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Monday, November 26, 2012

Cowboy Pride 1880

I joined a project called Book Art Object, an informal group of book artists scattered around the globe. Under the BAO banner they make small editions of handmade artists' books in response to texts, sharing them with each other and the world.

Edition Four comes from Sarah Bodman's book An Exercise for Kurt Johannessen, in which 100 short story titles are the kicking-off point to make a book. The story title that I chose is "Now I'm a Cowboy."

The accordion was printed on Stonehenge and Bhutan paper using handset Centaur, Arrighi, Onyx and wood type with a couple old cowboy zinc cuts. This is an excerpt from The Young Manhood of Dave Chamlee, written by my dad about the pride that a cowboy has for his boots.