Artists' Books - Artists
Timothy Ely


Information on Ely and his artists' books

Above: The front and back covers of Scighte, by Joe Napora, Timothy Ely, and Ruth Lingen. Published by The Poote Press, New York 1987.

Below: A detail from the back cover of Scighte.

Below: A detail from the image opposite the title page of Scighte.

Above: An example of how text and the seemingly random pattern of the background paper in Scighte combine and enhance each other.

Above: Another example of text and the beautiful colored background paper from Scighte.


Above and Below: Two examples of how text, color, and images are combined in Scighte.

Above: Two details from the two-page spread below. Notice how the image in the red square inset on the right is echoed in the six black insets in the detail on the left.


Above: Part of a page from Synesthesia.

Synesthesia. Text by Terrence McKenna. Hand drawing & painting by Timothy Ely. Typography & printing by Philip Gallo. New York, Granary Books, 1992. 9 1/2" x 7", 40 pages. Edition of 75 . The edition was bound at the Wide Awake Garage.

The colophon states: "Synesthesia is now embedded in history...The drawn and painted images are articulated glossolalia by T.C. Ely refracted from a text by Terence McKenna. Typography & stratified letterpress printing by Philip Gallo at The Hermetic Press. Bookbinding as a teleological process by Daniel E. Kelm & staff at The Wide Awake Garage. The paper is Rives BFK. Set in Eurostile Normal and Extended; with Legend, Trunp Semi Bold and Cooper Black."


Above: Another section of a page from Synesthesia.

Above: An example of text from Synesthesia.
Below: A detail of the response to the above text on the following page.

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