Studio of Exhaustion

Clifton Meador

Recent artist’s books.



Soviet Onion
Digitally printed
Eight 24-page booklets, housed in a lasercut paper box pages
6 by 8.5 inches

Edition of 30

Photobooks were a ubiquitous form of propaganda in the Soviet Union—photo albums of famous cities and regions, souvenirs of internal tourism, these books intended as souvenirs or gifts.  But hidden within these bland visual books are layers of mythic narratives of suspicion, exploitation, greed, envy, and control.

Before the Soviet Union fell apart, it was always spinning apart.

Funeral Jar
Digitally printed 
32 pages
6 by 13.5 inches
Sewn with paper cover

Edition of 25

A typographic excavation of Thomas Browne’s 1658 Hydrotaphia

Control Mechanism
Offset lithographed in fluorescent colors
56 pages
8.375 by 10.75 inches
Sewn with paper cover

Edition of160
Project statement

Offset lithographed in split fountain and black
46 pages
8.375 by 10.75 inches
Post Bound

Edition of 125
Project statement

One Hundred
Excellent Flowers

Review by Levi Sherman
Fluorescent four-color
offset lithography.
62 pages
8.5 x 11 inches
Post-bound book with die-cut paper wrapper.

Edition of 200
Project Statement