Stephan Fiedler

I Did It!

Self-publishing, Essen/Germany, 1992
intaglio printmaking (aquatint etchings), lead typesetting by hand,
printed on mould-made paper by Zerkall,
thread stitching by hand,
slipcase with paper coating
28 pages, 202 x 305 mm
edition of 25

In 1991 I stayed for several months as an intaglio printmaker at Limstone Press / Hine Editions, San Francisco. Beside working with graet artists as Bruce Conner, Richard Tuttle, James Brown and others who were invited by Hank Hine to create artist books at the workshop, I did my own project at the Graphic Arts Worshop, San Francisco. I made a series of more-coloured etchings in aquatint technique reflecting excerpts of the book America by Jean Baudrillard (1987). Back in Germany, I did lead typesetting, printing and binding all by myself at the facilities of the Folkwangschule / Universitšt Essen as a part of my design studies.