Steam, Salt, Milk – a nordic creation myth
Pages: 72 inkjet-printed and laser-cut by Tom Sowden, UWE Bristol.
In the public collection of The National Art Library at Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Manchester Metropolitan University Library All Saints, William Allan Neilson Library at Smith College Mass. USA, Winchester School of Art Library – and also held by international private collectors.
In the public collection of Tate Collection, Manchester Metropolitan University Library All Saints, William Allan Neilson Library at Smith College Mass. USA, CFPR Collection at the University of West England, UK and University for the Creative Arts at Epsom, UK and also held by international private collectors.
In the public collection of the Tate Collection, London and the Doverodde Book Arts Center collection, Denmark.
Equal to Infinity
|A few of the original prints.|
|A mix of letterpress from my own collection.|
Hand-cut, ink-jet printed and pamphlet stitched (2006)
Cover size: 21x14.9cm
'A Refugee Crosses the Tracks' (Aksel Sandemose, 1933) outlined ten commandments said to reveal how Danish identity is dogged by inferiority and inadequacy.
This 'book' investigates and reassembles these commandments in both physical construction and applied design.
Accompanieing the book is the poster; 'the process' (2002), describing the making of the book.
In the collection of Manchester Metropolitan University Library All Saints.
Hand-bound and cut (2003)
Cover size: 31x31cm
Edition of 10
Printed in plastic sleeve
Size: A6 folds out to A2
Featured in; 'All Messed Up: Unpredictable Graphics' by Anna Gerber, 2004
Boy Met Girl
A colourful fun sequel to 'Boy Meets Girl' (2000).
- the baby robots have arrived.
Like the previous book a sequence of building shapes reveals the boy and girl in the center of the book.
Hand-cut and bound book (2003)
Cover size: 8x12.5cm
Edition of 40 – SOLD OUT
In many private collections and also The British Library–The John Lyons Handling Collection, Tate Collection, London, Wexford Arts Centres Collection, Ireland, Smith College, Mass. USA, University of Southampton Libraries Winchester School of Art and Norwich School of Art & Design Library.
A small book made of recycled postal packaging to celebrate non-virtual mail.
Ideal as a notebook, address book or just for a postal fan to treasure. It could also become a small postal gift for a lucky person. Add their name and address (or your own), creating a personal cover, then post it.
Hand-bound, made of 100% recycled postal packaging (2002)
Cover size: 8x14.5cm
Numbered open edition – is still available on order.
In private collections and also The John Lyons Handling Collection – The British Library, London, Tate Collection, London and Manchester Metropolitan University Library All Saints.
Punch & Beauty
– the neglected beauty of the punched hole.
A portfolio containing 234 randomly punched pieces of information, six of which are enlarged by 2000 percent, and then cut out.
Handmade and cut (2002)
Edition of 42
Sponsor: Avery Dennison, DK
In private collections and the collection of CFPR, University of West England, Bristol, Leeds College of Art & Design Library and Doverodde Book Arts Center, Denmark.
Was on show as part of the CFPR collection at:
RBSA Gallery–Royal Birmingham Societty of Artists
'Fine Presses and Artists Books'
26 April - 13 May 2006
Also featured in 'Creating Artists' Books' by Sarah Bodman. New York, Watson Guptill (2005), p17.