Category Archives: artwork

Cutaway by Sarah Bryant

Sarah Bryant creates her work under Big Jump Press, which she started in 2005 while she was an MFA student at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. She produces letterpress printed artist’s books, prints, broadsides, and hand-bound books. She incorporates … Continue reading

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Traverse by Louise Levergneux

The book Traverse by Louis Levergneux documents her seven-day journey across the country from South Jordan, Utah to Gatineau, Quebec, in East-Central Canada. She photographs whatever catches her eye, from the climate, the topography, to the state welcome signs through the … Continue reading

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Josephine Walker collection of J.M.W Turner line engravings

Line engraving is an art form that was very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, where you could find line engravings done for illustrations in books, magazines, and paintings. The technique for creating line engraving art starts by carving … Continue reading

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The White Alphabet

The White Alphabet is an artwork, typographical experiment and a feat of paper engineering. It’s an embossed book containing the letters A-P cut in a pop-up fashion on a continuous piece of paper. The author/artist Ron King came up with … Continue reading

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Artist’s Books: Challenging Norms & Forms

Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Tulsa McFarlin Library is pleased to announce our new Winter 2019 exhibit, Artist’s Books: Challenging Norms & Forms. Artist’s books are works that challenge the traditional idea of what a book is. … Continue reading

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Craig Sheppard’s Illustrations

Craig Sheppard was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, in 1913 and studied art at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. During his college days, he was also a bareback rider in rodeos from Oklahoma to New York’s Madison Square Garden. After … Continue reading

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Art Deco in Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma has an outstanding collection of Art Deco architecture. The style is mainly found in the “Deco District” in downtown Tulsa, but it can be seen throughout the city on churches, schools, and gas stations to name a few. … Continue reading

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Peter Forster’s Wood Block Prints

In 2011, the independent Oscar Wilde scholar, Merlin Holland graciously donated a set of colored prints and masks entitled “Awful Brevity,” created by Peter Forster to Special Collections. This specific print was used in the 1991 Folio Society edition of … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland: Original Illustrations

Have you ever wondered who originally illustrated Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland? John Tenniel created a total of ninety-two drawings for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Lewis Carroll had originally illustrated Wonderland … Continue reading

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Lance Hidy: Graphic Arts Posters

Graphic designer, Lance Hidy, is best known for his style of printing by creating clean-cut and minimalist posters. His unique designs stand out with their simplistic nature, vivid colors, and hard-edged shapes. Hidy was born in 1964 in LaGrande, Oregon. … Continue reading

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