© Michelle Ott
© Takako Matoba
"The question I pose is, when are we not transitioning? Are we ever not? And does stillness exist?" -Nathalie Brilliant
Big Bad Bettie Press is rooted in the value of the tangible and believes that artists and innovators need to be part of the batter, not just the icing. We make books, art objects, and promote ideas that are bold, brassy, and creative. Rabbit Rabbitis one of those ideas.
The first 200 collectors will also receive a hand crafted letter press postcard by Black Dog Press. Illustration sourced from BBB's archive circa 1940.
OF WHAT'S INSIDE
THE FIRST ISSUE!
In this issue, MICHELLE OTT andTAKAKO MATOBA both deal with the subjects of loss across two very different landscapes. Poignant and beautiful, both of their works and writings quietly draw us in and remind us of the transitional nature of life.
Michelle makes hand cut photographs, and drawings in service of considering things that are disappearing. She received her MFA from UC Berkeley and lives in Oakland, CA. Takako is an artist interested in intangibles. Born in Tokyo, she also lives in Oakland, CA. and received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.
NATHALIE BRILLIANT is an artist, writer, and curator working across many forms. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and lives in California. In a beautifully composed essay, she takes us on a meditative journey across the the implausibility of stillness.
Rabbit Rabbit is an annual curated journal of artists and innovators.Each issue, we pick a theme and bring you a variety of stories on that theme. For our first issue, we were curious about the transition from higher education to the "real world". We invited recent graduates with Masters and PhDs in a variety of fields to interpret, express, and comment on TRANSITION. The result is a carefully curated book of artworks, images, and writings from 21 recent graduates all navigating the next stage of their worlds.