Jaime Lynn Shafer
4.25" x 5.375 (closed case with book)
Inkjet printed and letterpress printed from metal type, wood type and photopolymer plates on Mohawk paper and book cloth. The typefaces used in the book are Bell and News Gothic Bold. Single sheet accordion book presented in a book cloth covered case.
Edition of 30.
Code Red is issued when an imminent and major danger threatens school safety. The interior text, printed from wood type, identifies documented locations where children have found loaded guns in the home. The exterior brick is printed as a memorial to the numerous victims of school shootings and includes names and ages. This is not an all inclusive list, but represents a sampling of children and adults who have been fatally shot in a school environment.
The text message is reminiscent of the message I received from my partner when an active shooter was on her school campus. This incident helped me to better understand how one would feel when their loved one is in grave danger.
Old Geiger Grade
6.75" x 4.375" x .25"
Letterpress Printed From Handset Metal Type And Photopolymer Plates On Rives Bfk. The Typefaces That Appear In The Book Are Craw Clarendon And Clarendon. The Book Is Hand Bound In A Drum Leaf Structure And Presented In A Paper Wrapper And Slipcase. Laser Cut On An Epilog Helix 24 Laser Cutter And Hand Cut By The Artist.
Edition of 52.
$265.00 (all sales are through the Black Rock Press: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Old Geiger Grade was Inspired by Geiger Grade Road and the history of the Comstock. It places readers in the steep, dangerous terrain of the 1860s as they travel to Virginia City where they hope their fortunes might be found.
Created as part of my experience as the Black Rock Press Redfield Fellow in Book Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno, Old Geiger Grade is the first book produced by the Black Rock Press for the Parley Project. The Parley Project is a biannual interdisciplinary book art project that engages other entities within the university in conversation with the Black Rock Press. It was influenced by the W.M. Keck Museum at the University of Nevada, Reno—the second oldest museum in the state. Special thanks to the staff and students at UNR who assisted with production: Inge Bruggeman, Amy Thompson, Amaris Martin, Judith Rodby, and Su Tran.
Photography by the artist