"Made Up is a non-scientific science book about the imaginary cellular composition of the human body. Fourteen cells are illustrated:
"Anger, Curiosity, Failure, Fear, Jealousy, Joy, Knowledge, Location, Love, The Past, Success, Talent, Trust, Work.
"The cell images are vibrant multi-block and reduction linoleum prints with a diagram explaining how each cell operates. The text is playfully pseudo-scientific and presents theories about the attributes that 'make up' a person.
"The inspiration for Made Up stems from a general fascination with how things are constructed. I often think about how people are similar and how we are different, and wonder how those similarities and differences occur. I had been drawing cells in my sketchbook and formed the idea of imaginary, emotional cellular structures that might 'make up' a person. I listed fourteen types of cells (Anger, Curiosity, etc) and wrote text for each cell using indirectly scientific language. To further support the pseudo-scientific nature of the books' content, I used a non-digital form of image creation for the cells — multi-block linoleum cuts." — Ellen Knudson
Crooked Letter Press
Emotion, mind, body, biology, cells, science, psychology
12.25"H x 6"W x 1"D.
Drum-leaf binding with foldouts in a clamshell enclosure.
Mohawk 100# text weight paper.
The typefaces used are Spectrum and Franklin Gothic Condensed printed from photo-polymer plates. The cell images are multi-block and reduction linoleum prints.
Knudson, Ellen, "Made Up" (2015). Rollins College Book Arts Collection. 91.