Kommando Otl Aicher. Alexander Negrelli. Jan van Eyck Akademie

Posted in Artist Book, books, design, distribution, graphic design, history, typography on January 27th, 2016
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A book about the visual identity of the Olympic Games in 1972, about terrorists, their design, about war, gold medals, movies, sneakers, politics, maps, architecture, logos, pictograms and coloured dogs. And about Otl Aicher.

The chapters:

01 Preface
02 The Games
03 Interview .1 Michael Burke – Bibliothèque
04 Sept. 5th
05 Otl Aicher
06 1936
07 Ulm
08 Lufthansa
09 1968
10 Palestine
11 Fedayeen
12 Interview .2 Prof. Rayan Abdullah
13 Munich
14 Spiral
15 Waldi
16 Objects
17 Others .1
18 Art
19 Others .2
20 Clothing
21 Fiction
22 Epilogue
23 Annex

+ foldout brochure with enclosed maps

€39.00

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Jewellery Hyperreal. Cathy Cox & Susan Pietzsch (Eds.). Schmuck2

Posted in books, design, distribution on October 14th, 2015
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The “Jewellery Hyperreal” publication on the question how jewellery could be transferred into hyperreality

includes interviews with Daniel Knorr, Yukinori Maeda, Schmidttakahashi, Magnus Ericson, Lisa Walker, Yu Yamada

and a special contribution by Akio Seki

Edition of 500
Designed by THe Simple Society

Since 1997 the artist and jewellery designer Susan Pietzsch installed with Schmuck2 a continous international exhibition programme. Schmuck2 takes a focus on unusual, diverse takes on the themes of “jewellery”, combining people with different cultural background such as artists, designers and art-theorists. The projects shape a multi-faced image for contemporary styles of jewellery, using unconventional concepts that move between fine and applied arts.

€12.00

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Skabelon 43. Kasper Andreasen

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, design, editions, typography on September 22nd, 2015
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This stencil font, which consists of 43 characters, including numerals and several punctuation marks, was inspired by the lettering on old Danish police cars. A 3D effect is achieved by incorporating drop shadows into the type design. Each character is approximately 6 cm tall, ideal for posters and sign painting, and can be transferred to a surface by using marker, pen, or spray paint.

Stencil typeface, Amsterdam, 2003
Laser-cut steel, 32.5 x 19.3 x 2 cm, 4 plates, ed: 30

€135.00

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Das prinzip coop. Hannes Meyer und die Idee einer kollektiven Gestaltung. Spector Books.

Posted in architecture, art, books, critique, design, graphic design on September 3rd, 2015
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Edition Bauhaus 48

Text: Claudia Perren, Werner Möller, Astrid Volpert

Genossenschaften, Sharing Community, Co-Housing – das Kollektiv hat Konjunktur. Fragen zum Verhältnis von Gesellschaft und Gestaltung, von individueller und gemeinschaftlicher Kreation und Produktion wurden bereits Ende der 1920er Jahre intensiv am Bauhaus verhandelt: Besonders der zweite Bauhausdirektor Hannes Meyer richtete Lehre und Werkstätten, Planung und Architektur radikal am Kollektiv und seinen Bedürfnissen aus. Revolutionär war besonders Meyers Idee eines gemeinschaftlichen Gestaltungsprozesses. Diesem sogenannten Coop-Prinzip widmet sich nun erstmals eine Ausstellung im Bauhaus Dessau vom 21. Mai bis 4. Oktober 2015.

Co-published mit der Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau

mit 97 schwarz/weiß-Abbildungen, fadengeheftete Broschur

Gestaltung: Prill Vieceli Cremers, Zürich
Herausgeber: Werner Möller in Zusammenarbeit mit/in collaboration with Raquel Franklin

€14.00

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NEWNEW. Shinro Ohtake. edition.nord

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, design, exhibition catalogue, exhibitions, Japan, video on August 31st, 2015
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The official catalogue of Shinro Ohtake’s exhibition held at Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, 2013.
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As the title suggests, “NEWNEW” consisted of only new, recent and never-exhibited works by the artist, deliberately placed throughout the museum to make the most of its unique locational environment and architectural structure.
The exhibited works included installations such as “MON CHERI: A Self-Portrait as a Scrapped Shed,” his contribution to Documenta 13, in addition to large-scale sculptures, collages, oil paintings, oversize drawings and small Gouache paintings on paper.
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The catalogue consists of separate sheets, leaflets and a DVD, tied together with a paper faster that is also detachable. Sorted according to their techniques or where they were exhibited, the works are reproduced either in the books or on the sheets. The DVD contains a video documentation of the exhibition from a visitor’s perspective, beginning from a front view of the museum to the deep end of its exhibition rooms.
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Larger than A3 in size, each of the eight sheets documents a different large-scale installation by the artist. With the front side covered by a full-bleed photo showing a whole picture of the work, they could be hung on a wall as a poster, while the back side shows details of the work and informs of other related works along with their captions. The three leaflets are formatted in different sizes; two feature image-based works (oil paintings / collages and drawings) and the other contains texts and reference data.

Printed and bound in Japan

 

€35.00

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Tunica Magazine #4. Jose C. Garcia. Tunica Studio

Posted in art, design, distribution, magazines on August 26th, 2015
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TUNICA is a receptacle of international culture based in New York, stemming from an urge to assemble and curates talents, combines disciplines and shares new ideas and styles.

TUNICA contributors represent a wide range of international and cutting-edge artistic disciplines.

Issue #4 featuring: Adam Parker Smith, Amanda Jas, Chillzone, Elizabeth Butters, East Village Eye

€16.00

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Printmaking by Ecal 2008-2014. Musée Jenisch Vevey – Cabinet cantonal des estampes. ECAL

Posted in books, design, distribution, printmaking on July 9th, 2015
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Printmaking by ECAL offers an inventory of the entire lithographic and silkscreen editions published by ECAL between 2008 and 2014. It gathers critical texts on the one hand about the history of the publishing activities within ECAL and also the role played by the multiple and printed art for those built ECAL in the 1990s and those who are graduates.

80 color illustrations

€26.00

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Fantasies of the Library. K. Verlag, Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Anna-Sophie Springer, Etienne Turpin (Eds.)

Posted in design, distribution on April 7th, 2015
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Fantasies of the Library

… is a sequence of pages wherein the reader-as-exhibition-viewer learns, rather surprisingly—but with growing conviction—that the library is not only a curatorial space, but that its bibliological imaginary is also a fertile territory for the exploration of paginated affairs in the Anthropocene.

Fantasies of the Library inaugurates the intercalations: paginated exhibition series. Virtually stacked alongside Anna-Sophie Springer’s feature essay “Melancholies of the Paginated Mind” about unorthodox responses to the institutional ordering principles of book collections, the volume includes an interview with Rick Prelinger and Megan Shaw Prelinger of the Prelinger Library in San Francisco; reflections on the role of cultural memory and the archive by Hammad Nasar, Head of Research and Programmes at the Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; a conversation with media theorist Joanna Zylinska about experiments on the intersections of curatorial practice and open source e-books; and a discussion between K’s co-director Charles Stankievech and platform developer Adam Hyde on new approaches to open source publishing in science and academia. The photo essay, “Reading Rooms Reading Machines,” presents views of unusual historical libraries next to works by artists such as Kader Attia, Andrew Beccone, Mark DFantasies of the Libraryion, Rodney Graham, Katie Paterson, Veronika Spierenburg, Andrew Norman Wilson, and others.

published by K. Verlag, Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Paperback, thread-bound, 160 pages
30 color + 15 black/white images
ISBN: 9780993907401

15.99€
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Surpllus: Talk and book launch @ Motto IMA. 01.11.2014.

Posted in architecture, art, books, critique, design, events, graphic design, Motto IMA, Theory on October 29th, 2014
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Surpllus: Talk and book launch @ Motto IMA. 01.11.2014.

IMA and Motto present a talk by Melbourne-based designer and publisher Brad Haylock.

Haylock is program manager of the newly updated Master of Communication Design program at RMIT University, and founding editor of Surpllus, an independent publishing imprint that focuses on critical and speculative practices across art, design, architecture and writing. This talk will consider the politics of publishing and the contested significance of print in the digital age.

Haylock’s talk will be followed by the Brisbane launch of Surpllus #17, Tom Nicholson’s Cartoons for Joseph Selleny, an artist’s book produced as a part of the solo exhibition of the same name at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, and shown in the exhibition Allegory of the Cave Painting at Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, both in 2014.

Saturday 1st November, 4pm

Motto IMA
Institute of Modern Art
Ground Floor, Judith Wright Centre
420 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane QLD 4006
Australia

 

Catalogue. Amie Siegel. Inventory Press.

Posted in Artist Book, books, design, distribution on October 24th, 2014
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Catalogue. Amie Siegel. Inventory Press.

Catalogue suggests an artist’s exhibition catalogue, but is rather a chronological compilation of auction catalogues presenting the sales of the mid-century furniture designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh, India, featured in Amie Siegel’s multi-element film installation Provenance (2013). An aside, an addendum, an index, the publication ends with the Christie’s London catalogue page from the 2013 auction of Provenance itself in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Sale, which completes the economic circuit of the project.

American artist Amie Siegel’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York MoMA/PS1, NY; Hayward Gallery, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Walker Art Center, MN; CCA Wattis, San Francisco; Kunstmuseum Stuttgart; Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Cannes Film Festival and Berlin Film festival among many others. She has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm, Guggenheim Foundation, and the recipient of a Sundance Institute Film Fund award.

Size: 25.5 cm x 33 cm
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-941753-03-3

€54.00
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