Stamp out Democracy (2012)
Used for official endorsements the humble rubber-stamp embodies power. For just that reason rubber-stamps are employed in Stamp out Democracy.
A minimum number of words ‘endorse’ the message that democracy is always vulnerable. Like all dangers that begin small and are ignored ‘stamp out’ grows in strength with each page until ‘democracy’ has been ‘stamped out’.
On the surface a light-hearted book commenting on the erosion of democratic rights. Below the surface, page by page, this light-heartedness is stamped out.
Rubber-stamps on Kaskad Wheatear Yellow and Curious Translucent paper. Machine bound with red cotton. 21.0 x 15.0 cm. Signed and numbered. Edition of 100.
Publisher: number uno publications / grahame galleries + editions
Grahame, N 2012, Lessons in History Vol. II : Democracy, numero uno publications, grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane. pp. 28, 29
Grahame, N (ed.) 2015, Une histoire du livre d’artiste Australien, numero uno publications. p. 19. (illustrated p. 18).
2017 &So… Artists’ Books from the Centre for Artists’ Books, Queensland College of Art Library, Griffith University
2015 Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Artists’ Books from the Centre for Artists’ Book
2015/16 Une histoire du livre d’artiste australien, Artists’ Books from the Centre for Artists’ Books Cabinet du livre d’artiste, University of Rennes, France
2012 Lessons in History Vol. II – Democaracy
Centre for the Artist Book
Bibliotheca Librorum Apud Artificum
Australian Library of Art, State Library of Queensland
State Library of Victoria
Fryer Library, University of Queensland
Cabinet du livre d’artiste, Université Rennes 2, France
British Library, London