Chronosis. Reza Negarestani, Keith Tilford and Robin Mackay. Urbanomic

Posted in Artist's book, books, illustration on November 10th, 2022
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A unique fusion of comics culture and philosophical cogitation takes readers on a ride through time, space, and thought.

Approaching the comic medium as a supercollider for achieving maximum abstraction, in Chronosis artist Keith Tilford and philosopher Reza Negarestani create a graphically stunning and conceptually explosive universe in which the worlds of pop culture, modern art, philosophy, science fiction, and theoretical physics crash into one another.

Taking place after the catastrophic advent of the birth of time, Chronosis narrates the story of a sprawling multiverse at the center of which monazzeins, the monks of an esoteric time-cult, attempt to build bridges between the many fragmented tribes and histories of multiple possible worlds. Across a series of dizzying overlapping stories we glimpse worlds where time flows backward, where the universe can be recreated every five minutes, or where rigid facts are washed away by the tides of an infinite ocean of possibility.

A unique fusion of comics culture and philosophical cogitation, this conceptually and visually mind-expanding tale takes the reader on a dizzying rollercoaster ride through time, space, and thought.

This volume contains the entire Chronosis series in full color, along with additional background materials including early sketches, script notes, and alternative covers.

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Detainee Handbook. Pablo Allison. Undocumented Press

Posted in Artist Book, books, illustration, politics on October 31st, 2022
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In July 2019 Pablo Allison was detained and imprisoned in an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detention centre in the USA where he spent almost 1 month. During his time in prison, he was able to document the lives of migrants in detention through observational sketches made by him, alongside, texts and interviews from other fellow detainees.

The Detainee Handbook aims to offer a small view into the lives of people stuck and locked into the detention/prison system of the United States of America, an industry that has profited vastly from this human tragedy, off the backs of millions of people trying to find better life expectations in the USA.

Signed and stamped.

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111 stanze. Giulia Casartelli. Edizioni postali tigre

Posted in Artist Book, books, exhibition catalogue, illustration on October 27th, 2022
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Between 28 April 2020 and 3 September 2021, Giulia Casartelli painted and sent 111 watercolour postcards to as many selected recipients. Each postcard reproduced a fragment of the short story Clementina Butterfingers (Edizioni postali tigre, 2022), written by the artist from 2014 to 2020. On 26 September 2021, Giulia started a trip to visit the locations where the postcards are now displayed. She photographed (or has asked the addressees to photograph) these intimate spaces and reproduced them in watercolour. 111 stanze is an archive of this journey.

Texts by Giulia Casartelli, Camilla Pietrabissa, Elena M. R. Rizzi
Translation: Johanna Bishop
Book design: Federico Antonini

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Crass Goods i. Lulu (Hian-Fui Lim)

Posted in Artist Book, graphic design, illustration on October 2nd, 2022
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Crass Goods i is a two-part publication, a vibrating diversion, a mad passion and a way of not taking any important thing too seriously and taking some trivial matters much too seriously.

There are many things we are obsessed with. In the first issue, we documented the renovation of a 48-year-old 4-story Taiwanese house (my late grandparents’ house).

The documentation consists of two parts, ‘Crass’ and ‘Goods’. The ‘Crass’ part is a long newspaper-like print of size 14.6 x 50 cm. It contains construction comics documented during the renovation. The ‘Goods’ part is a tiny book of size 6.5 x 11 cm. It is a catalog-like edition of over 100 household goods found in a 48-year-old, 4-story Taiwanese house.

The theme of the construction process was picked for the ‘Crass’ part of the first issue for its crude, unrefined, unprocessed nature.

I was part of a complex process that challenged how my grandparents’ house could be imagined, lived and ordered differently. I was the designer and superintendent. The position gave me the opportunity to scrutinize the passive monumentality of the house’s self-conscious spatial differences, and to oversee and document every step of the construction process, from planning to completion. The comics were illustrated during my 10-day home quarantine in Taipei.

Ranging from furniture pieces and deity figures to postal stamps and professional tools, the ‘Goods’ part of the first issue features more than one hundred pieces, paying tribute to the house owners(my late grandparents) and the house that housed many years’ worth of objects.

I closely browsed and investigated their archives, the objects that I have been familiar with since childhood for a year or so. There are precious objects and excess belongings, all taking up time and space. There are memories evoked, some vague and fleeting, some sharp and searing. I see many of them as heterogeneous mediums capable of narrating multiple stories. Every view of an object is different. The pieces I chose were mostly based on one thing, a gasp of delight. I see myself as an uninvited(self-invited) curator, curating an exhibit based on the house owners’ collection. The curation is reserved yet cordial, ubiquitous yet unique.

For Crass Goods, each issue is a new geography that reformulates and redeploys. It is also a process of accumulation, corruption, and withdrawal. We seek something missing, miss something left behind. We are dwellers without the consent of the real owners. We curate, and hopefully, our collection could be your collection.

  1. Crass Goods i (crass)

14.6 x 50 cm
12 pages
Edition of 500 (numbered)
English
2022

  1. Crass Goods i (goods)

6.5 x 11 cm
144 pages (113 photographed objects, 5 illustrations)
Exposed Smyth-Sewn Hardcover
Edition of 300 (numbered)
English
2022

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Dan Perjovschi: The Book of Notebooks. Alina Șerban (Ed.). P+4 Publications

Posted in art, Artist Book, illustration, politics on September 24th, 2022
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Texts by Kristine Stiles, Alina Șerban, Jelena Vesić, What, How & from Whom / WHW

“I do one notebook for every show or project. It is like a pocket studio and research space. In the notebook drawings are pushed further to the limit and are not very PC. There are a lot of bad drawings, things that do not work out, lame jokes. Humor is hard to capture… Of the two hundred drawings in a notebook, thirty or fifty will make it onto the wall an maybe ten will make it into the general repertoire. The repertoire began in 2000 and since then drawings have been incorporated and discarded, rolling from one wall to the next.

I am the happiest when I draw in the notebook and I know the drawing is good. Translating it onto the wall is also good, but it is just a translation.

I draw, I happy.” (Dan Perjovschi)

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P+4 Publications is an independent publishing programme dedicated to the promotion of Romanian contemporary art, photography and architecture, exploring the book medium as a point of encounter between theoretical research, graphic design experiment and artists’ ideas and subjects present in their practice. Presently, the programme brings together the Artist Book Series and the Architecture Book Series, supported between 2013–2021 by the PEPLUSPATRU Association, and Parkour and Exhibition-Dossier series, developed by the Institute of the Present since 2017. Starting from 2021, P+4 Publications is coordinated by the Institute of the Present.

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PARECÍAMOS ETERNAS. Romina Reyes. Hambre Hambre Hambre

Posted in illustration, writing, zines on July 18th, 2022
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Second edition of the short story by Chilean writer Romina Reyes about female love and friendship in a public school of Chile during student protest. Includes drawings by Chilean artist Violeta Cereceda.

Hambre Hambre Hambre is a lesbian initiative from Santiago, Chile, that amplifies the work of women and dissidents in Latin America. We experiment from a feminist perspective with economic publications, unconventional formats and propaganda. Each fanzine is a unique recipe, cooked intimately with its collaborators. Our editions include similar interventions that value manual trades. Among the authors are the artists and writers Oni88, Fernanda Ivanna, Lucia Reissig, Romina Reyes and Paz Ortúzar.

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⎾1⏌. Sang Yoon Kim. KimSang

Posted in Artist Book, drawing, illustration on July 11th, 2022
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“I don’t remember, but since I was very young, drawing is one habit of mine. After many changes and attempts, I worked on the same type of drawing for about six or seven years. I made a book out of some of the drawings I worked on. Of course, personal things will also be reflected but there is no topic and answer. I just do the act of drawing habitually. It can be personal or universal. It looks like a familiar person or a familiar character shape, or it is not. You can also watch fairy tales and cartoons. Or it may seem like an extreme reality. Or lines and lumps. Or just paper and graphite. It seems to be full, or it is empty, repetition and flow, or there is a difference and disconnection. And it was planned or happened to happen to be. It is constantly familiar and unfamiliar between everything and something. The size, paper and texture of the book are also parts of this context.”

@ssaannggyyuunn (drawings)
@kkiimmssaanngg (publishing house)
@handgloves (Graphic design)

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A Female Gaze. Tristram Aver. Beam Editions

Posted in art, Artist Book, illustration, Uncategorized, writing on June 29th, 2022
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A Female Gaze explores the paintings and drawings of contemporary artist Caroline Walker through the lens of Laura Knight, arguably Nottingham’s most famous artist and the first woman to be elected a Royal Academian.

Seperated by 100 years, both artists are united through their observations of women in everyday life, from moments of motherhood to women at work and the mundanity of domestic life.

With essays by Jennifer Higgie and Tristram Aver, this book contributes to rebalancing the gender bias legacy within art history, while celebrating the powerful artistic qualities of two extraordinary painters.

This book was published to accompany a major Nottingham Castle Trust exhibition, ‘Laura Knight and Caroline Walker: A Female Gaze.

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Blossom. S Lister-Hernandez, Annabelle Theresa Kuhm (Eds.). Something Else

Posted in art, illustration on June 28th, 2022
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bloom

/bluːm/ noun

The flower of a plant.

Flowers collectively: The bloom of the cherry tree. State of having the buds opened: The gardens are all in bloom.

A flourishing, prospering condition.

To bloom, blooming, bloomed. What does “bloom” mean to you?

BLOSSOM is the accumulation of work from 30 artists from around the world who were asked what the word “bloom” means for them.

1/3 of revenues earned from BLOSSOM will be donated to @REDCOMUNITARIATRANS, a community-based organization led by transgender women that work to defend the rights of trans people in Colombia. During the last six years, they have worked hand in hand with trans women who are victims of the armed conflict, deprived of liberty, homeless people, sex workers and drug users.

Featuring Aguacero – She/Her @aguacerito0o, Raisa Alava – She/Her @raisalava, Chaz Aracil / Aza – They/Them (trans/ NonBinary/two-spirit) @azamorxx / @chaz_aracil, LEE BULLITT @mooodyblack, Kyle Canyon @kyle_canyon, Coco Latex – They/them @Cocolatex_tattoo, Irene Fernandez Arcas @irene_f_arcas, Momo Gordon – They/them @slippypeach, Paula Grenouille – She/her @paulagrenouille, Anna Hoffman – She/her @annahofm_nn, Dana Kearley – She/they @danakearley, Annabelle Theresa Kuhm – They/she @not_buff_enuff, Clare Lewis – She/Her @clarelewlew, S Lister-Hernández @obscuredself, Stefhany Y. Lozano – She/Her @stefhanyylozano, Lony Mathis – she/her @_lony_mathis, Kaja Meyer – She/her @_kajameyer_, Nina Muro – She/her @nninamuro, Amy Palmer, MOONSIE @pigratdog, Daniela Restrepo @darares_93, Sophia Prieto – She/Her @sophiaprieto.v, Kitty Short – She/Her/They @kittyshortsh, Alexandra Šliková – She/Her @pu.uf, Gaja Vičič – she/her @happyplantsberlin / @gajavicic, Oasis of Hate (Anna) – She/her @oasis_of_hate, Nico Wilting – They/he @Babysbabybaby, Weishan Yang – she/they @mass_97_, Madiza Zalewa – She/her @zalevajka, Inka Zivana Torvund – She/They @oceanpebble.

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AIDS: You Can’t Catch It Holding Hands. Niki de Saint Phalle. The Lapis Press

Posted in Artist Book, illustration on April 20th, 2022
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Provides the facts on how AIDS can and can’t be transmitted, and how to prevent the spread of this disease, in the form of a letter from a mother to her son.

Condition: fine. Minor shelf wear and signs of age.

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