Multiple Discovery
Photos: Macy Chadwick
  Multiple Discovery, 2022
created with Shift-lab collective

Shift-lab is a collaboration between five book artists and printmakers: Katie Baldwin, Denise Bookwalter, Sarah Bryant, Macy Chadwick and Tricia Treacy.

Multiple Discovery occurs when innovations are made independently and simultaneously in different locations. In this project, Shift-lab uses Multiple Discovery as a metaphor for our own remote, collaborative practice. Working with a common horizon line and color palette, we each developed imagery for this artist book in separate studios. Printed sheets were then exchanged in batches of ten. Individually, we wrote and printed text gathered from a shared collection of source material, then collated and folded our sheets into a unique set of ten copies. The resulting edition of fifty is made up of five variations:

Katie Baldwin, numbers 110
Denise Bookwalter, numbers 1120
Sarah Bryant, numbers 2130
Macy Chadwick, numbers 3140
Tricia Treacy, numbers 4150


Letterpress and Riso printed on Zerkall Book and IBO.
This project was designed, printed, and bound between 2019 and 2022.

Height 11.5 inches
Width is variable between sub-editions

Limited edition of 50.
$800 each. Discount available for multiple copies.

To order, please contact the artist.