rottner
Letterpress hand-bound book is published by: Super Classy Publishing, Oakland, CA, 2013.
Hardback and painting plates are in VERY GOOD+ condition with VERY GOOD+ box.
- All pieces are in very good+ condition displaying minimal overall wear.
- Hand-bound book has yellow cloth covers featuring green line illustration on front, and has secure binding with some pencil writing on back fep, and a few smudges along head of textblock. (See photos)
- Painting plates are of an extra heavy stock, and display light edgewear and light bumping to some corners of the intentionally rough edges.
- Each plate has title of painting in black on duotone background on back.
- Custom box is handmade and is in very good+ condition displaying minimal wear with intentional painting stains on exterior and interior.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
Pages of book not numbered. Approx. 26 pages. 7.5 x 10.5 inches. (size of box)
Is it a book? Is it art? It seems to be a bit of both!
"Manifest Joshua" is an entertaining collision of painting and literature, featuring 12 paintings related in some way to the short story contained in the book. The images tell of the adventures of a humanized egg placed in various situations, that depict funny story scenes, or hint at them with wit and humor. The charming letterpress book relates a story about a doomed egg race and a potentially talking egg. The plates and story join in an interesting duo which shows the skill of the two artists to make an intriguing pictorial adventure, with titles that often hint at famous songs, groups, plays or musicals.
12 plates. One hardcover book. All contained in handmade clamshell box.
AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.
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