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Otis Laboratory Press participates in lab collaborative projects and with established and emerging artists in creating books, broadsides, and other printed matter. With grateful appreciation to Alison Saar, the proceeds raised for the Otis Laboratory Press will fund future collaborations between artists and writers for the Otis Laboratory Press Broadside & Book Series.

Spirits In My Head

Spirits in My Head by Alison Saar

By Alison Saar and Poem By Harryette Mullen printed by Leslie Ross-Robertson and assisted by Gabe Zimmer (Alumnus '13) for Otis Laboratory Press.

Alison Saar working at Lab Press

Alison Saar working at Lab Press

Spirits in My Head

Detail of Broadside and Poem

Spirits in My Head

Limited edition broadside print by Alison Saar
with poem by Harryette Mullen, in conjunction with the exhibition

Alison Saar: STILL...(2012). 

10 x 16 inches, edition of 52.

Available - contact

Lab Press (310) 665-6846


One Must Return Broadside

Alex Kizu, Fabian Debora, Juan-Carlos Munoz HernandezBridging Homeboy Industries

The Artists: Alex Kizu, Fabian Debora, Juan-Carlos Munoz Hernandez

This broadside was a collaboration with the three artists, Fabian Debora, Alex Kizu and
    Juan-Carlos Munoz Hernandez, printed by leslie Ross-Robertson for Laboratory Press in conjunction with the show
    Bridging Homeboy Industries ( Jan. 2- Mar. 23, 2013) at Ben Maltz Gallery and curated by Annie Buckley.The broadside is an edition of 100, and 50 copies were donated to
    Homeboy Industries and Father Greg Boyle to benefit the program.

The letterpress broadside is 13" x 17.25"
    The edition is still available.
    Please contact OTIS Lab Press (310) 655-6846 or for details. 


From There to Here

From There to Here Book

Flag and Spine View of From There to Here Detail view of flags

From There to Here is a collaboration between four artists whose talents and lives intersect at Otis College of Art and Design, in conjunction with the exhibition at Ben Maltz Gallery,
Binding Desire: Unfolding Artist's Books.

The flag book structure presented the perfect form to incorporate four journeys to the college in both a literal storytelling manner as well as a larger historical perspective that brought the collaborators together. The book, From There to Here is a letterpress printed and hand-bound. The edition size is 20. The book dimensions are 10.5" x 6.125" x 1".

The book contains the artists’ journey in the codex of the book, with a map of Los Angeles as the flag image, and the back of the spine which contains the colophon, method, means, and biographical information of the artists:
Jennifer Graves, Janet Kupchick, Leslie Ross-Robertson, and Jamie Russom.

Included in special collection libraries across the country, and in three exhibitions:
Book as Art Flight Edition, Decatur Arts Alliance, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, October 2018—October 2019,
Book as Art Expanding the Limits, Decatur Arts Alliance, 2014, and 
Bookworks 2014, 15th Triennial Pacific Center for the Book Arts Member Show, San Francisco Main Library, 2014.