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Blood Libel

Contributed by Ciarán Crawley on Jan 8th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Blood Libel 1
    Source: https://www.lisarosowsky.com Lisa Rosowsky. License: All Rights Reserved.

    From Lisa Rosowsky:

    This artist’s book by designer and studio artist Lisa Rosowsky recounts seven of the most well-documented accusations of blood libel, dating from as far back as 39 AD and as recent as 1946. Selected excerpts from primary sources and reproductions of period art and photographs, combined with engaging summaries of each of the cases, weave a centuries-long narrative of suspicion, misunderstanding, and hate.

    The book uses the texture of matzah bread and overlays black and red text to signify the violence and fables involved in rumors. The body type is set in Klinic Slab, with the title set in Tanach, which is a digital version of Moses Condensed, a faux Hebrew face of unclear origin. For the book cover, the title is engraved in the transparent slipcase. Produced in a limited edition of 20 copies.

    Blood Libel 2
    Source: https://www.lisarosowsky.com Lisa Rosowsky. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Blood Libel 3
    Source: https://www.lisarosowsky.com Lisa Rosowsky. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Blood Libel 4
    Source: https://www.lisarosowsky.com Lisa Rosowsky. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Blood Libel 5
    Source: https://www.lisarosowsky.com Lisa Rosowsky. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Blood Libel 6
    Source: https://www.lisarosowsky.com Lisa Rosowsky. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    • Klinic Slab
    • Moses Condensed

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