17/06/2017

367

367 by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck (2017). Click image to see preview of content.
367 – a POD artist's book of skies.

On July 25th 2015 I began taking photos of the sky every day. My plan was to do this for one year and my rule was that it had to be done between 12:00-14:00 and I never missed a day, though occasionally life got in the way.

Strangely, that first day was not only my 42nd birthday, but also that of both my grandmothers.
That I share my birthday with my grandmothers, who I never knew, has also made the day a special one full of reflections on life and what connects us across the years.

That my days are filled with the care of my own mother, who has Alzheimer’s, intensifies these feelings. This new book from Ambeck Design shows the skies I saw every day; beautiful, moody, drab and exciting – and all emotions between.

The physical book was launched at BABE (Bristol Artist's Book Event) at the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, 1-2 April, 2017.


Printed and bound on demand by Blurb.co.uk


Hardcover with ImageWrap, 128 pages

Binding: Durable library binding

Stock: ProLine Uncoated, Mohawk Superfine uncoated photo paper, 148gsm and ProLine light grey endpapers

Cover size: 21 x 26cm

Language: English

Edition: unlimited
ISBN 9781366236906


Published March 12th, 2017
In the public collection of Winchester School of Art Library: Special Collections & Wellcome Collection.


There is now a 2nd edition as minor corrections were made on April 25th, 2017.
ISBN: 9781366039859
Published April 25th, 2017
In the public collection of Manchester Metropolitan University Library All Saints.




367 (2017)

POSTED/UNPOSTED

A new Nordic project I'm taken part in this year – more to come after September 1st, 2017.

Letterpress Printed Envelopes from Nordic Countries
Organisers: Imi Maufe (Norway) and Lina Nordenström (Sweden)

Learn more here: www.codexpolaris.com/nordic-letterpress.html

16/06/2017

Bookishness – World Book Night 2017

World Book Night, April 23rd 2017.

Again this year Ambeck Design took part in the World Book Night project organised by Sarah Bodman of the University of West England's Centre for Fine Print Research, Bristol.

The project this year was not a specific book title but the theme of the Loch Ness Monster, as an expedition were going to Fort Augustus, Scotland in search for the real thing.

Not able to join the expedition team, I contributed from afar. Below Nessie silliNess created early March 2017.
48 artists contributed to Bookishness the publication, limited edition only compiled and written by Sarah Bodman, 2017.

Bookishness, page 14, a sighting by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck.

Bookishness, page 25, book cover.
Book cover design by Ambeck Design, March 2017 (robots are back). Kismet – a reference to the MIT Kismet.
The project in full: http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/events/bookishnesswbn2017.html