isthislivingyet asked: I really love your Futura Typeface project. It's so Bauhausy haha
It was intentional! Paul Renner was an honorary bauhaus dude. haha :D
Wormin - 2013 Sam Porter
3-color Silkscreened gig poster
10.25.13 - GrandBar
[The Howl, Northheart, Typesetter, Nowhere Fast]
isthislivingyet asked: Your book making is so fucking awesome. I am so jealous. I have wanted to do that for so long. I love everything about your "Space Invaders" project. I also really like your writing.
Thank you so much. Do you do any bookbinding/printmaking yourself? It isn’t hard to learn if you’d like to start.
Hand-bound Book of Silk-Screened Prints | Sam Porter 2013
I began binding this book in spring of 2013. My initial concept was to execute a small series of prints chronicling things that had uninvitedly entered my body since I’d been living. These things could be physical, animal, emotional or metaphorical.
I wrote a pretty hefty list of the invasive experiences in my life and began to write about each one. The more I wrote, the more I realized something interesting: If I was writing about, say, having the flu, my writing became more of a description of my relationship with my mother than my experiences with having influenza. I associated the experiences with the relationships that surrounded them.
And so with each documented ‘space invader’, the writing became more about a specific relationship that was somehow connected to the experience. The series became less about the things that I didn’t want in my body (spider venom, various diseases, a hunk of lead in my chest) and more about the relationships that pertained to those events.
Hand bound, blind-embossed cover, handmade clam-shell book box. Edition of one.
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Hand-bound Tunnel Book | Sam Porter 2013