Artist's books fuse text and art in an interactive sculpture — children's books for grown-ups, in a way. They tell stories using text, pictures, and structure.
Four artist's book editions are currently available for purchase. Please see below. Full prospectus.
Stephanie Gibbs Bookbinding both creates original artist's books using printmaking and found and altered texts, and also works with artists to realize their visual narrative brings tactile, book-based editions to creative work in literature, photography, painting, and film.
Assistance is available for every aspect of the artist's book edition, from layout in InDesign to selection of papers, working with printers, and choosing the correct structure and binding style to convey the story of the project.
To schedule a consultation, please call (213) 223-6921, or email the studio.
Amissa Anima: a book of the dead | more information
Two volumes. Eye engraving, Dioptrique oculaire, Chérubin d’Orléans, 1671. The Spirit Photographs of William Hope, the National Media Museum. The Ouija, Kennard Novelty Co., Museum of Talking Boards. Printed on Asuka on an Indigo printer with Joss paper endpapers. Bound in laminated Asuka paper over marbled paper. 2016. Deluxe edition of 15, 2 volumes housed in a clamshell box, with objects to communicate with the beyond. $700. Edition of 50, 2 volumes in a paper slipcase. $250.
Family Style | more information
Recipes collected by Helen Marchese, primarily from the late 1940s through the 1980s. Endpapers from Paul Bercy, Simples Notions de Francais, New York, 1894. Printed on Mohawk Superfine on an Indigo printer. Bound in a three part binding with stamped linen spine and gingham fabric over boards. Edition of 50. 2017. $200.
Between, Among, Within | more information
Indigo pigment pastepapers by Stephanie Gibbs. Photographs of the Catskill water supply system in process of construction, 1918, with A topographical map of Hudsons River, Claude Sauthier, 1898, both from The New York Public Library Digital Collections. Printed on Asuka paper on an Indigo printer. Full cloth binding. Edition of 22. 2016. $175.
Natural Philosophies | more information
Botanical engravings from A Curious Herbal, Elizabeth Blackwell, 1739, from the New York Public Library Digital Collections. Herbal remedies from historic sources. Monoprints on pages from the Encyclopedia Britannica, volume C, 1969, by Stephanie Gibbs. Printed on Asuka paper on an Indigo printer. Bound in quarter cloth. Edition of 20. 2016. $175.