Sunday, February 26, 2017

Jen Tong, Bloom, screenprint, 2016 [ed. 125]

This beautiful accordion is made up of two double-sided silkscreen prints that are joined in the middle of one of the pair. The combination of the two accordions creates three different viewing options, two of which reveal the central figure of the young girl in assorted locations within her plant world. The small size, and the otherworldly feeling that Tong creates with her sensitive illustrations all mesh perfectly in this palm-sized accordion. 

Jen Tong is an illustrator, print maker, comics and zine maker and lives in Brooklyn, check her out at: welcome

Individual pages 3" x 2.5", fully extended in its longest position 2' 3.5"

Erika Rier, 1987 Illustrated, 2014

A cute little accordion that illustrates a series of important memories from 1987 when Erika Rier was 10 years old, and indeed there were some pretty key things that happened during that year!  In her note that accompanied the purchase of this book she thanked me for the order and wrote "I'm always especially excited when people order zines since they are my favorite thing to make."

8 pages double-sided, individual page 4.25" x 4", fully extended 3' 4".