Tag Archives: Special Collections

Rorschach’s Animals by Rae Trujillo

Rae Trujillo made her artist book Rorschach’s Animals resemble a box of Animal Crackers. Inside the cover, the reader will find the silhouette of an elephant on the left side of the page and an ink blot on the right … Continue reading

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In Black and White: Landscape Prints by Claire Van Vliet

A catalogue was created for an exhibition showcasing Claire Van Vliet’s black and white landscape prints at Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston (January 15th – March 19th, 1999); North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks (April – May 1999); … Continue reading

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ABC of Bugs and Plants in a Northern Garden

Judy Sgantas book ABC of Bugs and Plants in a Northern Garden main focus is about garden pests and plants, specifically focusing on what attracts and repels them. There are definitions for each plant and insect including both the standard … Continue reading

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The garden: a meditation on man & nature

Maureen Cummins book The garden: a meditation on man & nature shows the story of man’s interaction with nature throughout history, with the use of woodblock prints and watercolor. The illustrations are simple and striking with the use of stark … Continue reading

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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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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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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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