zweikommasieben #9 launch w, Call Super (Houndstooth) @ Sounds of the Universe, London.10.07.2014.

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zweikommasieben #9 launch w, Call Super (Houndstooth) @ Sounds of the Universe, London.10.07.2014.

Please join us for the London launch of zweikommasieben #9, with:

Call Super  (Houndstooth)

zweikommasieben (2,7) is a Swiss music journal that has been devoted to the documentation of contemporary club culture since the summer of 2011. Each issue features artist interviews and essays, as well as a particular focus on design, photography and illustration.

Artists featured in the new issue include: Andy Stott, The Haxan Cloak, TR\\ER (aka Truss & Tessela), Cyclobe, Helena Hauff, Ensemble Economique & AUN, Terranova, Call Super and Vatican Shadow.

Published by Präsens Editionen & Motto Books.

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Thursday 10th July, 18.30 start.

SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE
7 Broadwick Street
Soho
London
W1F 0DA

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zweikommasieben #9 launch w, Helena Hauff (PAN, Werkdiscs) @ Motto Berlin.05.07.2014.

Posted in distribution, events, graphic design, illustration, magazines, Motto Books, music, photography, writing on July 1st, 2014
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zweikommasieben #9 launch w, Helena Hauff (PAN) @ Motto Berlin.05.07.2014.

Please join us for the Berlin launch of zweikommasieben #9, with:

Helena Hauff  (PAN, Werkdiscs, Panzerkreuz Records)
Four S  (Haunter Records)
Konkrit

zweikommasieben (2,7) is a Swiss music journal that has been devoted to the documentation of contemporary club culture since the summer of 2011. Each issue features artist interviews and essays, as well as a particular focus on design, photography and illustration.

Artists featured in the new issue include: Andy Stott, The Haxan Cloak, TR\\ER (aka Truss & Tessela), Cyclobe, Helena Hauff, Ensemble Economique & AUN, Terranova, Call Super and Vatican Shadow.

Published by Präsens Editionen & Motto Books.

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Saturday 5th July, 16.00 start.

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68
im Hinterhof
10997 Berlin

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split/fountain. Book launch & presentation @ Motto Berlin. 28.06.2014.

Posted in architecture, design, events, graphic design, writing on June 24th, 2014
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split/fountain. Book launch and presentation @ Motto Berlin

Please join us in welcoming Layla Tweedie-Cullen (Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Werkplaats Typografie, Walker Art Center) who will be speaking about her Auckland based project split/fountain, her recent distracted-workshop project at Brno design biennial and also introduce the distracted-reader publication series.

distracted-reader is a new publication series that seeks readerly parkour through selected terrain of art and design. We see rhythmised literacies of image, text, and concept. distracted-reader does thinking as making, and print design as speculative thought. With general art monographs as coffee-table artefacts, and university presses not funding conjecture, distracted-reader notes accented sequencing. Less clarion call to a vanishing new, more through-lines with incidents and discernible increments; writing and thinking as marked-up copy; stuttered narration; material views.

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distracted-reader #1 Mixtures: Xin Cheng and Allan Smith. 156 pages with drawings, photographs and texts by Xin Cheng, and drawings, photographs and texts by Allan Smith. The title Mixtures comes from a 2011 Xin Cheng exhibition; in this publication Cheng mixes memories of a Chinese childhood with recipes for healthy eating, photographed pages of anthropology texts showing Mongolian Yurts, and knitted socks from Scandinavia, images of ingenious low-tech merchandising stands in Cambodia, drawings of stone walls, and a bread igloo. Smith writes about the copiousness and fabricational inventiveness of Cheng’s practice, and about the accumulative materiality in the collages and architectural practice of ex-pat architect M.K. Smith. Allan Smith’s ‘un-illustrations’ set old school ink drawing and comic-book sequencing to work on the textured ‘push and pressure’ of a densely textured world.

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distracted-reader #2 Michael Parr and Blaine Western. A ridge, a section, an existing boundary, additions, a removed partition. A floor; concrete (where possible). 160 pages; includes 10 tipped-in colour plates. With essays by Michelle Menzies, Lance Pearce, and Henry Babbage. Parr and Western segue a photographic essay on the ruinous state of Barton Gillespie’s modernist house in Westemere into photographs of mutely eloquent architectural and landscape fragments taken in Los Angeles and Mexico. Menzies’ essay reads the Barton Gillespie house as a figure of rapport between people, topography and climate. Pearce considers the itinerancy and conceptual mobility of Parr and Western’s practice. Babbage reflects on the different audiences that Parr and Western’s temporary, quasi-architectural spaces create, and the way the spaces operate as platforms for occupancy and performance.

Saturday 28th June, 19.00 start.

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68
im Hinterhof
Berlin 10997

Fraser Muggeridge @ Motto Berlin: Ken, Dom, Bob, Henri. 17.05.2014.

Posted in art, design, graphic design, Motto Berlin event, poetry, poster on May 14th, 2014
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Ken, Dom, Bob, Henri.

Fraser Muggeridge will discuss four typographic prints by four artists/designers that he has facsimiled, reprinted, re-appropriated, bootlegged.

Prints will be available on the night for purchase.

Fraser Muggeridge studio is a graphic design company based in Clerkenwell, London set up in 2001. Clients include: Art on the Underground, Book Works, Edinburgh Art Festival, Phaidon, Tate Publishing and Whitechapel Gallery. Fraser Muggeridge founded and is a tutor at Typography Summer School, a week-long programme of typographic study in London for recent graduates and professionals. He has co-edited, designed, published and contributed to many seminal books pertaining to publication design in recent years.

www.pleasedonotbend.co.uk
www.typographysummerschool.org

Saturday 17th May, 7pm start.

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68
im Hinterhof
Berlin 10997

The Shelf Journal #3. Morgane Rebulard (Ed.). Shelf-Publishing.

Posted in books, design, graphic design, Journals, magazines, typography on April 17th, 2014
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The Shelf Journal #3. Morgane Rebulard (Ed.). Shelf-Publishing.

A journal of Publishing design, cult of the shelf.
2014, France
Text in French / English

€20.00

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Rogério Duarte – Marginàlia 1. Sophie von Olfers (Ed.). BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE

Posted in books, graphic design, illustration on April 4th, 2014

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Rogério Duarte – Marginàlia 1

With texts by Rogério Duarte, Narlan Matos Teixeira, Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, Mariana Castillo Deball, Manuel Raeder English / Portuguese 185 × 230 mm, 
224 pages, softcover ISBN 978-3-943514-18-6

Arguably, Rogério Duarte is “the genius behind the geniuses” (Narlan Mattos) of Brazil’s 1960–70s counter-cultural and avant-garde efforts. Thus, it comes as no surprise that key figures in the fields of design, music, art, and cinema, such as Glauber Rocha, Hélio Oiticica, Gilberto Gil, and Caetano Veloso, have provided the posterity with a vast catalogue of testimonies that leave no doubt as to the crucial role that Rogério played in the emergence of what is known today as the Tropicália movement, or Tropicalism.

Yet, despite the growing interest that the Brazilian counter-culture of that time encountered on the international stage during the past two decades, Rogério’s work has remained almost unknown to a broader public.

‘Marginália 1’ was developed by the designer Manuel Raeder and the artist Mariana Castillo Deball over a period of four years. It is the first in-depth survey of Duarte’s practice, and the first time that a selection of his poems and texts have been translated into English.

Author: Sophie von Olfers (Ed.)
Publisher: BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE
Language: portuguese/english
Pages: 222
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783943514186

€26.00

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Editions 1985-2012. Matt Mullican. BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE

Posted in books, graphic design on April 4th, 2014

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Editions 1985-2012

With an essay by Moritz Küng English 155 x 205 mm, 256 pages, 230 color ills., softcover with dust jacket Published by BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE and Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition Designed by Studio Manuel Raeder (Santiago da Silva, Manuel Raeder) ISBN 978-3-943514-17-9

This is the first catalogue raisonné of editions and multiples by Matt Mullican, published by Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition and Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite.

Author: Matt Mullican
Publisher: BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE
Language: English
Binding: Softcover

€28.00

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GOD DAMMIT!. Kahil Janssens. Möbius Publications.

Posted in books, graphic design, writing on April 3rd, 2014

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GOD DAMMIT!

The book is the result of an intensive quest for the sources of evil in the world of faith. For mankind faith is expected to function as a source of hope, joy of life and consolation. It should guide man on his journey from womb to tomb. Up on closer examination this idea doesn’t agree. Man has become a victim of manipulative techniques, mental as well as physical. Official religions and cults alike attempt to tie men by every possible mean. The more one delves into the records, the clearer it becomes that these activities are executed in the name of a divine being—if it exists at all. This book is an attempt to admit the reader through words and pictures into the labyrinth of methods what gullible victims are subjected to.

Author: Kahil Janssens
Publisher: Möbius Publications
Language: dutch/english
Pages: 354
Binding: Softcover

€36.00

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A Scent Of Danger. Kahil Janssens. Möbius Publications

Posted in books, graphic design, performance, writing on April 3rd, 2014

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A Scent Of Danger

An essay about ritual with texts by Jon P. Mitchell, Richard Schechner, Tracey Warr, Dawn Perlmutter. Concept and design by Kahil Janssens.

Author: Kahil Janssens
Publisher: Möbius Publications
Language: English
Pages: 188
Binding: Softcover

35 €

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An Inquiry into Meaning and Truth (2nd Edition). Thomas Raat. Onomatopee.

Posted in books, graphic design, writing on February 24th, 2014
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An Inquiry into Meaning and Truth (2nd Edition). Thomas Raat. Onomatopee.

Second edition (November 2013 )

Thomas Raat’s An Inquiry into Meaning and Truth takes off from the cover designs of popular “egghead” paperbacks published from the late 1940s until the early 70s. The artist’s repurposing of the predominantly abstract imagery of the jackets mediates an abstruse range of synthetic epistemologies (from “freedom and responsibility” to “the law of civilization and decay”) as well as the needs or demands of various book series and the branding orientations of the publishing houses that commissioned them.

The accompanying essay by John C. Welchman discusses how Raat’s work operates at the technical interface between abstract painting and visual construction and on the generic borderlines between art, design and the history of ideas; and how his intervention precipitates a salient crisis in the signifying assumptions delivered to non-figurative compositionality in the mid-twentieth century—and its later reassessments. Prompted by an ethos of design that fronts the inevitability of reading, Raat’s project asks how abstract signs have been organized as the future of a long and stealthy illusion.

Editors: Thomas Raat, Edwin van Gelder, John C. Welchman and Freek Lomme
text by John C. Welchman
Graphic design: mainstudio
Printing: Lecturis
Photograpy: Willem Vermaase
Pages: 80 (Japanese folding)
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-94-91677-09-0

25€
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