by B. Freeman
If everything goes as planned, JAB4 was imageset and printed by BF at SUNY Purchase, Center for Editions, September, 1995. Design, etc. by BF. Melissa Watson did the JAB logo. JAB was founded in 1994 in order to encourage lively and serious debate about artists' books. Our mission is to develop the field of artists' books by means of critical discourse and creative exploration of the intersections of book arts, artists' books, poetry, photography, experimental literature, and other book related creative endeavors. As a forum for the study of artists' books, JAB publishes articles, reviews of artists' books and exhibitions, and commentary on conferences as well as other book arts-related activities. JAB also documents current activity through interviews with artists, showcases creative work in the form of artists' statements and artist-designed pages, inserts, and covers.
by B. Freeman
typographic: Overall, the text is presented in a two-column format with traditional use of font size and weight to call attention to particular passages within the articles; however, there is a large, overprinted, independent verse spanning the even pages.
imagery: Contains drawn and collaged artists’ pages. There are photographs of three installation pieces discussed in Brad Freeman’s article.
graphical: Traditional two column format with illustrations and illustrative photos. There are also artists’ collage pages.
JAB4: The Journal of Artists' Books
born: United States
artist interior front and back covers
author “Interview with Joan Lyons” and “Rambling Rant: Travels, Video, Typophiles…Books?”
author “All Dressed Up With No Place To Go: The Failure of Artists' Books”
author “Critical Necessities”
author “A Few Observations”
author “A Mass Produced Object of High Order”
Renee Riese Hubert
author “Bertrand Dorny at the Musee Pompidou”
artist Artist's Pages 23, 24, and 25 (excerpts from NICHOLODEON: a book of lowerglyphs)
author Letter to JAB
artist front and back exterior covers (collaboration with Kevin Bradley of Hatch Show Print)
author “Hatch Show Print,” printer - front and back exterior covers (collaboration with Kevin Bradley)
artist front and back exterior covers (collaboration with Clifton Meador)
printer front and back exterior covers (collaboration with Clifton Meador)
artist JAB logo
edition type: editioned
place: JAB, 324 Yale Avenue, New Haven, CT, 06515; Printed at SUNY Purchase Center for Publications
publication: 1995-00-00 September 1995
edition size: 500
note: Numbered on inside back cover [K. Shewmaker]
horizontal: 8.5 inches closed
vertical: 11 inches closed
binding: saddle stitching (AAT)
general description: Pamphlet with offset printed text block and interior cover and letterpress printed exterior cover.
format: pamphlet (AAT)
cover: Letterpress printed in chartreuse, red, and black, the exterior front and back covers were designed and printed as a collaborative by Clifton Meador and Hatch Show Print's Kevin Bradley in Hatch Show Print's legendary Nashville, TN shop. Various size faces of the local talent are printed primarily in chartreuse with additional accent portraits overprinted in black and red. Also overprinted in red and black are two iterations of the JAB title - one, using initials, in shadow-effect, western-style woodtype, and the other in all caps and spelled out. The issue number, four, is also dually noted - once as a numeral and once via the alphabet. The interior front and back covers are offset printed and feature a series of photographs stitched together to form a single landscape shot of Helen Douglas, Johanna Drucker and Telfer Stokes frolicking through Scotland's Yarrow Valley in June of 1995. The photo was taken and layout designed by Brad Freeman.
color: yes The exterior front and back covers are letterpress printed in chartreuse, red, and black.
pagination: paginated 32 pages
If everything goes as planned, JAB4 was imageset and printed by BF at SUNY Purchase, Center for Editions, September, 1995. Design, etc., by BF. Melissa Watson did the JAB logo.