Layout / Print Production / Publishing

Aznbf is a book in service of dialogue, and the result of conversations with nine people about the relationship between asianness and masculinity.

Conversations were unstructured and often spanned a range of topics including upbringing, love/sexuality/relationships, creative work, family, politics, belonging, etc. Audio from these conversations was transcribed and loosely categorized, thereby divorcing content from speaker. Lines of text were then reordered to form composite poems which attempt to articulate a collective voice. Additionally, interviewees were given a single-use 35mm camera to represent their world through film. Aznbf is an artifact of this process and a container within which to make public(s).  

Aznbf was printed on a Risograph RP3700 using 6 colors: sunflower, cornflower, bright red, sea foam, orchid, and HD black. The book is 82 pages with a hand-sewn binding and custom debossed gatefold cover.

Edition of 150.

The book is accompanied by a 10″ x 15.5″ poster which was inspired by the forms created by redacting transcripts from interviews with Aznbf participants.

Aznbf received support from