EPHEMERA

Book Design and Silkscreen Printing

Specs  /  Handmade Book

Ephemera was a pet project of mine in which I designed and then hand-silkscreened a book out of found newspaper pages and raw bookboard cover. It is a fine art book created to be just as it’s title suggests, something ephemeral.


I knew going into the process that this book was not going to be a lasting piece. The pages weren’t printed on archival quality, acid-free paper and the book is eventually going to rot and fall apart. But, even that unfortunate fact fit into the piece’s concept. I liked the idea that I had created something beautiful on something transitory and knew that even if a viewer enjoyed it, at some point, they would have to throw it away.

 
 

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