Guts Up Chuck is a publication produced through a collaboration between writer Beth Bramich and design studio Design Print Bind. Pairing 24 short, queasy texts on subjects including acid reflux, nausea and anxiety with experimental, gestural monoprints, the publication gazes down at an unruly body and tries to make sense of it through moments of detachment and drift, sudden awareness, vulnerability, limitation and possibility; to find empathy for what is partially known, understood, felt.
Developed through conversation between Beth and designers and bookmakers Flaminia Rossi and Sam Whetton (DPB), a collective print-making process and an enthusiasm for testing materials and typographic treatments. Supported by an A-N Artist Bursary, a residency at METAL Southend and studio membership of the London Centre for Book Arts.
The imagery in the book and on the cover was created in collaboration with Design Print Bind through experiments in monoprinting techniques. Each copy is wrapped in a unique foil-blocked monoprint cover.
120 x 190 mm