9 × 12 in, 72 pages Printing: Letterpress printing (36 plates) Binding: Long stitch Cover Material: Hand-backed Habotai Silk Inner papers: Sekishu 15gsm Finishing details: Black foil stamp on cover and inner pastedown
Typeface: Marist (Dinamo), Gerstner-Programm (Forgotten Shapes) Production: Small Editions
Publisher: Small Editions Edition of 20 + 2AP, 2023 Book concept: Corey Antis, Isobel Chiang, Hannah Pierce Design: Isobel Chiang, Hannah Pierce Binding and letterpress printing: Sarah Nicholls Silk backing: Sarah Smith Collected by: Tufts University
Moraine is an expanded interpretation of an untitled, one-of-one artist book made by Corey Antis. Conceived as an atlas of various sites in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, the book comprises 2 original drawings made by ink frottage on 9gsm Tengujo paper. The prints act as a 1:1 map and a geological cross-section of areas soon to be built over, refurbished, or erased as the city’s former stockyard undergoes redevelopment. Made on exquisitely delicate and transparent pages, these original drawings of industrial landscapes are made available to a select number of readers.
Moraine, produced in an edition of 20 books + 2APs, allows the atlas to be experienced by a wider audience. The book is letterpress printed on 15gsm Sekishu paper and hardcover bound with hand-backed silk covers. Moraine adds a new dimension to Antis’ ongoing project investigating site, sensation, and legibility.