|Artist / Creator||Linda Hancock|
|Place of Publication||Madison, WI|
|Author of Text||Peg Sherry|
|Medium / Materials||Paper with soft paper binding and banana paper endpapers. The simple sewn binding is hidden behind a red paper cover wrap. Ink and gouache with Xerox transfer and collage. Lettering with folded pen.|
|Paper Stock||Arches Text Laid|
|Number of Pages||12|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||10.75 x 11.25 x .125 inches|
This book was inspired by the poem Now by Peg Sherry, imploring us to live in the "present," the "now." The alternating frenetic and calm images with minimal color distraction (red/black/cream) and the forward-slanted lettering endeavor to represent the poem’s message of urgency mixed with determination.
Artist BioLinda P. Hancock has been a working artist for over 40 years, with an emphasis in lettering and in watercolor painting an drawing. She maintains a full-time commerical lettering studio and part-time painting studio in Madison, Wisconsin. Currently serving on the Board of the Chicago Calligraphy Collective, Linda Hancock has been pursuing her calligraphic training since 1968 when she began studying letterforms at The Colorado College from which she was graduated in English Literature in 1969. She has studied with such noted artists as Thomas Ingmire, Brody Neuenschwander, Georgia Deaver, Charles Pearce and Suzanne Moore, and has exhibited in Madison, Minneapolis, Chicago, New York and London. Her work has been selected for the permanent collection of the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison and the Newberry Library in Chicago.