Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mobility in the Bay Area

Any readers in the Bay Area? Keep your eyes peeled for this print! We enjoyed book bombing in such balmy winter weather, after print drops in Philadelphia blizzards earlier in the year.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

San Francisco Print in Progress

The prints that Michelle started arrived in Philadelphia just before Mary left for the West Coast, thanks to the machinations of the postal service -- so Mary worked on them in flight.

Tonight is Book Bombs Retreat night -- preliminary planning for the coming year and preparing for our first West Coast print drop tomorrow. More images to follow soon!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

West Coast Prepping for print bombing

For our next print bombing - this time in SAN FRANCISCO - Book Bombs is trying something a little different. The paper and print began on the West Coast by Michelle, and then traveled to the East Coast to be completed by Mary. Here are some images of what Michelle started.

The print is on paper made from Andean Pampas grass seed hair (see posts here and here about using the stalks and leaves of that plant). Above, a close up of a corner of a wet sheet.

A plane image was stenciled onto the wet sheets in paper pulp, made from leftover scraps of paper from our Axis Alley installation.

When dry, a woodblock of pampas grass seed hair was printed.

The prints have now been shipped off to Mary - keep your eyes peeled for how this print evolves.