Artist Books


±OnePercent is a collaborative artists' book exploration of the duplicative, and yet wildly variant, nature of heredity and the human genetic code. The book, created by 8 graduate students under Marginalia Press, the press of the MA Art and the Book program at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, is a work composed of three innovative books in a multi-layered, nested structure with traditional letterpress, as well as contemporary digital and collagraph printed imagery and text. The book is comprised of structures which follow an arc from traditional to modern to experimental: ancient Coptic, multi-faceted accordion/flag, and sculptural spiral, using mill-made and handmade papers, and cloth. Each structure in its own distinctive way works together with the others to explore the complex ties between human DNA, family relationships, individualism and identity.

size: 5.75x13.5x1.5"
structure/binding: coptic
materials: bookboard, bookcloth, handmade paper, Rives, petri dishes, litmus tests
edition: 40

This book is held in the following collections:

Corcoran College of Art + Design
University of Nebraska/Lincoln, Love Library
Topeka and Shawnee (Kansas) County Public Library
University of Alabama, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library
Carnegie-Mellon University, Special Collections
University of Louisville, Bridwell Art Library
Scripps College, Ella Strong Denison Library
University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada
Bruce Peel Library Special Collections
University of Denver, Penrose Library Special Collections
Virginia Commonwealth University, Cabal Library
Lafayette College, Skillman Library
University of California, Los Angeles, Darling Biomedical Library
University of Colorado, Norlin Library
Baylor University, Crouch Music and Art Library
Private collections