|Subtitle||Seven West Coast Foodie Vignettes|
|Artist / Creator||Nanette Wylde and Kent Manske|
|Press Name||PreNeo Press|
|Place of Publication||Redwood City, CA|
|Process / Technique||Letterpress and screen printing|
|Number of Images||8 illustrations|
|Structure / Binding||Portfolio holding eight folios|
|Medium / Materials||Book board, book cloth|
|Paper Stock||Speckletone Kraft paper|
|Number of Pages||8 folios|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||6.25 x 18.25 x 0.5 inches closed|
|Edition Size||Edition of 57|
|Box / Wrapper||Three-panel book board portfolio hinged with book cloth|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
Foodies is an artist’s book which explores the diversity of meaning in food-related language. Each story has a contemporary theme, employs its title word in as many different definitions as is possible, and begins with a West Coast table setting. For example, Can takes place midday at a truck stop outside of Los Angeles and Chop during Happy Hour in the North Bay. The portfolio contains seven letterpress printed folios, each with wood type printed cover, two color interior screen print illustration, and original story. In the hand, each folio feels like a menu dishing up an edgy, funny and poignant West Coast flavor. Although situated on the West Coast, these are stories about American culture that introduce characters everyone across the country will be amused with. Production for Foodies includes 46 press runs in 25 delicious colors.
Artist BioKent Manske creates images and symbols to inquire, process, manage, convey and assign meaning to ideas about human existence. He uses both traditional and digital print making and book publishing processes to create one-of-a-kind and limited-edition works on paper. In 1992 he co-founded PreNeo Press in Redwood City, California. His work can be found in public and private collections including the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums and the Oakland Museum of California. Nanette Wylde is an artist, writer and cultural worker making socially reflective, often language-based works generally of hybrid media. Wylde has a BA in Behavioral Science from San Jose State University. Her MFA is in Interactive Multimedia and Printmaking from Ohio State University. She is Professor of Art & Art History at California State University, Chico where she developed and heads the Digital Media/Electronic Arts Program. Her interests include: language, personality, difference, beliefs, systems, ideas, movement, reflection, identity, perceptions, structures, stories, socialization, definitions, context, memory, experience, the natural world, change, and residue.