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

Posted in art, collage, design, events, graphic design, Journals, music, photography, writing on July 9th, 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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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

1968: Radical Italian Furniture. Maurizio Cattelan & Pieropaolo Ferrari. Deste Foundation / Toilet Paper

Posted in art, books, design, history on June 2nd, 2014
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1968: Radical Italian Furniture

Preface by Maria Cristina Didero. Drawings by Alessandro Mendini.

1968: Radical Italian Design, the newest project from Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari’s Toilet Paper in collaboration with the Deste Foundation in Athens, offers an unorthodox, kaleidoscopic walk through the Dakis Joannou collection of Italian Radical Design furniture. Led by avant-garde design firms such as Archizoom, Superstudio, Global Tools and 9999, Radical Design was firmly opposed to the ethics, and indeed the very notion of, “good design” or taste. Toilet Paper’s bold, mischievous interpretation of Joannou’s collection results in delightful, high-contrast photographs that merge the seductive lines of Radical Design furniture and objects with the curves of the modern-day nymphs cavorting among them. Published as a board book, and named after a year that was pivotal for architecture and design (and, of course, the world at large), 1968 is a collection of dreams and nightmares, an inspiring, eye-popping compendium of colorful, ironic objects and bodies. At once charmingly retro and alarmingly surreal, 1968 includes drawings by one of the Radical Design movement’s foremost architects, Alessandro Mendini.

Author: Maurizio Cattelan & Pieropaolo Ferrari
Publisher: Deste Foundation / Toilet Paper
Language: English
Pages: 120
Binding: Hardcover
€49.80

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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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James Langdon. A School for Design Fiction. Spector Books

Posted in books, design, writing on March 20th, 2014

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A School for Design Fiction

A school for design fiction was convened on 8 November, 2013 at Gallery for Contemporary Art, Leipzig. This itinerant school employs the curious genre of ‘design fiction’ to assert storytelling as the primary function of design, assuming that every artefact has the potential to express the character of the culture that produced it. This publication documents and expands on the founding of the school through a series of imagined scenarios. These include a drama at the printer for architect Augustus Pugin in 1836, the history of the universe as observed on an English hillside in 1937, the first human trial of split brain surgery in California in 1961, and a Scottish speech synthesis studio in 2013.

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Eine „Schule für Design Fiction” wurde am 8. November 2013 in der Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig gegründet. Diese wandernde Schule beschäftigt sich mit dem obskuren Genre der „Design Fiction”: Geschichtenerzählen wird hier als die Hauptaufgabe von Gestaltung angesehen und zwar unter der Prämisse, dass jeder Artefakt das Potential hat, etwas über die Kultur auszudrücken, in der er produziert wurde. Das Buch dokumentiert und erweitert die Schulgründung durch eine Serie imäginärer Szenarien: ein Drama, das der Architekt Augustus Pugin mit einem Buchdrucker 1836 erlebt, die Geschichte des Universums von einem englischen Berghang aus im Jahr 1937 betrachtet, die erste neuchirurgische Split-Brain-Operation an einem Patienten in Kalifornien

Author: James Langdon
Publisher: Spector Books
Language: English/Deutsch
Pages: 128
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783044669274

€20.00

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BOOKSTORES from TOKYO @ Motto Berlin. 22.03-05.04.2014

Posted in books, design, events, illustration, Japan, photography, zines on March 19th, 2014

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Japanese books and stationery fair @ Motto Berlin
Saturday 22 March – Saturday 5 April 2014
Opening on 22 March – from 5 pm

Five independent bookstores from Tokyo are coming to Berlin:

Motto Berlin presents the small fair ‘BOOKSTORES from TOKYO’ for two weeks. A project which introduces new & old Japanese books selected by five independent bookstores in Tokyo, run by young owners in their 20s to 30s, as well as a collection of unique stationery products made in Japan.

http://bookstoresfromtokyo.info/
https://www.facebook.com/bookstoresfromtokyo

Bulletins Of The Serving Library #6. Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, David Reinfurt (Eds.). Sternberg Press.

Posted in design, distribution, fashion, graphic design, Journals, typography, writing on February 21st, 2014
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Bulletins Of The Serving Library #6. Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, David Reinfurt (Eds.). Sternberg Press.

This issue doubles as a retroactive non-catalog for the group exhibition “White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart” at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania (February 6, 2013-July 28, 2013), curated by Anthony Elms.

Contributions by:
Angie Keefer, Robin Kinross, Joke Robaard, Brian Eno, Nick Relph, Eli Diner, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Stuart Bailey, Sarah Demeuse, Adolf Loos, Kuki Shuzo, Eli Diner & Sanya Kantarovsky, Perri MacKenzie

Pages: 160 + insert
Language: English

15€
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In-Between Things, Giacomo Santiago Rogado. Book launch and screening @ Motto Berlin. 06.02.2014.

Posted in art, books, design, events, Motto Berlin event, painting on February 4th, 2014
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Amanda Haas Design & Studio Rogado are happy to invite you to the book launch of:
 
Giacomo Santiago Rogado 
“In-Between Things”

Thursday, February 6th, 2014, 7-9pm, @ Motto Berlin, Skalitzer Str. 68, Berlin.
With drinks, video screening and selected works on display.

Texts by Christy Wampole
Design by Amanda Haas
Published by Studio Rogado, Berlin
ISBN 978-3-033-04226-1

€ 38.00

Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating. Giorgio Camuffo & Maddalena Dalla Mura. Bolzano University Press.

Posted in books, design, graphic design on November 25th, 2013

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Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating. Giorgio Camuffo & Maddalena Dalla Mura. Bozen Bolzano University Press.

In recent years, graphic designers have become increasingly interested and engaged in the exhibition context as a space of production, mediation and dissemination. In June 2012, the international conference Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating brought together a number of graphic designers, curators and critics engaged in exhibition-making and curating. The proceedings feature contributions by Brave New Alps, Charlotte Cheetham (Manystuff.org), Mieke Gerritzen (Museum of the Image, Breda), Lungomare/Lupo&Burtscher, Prem Krishnamurthy (Project Projects), and Jon Sueda, as well as extracts from the discussions that followed each panel.

2013, 160 pages, 17 x 24 cm
Language: English

Price: €18

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