Washington DC: Abstract Orange, 2024. Softcover. Number 5 of 20 copies signed and numbered by the book artist. Lauren Emeritz is a book artist, letterpress printer and graphic artist who founded and runs Abstract Orange. She creates prints and books by hand using a Vandercook press and wood type, including type she designs and carves herself. Lauren holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Delaware. She is the President and Creative Director of Abstract Orange, a graphic design firm in Washington, DC, and a letterpress associate at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, Maryland. Her work can be found in many institutional and private collections.
This is another powerful work by Lauren in which she addresses social and political issues and events. It is based on the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964. The book has a series of 10 brown sheets of cardboard paper, each with text from provisions of the Act printed in green from hand-carved wood letters of the alphabet. The texts include "equal access to public accommodations," "access to public education," "expand civil rights commission," "equal employment opportunities, " and more. The ten sheets are housed in a bright green paper folder with the title printed in darker green on the cover and a velcro closure. In fine condition. Measures 7 x 11 inches. ARTB/122023. Fine.