This shows two signs for musical accordion and accordion book.

Meaning: A portable musical instrument with metal reeds blown by bellows, played by means of keys and buttons.

A book with folded pages by folding a sheet of paper back and forth in page-width increments.

Learner tip: Don't confuse this sign with BROCHURE or PAMPHLET.

Deaf Art

The Photocalligraphy series depict a trace of text in Ameslan or ASL (American Sign Language). The artist translates a selected brief English text into ASL and captured the movement of ASL into a digital image. This process refers to Derridean arche-writing and grammatology. -- Jolanta.

Accordion art book
"ASL photocalligraphy Orihon" by media creator Jolanta Lapiak. 5.75" x 5.25", 16 pages. 2007 (photocalligraphy), 2008 (japanese accordion book).

This "ASL photocalligraphy Orihon" is a handmade accordion book consisting of the light arts made by the artist. The term orihon is a Japanese type of scroll book by folding the scroll into an accordion or concertina. Ori means fold and hon means book.

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