50 + 10 A.P.
Design - Morgan Brill
Essay - John Friel
Project Coordination - Jennifer Keats
Assembly & Production - April Wilkins
Printed on Red River and Canson archival papers
About the project and pre-order (please read before purchasing):
Blisner, Ill. is a book project that provides an account of what happened in and what remains of a single Rust Belt town during the process of deindustrialization. Every page is being printed individually, using fully archival media and every book is assembled, cut, and bound by hand. The cover features an image inlay and text inlaid on the spine (photos are currently unavailable of this for the pre-order). The pre-order edition is being offered at cost - each of these books cost me and Columbia College roughly $150 to make (material and labor costs strictly for the production). Later edition copies will cost more. All shipping will go through Fedex to minimize delivery problems. This book was published with the gracious support of Columbia College Chicago Photography Department’s Digital Artist in Residence Program, Red River Paper, and Moab Paper. For more information about the project, download this text that was used as an exhibition proposal.
All buyers will receive the newsprint edition (48 pages, black and white, different edit) for free when it is released in early October!