Wild Girls Redux : an operator's manual

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2009
Crooked Letter Press

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An artist's book satirizing sexist attitudes toward women's bodies. Contains a satirically repurposed found text and a variety of found illustrations. Uses multiple papers, including paper doilies. In two sections, each sewn into one fold of an accordion-folded portfolio of boards covered in maroon flocked paper and printed with title, other text and illustrations. Issued in a letterpress-printed manila envelope with an affixed wraparound belly band bearing title and imprint. A mock inventory tag is attached to the envelope at its flap and bears the title, copy number and other information, some facetious.

"Designed and letterpress printed from photopolymer plates ... Text adapted from the Missouri Department of Revenue Motorcycle Operator Manual. Typefaces are Blue Highway, French Cursive, and Cooper Black. Paper is Indiana Sunn Hemp Contemporary ... Lining paper is Hahnemühle Bugra in Fawn"--Colophon.
"The book is letterpress printed on Indian Sunn Hemp Contemporary. Other papers include pink heart paper dollies [i.e. doilies], white doily place mats, and green office ledger papers. Halftone line art created from pin-up girl images and industrial schematic drawings, printed from photopolymer plates. Each book contains a set of letterpress printed stickers that match illustrations included in the book. The hand cut stickers can be applied to the pages or kept in their envelope mounted to the inside front cover of the book"--Vamp & Tramp Booksellers, website.

"This book is the revisit of a book created almost 12 years ago. The original book, 'How to Become One of the Original Wild Girls,' was designed and printed in 1997. That book is a playful list of imaginary rules that should be followed to achieve Wild Girl status. The rules are light-hearted, but they have the sting of recognition that most women realize to be sexist in nature. Wild Girls Redux reexamines these issues, using motorcycle road and driving rules as text along with images of pin up girls and industrial schematic illustrations ... The intent of the Operator's Manual is tongue in cheek and provides the ordinary, mechanical, and absurd rules of how to operate women"--Artist's statement at Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Feb. 17, 2014.

Title

Wild Girls Redux : an operator's manual

Creator

Publisher

Crooked Letter Press

Date

2009

Description

http://crookedletterpress.com/

An artist's book satirizing sexist attitudes toward women's bodies. Contains a satirically repurposed found text and a variety of found illustrations. Uses multiple papers, including paper doilies. In two sections, each sewn into one fold of an accordion-folded portfolio of boards covered in maroon flocked paper and printed with title, other text and illustrations. Issued in a letterpress-printed manila envelope with an affixed wraparound belly band bearing title and imprint. A mock inventory tag is attached to the envelope at its flap and bears the title, copy number and other information, some facetious.

"Designed and letterpress printed from photopolymer plates ... Text adapted from the Missouri Department of Revenue Motorcycle Operator Manual. Typefaces are Blue Highway, French Cursive, and Cooper Black. Paper is Indiana Sunn Hemp Contemporary ... Lining paper is Hahnemühle Bugra in Fawn"--Colophon.
"The book is letterpress printed on Indian Sunn Hemp Contemporary. Other papers include pink heart paper dollies [i.e. doilies], white doily place mats, and green office ledger papers. Halftone line art created from pin-up girl images and industrial schematic drawings, printed from photopolymer plates. Each book contains a set of letterpress printed stickers that match illustrations included in the book. The hand cut stickers can be applied to the pages or kept in their envelope mounted to the inside front cover of the book"--Vamp & Tramp Booksellers, website.

"This book is the revisit of a book created almost 12 years ago. The original book, 'How to Become One of the Original Wild Girls,' was designed and printed in 1997. That book is a playful list of imaginary rules that should be followed to achieve Wild Girl status. The rules are light-hearted, but they have the sting of recognition that most women realize to be sexist in nature. Wild Girls Redux reexamines these issues, using motorcycle road and driving rules as text along with images of pin up girls and industrial schematic illustrations ... The intent of the Operator's Manual is tongue in cheek and provides the ordinary, mechanical, and absurd rules of how to operate women"--Artist's statement at Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Feb. 17, 2014.

Rights

Courtesy of the artist

Format

Artists' books--Mississippi
Accordion fold format

Source

Vanderbilt University Special Collections, Southern Civilization Collection

Files

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Citation

Knudson, Ellen, “Wild Girls Redux : an operator's manual,” Gallery, accessed December 9, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1206.