Books as Art: Xavier Antin

This picture shows an installation piece by Xavier Antin, a French Artist. In this piece he uses printing  technology that spans a century to make a book. As he describes it:

A book printed through a printing chain made of four desktop printers using four different colors and technologies dated from 1880 to 1976. A production process that brings together small scale and large scale production, two sides of the same history.
  • MAGENTA (Stencil duplicator, 1880)
  • CYAN (Spirit duplicator, 1923)
  • BLACK (Laser printer, 1969)
  • YELLOW (Inkjet printer, 1976)

He has other pieces on his website that are worth seeing. You might want to look at Printing at Home, where he takes 9 inkjet printers and adapts them to some rather unusual printing methods. The pictures aren't so great on that one, though; they're contained in a manual and we only have pictures of the manual (but not a PDF).

Xavier Antin via BoingBoing

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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