Local Conditions: One Hundred Views of Mt. Rainier (At Least)

I can't even begin to explain and give this "artist book" justice. My only response is "wow" and you must read this post where artist Chandler O'Leary of Anagram Press explains how she created this amazing letterpress/viewer box, artist book.

Quoted from Anagram Press:
"Illustrated, designed, printed and bound by Chandler O’Leary, through freak snowstorms, record heat, and a thousand gentle rains in Tacoma, Washington. Each of the book’s 120 image flats is illustrated and compiled from sketches, photographs and data collected in person, on location, from September 2008 to October 2010. All text and images were letterpress printed in Hokusai’s indigo ink, at Springtide Press. Images and topographic map patterns are hand-drawn and watercolored."  Housed in a set of drawers with nested stab-bound book and Japanese-style outer wrapper.

Chandler O’Leary is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), with a BFA in Illustration. Her work includes artist books, illustration, graphic design, textiles, letterpress printing,and drawing. Her books and prints are collected and exhibited internationally. Chandler lives and creates art full-time in Tacoma, Washington.

For more information on this piece click here.

Local Conditions: One Hundred Views of Mt. Rainier (At Least)
Edition size: 26
Book size: 10 x 8 x 8 inches when closed
Viewing window: 3 x 5 inches
Price: $2600

Jan Halvarson


painted fish studio said...

i knew chandler was working on this project, but i had no idea it was this amazing. i hope to someday see it in person!

Unknown said...

This is such an incredible project. Chandler's work is just exquisite.

Jessica said...

That is just stunning....wow. I need to send the link to my husband - he will totally drool over this!

kimberj said...

This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen!

Nicole said...

The construction of the box is innovative in itself. And there are an endless amount of scenes. Amazing.