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Post Apocalyptic Artist Book!

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Post Apocalyptic Artist Book!
Swap Coordinator:ixykix (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Books  Art 
Number of people in swap:4
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:January 6, 2013
Date items must be sent by:January 25, 2013
Number of swap partners:1
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EDITED: Very sorry to have had to move the date for this to after the holiday season now. Unfortunately the original date now clashes with the date I've been given for my surgery and I've been on the waiting list so long I really don't want to extend the wait too much, thanks for your understanding :)

For this swap you will make one book for one swap partner. It should be an Artist's Book, i.e. a work of art, not a scrap book or sketch book.

It should be at least than 5" x 5" and can be as big as you like! It should include at least 8 inside page sides (i.e. at least 4 pages, illustrated front and back, but of course you can do more!).

You can use any technique, style and colours for this - but as always it's nice to check your partner's profile before making. Include plenty of detail, no blank pages. Please make a sturdy cover and remember to sign your book somewhere.

It needs to be a POST APOCALYPTIC theme! So think Tank Girl, Zombies, post-disaster movies! Think about telling a story of sorts through your book, how you (or your character) survived a disaster and what is going on in the character's world now... no requirement to have a story or text in it... just a thought...

Please make something you'd love to receive yourself.

As with all swaps I host, I will angel if needed (hopefully not!) and I will be checking profiles

Discussion

HappyCrafter 10/ 1/2012 #

I'm really interested in this swap, but am somewhat afraid I can't produce up to the level of "artist!"

ixykix 10/ 8/2012 #

@HappyCrafter , maybe look at some artists books examples to help you decide if you want to join?

ixykix 10/28/2012 #

EDITED: Very sorry to have had to move the date for this to after the holiday season now. Unfortunately the original date now clashes with the date I've been given for my surgery and I've been on the waiting list so long I really don't want to extend the wait too much, thanks for your understanding :)

Tbaby 11/ 1/2012 #

Would i be correct in assuming that as long as i have eight full page pictures the rest is up to me? By that i mean... Not necessary to draw on both front and back and blank pages okay. Ive already made my book and it has 60 pages.... I dont want to cut out anything i dont use... And i dont necessarily want to draw on both sides... Can we agree?

Crazypineapples13 11/23/2012 #

I love this idea! I'm obssessed with Zombies!! :D few questions: Is this a book we make ourselves? eg not a store bought book, but pages say stapled together to make a book but front and back covers? would the book need a title?? or words?? :S

sedavison 12/ 3/2012 #

This is a fascinating idea, but can I just ask one thing: is the phrase 'post apocalyptic' to be left to the interpretation of the artist? I'd love to do this, but I think I'd like to experiment with the idea of an apocalypse. Artistic licence and whatnot!

sostenson 12/ 6/2012 #

I would love to do this. I have a current love of Resident Evil and the Walking Dead but I don't draw or paint. I'm more of a collage and ephemera user. If thats ok then I'd love to join!

ixykix 12/29/2012 #

@Tbaby yes as long as there are the minimum number of pages - any extra you add to that is fine :)

ixykix 12/29/2012 #

@Tbaby - it does say in the swap requirements "no blank pages"

ixykix 12/29/2012 #

@Crazypineapples13 Yes this is a book you make yourself, whether it has a title or not is up to you. Covers are needed as the swap requirements says "sturdy cover"

ixykix 12/29/2012 #

Also @Crazypineapples13 - the swap requirements says " no requirement to have a story or text in it... just a thought..."

ixykix 12/29/2012 #

@sostenson - that's fine, it needs to be an "artists book" not a scrap book, but collage is fine as a technique - I make a lot of artists books (some are in galleries) that have used collage as a technique, so I'm fine with that if used in that context.

ixykix 12/29/2012 #

sorry for the delay in answering message on here, been pretty ill for several weeks, but I'm back on top of messages now

ixykix 01/ 4/2013 #

@sedavision sorry I missed your comment earlier! Yes, it's your interpretation of "Post Apocalyptic" - so whatever that means to you :)

ixykix 01/ 4/2013 #

hi, @Tbaby - I've thought about you asking about 'blank pages' - whilst it does say in the swap requirements "no blank pages", if you have illustrated on one side of the page, then that is not blank and as long as you have not included any pages that are blank on both sides, then that is fine.

A blank side is fine, just not a whole blank page (i.e. both sides).

This requirement was mainly to stop anyone counting a 'blank side' as one of their page count.

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