This accordion book employs an original folding scheme that I created to allow for a repeating equilateral triangular structure. Additionally, the book fits into a modular origami box created from six identical component parts.
The imagery of each component is intended to contrast emphemeral, circular forms – deposited using pressure printing – with rigid, rectangular forms – deposited using screen printing. The silver screen printed designs are reminiscent of the dits and dahs, or dots and dashes, of schematically represented Morse Code, lending a sense of rhythm to the artist’s book as a whole. Accordion Structure with Box has a complete absence of text, instead preferring to display its encoded designs in lieu of typographical features. Thus, it can be interpreted as beginning or ending with either cover, subverting any notion relating to the assumed direction of book reading.
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Gorres, Isaac, "Accordion Structure with Box" (2019). 14th Annual Student Book Arts Competition. 9.