Date

2007

Edition Size

50

Media

Letterpress

Binding

Other

Dimensions

10.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in

$ 1,400.00

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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.