Inspired by The Xerox Book*, the VCUarts Graphic Design first and second year graduate students created a similar publication. We each contributed 25 pages. For my pages, I challenged myself to use only the photocopier and paper found at my desk (mostly test prints of patterns from another project and some transparent paper).
I developed a system for printing my pages. First, I copied patterns onto the transparent pages, then used the photocopier to ‘build up’ the printed pages by adding a new transparency to the previously printed page.
* The Xerox Book was organized and published by Seth Siegelaub in 1968. Utilizing unconventional modes of exhibition, the Xerox Book marked an ongoing attempt by Siegelaub to show work outside of the gallery setting, and it was his first time showing an exhibition in book form. Siegelaub asked seven artists (Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, and Lawrence Weiner) to create 25 pages of work that responded to the photocopy format.