Sarah Bodman UK

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here – with a pile of books

These were letterpress printed at UWE, Bristol as part of a group contribution, where many other bookmarks were also made for the project during Angie Butler’s evening class. I wanted to keep it simple so that people will have to search to find out what it is all about if they pick one up. The pile of books was printed with an existing rubber stamp in pale brown ink – the colour of which is ‘desert sand’.

I have been leaving them in random places, bookshops, cafés, stationers… the kinds of places you would find on al-Mutanabbi Street itself. On 5th March 2015, I will be leaving some after my reading, whilst travelling on trains.

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