First Collaborative Artists' Book to be published by Marginalia Press at the Corcoran College of Art + Design

January 24, 2011

Washington, DC - Marginalia Press, the MA, Art and the Book program's graduate press at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, publishes its first artists' book.

The collaborative work, OnePercent, explores the duplicative and yet wildly variant nature of heredity and the human genetic code. The book, created by 8 graduate students under the direction of Professor Lynn Sures, is a work comprised of three innovative books in a multi-layered, nested structure with traditional letterpress, as well as contemporary digital and collagraph printed imagery and text. The book is comprised of structures which follow an arc from traditional to modern to experimental: ancient Coptic, multi-faceted accordion/flag, and sculptural spiral, using mill-made and handmade papers, and cloth. Each structure in its own distinctive way works together with the others to explore the complex ties between human DNA, family relationships, individualism and identity.

According to Sures, "The publication of this edition is a very exciting landmark for the Corcoran's Art and the Book MA program and its student-driven Marginalia Press. OnePercent represents a standard of high achievement for the founding class of the program, our first graduating class in Art and the Book. Of note are a strong conceptual basis for the book, as well as the artistry, synergy, and technical skill demonstrated by the collaborators. Their hard work has paid off in an ambitious and fascinating edition for Marginalia's launch."

OnePercent has been published in an edition of 40, with a limited number available for sale through the Corcoran Gallery of Art gift shop.
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