Offset production, with stamped covers. Nicely done.
typographic: The text resembles a child's handwriting with a mix of capital and lowercase letters in each word and variations in size of the text throughout the work. Adding to the child-like feel is the extra wide-ruled notebook paper style of the pages on which the text is written.
imagery: As described by the text, the imagery is meant for a children's book, includes bright colors, swirling lines and abstract images of a window, a child, and a tree.
development: Although the story develops as the author describes the steps taken in creating art for the children's series, the narrative is brief and the title gives away the end result.
structure: The notebook paper pages and text appear on the left page while images are featured on the right when pages are opened.
Scraps of an Aborted Collaboration
title note: [S. Muradi]
Erica Van Horn
note: Erica Van Horn was born about mid-20th century. [J.Drucker]
Erica Van Horn
edition type: editioned
publisher: Coracle Docking
place: Norfolk, England
edition size: 200 copies
horizontal: 7.7 inches closed
vertical: 4.5 inches closed
depth: .475 inches closed
binding: hand sewn (local)
general description: A bright green volume with yellow hand-sewn binding, abstract children's drawings and child-like handwriting throughout to fit the attempted children's book theme.
format: book object (AAT)
cover: The cover is made of sturdy cardboard wrapped in bright green leather. The title is imprinted in black letters and a yellow string from the binding is looped through several holes on the left side and wrapped around the spine.
color: yes Bright colors, including green, yellow, and blue, appear throughout the book making it seem very playful child-like.
An Edition of 200 copies, No. 59, taken from earlier version of these texts and images, 1984 / Erica Van Horn 1994, Coracle Docking Norfolk England