Deluge

Price: 225.00 USD

Claremont, CA: Scripps College Press, 2011. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Layout designed to mirror overlapping windows on a computer screen. Personally, and given Scripps prior work revolving around William Gibson, I suggest this work be retitled "Infocalypse" in homage to Neil Stephenson. "The texts were presented on differing sizes of three papers, Nideggen, Frankfurt Creme, and Frankfurt White, reflect layering on the desktop of information from the internet. All the type was hand-set from metal typefaces, which included Scripps College Old Style, Optima, Centaur, Universe, Garamond, Caslon, Goudy Modern, Fournier, Weiss Initials, and Forum Capitals. The SML code on the title page was written as a computer science class assignment to encode/decode RSA encrypted messages; it was printed as a photopolymer plate. The printed colors are inspired by the RGB system, as might be seen on a computer. Imagery was carved into linoleum and printed on four Vandercook presses. The binding material, Quinel Graphite, was chosen to resemble the soft cases that protect laptops and iPads from damage." [Colophon] "The Typography Class was first asked to develop a list of one hundred significant problems in America, and subsequently organized them into seven categories. After extensive in-class discussion, they decided to select addiction to media for their advocacy efforts because it is continually in the news as a growing problem. They all have extensive experience with the deluge of information on the internet and the latest social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter, and even have friends who are on the verge of addiction. Their goal became not only to promote awareness of the consequences of addictive behavior, but also to reveal the lure of new media that seduces us daily." [Afterword, Kitty Maryatt]. Tight, bright and unmarred. Red cloth boards, three small cut-throughs at foredge of the front board showing RGB (red, green, blue), various size/color sheets. 8vo-fo. np, [44pp]. Illus. Numbered limited edition, this being 75 of 103. Limited Edition. Fine. No DJ as Issued.


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