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Eric Alstrom
Okemos, Michigan


The inspiration for Time is Aristotle’s theory of time, taken from his Physics. The text was slightly modified for typographic purposes. The layout was designed on the computer in Garamond and Zapfino. The text was photocopied onto tinted Rives BFK in two passes, with additional decoration added during and after the printing process. Decoration done in acrylics and gold and red stamping foil. A progressive circle cut out of each page represents the passing of time. The book was bound in a modified drum leaf binding, with a distressed leather spine and Cialux Italian book cloth covers. 9.5 x 5.5 x 0.75 inches, 24 x 14 x 2 centimeters. Created 2009.

Eric Alstrom has been involved with the book arts since 1989. He received his initial training in conservation and binding in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the University of Michigan under James Craven, and at the Bessenberg Bindery. Eric is head of conservation at the Michigan State University Libraries. He was formerly the collections conservator at Dartmouth College and Ohio University. He teaches binding and book arts workshops, including the book arts programs at the MSU Residential College for the Arts and Humanities. Eric’s design bindings and artists’ books have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Website at