Scribbles in a Sandstorm by Carol Es
Scribbles in a Sandstorm is the book we wanted to publish when we started Chance Press – a no-expense-spared project that showcases the work of a major artistic talent, bound in a way that plays with the reader’s preconceptions of what a book should be. Of course, the artistic talent we had in mind all along was Los Angeles-based artist Carol Es, who accepted our offer and then retreated into the desert of Joshua Tree National Park to create a brand new body of work specifically for this edition. Carol works in multiple different mediums, and the resulting book contains reproductions of oil paintings, watercolors, ink drawings, and sketches.
Scribbles in a Sandstorm is a 7″ x 7″ hardcover, hand-bound Artists’ book containing a removable spine, enabling the accordion-folded text block to unfold and display a 40″ color-printed panorama. On the flipside: an instant Carol Es art collection including a Gocco print, a letterpress print, and a giclee print on watercolor paper, as well as a bound-in excerpt from Carol’s sketchbook. The book also includes an original signed sketch. Among the deluxe materials used in the construction of the book are boutique bookcloth, papers from Moab, Canson, Arches, Hahnemuhle, and Rives, and printing using archival Epson Ultrachrome K3 inks.
Published in October in an edition of 20 copies: 16 standard copies as described above and 4 deluxe copies consisting of the book as described above plus an additional hardcover portfolio bound in handmade paper by Cave Paper containing additional material.
Although the book is now sold out, you can see what might have been here.