Dance Party with the Girls of the Starshaped Press. Pressing Issues.
Dance Party with the Girls of the Starshaped Press.

Dance Party with the Girls of the Starshaped Press.

(Chicago): Starshaped Press, 2017. Farrell, Jennifer. Square quarto. (6)ff. One of fifty copies, signed by the artist, Jennifer Farrell. Letterpress-printed illustrations of girls formed from type ornaments accompany lyrics from songs by The Bodysnatchers, The Jam, Alex Chilton, and MC Lyte to present empowered, confident figures from subcultures that reappropriated the term “girl.” While “girl” is often used condescendingly—a classic show of patriarchy that elevates the masculine as adult, leaving the feminine as childish—these four instances capture personas where a girl is someone of power, creativity, ability, and passion expressed through style, music, and attitude. Featured are the rocksteady Rude Girl, the pop art Mod Girl, the garage band Good Girl, and the hip-hop B-Girl. All printed in metallic ink against black paper. Bound in wrappers with a circle cut out at the center of the front cover to resemble an LP sleeve. Fine. Item #30532

Price: $250.00