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  1. Swell Things No. 10

    November 30, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    1. My husband is an animator for the Planetarium at the Museum of Science in Boston. At a recent event called Cosmic Loopsthe planetarium became the stage for musician Ian Case. As a treat from the regular space imagery, the animators got to play around with ethereal visuals to compliment the live music. 
    2. Korean artist Do Ho Suh just created his most impressive large-scale installation to date entitled Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home. The installation centers around the artist’s previous residences on a 1:1 scale. Each home is built within the next out of blue silk evoking a blueprint. His childhood home, a traditional Korean structure is suspended inside his first residency in the United States, a modern apartment in Rhode Island. 
    3. Behold the amazing woven optical illusions and other works of Samantha Bittman!
    4. Auto-aerobics is a wonderfully convincing 3d-illustrated series from artist Chris Labrooy. By experimenting with stretching, space and interaction, Chris is creating some fascinating and perplexing imagery.
    5. Just lovely, lovely fiber art from the talented Emily Eibel. Don’t glaze over the illustrations, they are equally spectacular! 


    6. After 5,000 hours of work over 3 years, Polish concert pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki has created his own version of the viola organista. The initial inspiration came from Leonardo Da Vinci’s 15th century notebooks containing page after page of various inventions. The instrument is quite striking in appearance and plays magnificently. You can check out the debut performance here
    7. Julee Yoo is quite a talented illustrator combining iconography from Victorian, Korean and Japanese culture with bright bold color palettes. 
    8. Mark Twain’s little-known book Advice to Little Girls was written in 1865 with wonderful illustrations by Vladimir Radunsky. In this short story he encourages little girls to think independently as opposed to following rules and social cues. 
    9. Have fun with the quirky work of illustrator/ceramicist extra-ordinaire Amy Louise Worrall
    10. Richard Balzer has been collecting vintage moveable imagery for the past 40 years. And during the past 5 years, he’s been curating a virtual gallery of his collection; turning 19th century vovelles into 21st century GIFs.


  2. Swell Things No. 7

    August 31, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    1. The work of outsider artist Charles August Albert Dellschau was discovered in the mid-1960s by a junk dealer in Houston, whom acquired 12 notebooks discarded after a house fire. Dellschau worked as a butcher and became a self-taught artist after retiring in 1899. His work began with 3 books entitled Recollections describing a secret organization called the Sonora Aero Club. The pages are filled with highly detailed and colorful watercolor-collaged pieces that include newspaper clippings. Dellschau’s work is quite fascinating and worth some further reading.
    2. I’m just in love with the work of ceramicist, Amy Louise Worrall. She is currently featured as a Young Artist on Buy Some Damn Art. Her work is sold out! Darn!
    3. Fascination with maps began at an early age for Jerry Gretzinger. Since 1963, Jerry has been chipping away at the same map that scales to over 2400 individual 8×10 sheets. 
    4. Sandwich Book is a wonderfully creative and deliciously realistic book mimicking the layers of a sandwich from graphic designer Pawel Piotrowski
    5. The University of Iowa’s library just unveiled the smallest book of their collection. This micro-miniature bible measures at 0.138 inches square and 0.04 inches thick. The book was originally sold with its companion at the World’s Fair in New York in 1965.


    6. Touching Strangers is a unique project from photographer Richard Renaldi, where he asks strangers to physically embrace one another for a portrait. A recent kickstarter project received substantial funding for an upcoming photo book of the series.
    7. These watercolor portraits from artist Oriol Angrill Jordà are quite breathtaking, blending together a range of textures and colors so effortlessly.
    8. Drawn the Road Again is a blog run by artist Chandler O’Leary. She is quite the traveler both in America and Europe, she often frequents the back-road looking for sites few have seen. She documents these excursions with beautifully painted watercolor-scapes and includes wonderful handwritten captions.
    9. Photographer I-Hsuen Chang embraces the restrictions of a bound book that many photographers face. In his latest work, In Between, he uses the gutter of the binding to hide the focal point of the image.
    10. Portraits of Boston is just a delightful and honest site, documenting the wide range of people who call Boston their home. As a fellow Bostonian of 3 years, it’s wonderful to get a glimpse at those whom I quietly interact with everyday walking the streets and riding the trains.


  • My name is Erin Fletcher, owner and bookbinder of Herringbone Bindery in Boston. Flash of the Hand is a space where I share my process and inspirations.
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