Mindy Belloff, “Hester . Emma . Sonia (Subtitle: Joni . Annie . Tracy) – A Postmodern Feminist Discourse”


Mindy Belloff
NEW YORK, New York

Hester . Emma . Sonia (Subtitle: Joni . Annie . Tracy) – A Postmodern Feminist Discourse

Fine Press Edition: Ed. 32, 300-pages, 2021. Main text excerpted from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter,” Gustave Flaubert’s “Madam Bovary,” and Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment.” Concept, designs, typography, artworks, printing, and publishing by Mindy Belloff, NYC. Includes an Introduction, “No Text Stands Alone,” written by Saul Ostrow, art critic and curator; an Afterword, “Through A Feminist Lens,” and an Appendix with over 100 references, and list of over 40 artworks and calligrams. Over 180 letterpress runs. Standard binding aqua blue Sokoto leather spine millimeter binding with letterpress printed covers printed by Mindy Belloff, inside a unique middle opening box, sewn and bound by Celine Lombardi. Main text and artworks printed on an Epson Professional SureColor P600 inkjet printer with archival pigmented inks, commentaries and calligrams printed letterpress on a Universal III Automatic Adjustable Bed Press (Uni III A/B), on Crane’s cotton rag text weight papers. Back endsheet printed letterpress. The text is digitally typeset in Adobe Jenson Pro with additional fonts (Lydian Cursive MT, Fine Gothic Medium, Luminari, Berliner, Berliner Fraktur, Garamond Premier Pro, and Goudy Text MT). The typography and page compositions were designed in Adobe InDesign and image reproductions of artwork were painstakingly color corrected in Adobe PhotoShop, some drawings and photographs also manipulated in Adobe Illustrator.
10.5 x 7.75 x 1.75 inches

Artist Statement