This Is a Test
"This book is part of the ongoing WASTE NOT, WANT NOT series that begin with a stack of paper, the selection of possible art mounted type high, and inks on the shelves.
"…A narrative was going to be included with the art, tucked into the negative spaces or onto the art. When the art printing was finished, I decided I didn't want to add the narrative. (Two different themes were developed and will be used for future WASTE NOT, WANT NOTS.) This was, after all, a test of the mounted art and the inks, adn to use up paper that had been sitting on my shelves since the early 1980s. The semi-random compositions, though not perfectly balanced, stand mostly on their own." — Elsi Vassdal Ellis
recycling, waste, recycled materials
Gainsborough Script offcut. Laser cut poplar plywood art and deconstructed scrapbook embossing folders, the bottom of a plastic pastry container (for the arcs), plastic placemats, rubber and clear stamps, a CD and hard drive disk, steel washer, wood type punctuation and diamond, and two lead letters. Gans OS Bengal PMS 453 Beige and Flint Ink Agri-Tek II PMS 208 Maroon.
Gary Frost sewn board binding. Letterpress printed on Vandercook 4. Digital typefaces printed on Epson C88+.
Ellis, Elsi Vassdal, "This Is a Test" (2019). Rollins College Book Arts Collection. 105.