FRUIT&ROT

FRUIT&ROT is an imprint that collaborates with artists, writers, and educators to design simple but thoughtful printed matter centered around ecology and our relationship to the natural world.


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A risograph collage with accompanying prose that seeks to complicate our understanding of Japanese Knotweed and the terminology (invasive, non-native) that “others” not only the species, but also the cultures and places from which it originates.

Collage and prose risograph-printed on Hemptone paper by French Paper Co.
Edition of 50
8.5x11”
Double-sided


Nectar

A zine celebrating Japanese Knotweed—it’s beauty, evils, and benefits—accompanied by an 11x17” print of the plant.

Risograph-printed on Hemptone paper by French Paper Co.
Edition of 15
11x17”
Double-sided





Plant One on Me

An interactive zine that asks participants to respond to various prompts about their relationship with a specific plant in their community. Responses were part of a public exhibition that explores the theme of plants, place and belonging.

Risograph-printed
Edition of 200 (no longer available)
11x17”
Double-sided




Tools for Excavating Virgin Snow

An ecological and social field guide to the New Jersey Pine Barrens, accompanied by documentation of a durational action tracing the perimeter of an aerial bomb military training site located within an ecologically rare dwarf pine plain.

Perfect-bound
Edition of 50
5x7”
X pages






Intergalactic Navel Gazing

Lyrical essay and collage archiving an encounter with the Umbilicaria mammulata lichen. This work engages a symbiotic species to elaborate on the concept of interspecies dependency.

Edition of 50
8.5 x 14”
Double-sided




Performing Vowels in the Note of Blue

Performing vowels in the note of blue is a score for non discursive communication with(in) a grove of red pines somewhere in the Catskills. Risograph-printed broadsheet acts as a choreographic score and was provided as a takeaway for viewers during the exhibit.

Risograph-printed
Edition of ?
11x17”
Double-sided




I Talk to the Wind

A broadsheet that integrates ecologist Richard Karban’s research on airborne communication in sagebrush plants with Marianne von Willemer’s love poem to Goethe.

Risograph-printed
Edition of 100 (no longer available)
11x17”
Double-sided