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The Right Tool for the Job
By Kerri Harding
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Little Ledo Press, 2010. Edition of 60.

5.5 x 7.75"; 72 pages. Printed letterpress with type faces Deepdeene and Californian. Edition of 60: Numbers 1-20 bound as a variation of the long stitch structure with handmade abaca paper covers; 21 - 40 are bound as one-of-a-kind books; 41 - 60 to be bound [written in June 2011].1 - 5 printed on handmade cotton text weight paper; 6-60 on Arches Text Wove.

Kerri Harding, introduction: "Tools offer a way to connect to, and communicate with, the world. ... The curious thing about bookbinding tools is that they are often appropriated from other crafts. I scour hobby shops, auto repair and hardware stores, medical and scientific surplus distributors, antique malls, and flea markets for tools that might be useful. Certainly, specialty stores for book artists are only the starting point."

This book offers 41 individual bookmaking tools identified through line drawings and name. There is a glossary as well as three page section of "Optional Bindery Supplies" - band aids, coffee mugs, and frozen burritos.

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They Paid Me to Be Naked,
but I Would Have Done It for Free

By Bonnie Applebeet
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Little Ledo Press, 2009. Edition of 30.

4.125 x 6"; 20 pages. Letterpress printed fro photopolymer plates on Arches Text Wove. Typeface: Deepdene.

This essay was first published in the Sinister Compendium, Vol.3, No. 1.

Kerri Harding: "The story, originally published in The Sinister Compendium about being an artist model, was of interest to me because of my own experience with modeling. What I find compelling about this story is the honesty about what a person can learn about themselves by taking their clothes off in front strangers."

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By Kerri Harding
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Little Ledo Press, 2009. Edition of 45.

2.25 x 3"; 6 pages. One sheet book. Letterpress printed from polymer plates. Of the edition of 45, 15 on Biblio, 15 on Chamois-colored Bugra, 15 on Butter-colored Bugra.

Each page is an image of items that are collapsible, e.g., a tent, a pocket knife, glasses, a bicycle, scissors.

Kerri Harding: "Collapse was a response the economic collapse of 2008-2009. The word "collapse" had become very frightening, and this small book was a way for me to take some of the sting out of the word, and replace with harmless, and even fun connotations."


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By Kerri Harding
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Little Ledo Press, 2009. Edition of 35.

4 x 6"; 10 pages, including on pull-out image. Letterpress printed on Mohawk superfine, Khadi, and Bugra. Text and images printed from polymer plates. Bound pamphlet style.

Printed during the spring planting season.

Kerri Harding: "I was feeling homesick for Ohio and was dismayed that I don't at all understand the planting season in Alabama. I was getting ready to start my garden, but realized that I was already too late for many plants. The plants in Roots are common through out Ohio."

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