Corey Antis

Moraine is an expanded interpretation of an untitled, one-of-one artist book made by Corey Antis. Conceived as an atlas of various sites in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, the book comprises of original drawings made by ink frottage on 9gsm Tengujo paper. The prints act as a 1:1 map and a geological cross-section of areas soon to be built over, refurbished, or erased as the city’s former stockyard undergoes redevelopment. Made on exquisitely delicate and transparent pages, these original drawings of industrial landscapes are made available to a select number of readers.

Moraine, produced in an edition of 20 books + 2APs, allows the atlas to be experienced by a wider audience. The book is letterpress printed on 15gsm Sekishu paper and hardcover bound with hand-backed silk covers. Moraine adds a new dimension to Antis’ ongoing project investigating site, sensation, and legibility.

Moraine is available in two different shades of green silk (images 1 and 9). Please contact if you’re interested in purchasing this title. 

This title is held in the collections of:
Harvard University Houghton Library
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

Production Details 

9 × 12 in
72 pages
Long stich bound
Cover material: custom-backed Habotai Silk
Cover finishing: Black foil stamp
interior paper: Sekishu 15gsm, letterpress printed 1/0
Interior finishing: Habotai Silk-backed pastedowns with black foil stamp 


Edition of 20 +2AP
Published by Small Editions
Book concept by Corey Antis, Small Editions
Design by Isobel Chiang, Hannah Pierce
Bound by Sarah Nicholls
Letterpress printing by Sarah Nicholls
Habotai Silk backing by Sarah Smith
Polymer plates by Boxcar Press
File separations by Kathleen Collins