13
2010
Clam-shell box with 13 etchings executed in hardground-, softground etching, aquatint, burnishing and photopolymer on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 13
Paper Dimension: 33 x 27 cm
Image Dimension: 20 x 14 cm
Box Dimension: 34 x 29 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A portfolio of thirteen original intaglios housed in a clam-shell box is the outcome of a collaboration between Am I Collective and Warren Editions. For this project, Am I Collective took inspiration from the stereotypical and unlucky events in South Africa and uses irony to interpret the tales of misfortune. From this thirteen scenarios were depicted in the intaglio medium by thirteen illustrators. Hence this portfolio is titled, 13. The illustrators at Am I Collective were responsible for the images. Warren Editions collaborated with each of illustrator so as to translate their image into an intaglio print.

Am I Collective was a studio of diversely talented individuals who each brought to the table their own unique creative ability, be it design, illustration or fine art. Warren Editions prints and publishes original fine art prints by both emerging and established South African artists.

The illustrators that participated in the project were: Christo Basson, Clinton Campbell, Emma Cook, Jean de Wet, Jurgen Goldsmidt,Marna Hattingh, Ian Jepson, Miné Jonker, Kara Leibbrandt, Sindiso Nyoni, Ruan Vermeulen, Elise Wessels and Carmen Ziervogel.

The series combines the intaglio techniques of hardground-, softground etching, aquatint and spitbite aquatint. There is a sleeve with a descriptor to accompany each artwork. The prints in total make up an edition of 13, 6 Artist’s Proofs, 1 BAT, 2 Printer’s Proofs and 1 Publisher’s Proof.

Each impression is signed and numbered in pencil by the illustrator and bears the chop mark of Am I Collective and Warren Editions in the lower right margin.

Each impression is 14 cm in height by 20 cm in width printed on Zerkall Bütten 250gsm paper that is 33 cm in height by 27 cm in width. The cover image, designed by Am I Collective, is debossed with foiling. The printers are, master printer Zhané Warren and Sara-Aimee Verity. The colophon was printed on a letterpress at The Letterpress Company and the box was handmade by Tristar. The sleeves are digitally printed on tracing paper 110gsm.

 

box-web

clint-web

jean-web

marna-web

mine-web

sindiso-web

elise-web

box-open-web

christo-web

emma-web

jurgen-web

ian-web

kara-web

ruan-web

carmen-web

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christowithtype1

christowithtype2

 

Christo Basson

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clintwithtype2

 

Clinton Campbell

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emmawithtext2

 

Emma Cook

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jeanwithtype1
jeanwithtype2

 

Jean de Wet

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jurgenwithtext1
jurgenwithtext2

 

Jurgen Goldsmidt

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marnawithtext2

 

Marna Hattingh

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ianwithtext1
ianwithtext2

 

Ian Jepson

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minewithtype2

 

Miné Jonker

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karawithtext1
karawithtext2

 

Kara Leibbrandt

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sindisowithtype2

 

Sindiso Nyoni

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ruanwithtext1
ruanwithtext2

 

Ruan Vermeulen

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elisewithtype1
elisewithtype2

 

Elise Wessels

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Carmen Ziervogel