A sequence or phrase. Jean-Pascal Flavien. Spector Books.

Posted in architecture, art, books, distribution, drawing, sculpture on December 31st, 2013
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A sequence or phrase. Jean-Pascal Flavien. Spector Books.

“A sequence or phrase” is a monographic catalogue on Jean-Pascal Flavien’s work, published following his two exhibitions at the Parc Saint Léger, Centre d’Art Contemporain (FR) and the Kunstverein Langenhagen (DE), both in 2012. It includes contributions by Vanessa Desclaux, Vanessa Joan Müller, and Olivier Michelon. It is published by Spector Books, and designed by Pascal Storz with Jean-Pascal Flavien.

Flavien’s work combines architectural experiments, book publishing, and performance with other media such as video, drawing, installation, and sculpture.

His recent solo exhibitions include breathing house at Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux; ‘Jean-Pascal Flavien’ at Kunstverein Langenhagen; Cinonema, no drama cinema at South London Gallery (both 2012). and two persons house at Capacete, São Paulo (2010). Flavien has participated in numerous group exhibitions at various institutions including Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster (2013); Les Abbatoirs, Toulouse (2012); Musac, Leon; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Kunsthaus Bregenz (all 2011) and Tate Modern, London (2008).

Upcoming solo exhibitions will take place at Catherine Bastide, Brussels, and Galerie Esther Schipper, Berlin.

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Language: English/French/German
Pages: 112
Size: 23 x 30 cm
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 97839449052

28 €

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The Shelf Journal #2. Shelf-Publishing.

Posted in books, design, graphic design, magazines, typography on February 8th, 2013
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The Shelf Journal #2. Shelf-Publishing.

In this issue:

Derek Birdsall, Interview. – Books which affected the career and life of the famous British book designer.

Stanley Morison & Maximilien Vox, A Frenchman’s view of British typography and vice-versa.

Patricia Belen & Grey D’Onofrio, Elaine Lustig Cohen: The Art of Modern Graphics.

The “club of clubs”, Culture Club – Discussion about French book clubs.

Sebastien Hayez, Four Aces. – Modernism development of graphic design through four design magazine’s issue number 1.

Hugo Hoppmann & Mirko Borsche, The Designing Art Director – Conversation.

The Shelf Journal, A fly on the wall in the printing shop. – Report on printing techniques, supported by examples.

About The Shelf:

“Why start a paper journal about books at a time when the internet is calling into question the average Westerner’s innate materialism, and at a time when the price of a book-as-object puts off devotees of free knowledge on the net? What is becoming of bound volumes today – that foundation of our society, those keepers of our history?

With the dematerialisation of editorial content, the practice of design within books is taking on an even more important dimension. Whether insignificant objects or works of art in their own right, books create through their different forms and stories a unique bond with those who read, consult and own them. This almost physical connection was the reason for creating The Shelf Journal.

 Part place of worship and reflection for paper lovers, part experimental platform for designers, typographers and other graphic designers, The Shelf Journal explores the essence of our libraries’ charm: the limitless variations in form of this unique object.”

122 pages
English and French
ISBN: 9782954065618

D 20€

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Post-Digital Print: The Mutation of Publishing Since 1894. Alessandro Ludovico. Onomatopee.

Posted in books, distribution, graphic design, magazines on September 3rd, 2012
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Post-Digital Print: The Mutation of Publishing Since 1894. Alessandro Ludovico. Onomatopee.

In this post-digital age, digital technology is no longer a revolutionary phenomenon but a normal part of everyday life. The mutation of music and film into bits and bytes, downloads and streams is now taken for granted. For the world of book and magazine publishing however, this transformation has only just begun.

Still, the vision of this transformation is far from new. For more than century now, avant-garde artists, activists and technologists have been anticipating the development of networked and electronic publishing. Although in hindsight the reports of the death of paper were greatly exaggerated, electronic publishing has now certainly become a reality. How will the analog and the digital coexist in the post-digital age of publishing? How will they transition, mix and cross over?

In this book, Alessandro Ludovico re-reads the history of the avant-garde arts as a prehistory of cutting through the so-called dichotomy between paper and electronics. Ludovico is the editor and publisher of Neural, a magazine for critical digital culture and media arts. For more than twenty years now, he has been working at the cutting edge (and the outer fringes) of both print publishing and politically engaged digital art.

In collaboration with Kenniscentrum Creating 010, Hogeschool Rotterdam

graphic design: Eric de Haas
print: Lecturis
editor: Joe Monk
written by Alessandro Ludovico, introduction by Florian Cramer

D 15€

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