Evil Twin Publications

Evil Twin Publications (1994-2011) Box Set

Evil Twin Publications

Evil Twin Publications (1994-2011) Box Set

Date

2015

Media

Handmade paper, Letterpress, Offset print, Photo, Silkscreen, Xerox

Binding

Box set, Cloth case, Hand-sewn, Saddle


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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries

Evil Twin Publications was created in 1994 by identical twins Stacy Wakefield and Amber Gayle. At the time Stacy was creating limited edition artist’ books as her final design degree work at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Abber was traveling around Europe working as a tour driver and manager for bands. Inspired by the thriving world of American personal zines, they produced the first edition of My Evil Twin Sister series; Greetings from the Endless Highway. (1994) Amber recounted a whirlwind love affair on the road with an unfriendly touring American band. Drawings from Stacy’s sketchbook accompanied the story. Later Evil Twin Publications include Transient Songs (1995), Catholic No. 1: CATS (2005) and many more.

Evil Twin Publications books involve handworks and unique detail, which accounts for why the zines, as well as the books, have been shown in many gallery and museum shows about co ntemporary artist books and collected by institutions all over the world. The complete catalogue of 30 Evil Twin books are also remarkable for their diversity; from editions of ten to more than ten thousand, each book has found its form, printing techniques and audience from the impetus of its unique content. 

A History of Nightmares
Text, photography, drawings & design by Stacy Wakefield
1994
Silkscreened cover, 2-color offset book
36 pages, 7.5 x 8”
Hand Sewn
Edition of 60
Printed at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

Ontbinding
Text by W. A.J. Vonder
Design by Stacy Wakefield
1994
Letterpress on sandpaper; vegetable packing material; kraft and marbled paper
12 pages, 4.5 x 7.75”
Hand bound with ribbon
Edition of 10
Printed at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

Our Speed Amazes Me
Text & design by Stacy Wakefield
1994
Cover embossed on laminated found billboard; silkscreened images on bamboo curtain and fabric; text photocopied on grocery bags.
5 pages, 5.75 x 9”
Edition of 10
Printed at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

Transient Song
Text by Amber Gayle
Design by Stacy Wakefield
1994
Letterpress printed on found newspaper and comic books
20 pages, 6.5 x 6.5”
Edition of 10
Printed at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

Transient Songs
Text by Amber Gayle
Photos & Design by Stacy Wakefield
1995
Stencil
70 pages, 4.5 x 5.5”
Edition of 450
Printed at Knust in Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Not for Rent: Conversations with Creative Activists in the U.K.
Text by Stacy Wakefield & Grrt
Photos by Wakefield & various contributors
1995
Cover stencil printed; interior pages offset
96 pages, A4
Hand glued
Edition of 1,000
Cover printed at Knust in Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Interior printed in Amsterdam

Cascadia Salmon: A Wild Salmon Fanzine
Text by Amber Gayle
Drawings by Stacy Wakefield
1995
Print gocco cover; photocopied interior
68 pages, 5.5 x 8.5”
Hand sewn
Uncounted edition

Mud in My Veins: Grass in My Feet, Blood in the Sky, Cows in the Creek
Poems by Amber Gayle
Photos & Design by Stacy Wakefield
1998
40 pages, 5 x 5.5”
Hand Sewn
Edition of 2,000
Offset printed in Brooklyn

My Evil Twin Sister No. 1: Greetings from Endless Highway
Text by Amber Gayle
Drawings & Design by Stacy Wakefield
1994
34 pages, 6 x 9”
Saddle-Stitched
Edition of 500
Offset printed in Den Haag, the Netherlands

My Evil Twin Sister No. 2: Hometown Insterstate- 5
Text by Amber Gale
Drawings & Design by Stacy Wakefield
1995
54 pages, 5.5 x 8.5”
Saddle-Stitched
Edition of 1,000
Offset printed in Seattle, Washington

My Evil Twin Sister No. 3: Ramble Right
Text by Amber Gale
Photographs & Design by Stacy Wakefield
1997
88 pages, 5.5 x 8.5”
Perfect bound
Edition of 2,000
Offset printed in Michigan

My Evil Twin Sister No. 4: Notto Lotta Love Stories
Text by Amber Gale
Photographs & Design by Stacy Wakefield
2000
58 pages, 4.25 x 5.5”
Perfect bound
Edition of 4,000
Offset printed in North Carolina

My Evil Twin Sister No. 5: On the Naive But Honorable Self-Determination of Teenage Girls
Text by Amber Gayle
Design by Stacy Wakefield
Illustrations by Fly
2002
232 pages, 4 x 6”
Perfect bound
Edition of 2,000
Offset printed in Canada

Sehnsuchtig
Text by Amber Gayle
Photos & Design by Stacy Wakefield
2006
Gocco printed cover on archival board; pages of hand printed black-and-white photographs on Fiber paper
32 pages, 4 x 6”
Hand sewn
Edition of 6

The Twin Survey
Text by Amber Gayle
Design by Stacy Wakefield
2006
Print gocco cover; offset interior
40 pages, 4.25 x 5.5”
Hand sewn
Edition of 1,000

Old Woman, Old House
Text by Merilyn Wakefield
Design & Photos by Stacy Wakefield
2012
Stencil
34 pages, 4.75 x 5.25
Hand sewn
Edition of 50
Stencil printed at Knust in Nijmegen, the Netherlands

The Turn Offs
Drawings by Tunde Adebimpe
Design by Stacy Wakefield
1997
Photocopied
8 pages, 4.25 x 5.5”
Hand sewn
Edition of 50
Sticker stencil printed at Knust in Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Spaceheads Live
Music by Spaceheads
Photos & design by Stacy Wakefield
2000
12 pages, 5 x 5”
Edition of 1,000
Offset printed in North Carolina

All the Aldas
Text by Daniel Kane
Collages by Gillian Kane
Design by Stacy Wakefield
2002
24 pages, 5.5 x 5.5”
Hand Sewn
Edition of 1,000
Cover letterpressed in the Catskills
Interior Offset printed in Brooklyn

Bo’s Arts
Text by Jamie Berger
Art by various contributors
Design by Stacy Wakefield
2006
80 pages, 5 x 6”
Cloth case binding with embossing
Edition of 1,000
Offset printed in China

No Seats on the Party Car
Text by Zachary Lipex
Photographs by Nick Zinner
Design by Stacy Wakefield
2001
100 pages, 4 x 6”
Perfect bound
Edition of 2,000
Offset printed in Canada with fold-out cover

Slept in Beds
Text by Zachary Lipez
Photographs by Nick Zinner
Design by Stacy Wakefield
2003
Cover silkscreened in NJ with text pages silkscreened on fabric in Brooklyn, page embossed on bookbinding cloth in Iceland, photographs offset printed in Brooklyn, and a piece of bed sheet
16 pages, 6 x 8”
Hand sewn
Edition of 1,000 numbered copies

I Hope You Are All Happy Now
Photographs by Nick Zinner
Design by Stacy Wakefield
2005
220 pages, 8 x 9”
Perfect bound
Uncounted edition
Offset printed in Singapore
Book package for St. Martin’s Press

Please Take Me Off the Guest List
Text by Zachary Lipez
Photographs by Nick Zinner
Design by Stacy Wakefield
2010
150 pages, 5 x 6”
Perfect bound
Edition of 5,000
Offset printed in China, with mini booklets tipped in
Book package for Akashic Press

Catholic No. 1: Cats
Edited by Jesse Pearson and Glynnis McDaris
Art, photo & text by various contributors
Design by Stacy Wakefield
2003
Cover silkscreened
56 pages, 7.25 x 8.5”
Hand sewn
Edition of 1,000 numbered copies
Interior offset printed in Brooklyn

Catholic No. 1: Cats
Edited by Jesse Pearson and GLynnis McDaris
Art, photo & text by various contributors
Design by Stacy Wakefield
2003
112 pages, 7.25 x 8.5”
Case bound
Edition of 5,000
Offset printed in China
Co-published with ARTBOOK/D.A.P

(Untitled Book) Geometry + Democracy
Artwork by Allyson Vieira
Design by Stacy Wakefield
2007
64 pages (in 8 folkd out signatures), 7.75 x 7.75”
Cloth bound
Edition of 200 numbered copies
Offset printed in tritone in China

The Sundown Salon Unfolding Archive: A Project by Fritz Haeg
By Fritz Haeg with various contributors
Design by Stacy Wakefield
2009
Cover silkscreened in LA and letterpresed in China
380 pages, 8.5 x 8.5”
140 foot acccordion fold, cloth bound
Edition of 500
Interior offset in China

Show Dogs: A Photographic Breed Guide
Photographs by Kate Lacey
Design & Text by Stacey Wakefield
2010
112 pages, 6.25 x 9”
Case bound
Uncounted edition
Offset printed in China
Co-published with ARTBOOK/D.A.P.

Developing Patterns
By Anna Craycroft
2011
5 board books in a box
30 pages each, 5.25 x 7”
Case bound
Edition of 300
Offset printed in China

This box set was supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.