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Birgit Skiöld Memorial Trust: Artist Book Award

laser studio / Book Arts
dates: October 2010

Congratulations to the Danish artist Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck!  Ambeck was awarded the Birgit Skiöld Memorial Trust Artist Book Award at the London art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, London 24-26 September 2010 for her artist's book Steam, Salt, Milk – a Nordic creation myth. Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck produced this laser cut and laser etched edition of her originally hand cut unique artist's book during a residency here at the Centre for Fine Print Research in July as one of the selected visiting artists for Tom Sowden's AHRC project: Paper Models: Investigating laser cutting technology to develop new artists’ books and paper-based creative practice for arts, crafts and design.


Steam, Salt, Milk – a Nordic creation myth (2000) http://www.mdd.dk/images/pix.gifwas originally made as a one-off artist's book, hand cut and burnt by the artist. An English translation of the Nordic creation myth, with text translation by the artist, typeset in DIN 9pt. Utilising the laser cutter and inkjet print during the one week residency, Ambeck was finally able to realise this beautiful artist's book as a limited edition. For more information on the artist and her work visit her website


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