Me & My Automobile by Julie Shaw Lutts

This book was inspired by my love of cars, which was handed down to me by my handsome father (seen as a young man in his two-tone green Cadillac), with whom family road trips were always full of fun and adventure. There are 18 pages of cars and owners in the book—and when it’s turned over, it can be assembled into a beautiful large red Cadillac.

Artist Bio

Julie Shaw Lutts creates artist books exploring themes of feminism, womanhood, science, history, family, and the natural world, using all kinds of media including old photographs, handwritten letters, keepsakes, relics, tintypes, old maps, vintage kid gloves. Each found object has its own story which informs the narrative she creates. Her work is often housed in vintage boxes, each integral to the work. Many of her artist books are unique and have pages which can be held and manipulated by the reader to offer a personalized experience. Shaw Lutts has shown extensively in both solo and group exhibits. Her work is in museum and library collections, including The Tate Britain, The Bodleian Library at Oxford University, Cardiff University, Book Arts Museum Poland, UCLA, Emory U, Baylor, Bowdoin College, Tufts University and Savannah College of Art & Design. She is the creator of the first artist book app, The CuRiOuS Alphabet, which is now available on all devices at