Monday, May 26, 2014

Xavier Antin | Just In Time

Xavier Antin
Just In Time
London, UK: Self-published, 2010
42 pp., 21 x 29 cm., staple-bound
Edition of 100

Subtitled A Short History of Desktop Publishing, this title documents the separation of four colour printing into a history lesson of desktop publishing. The magenta for each image is first printed on a stencil duplicator (or mimeograph) from 1880, and then feeds into a Spirit Duplicator from 1923, which adds the cyan. The black is printed by a laser printer from 1969 and the yellow is then added from an inkjet printer from 1976.

Visit the artist's website, here, for more information.

The copy below (which lists itself as being from a 'second run' of 30 copies, but also is numbered 34) belongs to printer/publisher/artist/Art Metropole board member JP King. I visited his studio yesterday, alongside two students from ESA who are themselves prolific makers of 'zines and had expressed interest in his Risograph machine (see bottom picture). King calls the book his "prized possession". Visit King's Paper Pusher site, here.

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