Making of Ghost Neighborhood (part 2)

Silkscreening Ghost Neighborhood came and went without a hitch. A good print day always makes my week. :)

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Then comes individually cutting and assembling all the pages, which is just as labor intensive as the printing.

This was my mock book test to see how the final product would look. I really wanted Ghost Neighborhood to look like you were looking down a seemingly quiet suburban street when the book is flat as well as open on display.

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It took me a day to cut down the other 24  prints. Tomorrow, a few more cuts and hours of assembling.

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Final post with more glam shots and details soon!

Making of: Ghost Neighborhood (part 1)

Ghost Neighborhood started because I wanted to make an uneven accordion book that made you feel like you were looking down an unsuspecting suburban street. Look closer, things will look awry, and hopefully that’ll make you want to open the book and look inside.

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From the initial little sketch to the to-scale sketch, I changed the shape pretty dramatically… I thought the houses looked more interesting if they weren’t all ranch houses and the new book shape is easier to hold and open. I had a bad feeling the original shape would be too floppy at full size.

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Making separations feel like old hat now. I can put on some music, turn my brain off, and get it done.

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So did it work? Do you want to look inside? I hope so. :)

I’ll update again when I start printing.