The Library has just acquired a number of artists' books by designer and artist Colin Sackett.
lightbox | keyboard
Two photographs of print production operators (from The Monotype Recorder, ‘Filmsetting in Focus’, 1965),
paired as endpapers, and in variants of a hundred disconnected parts, each rotating progressively through
quarter-turns in anti-clockwise and clockwise sequences.
8pp, 232 x 232, digital, letterpress, cloth and paper-covered flush-trimmed boards; Axminster 2009
rebroadcast rerecord republish
20pp 200 x 154 inkjet, sewn pamphlet; Axminster 2005
The telephone number of the tower... / A limited number of this leaflet...
8pp, 190 x 130, inkjet, pamphlet; Axminster 2007
The original illustration and text are from the ‘Notes to the Plates’ in J. A. Steers’ visual survey: The Coast of
England and Wales in Pictures, Cambridge 1960.
16pp, 220 x 220, digital, sewn pamphlet; Axminster 2009
“At the centre of every vignettist is a vorticist.” Typographical marriages or engagements between Bewick
and Wadsworth for example, and abbreviation as a form: whether in the rendered line on a map, the
hatched wooden block, or a diminution of the spelt word (often via a ‘de-vowelling’, or coppicing).
8pp 297 x 210 offset, pamphlet; Axminster 1998
up direction or down direction—an enlarged detail of a hypothetical stretch of railway line from a fold-out
illustration “Conventional Signs for Field Sketching” published in A Manual of Map Reading and Field
Sketching, London 1928.
60pp 180 x 100 inkjet, paper-covered casebinding; Axminster 2004
Preface, Hereabouts, Aggregate, Exchange, Undulator, Segue, Rota, Commentary, Rereader, Monophonic,
Dtchnglsh, Wtrcrssbds, BBBN, BKMK, Ocularo, Blackboard, Geographyskulptur, Clicktrack, Elastical,
Onwrongoing, Titletrack, Invsblndscpe.
32pp text, 8pp plates 215 x 155 offset, paper-covered casebinding / paperback; Axminster 1999
Flooded Landscape near Exeter
16pp, 200 x 130, digital, sewn pamphlet; Axminster 2009,
an abbreviation / privately printed
16pp 204 x 140 inkjet, invertible sewn pamphlet; edition of 100 copies, Axminster 2005
…eighty pages unbacked alternating spreads…printed black letterpress and one colour…containing nothing
but the sound of its own making…
80pp 123 x 93 letterpress, paper-covered casebinding; Axminster 2002
Thirty-five printed and bound pages, oblique aerial photographs and texts from Landscape from the air,
F J Monkhouse, Cambridge 1959.
76pp 140 x 105 inkjet, cloth and paper-covered flush-trimmed boards; Axminster 2007