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Studio Issima

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Studio Issima

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Victoria and Madelyn

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Victoria and Madelyn

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Last updated on October 25, 2011
WELCOME TO STUDIO ISSIMA!

ABOUT US Studio Issima, LLC creates affordable book art that brings together contemporary materials with resonant historical elements. Studio Issima is led by partners Madelyn Garrett and Victoria Hindley.

Our limited editions and one-of-a-kind works include artists’ books, limited edition bookworks, blank books, presentation portfolios, photo albums, custom wedding albums, and jewelry. Each piece is created from distinctive materials we collect from Europe, Asia, and the United States such as hand-polished aluminum, woven steel, salvaged copper, kimono silk, metallic linen, crystal, steel-cut, and antique beads. Many pieces include one-of-a kind, vintage, or antique elements. We are also keen to salvage and repurpose rare material from such unlikely places as early 20th century French Art Deco handbags—all in disrepair, of course, and seeking new life. Each piece is made by hand; each piece has a story told through its materials and form.
Our work has been sold, collected, and exhibited worldwide. If you see something you like, but want to discuss variations, let us know. If you don’t see what you want but like our work, contact us to discuss a commission. We’ve fulfilled commissions for individuals and institutions for more than twenty years.

CLIENTS include book collectors, photographers, architects, designers, universities, institutions, and corporations including:
• Wirthlin Worldwide
• Avon Global
• Zions National Bank
• Book Arts Program, USA
• Red Butte Press, USA

COLLECTORS include university special collections, museums, design and architecture firms, corporations, and individuals such as:
• United States Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
• Yale University, Connecticut
• Princeton University, New Jersey
• University of California Berkeley, California
• Maryland Institute College of Art
• University of California Los Angeles Library
• Alcoa Global, Corporate Art Collection
• William McDonough & McDonough and Partners
• Urban Visions, Washington
• Paul Allen, Vulcan, Washington
• Design MW, New York
• Design Can Change, Vancouver, Canada 

MADELYN GARRETT is an artist, art historian, and former rare book curator and book conservator. For more than twenty-five years, she has worked with the book form, making books for exhibition and on commission for individuals, institutions, and corporations. Together with Studio Issima partner Victoria Hindley, she developed a nationally-recognized university book arts program; and directed an award-winning university fine press publishing program. Madelyn holds a BA and MA and has taught bookmaking and lectured on the history and art of the book throughout the United States. Exhibitions include the 100th Anniversary Exhibition (2006-2007, Grolier Club, New York City and other US venues); Marking Time (2009-2011, San Francisco Public Library and other US venues); and Invitational Book Arts Exhibition (2011, ViVO Contemporary Gallery, New Mexico). 

VICTORIA HINDLEY is an artist, writer, and independent curator. For more than twenty years, she has been working with photography, language, and the book form. Together with Studio Issima partner Madelyn Garrett, she developed a nationally-recognized university book arts program; and an award-winning university fine press publishing program where she developed limited edition art books for the International Institute of Modern Letters, working with Salman Rushdie and Wole Soyinka. She has created artists’ books, designed trade books, and worked on commission for numerous corporations. Exhibitions include An Artwork as Enterprise, a year-long exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig, Germany (2010); Spaces in Between (ConcentArt Gallery, Berlin Germany, 2010) and AIGA 50/50, New York, considered the USA’s most significant book arts exhibition. Other recent projects include: SHE IS, a text-based pubic installation commissioned by the City of Vienna, Austria. Victoria holds a BA and MFA and is faculty at Transart Institute in Berlin/New York.

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Payment
PURCHASING: Payment is due at time of purchase and can be made through PayPal. Please note that you can use PayPal’s secure platform to pay with your Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover Card; you may also use debit cards and bank transfers—all without having a Paypal account.

ORDER FULFILLMENT: Studio Issima LLC limited editions are made by hand. Most orders are fulfilled within one week; however, some particularly complex or high-quantity orders, or those that require additional rare material sourcing may require more time, in which case we will notify you.

All sales are FINAL as each piece is handmade and unique. Please email any questions you may have prior to purchase. We will respond promptly. lease feel free to email us with any questions prior to purchasing.
Shipping
SHIPPING & HANDLING: Items are sent either USPS Priority mail or UPS Ground, unless otherwise specified. Items are packed professionally. We offer free priority shipping on orders within the USA. We also ship to Canada, the UK, and continental Europe for a flat rate of 25 USD.

CUSTOMS: Please be aware that many countries outside the US add customs charges. Any customs or import duties are levied once the package reaches its destination country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient. We regret that we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. For further details, please contact your local customs authority.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are FINAL as each piece is handmade and unique. Please email any questions you may have prior to purchase. We will respond promptly. lease feel free to email us with any questions prior to purchasing.
Additional policies and FAQs
PRIVATE COMMISSIONS & CUSTOM ORDERS:
How does the Process Work at Studio Issima?

Private commissions and custom orders are welcome, and we have more than twenty years of experience creating unique items in response to our clients needs and preferences. We are also happy to discuss variations in color, size, or materials of existing pieces in the collection. We’ve made one-of-a-kind bookworks for individuals; portfolios for architects, photographers, designers, and artists; and editions for museums, universities, international institutions and corporations. Our work is collected worldwide. Here’s a basic outline of how the process works. Contact us to discuss your project:

STEP ONE: INTERVIEW
We discuss your project in detail either by phone, email, or Skype.

STEP TWO: DESIGN CONCEPT
We submit a detailed design concept to you, provided as a PDF for your review. In some instances, when necessary, we also submit material samples. You respond with approval, or requests for amendments. At this point, we provide you with a binding quote and agreement; and a fifty percent nonrefundable deposit will be required.

STEP THREE: FINAL DESIGN
We submit the final design for approval. This may include detailed drawings, samples, or a model. We also estimate the turn-around time. Once you approve, we begin the work.

STEP FOUR: CREATION
We make every piece by hand, to exacting standards; there is never any compromise in quality. We then pack each item carefully and send off to you.


WHOLESALE:
How Does the Process Work at Studio Issima?

Studio Issima LLC works with select wholesale partners. Our limited editions and one-of-a-kind works include artists’ books, limited edition bookworks, blank books, presentation portfolios, photo albums, custom wedding albums, and jewelry. Each piece is created from distinctive materials collected from Europe, Asia, and the US such as hand-polished aluminum, woven steel, salvaged copper; kimono silk, metallic linen; crystal, steel-cut, and antique beads. Many pieces include one-of-a kind, vintage, or antique elements. We are also keen to salvage and repurpose rare material from such unlikely places as early 20th Century French Art Deco handbags—all in disrepair of course, and seeking new life. Each piece is made by hand; each piece has a story told through its form and materials.

Inventory changes frequently and is contingent on availability of materials—much of which is extremely rare, limited, or one-of-a-kind. The rare nature of Studio Issima pieces makes them appealing to discerning customers. The rarity also makes many items impossible to replicate. If you wish to order an item that is out of stock and that we cannot replicate, we will suggest a related item or offer to create something new but similar at no extra charge.

Wholesale collections are shipped with Studio Issima LLC labels attached, which describe the materials and convey value and rarity. The labels do not contain our contact information or our website.

Studio Issima LLC works free of exclusivity commitments; however it is our policy to work with each wholesale customer to ensure that we are in agreement about any potential overlapping territory issues. We retain the right to offer our products at private showings, and continue to complete private commissions and offer our work directly.