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Collocation No. 14 (NATURE) Left Panel, Collocation No. 14 (NATURE) Right Panel, MORE BOOKS, and WORD STUDY by Mickey Smith
 As we slowly replace printed books with digital versions, conceptual artist and photographer Mickey Smith has made it her mission to document bound periodicals and professional journals in public libraries. Some of the volumes she has captured have already been destroyed. “I am struck by the physical mass of knowledge and the tenuousness of printed work as it fades from public consciousness,” says Smith. 
Collocation No. 14 (NATURE) Left Panel, Collocation No. 14 (NATURE) Right Panel, MORE BOOKS, and WORD STUDY by Mickey Smith
 As we slowly replace printed books with digital versions, conceptual artist and photographer Mickey Smith has made it her mission to document bound periodicals and professional journals in public libraries. Some of the volumes she has captured have already been destroyed. “I am struck by the physical mass of knowledge and the tenuousness of printed work as it fades from public consciousness,” says Smith. 
Collocation No. 14 (NATURE) Left Panel, Collocation No. 14 (NATURE) Right Panel, MORE BOOKS, and WORD STUDY by Mickey Smith
 As we slowly replace printed books with digital versions, conceptual artist and photographer Mickey Smith has made it her mission to document bound periodicals and professional journals in public libraries. Some of the volumes she has captured have already been destroyed. “I am struck by the physical mass of knowledge and the tenuousness of printed work as it fades from public consciousness,” says Smith. 
Collocation No. 14 (NATURE) Left Panel, Collocation No. 14 (NATURE) Right Panel, MORE BOOKS, and WORD STUDY by Mickey Smith
 As we slowly replace printed books with digital versions, conceptual artist and photographer Mickey Smith has made it her mission to document bound periodicals and professional journals in public libraries. Some of the volumes she has captured have already been destroyed. “I am struck by the physical mass of knowledge and the tenuousness of printed work as it fades from public consciousness,” says Smith. 

Collocation No. 14 (NATURE) Left Panel, Collocation No. 14 (NATURE) Right Panel, MORE BOOKS, and WORD STUDY by Mickey Smith

 As we slowly replace printed books with digital versions, conceptual artist and photographer Mickey Smith has made it her mission to document bound periodicals and professional journals in public libraries. Some of the volumes she has captured have already been destroyed. “I am struck by the physical mass of knowledge and the tenuousness of printed work as it fades from public consciousness,” says Smith. 

Encyclopedia 2 by Valerie Roybal

Artist Valerie Roybal layers bits of books, magazines, postcards and handwritten letters into the stuff of book-nerd dreams. “Order, association and reverence emerge from the collecting, sorting, arranging, shaping and placement of each piece into a whole,” says Roybal.

Prints of this edition begin at $60

Ideal Bookshelf 353: English Lit and Ideal Bookshelf: James Franco by Jane Mount—two of many lit-happy works featured in our Art for Word Nerds Gift Guide“I paint people’s ideal bookshelves: your favorite books, books that changed your life, books that made you who you are… I think of this project as an intimate form of portraiture; a way to illustrate who the subject is on the inside instead of out.” — Jane Mount, whose recently published book, My Ideal Bookshelf, is pure art-lit gold. Every single person at 20x200 HQ is an unabashed, book-lovin’ word nerd. We encourage you to indulge your passion for typography, fonts, poetry, mottos and mantras with these specially selected works of art.
Ideal Bookshelf 353: English Lit and Ideal Bookshelf: James Franco by Jane Mount—two of many lit-happy works featured in our Art for Word Nerds Gift Guide“I paint people’s ideal bookshelves: your favorite books, books that changed your life, books that made you who you are… I think of this project as an intimate form of portraiture; a way to illustrate who the subject is on the inside instead of out.” — Jane Mount, whose recently published book, My Ideal Bookshelf, is pure art-lit gold. Every single person at 20x200 HQ is an unabashed, book-lovin’ word nerd. We encourage you to indulge your passion for typography, fonts, poetry, mottos and mantras with these specially selected works of art.

Ideal Bookshelf 353: English Lit and Ideal Bookshelf: James Franco by Jane Mount—two of many lit-happy works featured in our Art for Word Nerds Gift Guide

“I paint people’s ideal bookshelves: your favorite books, books that changed your life, books that made you who you are… I think of this project as an intimate form of portraiture; a way to illustrate who the subject is on the inside instead of out.” — Jane Mount, whose recently published book, My Ideal Bookshelf, is pure art-lit gold.

Every single person at 20x200 HQ is an unabashed, book-lovin’ word nerd. We encourage you to indulge your passion for typography, fonts, poetry, mottos and mantras with these specially selected works of art.

Ideal Bookshelf 505: Fashion and Ideal Bookshelf 506: Cooking by Jane Mount Fashionistas and balabustas alike will delight in these new prints by the skilled and sprightly Jane Mount, a treasured 20x200 collaborator who has inspired friend-crushes across 20x200 HQ. Whether you’re a Vesta or an Aphrodite (or both, in which case, you are your own class of goddess), Ms. Mount collects the best and brightest in each genre in Ideal Bookshelf 506: Cooking and Ideal Bookshelf 505: Fashion.Learn more in our newsletter and discover Jane Mount’s gorgeous book, My Ideal Bookshelf.
Ideal Bookshelf 505: Fashion and Ideal Bookshelf 506: Cooking by Jane Mount Fashionistas and balabustas alike will delight in these new prints by the skilled and sprightly Jane Mount, a treasured 20x200 collaborator who has inspired friend-crushes across 20x200 HQ. Whether you’re a Vesta or an Aphrodite (or both, in which case, you are your own class of goddess), Ms. Mount collects the best and brightest in each genre in Ideal Bookshelf 506: Cooking and Ideal Bookshelf 505: Fashion.Learn more in our newsletter and discover Jane Mount’s gorgeous book, My Ideal Bookshelf.

Ideal Bookshelf 505: Fashion and Ideal Bookshelf 506: Cooking by Jane Mount

Fashionistas and balabustas alike will delight in these new prints by the skilled and sprightly Jane Mount, a treasured 20x200 collaborator who has inspired friend-crushes across 20x200 HQ. Whether you’re a Vesta or an Aphrodite (or both, in which case, you are your own class of goddess), Ms. Mount collects the best and brightest in each genre in Ideal Bookshelf 506: Cooking and Ideal Bookshelf 505: Fashion.

Learn more in our newsletter and discover Jane Mount’s gorgeous book, My Ideal Bookshelf.

Artist Jane Mount creates portraits of people through their favorite books. The newest subjects in her perfectly named Ideal Bookshelf series are actor/director James Franco and 20x200 founder and CEO Jen Bekman.  We’re delighted to get a glimpse at the literary tastes of these creative souls, and thrilled about Jane’s just-released collection, My Ideal Bookshelf. Learn more about Jane Mount’s brilliant portraits.
Artist Jane Mount creates portraits of people through their favorite books. The newest subjects in her perfectly named Ideal Bookshelf series are actor/director James Franco and 20x200 founder and CEO Jen Bekman.  We’re delighted to get a glimpse at the literary tastes of these creative souls, and thrilled about Jane’s just-released collection, My Ideal Bookshelf. Learn more about Jane Mount’s brilliant portraits.

Artist Jane Mount creates portraits of people through their favorite books. The newest subjects in her perfectly named Ideal Bookshelf series are actor/director James Franco and 20x200 founder and CEO Jen Bekman.  We’re delighted to get a glimpse at the literary tastes of these creative souls, and thrilled about Jane’s just-released collection, My Ideal Bookshelf.

Learn more about Jane Mount’s brilliant portraits.

New Mexico-based artist Valerie Roybal marks her seventh edition with 20x200 with the vibrant Zigzag1.

In her practice, Valerie turns to recycled materials—encyclopedias, vintage books and magazines—layering and reconstructing them to arrive at a creation entirely her own. Translated beautifully and faithfully into archival pigment prints, their palette is reminiscent of the very places from which she sourced the original materials. In introducing Valerie to 20x200 for the first time, a few years ago, Jen Bekman described the unique appeal of her work