WelcomeWhat is a book? The books of Julie Chen and Flying Fish Press answer this question in ways that explore the possibilities of what a book can be. Reading is more than deciphering words on a page or screen. The book is a physical object which can contribute meaningfully to the experience of the reader through interactions with materials, innovative forms, and pages that move in unexpected ways.
Books In Print
Julie Chen publishes artist’s books in small editions of 50-100 copies. Most Flying Fish Press books are designed and authored by Julie, but she collaborates with other artists on special projects The Books in Print section lists all work that is currently available for sale.
Julie Chen is an internationally known book artist who has been publishing limited edition artists’ books under the Flying Fish Press imprint for 30 years. Her books combine text and image with innovative book structures to create reading experiences that engage the reader in interactions that go far beyond the simple turning of a page. Her work can be found in numerous collections worldwide including the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland, NZ. In 2009 she was a featured artist in the PBS television series, Craft in America. She is a professor of Book Art at Mills College in Oakland, California.