Roll Call artist’s book

Here is an artist’s book that I made which contains an alphabetical list of Ghost Estates in Ireland. I used a coptic stitch to bind this book. This stitch was first used by the Copt Christians in Egypt as early as 2AD. I love this stitch as it forms a beautiful pattern along the spine.

The cover of the book is made from thin plywood. The text block was printed on Cromatico 100gsm paper which is highly transparent. This lends a certain ghostly quality to the book, where layers of estate names are visible on top of each other.

The information for this artist’s book is based on figures from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government’s Unfinished Housing Estate Survey October 2010 and the All-Island Research Observatory Housing map analysis toolkit. This handmade artist’s book measures 25 x 10 x 2 cms.