This is a blog on artist books, artist notebooks, magazines, poetry editions and other small print publications. Like FRIOUR is the Icelandic word for peace, BOKLIST are the Icelandic words for book (bok) and art (list). This is also a group blog in which those who are invited can upload their own books and/or comments.

Saturday, February 18, 2006


Christine Tarantino made this box to cover the 3d compilation of contributions to the project "Turtle Visions".

I made 3 artist books in which I reproduced the scanned contributions.

Next to the images were poems on Turtles or diary fragments.

The 3d book was lying in my flat without a destination and I decided to put it into the network again, to get more reactions and interventions on "Turtles"...

This was the start of a corresponDANCE and friendship between Christine and myself. An Internet group on artist books refused the idea of a book traveling to the "unknown" inside the network. It was this clash of ideas and mentalities that brought us closer...

Cover of the original 3d compilation, made of marbled paper, a technique that comes from Turkey and that was demonstrated to me by Alain Valet (Belgium) and by some artists in Germany whom I met in Dusseldorf during a fair on printing techniques. They were demonstrating this on the streets and I loved the magic of it...

New added material in Turtle Visions 3

by Zois Elizabeth (USA)

who visited me with her partner Lynn

in 2004 and 2005 and whom I looking forward

to meet again in 2006 ...

New intervention by Christine, who understood Turtle's abilities to achieve peace and understanding, a slow process but belonging to an age before men existed, like all reptiles I cherish their wisdom and memory and longing and belonging ... (GV)

The original book was size: 15 X 21 cm and contained 104 pages


Issues is us is a great set of artist books, conceived as a whole and put in a box, created by Christine Tarantino and mailed to me

The 5 books are inner connected and explore themes as:






The books are all made with recycled,

found or discarded materials

and then put into black covers

Size: 16 X 11 inches

It made me return to my second trip to the US

in 1997 when Mavis Avis Fenderson donated me

an artist book made also with discarded stuff.

During my travels I've always used this book

as an example how to make an artist book with

scraps and that not all artist books are the

result of so-called "fine arts".


It was great to see how Mavis' work (with whom I lost touch) surfaced again in the artistic and human explorations of Christine.


Words of Light Int'L Publishing

275 Baldwinville Road

Phillipston, MA

01331-9733 USA

Christine's new project is a tribute to Ellen Degeneres!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


A to Z was a mail art project proposed by Christine Tarantino. She asked to mail a postcard creation based on a letter of the alphabet.

She turned the project now into a stunning artist book production.

Size: 15 X 21,5 cm

Pages: 40

All postcards creations are printed in color on double folded sheets.

Contributions by 23 different artists

V by Carla Cryptic, USA

E by Soluna, USA

Saturday, February 04, 2006

josé roberto sechi - pense aqui

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

from carla bertola

from carla bertola
Originally uploaded by jim leftwich.

luc fierens & francois liénard

luc fierens & francois liénard

linda pelati & luc fierens

linda pelati & luc fierens
Originally uploaded by jim leftwich.