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Production Narrative

by J.Drucker

Produced at Columbia College by Clifton Meador, looks like offset, but maybe from paper plates or on an ABDick or some other low-level machine.

Critical Analysis

by J. Drucker

Critical Discussion

Witty and bright, like many of Meador's works, this one cuts right through the cliches of art school instruction in book and print making. The printing is out of register, the type and use of the page design are deliberately flat-footed, though in spite of himself Meador manages to make the statement on "badness" into something intriguing. "Bad artifacts seem like errors rather than evidence of something real." This statement is chunked across the pages in gothic type, large and bold, dropped out of the granulated/pixelated images printed in rather awful four color somehow.

Bad Printing

Agents

Clifton Kirkpatrick Meador

type: initiating

role:
artist
author
printer
designer
publisher

nationality:
born: United States

dates:
birth: 1957-09-26


Publication Information

edition type: editioned

publisher: Clifton Meador

place: Chicago

dates:
publication: 2006-00-00

edition size: unknown

Measurements

horizontal: 7 1/2 inches closed

vertical: 9 inches closed

Production Information

production means:
offset (local)

binding: saddle stitching (AAT)

substrate:
bookBlock: paper

media:
ink (local)

Appearance

format: pamphlet (AAT)

color: yes

Content

numbered?: unnumbered

signed?: unsigned

Colophon

Printed at the Center for Book and Paper 2006. Bad printing is no joke.