Michael Phillips – artist book – A Common Boat (2004)

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A Common Boat (2004)
Alison Knowles and Michael Phillips

A common interest in Phaseolus vulgaris or the common bean brought artists Alison Knowles and Michael Phillips to delve into their archives for material to produce A Common Boat. Edited and collated the material includes a collection of print ephemera, collage and illustrations related to legumes, specifically beans. Bean Spasms designed by Joe Brainard was reproduced with permission on cover. Book printed single colour, green/brown ink, red card cover (French fold) with Bean Spasms in full colour on dust jacket. 128 pp. 24 x 17 x 1.5 cm. Self-published in an edition of 1000 numbered copies.