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Detail of Louise Seamster’s interactive extra-illustration!

Pop-up extra-illustration by Louise Seamster (part II)

Pop-up extra-illustration by my dear artist muse Louise Seamster (part one.)

Cover detail from A Wrecked Tangle Press

Cover detail from A Wrecked Tangle Press

Honeycombed by A. L. McFadden and J. Elsaesser of A Wrecked Tangle Press. 

Thanks to all the friends and family who came out to see The Extra-Illustration Project at PS1 this weekend! And thanks to Small Anchor Press and Ugly Duckling Presse for sharing a table!

Thanks to all the friends and family who came out to see The Extra-Illustration Project at PS1 this weekend! And thanks to Small Anchor Press and Ugly Duckling Presse for sharing a table!

Detail of collage by Georgie Devereux.

Detail of collage by Georgie Devereux.

Detail of collage by Georgie Devereux.

Detail of collage by Georgie Devereux.

Layered collage by Georgie Devereux.

Detail of Louise Seamster’s interactive extra-illustration!

Pop-up extra-illustration by Louise Seamster (part II)

Pop-up extra-illustration by my dear artist muse Louise Seamster (part one.)

Cover detail from A Wrecked Tangle Press

Cover detail from A Wrecked Tangle Press

Honeycombed by A. L. McFadden and J. Elsaesser of A Wrecked Tangle Press. 

Thanks to all the friends and family who came out to see The Extra-Illustration Project at PS1 this weekend! And thanks to Small Anchor Press and Ugly Duckling Presse for sharing a table!

Thanks to all the friends and family who came out to see The Extra-Illustration Project at PS1 this weekend! And thanks to Small Anchor Press and Ugly Duckling Presse for sharing a table!

Detail of collage by Georgie Devereux.

Detail of collage by Georgie Devereux.

Detail of collage by Georgie Devereux.

Detail of collage by Georgie Devereux.

Layered collage by Georgie Devereux.

About:

"Extra-illustration is the practice of embellishing a text by undoing the binding, adding additional prints, drawings, photographs or articles, and rebinding the new whole; also adding gouache, goldleaf, watercolor, pen or paint illustrations, related or willfully tangential to the text."

After attending an evening lecture by a librarian at the Center for Book Arts in New York, I was inspired to create a small chapbook about the history of extra-illustration--and distribute it to a group of writers, artists, and friends to see how each would visualize the text.

Stay tuned to find out!

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