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 late Summer/early Fall 2017.  This livre d’artiste focuses on the classic Greek tragedy of Theseus, the brave son of King Aegeus, who ventures into Daedalus’ labyrinth …

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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