John Gerard — Relay
(John Gerard) Relay. [Poems by] Patrick F. Durgin. Produced at the Columbia College Chicago, Center for Book & Paper Arts. Summer 2008. First Edition. 32p. 14” x 10”. Concept, images and handmade paper by John Gerard with shadow-silhouettes of skyscrapers of Chicago, made as paper painting and with photographs of the city. Many of the gray pages are irregularly shaped.The text is set in 18 pt. Courier and printed on an Epson 9800 inkjet printer. Made at the Center for Book and Paper Arts. Handbound with three-sectioned gray cloth spine and charcoal and light gray boards, which mimic the shaping of the inside pages. Title in black on front board. Laid in a gray cloth dropback box with black title on front and spine. No. 6 in an edition of 20 copies, signed by John Gerard. Fine.
“The poems Relay (Excerpts) were kindly reproduced here by permission of the author.” – Colophon. The poems are on the theme of a metropolis. The book was produced during Gerard’s Summer 2008 Artist Residency. Funding for this residency was generously provided by the Illinois Arts Council.