Sue Huggins Leopard
Veda and Meda Rives
Thomas Parker Williams
Guild of Book Workers
Sherman Oaks, California
Carolee Campbell inaugurated Ninja Press in 1984. She designs each edition of books, which she illustrates, handsets in type, prints and binds. She is deeply committed to making the beautifully executed book as well as to the continual investigation of form using unusual materials, thereby harnessing both as expressions of book art for the 21st century.
Twelve unbound folios, each painted by hand on front and back using sumi ink and salt. Poems by Nathaniel Tarn are letterpress printed on and alongside the artwork. The type is handset Van Dijck and Weiss Initials Series I. The cover is goat parchment with a protective hard-sided chemise covered in deep green Asahi Japanese cloth. As the folios are hand painted and every skin singular, each copy in the edition of 85 is unique. Design, presswork, and binding are by Carolee Campbell.
Dimensions: 14.25 x 9.25 inches, 36 x 23.5 centimeters
Cover: Goat parchment. Text: Domestic Etching.