Bad Girl Press ~ Washington
(M. J. Linford)

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Mary Jeanne Linford: "I am both a printmaker and book artist, and often use my prints in my books. I use an Ettan etching press to make my prints, and am especially interested in photo-etching processes. I’m also a geek (M.A. Ed. in technology…), and like having some pretty sophisticated computer technology in my toolkit. However, I’m just as happy applying brush or pencil to paper."

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Tool Box
By M. J. Linford
Bainbridge Island, Washington: Bad Girl Press, 2010. Edition of 10.

9 x 10 x 1.75 "; 7 pages. Accordion fold bound into paste downs. Fabriano Artistico hotpress paper, pochoir, aluminum, and electronics. Pop ups. Wood covers with cloth spine.

MJ Linford: "Tools have always been fascinating to me, and I think I would have liked to be a woodworker. My father was a carpenter, and brought me up to respect tools. He had many bits of advice that he passed on over the years, and I’ve learned a lot from those words of wisdom (‘measure once, cut twice’ [sic] most of all). I enjoyed looking up the definitions for each of the tools, and adding my own alternate definitions as well. I learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t work in paper engineering while trying to get the drill bit to spin, the saw to make noise, the tape measure to snap back in, etc."
$1,500 (Last 3 copies)

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No Dog! No!
By Mary Jeanne Linford
Bainbridge Island, Washington: Bad Girl Press. 2009.
[Edition of 15.]

8 x 8"; 14 pages including pastedowns. Accordion fold bound into pastedowns. Pop ups. Pull tab. Pochoir. Hair. Sound element. Bound in paper over boards with cloth spine.

MJ Linford: "My first pop-up book about dogs ... No Dog, No: six reasons not to own a dog. When I was invited to be in a show focused on the theme of dogs, I hesitated. Surely the owners of the gallery knew my position on dogs...don't like 'em, don't want one. It turns out that my dislike of dogs was a key reason in my being asked to be in the show. No Dog, No is the resulting book. While coming up with the images and ideas for each page was a lot of fun, making the book was a big challenge. While I have been making books with moveable structures (volvelles, tunnels, pull-tabs, etc.) for years, this is my first true pop-u' book, where images pop off of the page. To say it was challenging is an understatement. The learning curve was steep, and I discovered a lot about paper characteristics and engineering."
$1,200 (Last 3 copies)

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The Fortune Teller's ABC
By M. J. Linford
Bainbridge Island, Washington: Bad Girl Press, 2009.
Limited edition (with unstated limits).

3.75 x 5.5 x 1"; 28 cards. Housed in lidded tin box with see-through lid. Ouija built in bottom of tin. A 1.25" square "Weigh Yourself Daily" fortune card laid in loose. Colophon tipped on bottom of tin.

Each letter of the alphabet features a type of fortune telling device and comes with a fortune. Instructions for play included.

Colophon: "Will you travel to far distant lands? Fall in love with a mysterious stranger? Find happiness close to home? Shuffle the cards and ask the question. The Fortune Teller's ABC deck will help you find answers to the weighty questions of life."


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