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Project Statement

by J. Drucker

The original conception of this project combined a desire to write something for Alistair Johnston in response to his obsession with photographing young girls and at the same time create a little book work that would have perfect fine press credentials, and thus be able to pass in the well-heeled world. The combination of perversity, sexual innuendo, and irreverent naughtiness is fairly typical of much of my work, and the text has the usual amount of allusive and suggestive and cryptic qualties. The book looks innocent enough, with its soft white Rives paper, sweet silhouettes of girls, and the yellowy moon rising on the cover behind the outlined tree.

Jane Goes Out w' the Scouts

Johanna Drucker


Johanna Drucker

type: initiating


born: United States
active: United States
citizenship: United States

birth: 1952-05-30

Publication Information

publisher: Druckwerk

publication: 1980-00-00

publication history: One edition only. [J. Drucker]

Aesthetic Profile


artists' books (LCSH)

content form:
narrative (local)

publication tradition:
artists' book (local)

inspiration: Arthur Rackham, and other classic illustrators. [J. Drucker]

related works: Kidz and S Crap S Ample are siblings of this book, but in sensibility, perhaps Like Totally, Dark, Kidz, and numerous weird manuscripts (Oh Oh, Pupa House, etc.) are also closely related. [J. Drucker]

other influences: Fine press and other printing sensibilities in the Bay Area also served as influences, and provocations. [J. Drucker]

community: other For this book the printing community, and folks' involved in book arts, Betsy Davids, Frances Butler, Wesley Tanner, Alistair Johnston, and others were as much of an influence as the poetry community. [J. Drucker]

Exhibition Information

exhibition history: In exhibitions of selected works.

Related Documents

manuscript type: texts

location: other

note: As far as I can tell, none remain.