Joe Ciardiello
The Book As Art Object
This Friday, April 1st will mark the publication of BLACK WHITE & BLUES, my limited edition book collaboration with Dan Smith & Virginia Cahill of Strike Three Press (no fooling). It's an artist's book of blues portraits, letterpress printed and hand bound by Dan & Ginny, in an edition of 64 copies. Considering the outstanding job they did, I think a more appropriate title would be BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS.
To launch the project, I'll be giving a talk about my work along with Dan & Ginny who will speak about the book making process. It will be at the Society of Illustrators this Friday, 4/1 at 6:30, followed by a reception/signing. More info here
The book will be priced at $200 until May 1st (thereafter $250) and will be available for purchase through my web site  as well as through the Society of Illustrators, or Strike Three Press.

Dan hard at work.

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