An artist book project exploring visual + written vocabulary with words + images that are both obscure and familiar. 26 books, one for each word (A-Z)
Onomasticon is a limited edition artist book project by Ian J. Whitmore
Inspired by an ongoing photography project that addresses the prevailing sense of non-place in contemporary American urban and suburban landscape, onomasticon presents a new vocabulary for these ubiquitous, yet abstract spaces.
This series is comprised of 26 artists books. Each book will pair a single word—corresponding to a letter of the alphabet—with various imagery. This new vocabulary will be composed of words both obscure and familiar; they share poignantly relevant definitions to describe the images they accompany.
While the books’ focus will be the photographic images, they will also explore any number of media, including drawing, graphics, screen printing, etc.
These individual books become documents; experimenting with and exploring both visual literacy and written language.
You can read even more information at the project web site: http://onomasticon.info
By backing this project you will be helping to fund an essential component in this project: The production of 26 hand-made book cases.
My Kickstarter goal will by no means cover the entire cost of these book cases but it will be a key piece of funding necessary to make the project possible and more accessible.
If, by some miracle, the funding reaches $6000 the project will be almost 100% guaranteed to to be completed with out any complications or shortcuts.
If you have questions or would like clarification about any of this please feel free to send me a message and/or visit http://onomasticon.info
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