|Subtitle||An Alphabet Book Inspired By Sons|
|Artist / Creator||Cathy DeForest|
|Press Name||Jubilation Press|
|Place of Publication||Ashland, Oregon|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion with separate covers.|
|Medium / Materials||Hand painted illustrations; gouache, acrylic, charcoal, prismacolor pencil. Covers wrapped in boys blue jeans fabric.|
|Typography||Adobe Caslon Pro, semi-bold italic|
|Number of Pages||30|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5 x 5 x 1 inches closed; 35 inches open|
|Edition Size||Edition of 100|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
The 26 colorful letters and images of Boys: An Alphabet Book Inspired By Sons, reflect the essence of boys. Each book has a unique cover distinct from the other books in the edition, made from the pocket of children’s blue jeans. A puppet or toy is stuffed into each denim pocket cover, just the way a typical boy would stuff his pockets with treasures. This artist book is intended for children of all ages and the book also functions as a work of art, a sculpture that can adorn a child’s bedroom or a family room shelf. Everyone is invited to romp through the alphabet as each colorful letter, image, and text invites the reader to reflect on the antics and energy of boys.
Sample TextDashing, dueling, determined daredevils Daydreaming, dillydallying days Digging in dirt, ditches, dwellings Depicting dragons, defying dangers __________________________ See Cathy's second book in this series, GIRLS, here.
Artist BioThe expression of beauty in image and word is her primary source of inspiration. She manages Jubilation Press with her poet son, Derek Pyle. Jubilation Press is located in a Tuscan farmhouse outside of Ashland, Oregon. Cathy and Derek select poetry and prose from Poet Laureates to local writers that create meaning in peoples lives and print broadsides and artist books, which inspire and encourage reflection. Cathy's etchings and artist books are part of many collections including: The California Palace Legion of Honor, Oakland Museum, Yale University and UCLA.