Laura Little: 50 Full Stops

Laura Little: 50 Full Stops
Library Shelf Location ABC–LITT
Publication Date 2011

The Pink Parrot Press, founded by Laura Little in 2012, is an independent publisher specialising in artists’ books and illustrated prints. Laura is researching a PhD in artists’ books at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University. She holds an MA in Book Art from Camberwell College of Art and a BA (Hons) in Illustration with Animation from Manchester Metropolitan University. The following text from artist's blog (copied 15 June 2013) 'Pattern: part 1 December 8, 2012 This is an image from a book I made last year, 50 Full Stops. It came about from looking at visual codes in text and explores possible readings of these visual symbols when taken out of context. A page of full stops without text becomes a pattern, rather than a symbol which is recognised as a sentence closure. Changing the font face emphasises the visual nature of typography. A low-tech project, the paper it's printed on is 80gms Xerox paper, the layout was put together in Microsoft Word, the content is 36 pages of full stops in approximately 50 different font faces, at 72pt. The book explores repetition and pacing. When creating visuals there is a natural tension between intuitive creation and conscious decision making. This piece was exploring and emphasising an interest in repetition and pattern making. The repetitive pattern across each page creates a very steady rhythm throughout the book; the tempo does not change from one spread to the next, which encourages a high level overview when looking at the book. It works better if you flick across the pages, skimming over the individual spreads.' NB: THIS ARTIST'S BOOK IS KEPT IN BALTIC ARCHIVE AND IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW BY APPOINTMENT

Quantity 1
Pages 36 pages
Publisher Pink Parrot Press
Related Artist Laura Little
Categories Artists' Books, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment)
Language English

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