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“The nucleus of the Joy cell is buoyant and it can transfer invisibly into other cells without realization by the host. This is a most desirous outcome…The presence of other positive cells (Trust, Love, Curiosity, and Work) can greatly influence the production and hardiness of Joy. Exposure to nature is also imperative to the existence of Joy cells. Taking a daily walk is highly recommended.”

Made Up
Ellen Knudson
Gainesville, FL: Crooked Letter Press, 2015
N7433.4 K58 M43 2015

Written, designed, and letterpress printed by Ellen Knudson. Seventeen drum-leaf-bound spreads with eight gate folds in illustrated paper over boards with cloth spine. From the artist’s statement: “[A] non-scientific science book about the imaginary cellular composition of the human body. Fourteen cells are illustrated: Anger, Curiosity, Failure, Fear, Jealousy, Joy, Knowledge, Location, Love, The Past, Success, Talent, Trust, Work. The cell images are…multi-block and reduction linoleum prints with a diagram explaining how each cell operates…imaginary, emotional cellular structures…” Typefaces are Spectrum and Franklin Gothic Condensed. Printed from photopolymer plates onto Mohawk 100# text weight paper. Edition of fifty copies, signed. Rare Books copy is no. 18.

Joyful graduates! Keep on working! Keep on succeeding! Keep on walking!