Self-publishing can be a beautiful thing

I am always saying that self-publishing is as much about beautiful craft and beautiful objects as it is about e-this, e-that and e-the other, and nowhere more so than in the production of art books. So I was bowled over to be introduced to this stunning project on Kickstarter.

Crockett’s Fall by Anna Fennel Hughes is an exquisitely printed/collated book combining art printing, collage, embroidery, and from what I have seen some beautifully executed storytelling. Its central theme, the complex geography of our formative friendships, is one I have revisited again and again, and one that Hughes looks to have dissected with painstaking precision through the central surreal relationship between Poppy and Crockett.

I apologise that I have gratuitously lifted these samples from Anna’s super tumblr.  Do go and look further yourself.

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And then go and support her on Kickstarter, and enjoy one of the wonderful limited editions of the book.

 

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  1. Pingback: The Dangerous Balance of Friendship | eight cuts

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