by J. Drucker
The linoleum cut on the cover was easy to produce, but the interior of this project was done silkscreen. I'd never done silkscreen, and I painstakingly lettered the entire text onto the screen, right-reading, but on the wrong (upper) side of the screen. As soon as I started pulling prints, the block began to crack and pull off. I got only a handful of good images for the interior, and was too overwhelmed to try to redo the printing.
by J. Drucker
typographic: Hand lettered interior and exterior, produced with silkscreen, not really typography, more calligraphy, and with the scratchy, scribbly quality of punk aesthetics.
imagery: The imagery of wicked children.
graphical: The overall graphic effect is striking, stark, aggressive.
textual: The text is dark and funny, wicked, and irreverent.
born: United States
active: United States
citizenship: United States
edition type: editioned
place: Oakland, California, in the warehouse on E. 11th Street.
edition size: 21
horizontal: 6 inches closed
vertical: 7.5 inches closed
depth: .1 inches closed
binding: other not bound
format: codex (AAT)
cover: The cover features a red linoleum print of a frightening looking child with its hands by its head in a taunting position. The title, Kidz, has also been printed in linoleum with black ink, and a top and bottom border has been linoleum printed on the front and back covers.
color: yes Red ink on the cover, black in the interior.
pagination: unpaginated 4 pages
exhibition history: Only in exhibitions of a larger selection of my books.