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Quantum – latin quantus – how much?

An accordion book with 22 pages, each page 17.75″ long and 2″ wide, fully extended nearly 11 yards long
Hahnemuehle Buettenpaper, Lokta-Daphne, treated with rabbit skin glue, images pochoir, text type writer
Half clam-shell box, wrapped in navy blue book-cloth







Looking for Matthew

Artists: Bill Denham (Poems & printing) Bettina Pauly (Case binding and box)

Letterpress printed hard cover book with a clam-shell box and audio CD

Book: W 6 1/8” x H 9 3/16” x D 1⁄2”
Clam-shellBox:W615/16”xH915/16 xD11⁄4”
Box CD Cutout: W 5” v H 5” x D 1/8”

Book: Text set in Garamond, rendered to photopolymer plates and printed on Cranes Lettra Pearl White 80# text weight paper.
Text and box title, printed on a Vandercook IV proof press.
Box: Exterior in Musashi Bookcloth Navy; interior in Hosome Poplin Bookcloth Powder Grey; CD envelope, Canson Mi-Tientes Light Blue
Book: Musashi Bookcloth Navy

Matthew 1_editedMatthew 3_editedMatthew 5_editedMatthew 6_edited

Artist statement – Bill Denham :

I made this book both as a lasting tribute to a fellow poet and spoken word artist, a young man whom I loved, and as a broader reminder to any who will listen, that young people are still being killed by gun violence in our cities at an alarming rate.

Since Matt’s murder, at the rate of seven lives a day, 13,286 young people have died in our country from gun violence. Most go unremarked–perhaps a spontaneous street shrine that lasts for a few days or a blip on the local news.

Looking for Matthew, though an expression of my personal grief and of my struggles with personal responsibility, is a permanent reminder of all the other stories that go untold and of the unavoidable reality that our political and economic systems and our institutions are failing our young people and that this failure is our collective failure. These are all our children. Matthew is your child.



Year of the Dragon

A flag-book with 55 flags, size of each flag (L) 2” x (H) 1 1/8”.
The book is (H) 6” x (L) 19“ when fully extended.
Half clam-shell box with belly band for closure. The box is (W) 2 1/2” x (H) 6 1/2” x (D) 1”.
Book is glued into the clam-shell box

The dragon is a hand carved linoleum print, printed on Mulberry paper on a Vandercook Press.
Lokta Paper used for spine.
This is book #1 finished in June 2013.




A sun that rises

A book made for ‘An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street’, accordion fold, letterpress printed text on an abstract etching, vertical orientation, book comes in a half clam-shell box
Book (W) 6″ x (H) 5 3/4″ – (L) 44 1/2″ when fully extended; Box (W) 6 3/8″ x (H) 6″ x (D) 7/8″

Edition size 10, number 2,3, and 4 for ‘An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street’
Book finished in January 2013



Cista Nova Bestiolarum

Three-panel tunnel-book with a hard cover: each panel 16.5” (L) x 6” (H); window cut-out 13” (L) x 4.5” (H)
Book 17” (L) x 6.25” (H) x 025” (D); approximately 8” deep when opened
Half Clam-Shell Box: 17.5” (L) x 6.75” (W) x 1” (H)



The Joy of Stamping

Four-Panel Tunnel-Book, H 5” x W 7.25”, L 4” deep when opened




Carousel Book, H 4.25” x W 3.25” x L 18” (when opened)



The Wild Book

Four-panel tunnel-book, H 6” x W 8.5” closed, approximately 8” deep when opened
Book can be opened from both sides
The box is a half clam-shell box



Duck LeRoy – Duck DeCoy
Book: 4 panel accordion structure using Davey Board, 8”x9” closed, 32” (L) x 9” (W) opened
Half Clam-Shell Box: 1 3/4” (H) x 10” (W) x 9” (L)


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