In The Beginning It Was Humid. Bastien Aubry – Dimitri Broquard. Nieves.

Posted in art, books, sculpture on January 23rd, 2012
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In The Beginning It Was Humid. Bastien Aubry – Dimitri Broquard.

Since a few years, Bastien Aubry and Dimitri Broquard do artistical work inspired by outsider art or the applied arts like handcrafts or ceramics. It appears as if they both don’t think much of rules and that they just spontaneously adapt their ideas. That makes their work fresh and full of expression. In the Beginning it was Humid – their fourth publication with Nieves – features a broad selection of their ceramic works from the last few year, and concludes with a short story by A.C. Kupper.

Bastien Aubry (1974) and Dimitri Broquard (1969) established the two-man design studio Flag in 2002. They work for art and cultural institutions, producing catalogues, artists books, magazines and posters. FLAG also creates drawings, illustrations for editorials and private projects. Both Broquard and Aubry respectively teach at art schools in Switzerland.

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It’s Nice That #7.

Posted in art, distribution, magazines on January 10th, 2012
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It’s Nice That #7.

It’s Nice That No.7 features profiles of celebrated photographer Martin Parr and the brilliant Taryn Simon; interviews with i-D founder Terry Jones, Nieves editor-in-chief Benjamin Sommerhalder and hyper-cool duo Lernert & Sander; a free comic by the very talented illustrator Sophy Hollington, and much, much more. Out now.

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Erik Steinbrecher Trilogy

Posted in art, Motto Berlin store, painting, photography, zines on April 30th, 2011
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Erik Steinbrecher Trilogy from left; Ital Thai Chinese and Paint, Möhren In Athen, Halli Galli

Erik Steinbrecher Zine Set contains:

Ital Thai Chinese and Paint, Erik Steinbrecher & Zuni Halpern

Ital Thai Chinese and Paint is a compilation of the first collaborative work by Zuni Halpern and Erik Steinbrecher. The booklet shows montages of photographs and paintings. All the photographed advertisings are collected in the streets. The paintings on paper are studio works. Both materials, views of fusion food and plates of abstract designs are melted. These “painted meals” can be considered as ornaments in the urban context of fast gastronomy and catering.

Möhren In Athen, Erik Steinbrecher

For his show Wind in Athens/Möhren in Athen Erik Steinbrecher left Berlin for Athens, his suitcase packed with carrots. The artist’s art odyssee began. His chosen site for an intervention was the National Archaeological Museum. During his visit in the collection Steinbrecher installed single carrots in the exposition spaces; close to sculptures and artfacts, on bases and behind walls. For this publication Steinbrecher overworked these documents making up the images with cancarrots.

Halli Galli, Erik Steinbrecher

After work artist Erik Steinbrecher every now and then takes a stroll around town. For this project he explored Zurich´s red-light district around Langstrasse with his camera in his pocket. He took photos of the advertising vitrines around the erotic-dance scene located there. A selection of these photographs of artistic dancers were then printed out and overworked by Steinbrecher.

Published by Nieves

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Diselbrugger Apokalypse Emanuel Halpern. Nieves

Posted in art, distribution, Motto Berlin store, Motto Zürich store on December 20th, 2010
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Diselbrugger Apokalypse
Emanuel Halpern (Zurich, Switzerland)
Published by Nieves. 2010

When someone as peaceful as Emanuel Halpern (Zurich, 1948) draws an apocalypse, things must be pretty bad with the world. His fifty large-scale coloured pencil drawings telling the story of the destruction of Dieselbrugg confirm this prediction. This is his comic version of Dürrenmatt‘s valley of confusion. Reality, which is usually slouching towards tragedy, can be described only by comic means. Both talented storytellers subscribe to this truism. They give us solid citizens with image and text collages that are almost excessively artistic and hypertrophic. But the images underline the fact that this is the only way that we can tackle and escape from the mess.

In the Dieselbrugg Apocalypse, Halpern manages to move between pilgrimage and the misery of refugees with the sure-footedness of a somnambulist. “You can‘t really be as dozy as that” he seems to be muttering. “Come into my yurt In here you will hear peace bells ringing,
you‘ll see bathing towels fluttering. This is Dieselbrugg.”

Guido Magnaguagno

D 37€

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Möhren in Athen

Posted in art, food, Motto Berlin store, zines on July 13th, 2010
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Möhren in Athen by Erik Steinbrecher

For his show Wind in Athens/Möhren in Athen Erik Steinbrecher left Berlin for Athens, his suitcase packed with carrots. The artist’s art odyssee began. His chosen site for an intervention was the National Archaeological Museum. During his visit in the collection Steinbrecher installed single carrots in the exposition spaces; close to sculptures and artfacts, on bases and behind walls. For this publication Steinbrecher overworked these documents making up the images with cancarrots.

16 pages

Published by Nieves

D 8€

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2. ZhSZ. 13.12.09

Posted in art, Uncategorized, zines on November 17th, 2009
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Here and There 9 – Nakako Hayashi

Posted in art, graphic design, magazines, Motto Berlin store on October 14th, 2009
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The theme of the nineth issue of Here and There is HER LIFE. It deals with the various factors that make up the many waves in a woman’s life, such as working, becoming pregnant, giving birth. The colorful stories told by Elein Fleiss, Laetitia Bena, Yurie Nagashima, Miranda July, Midori Araki and Aiko Yamada, reflect each of their lives.

Nakako Hayashi writes: “There are various lives, various moments and various emotions. I wish to capture the ripples of emotion in our daily lives as seeds, right before they turn into fluff and float away. I wish to keep observing what grows from there. I guess this may be what I want to do with Here and There.”

SANPO is a Japanese word meaning walking around without purpose. The secando feature SANPO includes writing by two Japanese artists; Kanehito Koganezawa and Shimabuku.

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Rick Myers. Corner College. 20.06.09

Posted in art, distribution, exhibitions, zines on June 17th, 2009
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Exhibition / Small Book Event
STUDIES for WORDS and BREATH
Rick Myers
Saturday, 20 June 2009, 2 – 6 p.m.

British-American artist Rick Myers will present two new print portfolios
(“Before and After Breath” and “Itself”). In addition, Rick will hand-
modify publications he previously released together with Nieves and Rollo
Press.

BEFORE AND AFTER BREATH
A suite of five prints resulting from pre 1908 carbon, and circa 2008
tungsten filament light bulbs, stamped on carbon paper, with a fifty ton
industrial press.

ITSELF
A suite of eight digital prints documenting a removal of carbon black
xerographic toner, then re-used for its reproduction.

Coffee and cakes will be served, come and have a look!

http://www.rickmyers.co.uk
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http://www.rollo-press.com