Front cover
Front cover

Island, Iceberg is an edition of five artists' books inspired by the eight months I spent living in Okayama, Japan from 2012 to 2013. 

The Iceberg Concept of Culture likens the alluring artifacts of a society foreign to a traveler, including fashion, cuisine, and festivals, to the easily visible portion of an iceberg. This book shares the experience of trying to comprehend the larger and more consequential qualities of a society that, like the rest of the iceberg, lie below the surface and out of sight. 

The hand carved cover shows the majority of Japan’s land mass lying below the surface of a suggested water line, similar to a metaphorical iceberg suspended in the ocean. 

 

Edition Size: 5

Publication Date: 2015

Size: 6” x 8” x 1.5”

On top, flip books with side one facing up. Below, flip books with side two facing up. The letterpress printed description and colophon can be seen to the left.
On top, flip books with side one facing up. Below, flip books with side two facing up. The letterpress printed description and colophon can be seen to the left.
Back cover
Back cover
Details of the hand carved cover, spine, and tail
Details of the hand carved cover, spine, and tail
Stills from a movie showing the progression of Google map images in one of the flip books
Stills from a movie showing the progression of Google map images in one of the flip books
Island, Iceberg Flip Book Demonstration
Front cover
On top, flip books with side one facing up. Below, flip books with side two facing up. The letterpress printed description and colophon can be seen to the left.
Back cover
Details of the hand carved cover, spine, and tail
Stills from a movie showing the progression of Google map images in one of the flip books
Island, Iceberg Flip Book Demonstration
Front cover

Island, Iceberg is an edition of five artists' books inspired by the eight months I spent living in Okayama, Japan from 2012 to 2013. 

The Iceberg Concept of Culture likens the alluring artifacts of a society foreign to a traveler, including fashion, cuisine, and festivals, to the easily visible portion of an iceberg. This book shares the experience of trying to comprehend the larger and more consequential qualities of a society that, like the rest of the iceberg, lie below the surface and out of sight. 

The hand carved cover shows the majority of Japan’s land mass lying below the surface of a suggested water line, similar to a metaphorical iceberg suspended in the ocean. 

 

Edition Size: 5

Publication Date: 2015

Size: 6” x 8” x 1.5”

On top, flip books with side one facing up. Below, flip books with side two facing up. The letterpress printed description and colophon can be seen to the left.
Back cover
Details of the hand carved cover, spine, and tail
Stills from a movie showing the progression of Google map images in one of the flip books
Island, Iceberg Flip Book Demonstration
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