Large Home Tiny Idea
Large Home Tiny Idea / One Page Productions is an artist book printing press founded by Woody Leslie in 2008, with an original focus on books made out of a single sheet of 8.5" x 11" paper. The genres of the different books span from poetry to pornography, and their lengths are all directly proportional to their size—the smaller the book, the more pages it has—but the unifying feature about all of them is their 187 square inch beginnings.
1Pp's original conception was to design books for cheap and easy mass-production. The one page formats lent themselves not only to simple reproduction, but also, thanks to their small size, to easy distribution. The first set of books were zipped off on a black and white photocopier, mailed to friends, handed out to strangers, snuck onto the shelves of bookstores and libraries, and even left on public transportation.
Though 1Pp continues to make a variety of cheap & tiny books, it has expanded since its early days to encompass all of Woody's book work (and occassionally other artists' too)—handmade artists books, comic books, writing, book sculptures, and more.
Originally founded in Boston, One Page Productions has found many different homes across the country, including a few stints at Charuby Studios in northern Vermont, a six-month residency at F&F Studios in San Rafael, CA in 2010/2011, and a three year run at Chooklyn Farms in Brooklyn, NY from 2011 to 2014.
In 1993, the Center for Book and Paper Arts was created within the Interdisciplinary Arts Department, with a mission of advancing research and innovation in the interdisciplinary practices of the artist’s book and hand papermaking, providing support for our graduate programs, and engaging the public through lectures, workshops, exhibitions and events. Together, we share the principle that interdisciplinarity is a defining characteristic of contemporary art practice, and a necessary prerequisite for those artists who will shape the future.