Amelia Press ~ Indiana
(David Johnson)
   

errata addenda & notes
By David Johnson
Muncie, Indiana: Amelia Press, n.d. Edition of 8.

4.75 x 6.5 x 1.375"; 30 pages. Accordion structure attached to front pastedown. Chine collé etchings and various letterpress flea market typefaces printed on Rives BFK and different Japanese and Thai papers. Paper covered boards with cloth spine. Paper title label on front board.

David B. Johnson: "As someone who attempts to be an artist I keep a small sketchbook in my pocket. As someone who tries to make a habit of reading, observations sometimes occur to me in words that I also put down in my pocket sketchbook. Many of my drawings and observations are not suitable for further development. But some seem to be.

"The book Errata, Addenda and Notes combines sketchbook entries and observations that I liked but had not included in other projects."

$300


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In Walked Bud
By Thelonious Monk and Jon Hendricks.
Muncie, Indiana: Amelia Press, n.d. Edition of 10.

4.75 x 6.5 x 1"; 22 pages. Accordion structure attached to front pastedown. Etchings and letterpress printing. Paper covered boards with cloth spine.

David B. Johnson: "One of the benefits of living in this town [Muncie, Indiana] has been the opportunity to see good jazz bands playing in taverns and restaurants on weekends. As someone who is trying to be an artist I find the great saxophone player Charlie Parker to be a good role model. Like him I try to practice my instrument every day, in my case by drawing in a sketchbook. Etchings allow me to select my more successful sketchbook drawings and extend them into more developed images and sometimes artists' books.

"In Walked Bud incorporates some of my more successful jazz band drawings and the lyrics to one of my favorite songs. I love how an accordion book works like a Japanese screen painting and allows the contents to be seen all at once."

$200

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