Excellent Post "BAO Tips" by Ampersand Duck concerning points to bear in mind when creating an edition of artists books for BAO. Oh how I wish this had been here when I started my edition AND that I had been more in contact with my fellow participants from the UK - I say this with particular regard to acquiring particular art materials and so forth for the project. This ultimately affected my choices and outcome - so bear this in mind.
One thing that hasn't been mentioned here is concerning the permanence or use of materials that are archival.
It is a factor that I'm aware of - as is the case when making my artworks generally (which are printmaking based in the main), I always use archival quality materials.
In fact I chose to not use particular materials in my book INIMOIS as I wasn't quite sure as to whether they would be sufficiently archival.
The other thing was that I remembered that there had been a sale of a set of books from Edition One to the artists book collection of an Australian University and felt that we ought to bear that in mind. I mean I wouldn't want to let the side down by doing something that would jeopardize a sale, to a collector.
Yeah what was said about the size of your books in relation to postage costs is seriously worth consideration. Mine ended up being about one point one kilos per book - which is of course ridiculous and rendered the international postal costs prohibitively expensive - thank the lord for the support of good friends.
Enjoy it and blog about it even if you don't publish the actual posts until after you have delivered your books to all of your fellow participants, you will be glad you documented all the trials and errors the research and development.
I plan to do that this time around.
P.S. excuse silly post title
I am wondering whether Jeanette has been sent her set of "Art and Lies" books ?
- it would be nice to have some feedback from her.