Made Up is a non-scientific science book about the imaginary cellular composition of the human body. Fourteen cells are illustrated: Anger, Curiosity, Failure, Fear, Jealousy, Joy, Knowledge, Location, Love, The Past, Success, Talent, Trust, Work.
The cell images are vibrant multi-block and reduction linoleum prints with a diagram explaining how each cell operates. The text is playfully pseudo-scientific and presents theories about the attributes that “make up” a person.
The inspiration for Made Up stems from a general fascination with how things are constructed. I often think about how people are similar and how we are different, and wonder how those similarities and differences occur. I had been drawing cells in my sketchbook and formed the idea of imaginary, emotional cellular structures that might “make up” a person. I listed fourteen types of cells (Anger, Curiosity, etc.) and wrote text for each cell using indirectly scientific language. To further support the pseudo-scientific nature of the books’ content, I used a non-digital form of image creation for the cells — multi-block linoleum cuts.
|Press Name/Publisher||Crooked Letter Press|
|Place of Publication||Gainesville, FL|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Letterpress and multiple block linoleum cuts|
|Number of Images/ Illustrations||14 illustrations|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Drum leaf binding|
|Paper Stock||Mohawk Superfine 100# Text|
|Typography||Spectrum and Franklin Gothic Condensed printed from photopolymer plates|
|Number of Pages||17 spreads, which includes 8 gatefolds|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||6 x 12.25 x 1 inches closed|
|Edition Size||Edition of 50|
|Box/ Wrapper||Clamshell enclosure|
|Signed and Numbered?||Signed and Numbered Edition|