A Golden Thread: The Minotaur

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A Contemporary Illumination
NEW LIVRE D’ARTISTE, Text by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Design, artwork and letterpress printing by artist Mindy Belloff
Edition of 35 + 5, 50-pages, 14.5″ x 11″ c. 2017

In progress, is a new tour de force edition from Intima Press, for release Summer 2017.  This livre d’artiste focuses on the classic Greek tragedy of Theseus, the brave son of King Aegeus, who ventures into Daedalus’ labyrinth with his …

In the Garden of Earthly Delights

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LIVRES D’ARTISTE by Artist, Mindy Belloff
Poets: Section I. Amy Lemmon, II. Steven Gentile, and III. Rich Turnbull
Edition 12; 10.5″ x 8.25″; 2015
In the Garden of Earthly Delights is based upon Hieronymus Bosch’s three-panel painting (1450-1516), which continues to entertain and delight. The book features eleven unique multi-colored etchings, with inks applied in a painterly manner from open bite copper plates.  Each intaglio print is hand painted by …

Caught inside a dream unfolding

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Artist, Mindy Belloff
Edition 18, 18-page; 7 1/2″x 11 1/2″; c. 1999 +
NEW Facsimile edition published January 2017
Letterpress Edition Text: Photopolymer plates typeset in Univers; Images: Letterpress printed engraving plates & linoleum cut blocks with hand painting; Paper: Stonehenge & Thai. Bound in gold book cloth inside a deep ochre slip cover. Poem, images, printing and binding by the Artist.
Through poetry and images, Caught weaves the story …

Night After Night

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Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke & Steven Gentile; Artist, Mindy Belloff
Ed. 5 (variations); Portfolio of Prints, 10.5 x 9; 2014
Etching, hand set metal and wood type; Metallic silver and gold inks; printed on a variety of white, blue and black papers; inside clamshell portfolio.
In Night After Night, two texts resonate conceptually, viscerally, and aesthetically.  The  poem titled Under Dark Cover of Night, written by Steven …

W2LZX

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Artist, Mindy Belloff
Ed 30.; 7 1/2″ x 5 1/4″; 2008
Letterpress printed text, Images digitally printed; Red leather spine, Etched metal covers
A memorial tribute, the call letters W-2-L-Z-X belonged to the artist’s Uncle, a ham radio operator for over 60 years. Jack was a radio operator aboard a B-17 bomber in WWII and a pioneer in early communications. “W2LZX” is composed of nostalgic photographs and collaged QSL cards …

Ten Reflections on Rainer Maria Rilke’s Duino Elegies

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Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke; Artist, Mindy Belloff
Ed. 40, 10″ x 7″, c. 2002
Images from original gouache, ink, and pigment paintings (1997); Digitally printed with archival pigmented inks on textured rag paper with handpainting; Leather spine; Indian paper covers with handpainting; Flat adhesive binding by Judith Ivry; Text translation by David Oswald.
The vivid language of Rilke’s Duino Elegies is uniquely revealed in the bold, elegant paintings of book …

End of April

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Poet, Phillis Levin; Artist, Mindy Belloff
Miniature Sculptural Book: 2 1/2″ x 2″; c. 2007/8
Fine letterpress printed miniature book on custom handmade Cave papers; Sculpture: Hand blown glass egg with robin’s egg blue & gold leaf by Kevin Shluker; Box: Custom 4 1/2” cube crafted of holly & cherry woods by Rainer Facklam.
After four years of planning, Intima Press is proud to announce a new sculptural book edition. …

Meditations on Bachelard’s Poetics of Space

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Studio on the SQ Book Arts Collective
Ed. 30.; 10 1/2″ x 7 1/4″; 2010
Letterpress printing, digital output, stenciling, linocut and stamping on architectural papers; 2010.
Words…are little houses. Bachelard ruminates on images of intimacy, addressing the poetics of the house both psychoanalytically and phenomenologically: from the body of the house as a metaphor for the human soul, to the things contained in a house, to intimate spaces and …

Arachne Transformed

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Artist, Mindy Belloff
Poet Ovid; with spider illustration of Gustave Dore;
3.5 x 5 inches, 2010
Letterpress printed images and text, Double sided accordion fold book, Black wrappers with gold thread; Price $75

 

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The Cliffs of Mistake

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Poet, Molly Peacock
Artist, Mindy Belloff
Ed. 50, 6 1/2″ x 5″; 2006
Images from original watercolor paintings; Letterpress printed from photopolymer plates; Text set in Bembo Italic on Johannot papers with Bugra wrappers & handmade St. Armand cover pages. Signed by Poet and Artist.  Price $165

“To know you’re making a mistake as you make it, yet not be able to stop . . .”

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