Monday, October 28, 2019

Clifford Hunt, There W All, mixed media collage, 2019

I've featured a couple of other accordions by my mate Clifford on this blog and we've also collaborated on some together. But this one was waiting for me after I was away from home for a couple of days. Both Clifford and myself are interested in visual poetry and word play, and this accordion is a testament to Clifford's longtime explorations in this area.

6 pages, double-sided, single page 6.5" (h) x 3" (w), when opened 15". 

Alden Viguilla, Bestiary (nd), and It's Raining Cats and Dogs (nd)

Two quite different accordions by Viguilla that complement the 3 others that I have featured in this blog. The first one here, Bestiary, which Viguilla describes as "a collection of mythical beasts risographed in blue and gold," is a curious 2-sided accordion that displays the typical muted colors of the risograph process, coupled with Viguilla's simplified forms & features of the "beasts" showcased.

8 double-sided pages, individual 5" (h) x 4" (w), and when fully open 2' 6", edition of 100.


Viguilla describes his little accordion book as a "4-color mini silkscreen accordion book handprinted on Canson Edition printmaking paper and a 2-color chipboard cover." This is a fun book with a light touch and all of it nicely enhanced by the rich colors of the screenprinting process.

6 pages, individual pages 3 3/4" (h) x 3 (w), when fully open 18", edition of 30.

6dreams, editor Roger Omar, Valencia, Spain

This is a really beautiful and well thought out accordion project initiated in 2002 by Roger Omar, which combines a really sharp conceptual framework, matched with a fresh formal design and presentation. See a previous posting of 5 other works from this wonderful series.

At the present time there are approximately 38 accordions in this "6dreams" series, and the underlying structure and theme of the individual accordions is so simple and beautifully complete. Individual accordions are designed by different illustrators, and they are based on 6 dreams as described by children between the ages of 8-10 years, most of them from Mexico and Spain, and presented in both Spanish and English.

The format and size is the same for all of these 5 page double-sided accordions: individual pages 8.25" (h) x 7.75" (w), and when fully open they are 38.75".

For further information about this innovative project go to:

Title: Winter Handkerchief
Dreamers: Luli, Valencia, Spain
Illustrator: Mexer
Date: 2013

Title: The Greatest Gangster in the Galaxy
Dreamers: Children in Oliva, Valencia, Spain
Illustrator: Benjamin Courtault
Date: 2014

Title: Eternally
Dreamers: Dorett, Valencia, Spain
Illustrator: Lea Heinrich
Date: 2014

Title: Hamsters
Dreamers: Children in Villava, Navarra, Spain
Illustrator: Karoline Achilles
Date: 2015

Title: Childkiller Medicine
Dreamers: Ricardo Chavez, Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico
Illustrator: Marta Pina
Date: 2015

Title: Boy, What Happened?
Dreamers: Children in Havana, Cuba
Illustrator: Tim Peacock
Date: 2015

Title: Giant Chicken Wings
Dreamers: Children in Godella, Valencia, Spain
Illustrator: Carlos Ortin
Date: 2016

Title: White, Blue, Beige and Brown
Dreamers: Children of A Coruna, Galicia, Spain
Illustrator: Jano
Date: 2019