New York Center for Book Arts graduate and Parsons School Of Art teacher, Hungarian born Andrea Dezsö wears the hats of book artist, journaler and paper artist - a trifecta here at the Rag & Bone Blog! And she’s a teacher too - awesome. And her husband was in the Peace Corps - when will it stop?
Andrea’s work features traditional techniques such as embroidery and bookbinding, but thematically include edgy narratives influenced by her memories of growing up in Hungary as well as Transylvanian legends and folklore.
The New York Times interviewed Andrea in June with photos of her handmade books. Andreas work has been featured in McSweeneys with a dust jacket and poster for issue #23. Her illustrative style has roots in communist culture, while also bringing to life underworld and otherworldly creatures. She creates paper-tunnel theaters, little dioramas with flashing LED lights, like modern day Kabuki theater.
Her one-of-a kind handmade books showcase her intricate illustrations and water colors, some with pop-up scenes. Be sure to visit her gallery pages at the Parsons site for lots of inspiration.