Ugly Duckling Presse

Courier's Text Atlas of the United States of America
Courier's Text Atlas of the United States of America

Woody Leslie

Poetry/Art
Fall 2015
"...a unique kind of contemporary found-art minimalism."
Courier's Text Atlas of The United States of America is a geographically accurate, 100% typed atlas of the US. Each state is realized using only its own name typed again and again. Though visually focused, the states are strictly text based, reinforced by an accompanying "reading" of each state performed by a computer text-to-speech reader. It's a work of straight up process oriented minimalism—from its generation, to its audio realization—neatly straddling the lines between image, text, and sound.

About the Author

Woody Leslie
Woody Leslie is an artist, bookmaker, musician, & performer, originally from Northern Vermont. In Fall 2008 he founded One Page Productions, a small artists book press to produce his work. He participated in a multimedia storytelling & performance duo co-founded with musician & performer Dave Ruder—Dave & Woody’s Chicken Slaughtering, LLC. In 2013, he was Ugly Duckling Presse's Artist-in-residence. He is currently attending Columbia College Chicago, where he is learning about book arts.

Advance Praise

Hypnotic sounds (that) defy expectation. Woody's vision has produced a unique kind of contemporary found-art minimalism.—Gold Bolus