Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Monograph Bookwerks: Fine Art Books + Objects
Late on Saturday, after spending the day antiquing and junking, we found our way into a delightful little bookstore, Monograph Bookwerks, located right off of Alberta on N.E. 27th. It is a store devoted to fine art books + objects. It was so much fun to browse through the art books. Blair, the owner, was so helpful (and fun). It's a beautiful little specialized shop.
Beautiful owner Blair Saxon-Hill.
This was the book I purchased at Monograph: The Open Daybook. The description on the back of the book reads:
The Open Daybook is both a compilation of original artwork and a functional perpetual calendar. Over the course of a single year, three hundred and sixty five artists were assigned a date and given 24 hours to create a work of art. Each one of those days is a page in this book. Every page is a unique expression of a moment in the life of a different artist. But The Open Daybook is also an invitation to record your own day. The book can be used as a day planner, a journal or a daily sketchbook. As you doodle, plan for the future and record your past you will be creating a second book, a collaboration in which each artist's day becomes your own.
I'm still trying to decide how I want to use my book!
The dates and artists are listed inside the front and back of the book:
Here is the spread for today and tomorrow:
Ummm, what to do!?!