Big Jump Press

A Codex Miracle


Just in the nick of time, a working model of my new book is ready to make the trip to the Codex Book Fair on Saturday. Now to business packing my bags and making lists of all the things I have ignored for the last two weeks. Here is a glimpse of the first (semi) finished copy of Figure Study, produced in an edition of 35.


A lidded box on the left contains 114 sheets of drafting film printed with figures representing population data for every region on earth. A booklet placed in the center panel contains an index to help interpret the data and a short essay by David Allen about our process and sources.


Under the book, a grid framed by walnut corners waits to help the viewer layer and interpret the figures.




Of 35 copies, 25 are available for purchase. Pricing information to come.

I can be found, book in hand, at the Shift-lab table at the Codex Book Fair  from February 8-11 in Richmond, California. On February 13th I’ll be giving a lecture about this project at The University of Nevada Reno. There is an exhibition of Big Jump books running there now. If you are in the area, please come!

EXHIBITION: Origins: Artist’s Books and Early Drafts from Big Jump Press ­
January 30th-April 30th, 2015 Please join us for a reception on Thursday,
February 12th from 5:30-7:30 Jot Travis Building, room 118, UNR main campus

LECTURE: Artist’s Books, Population Pyramids & Data Visualization Friday,
February 13th from 5:30-6:30 Church Fine Arts Building, room 153

11 comments on “A Codex Miracle

  1. Chris MacCormick
    February 5, 2015

    Not actually a miracle, I believe.

  2. lgpaperarts
    February 5, 2015

    Very impressive and wonderful! So glad you were able to complete it in time, remarkable in itself! Enjoy the Codex Book Fair! Warmly, Nancy Akerly

    Sent from my iPad


  3. Mitch
    February 5, 2015

    Congratulations! It looks absolutely beautiful. You’re an inspiration, Sarah!

  4. metalandmettle
    February 5, 2015


  5. Linda Stinchfield
    February 5, 2015

    Well done!

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