Upcoming Issues

JAB publishes both commissioned and submitted articles, and occasionally invite guest editors to produce theme-based issues. In addition to feature articles, JAB also includes artist pages or inserts; regular columns such as the Books Received and Noted section (sometimes called Books Reviewed, or Of Particular Note, depending on editoral whim), which lists and reviews new books; announcements of upcoming book art events; and reviews of exhibitions. See the Submissions page if you are interested in submitting something for an upcoming issue.

And check below for what to expect in the future…

FUTURE JAB44 ◙ Fall 2018 ◙ JAB44, due to hit the streets in fall of 2018, consists of two artists’ books as well as essays and book reviews. What, you may ask, are the two mysterious artists’ books?? Well, we're here to tell you, they are


Below you will find descriptions of these fine works,
and some sneak preview images from the press sheets.
Prepare to be dazzled!
Click on the images below to see larger versions.

JAB HATCH is a collaboration between the Journal of Artists’ Books and Hatch Show Print in Nashville, TN.

The outside cover consists of make-ready letterpress printed at Hatch Show Print during 2016.
Each cover is unique and represents some of the many posters designed and printed at Hatch.

On the front cover, the title HATCH / JAB, was letterpress printed at the Center for Book, Paper & Print / Columbia College Chicago by April Sheridan and Brad Freeman in February 2017. The woodtype font is Streamer No. 21 made by William H. Page — based on the face Unique. Special thanks to David Shields for providing us with this information.

The text block consists of set-up sheets from past JABs overprinted during the previous few years, and then overprinted again with photo/images of Hatch Show Print and from a film of Lazlo Moholy-Nagy’s Space Light Modulator at the Art Institute of Chicago.

The inside cover, with photography and design by BF, was offset printed on the Heidelberg GTO (eine farben) in CMYK at CBPP. The paper is Mohawk Superfine ultrawhite smooth throughout.

an artists’ book by johanna drucker and brad freeman

The text in The Fall was composed by Johanna Drucker through compression as derivatives from two different sources: news stories between November 8, 2016, the day Donald Trump was elected, and April 25, 2017, three months into his presidency; and from Edward Gibbon, History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1, published 1776. The text in this book is derived from the Gutenberg online file which is identified as written in 1782 and published posthumously in 1845 with notes and revision by Reverend H.H. Milman. Click here for a link to the source text.
( http://www.gutenberg.org/files/731/731-h/731-h.htm#link2HCH0001 )

The contrasts and comparisons are obvious.

The design, photographs, digital collages, & production in The Fall was done by Brad Freeman.
It was offset printed on the Heidelberg GTO at the Center for Book, Paper & Print, Columbia College Chicago, in spring & summer 2018.

It’s gonna be here before you know it, so
Subscribe today, before you forget!


While you’re waiting, take a journey back in time to read about
this JAB curatorial event.
Click on the postcard image above to find out more.

Perhaps you are looking for back issues? Like the FRENCH JAB37?

Or perhaps you are yearning for a copy of
JAB36, the "Artists in Studios" issue?

Order today, using the order form on the SUBSCRIBE page!

AND... Here’s another most excellent and insightful option…

Perhaps you would like to order the facsimile issue of Johanna Drucker’s
From A to Z: OUR AN (Collective Specifics) an im partial bibliography,
now available from the Journal of Artists’ Books for only $25!

Contact Brad Freeman at JAB World Headquarters for sales and more information: