a play on color
Interaction of Color in Letterpress
By Suzanne Powney
Starkville, Mississippi: BlackDog Letterpress, 2017. Edition of 48.
5.75 x 8.75"; 52 pages (including 12 foldout pages). Printed letterpress on Cranes Lettra with Caslon Oldstyle using a Vandercook 4T. Sewn binding with paper over boards and quarter cloth. Titles printed on front board. In matching cloth slipcase. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Artist Statement: "Assistant Professor J. Suzanne Powney of Starkville has been awarded a $500 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the grants the Commission awarded in 2016-2017 and will be used to create a series of artist books on the interaction of color in letterpress. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
"The book A Play on Color: Interaction of Color in Letterpress is an investigation of letterpress prints, in honor of Josef Albers' book Interaction of Color. The images are directly inspired and reinterpreted based on the pages of the 50th anniversary edition and from viewing the original screen prints. The play of color and perception are a beautiful treatise on color theory. The artist added text as commentary as the book unfolds to reveal the composition in color."