Big Jump Press
Figure Study

I am interested in the simplicity of our diagrammatic language, which allows for slight variations in line, color and format to describe a great variety of different systems; the movement of peoples, changes in climate, the progress of disease. This flexibility speaks to our need to connect, to find patterns, and to place ourselves in a world we can understand and explain. In my work I attempt to describe two things simultaneously using the same vocabulary; first the physical realities of an environment, and second our emotional relationship to that environment.

Sarah Bryant, Big Jump Press

Figure Study, a new book from Big Jump Press enables a quick and compelling comparison of population data for every region on earth. This project, completed in 2015, is a collaboration with David Allen, a biology professor at Middlebury College in Vermont.

This book is available to order for $1500 plus shipping from the UK


You can find books from Big Jump Press in many collections, including:
Arizona State University
Art Institute of Chicago, Flaxman Library, Joan Flasch Collection
Atelier Vis-à-Vis, Marseille
Augustana College, Treadway Library, Special Collections
Aukland Central City Library, New Zealand
Baylor University, Crouch Library
California Polytechnic State University, Kennedy Library
Carnegie Mellon University Library
Carleton College, Gould Library, Special Collections
Cleveland Institute of Art, Gund Library
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College, Special Collections
Florida Atlantic University, Jaffe Book Arts Collection
Harvard University, Houghton Library
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Herron Art Library
Kansas State University, Hale Library, Special Collections
The Library of Congress
Lafayette College, Skillman Library
Massachusetts College of Art
Messiah College Library, Special Collections
Mills College, Olin Library, Special Collections
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Multnomah County Library, Wilson Library
The New York Public Library, Spencer Collections
The New York Center for Book Arts
Oregon State University, Valley Library, Special Collections
Otis College of Art & Design Library, Artist Book Collection
Phoenix Public Library, Rare Book Room
Reed College, Library, Artist Book Collection
San Diego State University Library, Special Collections
Savannah College of Art & Design, Artist Book Collection
Scripps College, Denison Library, Special Collections
Smith College, Neilson Library, Mortimer Rare Book Room
Stanford University, Green Library
Swarthmore College
Texas Tech University, Southwest Collections
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
The University of Alabama MFA in the Book Arts Collection
The University of Alberta, Bruce Peel Special Collections
The University of Arizona
The University of Chicago, Special Collections
The University of Colorado, Norlin Library
The University of California Los Angeles, Darling Biomedical Library
The University of California Los Angeles, Young Research Library, Special Collections
The University of California Santa Barbara, Davidson Library
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The University of Denver
University of Florida, Smathers Library, Special Collections
The University of Iowa, Main Library, Special Collections
University of Louisville, Ekstrom Library, Special Collections
University of Michigan, Fine Arts Library, Special Collections
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Sloane Art Library
The University of Puget Sound, Collier Library, Special Collections
The University of Southern California, Doheny Special Collections
The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
The University of Utah, Marriott Library
The University of Vermont, Special Collections
The University of Washington, Special Collections
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Golda Meir Library, Special Collections
Virginia Commonwealth University, Cabal Library, Special Collections
Wellesley College Special Collections Library
Wells Book Arts Center
Wesleyan University, Olin Library
William Patterson University
Yale University, Haas Arts Library, Birren Color Collection