THE DISTRICT ALMANAC
Publication Date: 2012, Marginalia Press
Artwork Type: Edition of 35. Out of print.
Medium: Silkscreen and ink
Dimensions: 6.76 x 9" closed; 20 pages17.25 in W x 11.75 in H x
0.5 in D
Binding Type: Constantina. Hahnemühle Ingres and Sakamoto paper, with transparent vellum map inserts. Letterpress printed from metal type and polymer plates using Caslon and Lightline gothic typefaces. Screenprint and lithography on select folios. handmade cotton/abaca paper cover. Newspaper contained in a portfolio.
• University of Colorado at Boulder.
• IUPUI (Indiana University) Herron Art Library, Artists’ Book
• Corcoran College of Art + Design Library, Artists’ Book
• Mills College, Olin Library, Special Collections.
• SCAD, Jen Library, Artist Book Collection.
• UCLA Biomedical Library, Special Collections.
• UC Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Special Collections.
• University of Miami, Richter Library, Special Collections.
• University of Michigan, Art & Architecture Library, Special
• University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special
• University of South Carolina’s Cooper Library and Special
• Lafayette College.
"Locale", Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University, us
Christy Ball; Marjorie Devereux; Li Pallas; Jennaway Pearson; Sydney Reisen; Maria San Martin; Whitney Stah
The District Almanac containing true absurdities with a predictive element pertaining to natural and human cycles in a single Earth rotation of the sun; relevant and helpful in orienting a newcomer through charts, graphs, articles, anecdotes, and illustrations.
Marginalia Press: "The District Almanac is a collaborative artists' book created by second year graduate students in the Art and Book M.A. Program at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, and published by Marginalia Press. The book was designed, conceived, and executed by the students in the Fall of 2012, under the guidance of instructor Sarah McDermott. The group extends creative liberties to the format of a traditional colonial almanac to explore current themes of shifting city landscapes and demographics, local gardening habits, and extreme weather patterns. The almanac begins with a series of calendars containing daily insights, has a mid-section interactive map with removable inserts, and then transitions into anecdotal articles and abstract hand sewing at the fore edge, and is encased in a wrap-around cover printed on handmade paper produced at the Salisbury Studio in Floyd, Va. Combining observation and research with imaginative interpretation, the book is a lovely and surprising mélange of the evolving city."
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