Crush is an offset- and letterpress-printed artist’s book created by Kate Anderson and published by Fata Morgana Press in an edition of 100. We invited Kate to work with us at the studio in the late winter / early spring of 2019 on a new book project. Kate brought a poem to work with and we worked collaboratively to determine the book’s structure and production based on the equipment at our studio. Kate drew and write the text directly onto polyester plates to create the imagery. The plates were offset printed on an AB Dick 360. The cover is letterpress-printed using polymer plates on a Vandercook Universal 1.
Each component of the process is collaborative; the labor is shared equally by the artist and Fata Morgana in hopes of making a more equitable and exciting process for all involved.