This book features a collection of hand-drawn maps depicting various parts of Paris. I had the pleasure of living there for a month and explored a great deal. I did my navigation for the most part without the aid of a smartphone or city map. As I became aware of places I wanted to visit I would look them up online from where I was staying and draw myself a simple map, generally to a place from the closest metro station. Upon my arrival back in the states, I realized that I now had this small collection of maps, each with its own related memories. This book exists to showcase these maps as interesting images, to impart some of my adventures in navigation and to serve as an offbeat guide of sorts to the Paris I discovered.
This publication is produced in small batch editions. Each copy measures 4.25”x5.5” and is hand-bound, dated and numbered. The maps inside are overlaid with vellum pages bearing names and descriptions of each place that was mapped. Additionally, each cover features an individual red and blue drawing. No two books are the same.
Here before you is a curated selection of my social media status updates. The title mimics the story collections of various authors, quite often entitled “[Author’s Name]: The Collected Stories.” Like such works, in which the collected stories have often been previously published, these status updates have all been previously “shared” on a social networking website. This purposeful print collection is meant to question the permanence of sharing something on the internet and the differences between various modes of publishing.
OK Cupid Messages I Have Not Responded To is a chronicle of real messages I received during my stint on the online dating website, OK Cupid. These unanswered messages are here presented as a brief glimpse into the world of online dating. This publication brags no ability to summarize the online dating experience, but instead exists to provide entertainment to its readers (though not at the expense of the message authors, whose identities remain anonymous).
This publication is printed in small batch editions. Each copy is hand-numbered, stamped with the date of the edition’s completion and bound by hand with bookbinding thread. The covers were printed on vintage construction paper.
Moleskinexcavation is a publication that aims to excavate, categorize, and present in an alternative fashion the contents of the most recent finished Moleskine notebook of one Delphine Bedient (also the publisher of this work). The notebook served as her sketchbook, journal, note-taking device, list receptacle and general mental catch-all and was with her at all times during its use. This retrospective examination results in an unintentional self portrait and a comment on what we find inportant enough to write down.
Produced in small batch editions, numbered, and stamped with the date of the edition’s completion.
The contents of this publication, entitled Room Service, were compiled during my two-year employment at a hotel restaurant. I found the variety of abbreviations used on the room service order-taking sheets to be very interesting. I present to you here a dissected study of said order sheets, loosely organized by category. It serves as a fascinating study of abbreviations, handwriting and dining preferences.
Produced in small batch editions, hand numbered and stamped with the date of its production.
Algeria: Notes on an Unfamiliar Place is a quarter-size 32 page publication about Algeria. The text is correspondence from my father chronicling his and my mother’s move from Lincoln, Nebraska to Algiers, Algeria to work for the US Foreign Service. Designed, edited, illustrated, and assembled by yours truly.
Produced in small batch editions, each book is bound by hand, individually numbered, and stamped with the date of the edition’s completion.
Peep, Issue 20 features a recipe for biscuits, helpful life tips, a mad lib written by yours truly and much more.
Produced in a limited edition of 65 copies, each copy is bound and numbered by hand and stamped with the date of its creation.