10.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in
CollectionLimited Edition Artists Books
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla
College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University
Dartmouth College, Rauner Library
Multnomah County Public Library
Sacramento Public Library
San Diego State University (SDSU)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA)
Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)
Stiftung Lyrik Kabinett
The University of Iowa (UI)
The University of New Mexico (UNM)
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
University of Cincinnati, Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) Library
University of Florida
University of Miami
University of Pennsylvania (UPENN)
University of Pittsburgh
University of Vermont
University of Virginia (UVA)
Winchester School of Art
Yale University, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
The Slapdown uses both the kinetic and auditory aspects of the flag-book structure to create a flurry of thwacking and smacking hands. Printed on both sides of the hands, the text assembles and reassembles in a Mad Lib of curse and cuss. Both poetry and construction evoke the omnipresent dog-eat-dog mentality and petty backstabbing that pervade the cramped urban environment.
Concept and drawing by Damara Kaminecki.
Text by Jeremy Schmall.
Production design by Mark Wagner and Sara Parkel with Amy Mees.
Printed and bound by Sara Parkel and Cat Glennon with Jamie Munkatchy.
Hard covers wrapped in red Iris linen book cloth with black foil-stamped title.
Flag-book binding with letterpress printed Perma Dur concertina spine and 2-ply die-cut museum board flags.
Housed in a gray painted wood and book board slipcase with blind and black foil-stamped title.
16 flags with 37 printed surfaces. 10.75″ x 8.75″ x 0.75.” Numbered edition of 50 signed by artist and author.