This book documents Zoë Sadokierski's research at the MoMA library, looking at Edward Ruscha's artist books (among other things). The strange spelling of Ruscha's commonly mispronounced surname (she thought it was Rush-ah) comes from the title of one of his 1972 catalogue/books: Edward Ruscha (Ed-werd Rew-shay) young artist.
After Ed-werd Rew-shay is an experiment in publishing using print-on-demand technology. It was created almost instantly, on a printing and binding machine inside a New York City bookstore. From when the bookstore clerk hit print to when the book arrived, still warm, was a little under 5 minutes.
Sadokierski has designed more than 250 books for various Australian publishers and has been awarded six times at the Australian Book Design Awards. Sadokierski lectures in the School of Design at the University of Technology Sydney where she runs a research studio investigating the evolution of books in the digital age. She writes a column on book culture and reading for The Conversation, and is President of the Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA). In 2015 Sadokierski established Bookwork Press, an independent publisher of visual essays, artist's books and multiples using print-on-demand publishing platforms. Her books and works on paper are held in the collections of the UTS:Library, the National Library of Australia, the State Library of NSW and the State Library of Victoria.