A semi-fictional visual narrative about a young woman’s holiday, an exciting unescorted trip to the shore with friends, which is set in the late 1940’s. This short visual story investigates a new sense of independence for women that occurred during and following World War II as well as investigating American culture, family, and memory. The limited edition artist book was developed from repurposed vernacular photographs from the artist’s family archive and the book’s layout concept was inspired by Kodak and Ansco promotional booklets that were available with dime/drug stores film processing in the late 1940’s and into the 1950’s.
Concept, development & design: Douglas Stockdale copyright 2017.
Flip-book, stiff covers, prong binding, hand-inscribed cover, hand-inscribed poly slip case.
Printing: Fultone © digital lithography by Dual Graphics, (Brea, CA), hand-bound by the artist.
Additional photographs: www.douglasstockdale.com