FORWARD

FORWARD a sculptural artists book by Marshall Weber and Dana Smith

FORWARDFORWARD by Marshall Weber and Dana Smith. In April of 2012 Weber photographed people photographing the Emperor’s throne in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. These photographs were collaged together in a cinematic flow depicting the crowds, armed with their cameras, surging wave-like towards the throne. The book took on an architectural formation. The accordion-fold format is enclosed inside a zippered case that can un-zip into a sculptural "wall" or landscape, or can be "read" like a book, even though it has no words.
Edition of 20

This book resides in these collections:
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
  • The Athenæum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, California
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Bucknell University, Lewisberg, Pennsylvania
  • Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

BURROUGHS 23 BOOK
Burroughs 23 cover

BURROUGHS 23 by Charles Gatewood
Each 11"x14" hand crafted book features high-quality digitally printed reproductions of photographs of american author William S. Burroughs (b. 1914 - d. 1997) shot in London, England in 1972, and in New York, New York, USA in 1975. The book also contains photos of writer Brion Gysin, Led Zeppelin singer Jimmy Page, and Rolling Stone Magazine journalist Robert Palmer. Many of these photos have never been seen or published before now.
Edition of 23

This book resides in these collections:
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
  • Mills College, Oakland, California
  • UCLA, Los Angeles, California
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Bancroft Library, Berkeley, California
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California
  • University of Chicago, Illinois
  • Institute of Illegal Images, San Francisco, California
  • Burroughs Communications, Lawrence, Kansas
  • University of Kansas, Spencer Library

BURROUGHS 23 PORTFOLIO

NOTE: Because of the enthusiastic response to the BURROUGHS 23 Book, we have created a new publication of the same images (with a few additions) which is called The BURROUGHS 23 Portfolio, and is a set of 23 digitally printed photographs housed in a custom, hand-made box, each print signed by Charles Gatewood.
Edition of 23

This boxed portfolio resides in these collections:
  • The British Library, London, England
  • University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

BAR MITZVAH
(WHEN THE CHILD WAS A CHILD)

Bar Mitzvah page

Bar Mitzvah by Marshall Weber is a kind of archeological study in collage of Weber's experience of his ceremonial coming of age Bar Mitzvah. Peter Handke’s poem “Childhood” (in German and English) works to create a poetic voice of guidance and reminiscence.

This book reside in these collections:
  • Library of Congress, Washington DC

ORGANIK

Organik cover

The story of the artist's collective known as Organik is told with a sequence of pivotal images from their work of the past 10 years. Organik is comprised of Kurt Allerslev, Marshall Weber, C. K. Wilde and guests. Edition of 20

This book resides in these collections:
  • Florida Atlantic University, The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • Library of Congress, Washington DC
  • University of Miami, Miami Florida
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Ampersand - Jack Ginsberg, Johannesburg, South Africa

SUSTAINABLE AESTHETICS
AESTHETIC SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainable Aesthetics cover

A collective meditation on environmental issues in artwork.
By Marshall Weber

This book is illustrated with fragments of images appropriated from the Deepwater oil spill disaster of summer 2010. It is printed on various handmade and exotic papers which create a revealing contrast to the gritty pics. The text features challenging quotations from an array of living artists about addressing environmental concerns in art making. Edition of 20.

This book resides in these collections:
  • The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • University of Vermont, Burlington
  • Scripps College, Claremont, California
  • Ampersand - Jack Ginsberg, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Boston Athenaeum, Massachusetts
  • Occidental College, Los Angeles, California
  • University of Miami, Florida
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • University of Central Florida,
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California
  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
Mirror book cover
MIRROR, is a series of images with accompaning text by Marshall Weber and Dana F. Smith. The images take the form of a collaborative artist’s book, and a limited edition of giant prints for the wall. Created using images from the Frankfurt Book Fair of “Cosplayers” dressed as characters from DeathNote, Full Metal Alchemist, Hetalia, Naruto, Pokemon, and SailorMoon, A poem, written by Marshall, serves as a sort of emotional subtitling for the cinematically influenced layout and design. Edition of 20.

This book resides in these collections:

  • The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
  • Bavarian State Library, Munich
  • Book and Writing Museum of the German National Library, Leipzig
  • Lyrik-Kabinett Library, Munich
  • University of Miami, Florida
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
  • The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, California
  • Boston Athenæum, Massachusetts
  • Harvard University Art Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • San Diego State University, California

BLOTTER BARN SAMPLER 2010

BLOTTER BARN SAMPLER 2010
NEW!! Artist and LSD blotter art archivist Mark McCloud and Dana Dana Dana present Blotter Barn Sampler 2010, a limited edition boxed set of 25 prints selected from the Blotter Barn collection. Each print measures 11" by 14", is signed by Mark McCloud, and is printed with archival inks on heavyweight, 100% rag paper. The set of 25 prints comes in a custom printed aluminum box (pictured above). Edition of 25 boxed sets.
This set resides in these collections:
  • Stanford University Library Special Collections, Palo Alto, California

A COMPLETE UNKNOWN

A Complete Unknown book cover
A Complete Unknown is a deluxe artist's book by photographer Charles Gatewood. Each handmade book contains quality reproductions of rare Bob Dylan photos, shot in Stockholm, Sweden in 1966. Most of these extraordinary photographs have never been seen or published until now. Edition of 61.
This book resides in these collections:
  • Yale University's Beinecke Library, New Haven, Connecticut
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sacramento Public Library, The Sacramento Room, Sacramento, California

CONTACT DANA

 

Street Our Street CoverSTREET OUR STREET

A lush oversize picturebook that tells the story of a marathon poetry reading that Marshall Weber created in 2011 in the streets of San Francisco. Using fragments of poems from the reading, a new poem about the epic experience of reciting poetry for 74 hours, and vivid photocollage, Marshall's inexplicable experience is conveyed in emotional and geographical detail.
Edition of 20

Copies of this book reside in these collections:
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
  • The Athenæum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, California
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Street Our Street page Street Our Street page

The Great Attractor title pageTHE GREAT ATTRACTOR

A soft canvas cover book by Dana Smith that evolved from a working process of painting and writing, on digitally printed photocollages. A poem/book emerged from that process that reveals a story about looking for guidance and inspiration.
Edition of 30

The Great Attractor page The Great Attractor page

Sweet Call and Response coverSWEET CALL AND RESPONSE

This collaboration between Dana Smith and Steve MacDonald combines digital printing on canvas and sewing to create a very tactile book. Instinctively, messages are sent to attract a response. This book is a visual poem about communication through the interplay of universal symbols and photographic images.
Edition of 25

Sweet Call and Response pages Sweet Call and Response pages
Copies of this book reside in these collections:

Waves of Seeing coverWAVES OF SEEING

The trajectory of digital technology takes us beyond the confines of literacy to a form of communication which is image based, immediate and highly detailed, specific and universal at once. Instead of speaking, writing, or even texting the narrative is told with a series of images. On one level, the story is a mundane tale of dreamy escape from the demands of the urban landscape. On another level, the story follows a magic penny that is dropped into a panhandler's cup, later reappears in dream space as a magical and fortunate force empowered with feathery wings, then finally rewards the spirit of generosity with a reappearance as a lucky penny found on the sidewalk. Edition of 20.

Waves of Seeing page

Copies of this book reside in these collections:
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Florida Atlantic University, The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts
  • Davis Riemer collection, Bay Area, California
  • Paul Hertzmann Collection

BLiNKBLiNK cover

Dana F. Smith & Christian Philip Zimmerman
2010, San Francisco, California

Beautifully hand crafted, the pages are digital collage which are inkjet printed with archival inks, on coated 100% rag paper, and then manually surprinted with exquisite woodcuts and hand-painted text.
The book began with Philip Z’s poetic response to a children’s book from the early 70's. The imagery was then developed using a call-and-response collaborative strategy; the text was used as a structure around which Dana's digital-collages were organized. The next step was to develop a series of woodcut block designs that would surprint the images. Then the text was re-edited and hand-painted onto the pages for the final result.
Edition of 20.

Copies of this book reside in these collections:
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

THE MISSION MIRACLE MILE TRILOGY

Mission Miracle Mile TrilogyThe Mission Miracle Mile Trilogy is a solo work in which Dana Smith’s digitally enhanced photography takes center stage. The large version of the trilogy features thirty-two-inch page spreads that are printed full-bleed with saturated images of sidewalks, bus transfers, crushed pills, street vendors, tattoos, transients, and schoolchildren. The effect is dramatic, each page turn evoking the atmosphere of San Franciso's Mission street.
Edition of 6 large format sets (one set remaining)
and 6 small sets (out of print).

Late Night Satellite cover
Late Night Satellite, part 1
The Center of the Mile cover
The Center of the Mile, part 2
The Outer Mission cover
The Outer Mission, part 3
Copies of this book reside in these collections:

Sanctuary in My Skin coverSANCTUARY IN MY SKIN

Dana Smith has created a hand made book that combines digital photo-collage using original photographs, hand painting, and poetry.
Sanctuary In My Skin
is the story of being human in an emotional landscape made of color and light.
The book is hand-bound and painted in an edition of twelve. Each book is digitally printed with archival inks. They are hand painted with acrylic gouache paint. Edition of 12.

Copies of this book reside in these collections:
  • Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania
  • The University of California, Berkeley
  • The University of California, Irvine
  • The University of Central Florida
  • The Boston Athenæum, Massachusetts
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Ampersand - Jack Ginsberg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Barbie's Desert Storm

32 BIG PICTURES (FACSIMILE)

A bound series of collages by Dana Smith that illustrate the theme of Barbie's mutability. The original "Barbie Book" made in 1993 with scissors and glue, is a unique book made of thousands of bits of magazines cut to fit like a mosaic into the spaces of a coloring book about the doll called Barbie. It was created as a painstaking labor of love and reveals untold ways that Barbie is interlaced with modern american culture.

32 BIG PICTURES (FACSIMILE) is published as a digitally printed facsimile that is designed to recreate the experience of viewing the original hand-made book as closely as possible. The book even uses a cover from the original vintage coloring book (featuring the Toys-R-Us pricetag) on the cover and back just like the original version. Edition of 6

Copies of this book reside in these collections:
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Watch Your Step coverWATCH YOUR STEP

Artists Fred Rinne, Dana Smith, and Scott Williams have created a hand-made book that combines digital photo-collage, stencil painting, and text. The book called, Watch Your Step, is digitally printed with archival paper and inks, hand-bound, and painted in an edition of ten. The hybrid technique layers metalic and interference inks, stenciled over hyper-sharp photo-collages, and an insider's voice as text. The final book is a multi-dimensional view of the artists' home in San Francisco, 2007. Edition of 10 +3AP (out of print).

Copies of this book reside in these collections:
  • Palace of the Legion of Honor,
    Achenbach collection, San Francisco, California
  • Library of Congress, Washington DC
  • Boston Athenæum, Massachusetts
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
  • Biblioteque nacional du Luxembourg
  • Kunstbibliotek, Berlin, Germany
  • San Diego State University, California
  • State Museum of Berlin, Germany
  • University of California, Irvine, California
  • University of Minnesotta
  • Jack Ginsberg, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Florida Atlantic University, The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts

To the Tower coverTO THE TOWER

Artists Dana Smith and Fred Rinne collaborated to make this artist's book. Dana created a series of photo collages based on Fred's concept and text about a paranoid trip to Stanford Univeristy campus and the Hoover Institute. Fred then hand painted and bound each book. Edition of 2 (out of print).

Copies of this book reside in these collections:

  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
  • University of California, Irvine, California

Collect Call From the Spirit World coverCOLLECT CALL FROM THE SPIRIT WORLD

Stencil artist, Scott Williams and digital artist/publisher Dana Smith have created a hand made book that combines digital collage, stencil, and poetry. The book is hand-bound and painted in an edition of ten. The online version does not do it justice because of the extensive use of metallic paints.
Edition of 10.

Copies of this book reside in these collections:

  • Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
  • Chapman College, Orange, California
  • Kunstbibliothek, Berlin State Museum, Germany
  • Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
  • University of California Berkeley, California
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs
  • University of Vermont, Burlington
Dana at her table at Codex 2011
Dana at the Codex book fair
Here is Dana at the Codex Book Fair in Berkeley, 2011.