The Secret Book of Lichens. Kristupas Sabolius. Aistė Ambrazeviciute. Kirvarpa.

Posted in drawing, writing on March 26th, 2022
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Sometimes, if you take a closer look at a tree trunk, you may be able to see letters. This swirly script forms part of The Secret Book of Lichens, the pages of which are scattered across the entire forest. Although many plants and animals have tried to read what is written in it, none have ever managed to assemble those mysterious symbols into any kind of cohesive sentence, or even a single word for that matter.

This book is a walk through the mind and imagination of lichens spread across the forest. The short stories tell of lichen love, their mathematics, values and other important things. These compound creatures are never alone and know great ways to make friends. Perhaps that’s why, when looking at lichens, people understood what symbiosis is – knowing how to live together. Composed of allied fungus and algae, these creatures have special powers – for example, they can easily survive in space and melt rocks. And this one particularly special lichen, Graphis scripta, was even called the script of the forest.

This children’s book is part of the project Neringa Forest Architecture, established at Nida Art Colony, a subdivision of Vilnius Academy of Arts in 2020.

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Flashback Gordon

Posted in books, collage, drawing, illustration on March 10th, 2022
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A comic album once discarded from a public library and later found on the street by the artist on his way to his studio is transformed into a series of abstract collages. Using simple cut and paste tactics a collection of science fiction narratives is reorganised into images drifting away from definition to be reproduced as Risograph prints on the pages of Flashback Gordon.

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Chrome magazine – volume 4. Various artists. Chrome Media Ug.

Posted in drawing, illustration, painting, photography, writing on February 21st, 2022
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Chrome Magazine is launching today its fourth edition. 


An innovative art book in the more accessible magazine format. An answer to the algorythmicrflood of images we are confronted with every day. A long – lasting source of inspiration for those interested in art and those who dare to create. 
Our objective for this issue was to curate a list of exciting international artists and to create an insulated space for them to present their body of work. By combining graphic design, fine art, photography, CGI and other experimental approaches, a multifaceted and highly interesting body of work is created. Every page you turn you will find yourself confroted with new ideas and concepts. So take your time to understand the creators intentions and to interpret their visual language. Be inspired. 
We want to showcase what moves our generation and provide an insight into our diverse perspectives. Furthermore, we want to serve as a platform that promotes connection and collaboration within the different areas of the creative scene.

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Indoors Diary of a Pandemic. Nina Fuga. bruno.

Posted in drawing, illustration on February 11th, 2022
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These drawings give back the intimacy of the everyday to objects and postures which, exasperated within existing spaces, take new positions and discover new sides to themselves, giving life to a sym­phony of small theatrical pièces where stage and backstage are one and the same.

I disegni, questi disegni, nell’insita tensione del loro tratto, ci consen­tono di immaginare gli altri nel paradosso delle loro esistenze, esploso tra le pareti delle proprie abitazioni e di farci sentire meno soli, meno tristi. Immaginare gli altri e le altre, ci restituisce lo spazio del gioco, dell’assurdo, del surreale che fatichiamo a praticare mentre stiamo seduti sui nostri divani.
– Silvia Jop

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Onnshinn 8+10 #3 – Autumn/ Winter 2021. Asami Togawa (Ed.). Togawa Shoten

Posted in Artist magazine, drawing, illustration on January 18th, 2022
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AUTUMN/ WINTER 2021

ISSUE #3

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Artists of this issue:
Ryo Nakamura
Asami Togawa
Snack Motherhood
Yumiko Albrecht
Joël Ameloot
Tomoyuki Miyamoto
Yuri Tsuiki
Yoshie Sugito
Mariko Mukumoto
Sota Togawa
Ayano Sugiuchi
Kaoru Noguchi

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Salsiccette Snack. G. M. Belli, T. Braida, G. A. Cereda, A. Parvanova, C. Pozzi. bruno

Posted in drawing, illustration on October 6th, 2021
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A miniseries on drawing

This enticing series of little books approaches drawing in its most specific acceptation, i.e. as a peremptory gesture that is gradually revealed, a tool at the service of thought and a primary form of representation. The pages feature both real and imaginary objects along with the caprices, secrets and flights of fancy of the artists involved. With all the speed and immediacy of a snack, browsing through this finger-lickin’ collection – jam-packed full of mouth-watering tasty tit bits – will certainly whet your appetite. And once you try one, you will keep coming back for more.

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COCK IN THE WORLD. Javier Lozano. Self published

Posted in art, Artist Book, drawing on May 31st, 2021
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170 drawings of the same beautiful cock

What’s wrong with a cock? Nothing at all.
Even less if it is the most beautiful cock in the world,
because a cock doesn’t mean anything but itself:
source of life, source of pleasure.

The life drawings in this book,
made with delight and admiration,
claim to pay tribute to
the most beautiful cock in the world.

December 2020
Edition of 300

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Martijn in’t Veld @ Motto Berlin

Posted in art, drawing, illustration on December 20th, 2019
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Martijn in’t Veld
Happy Potatoes and Sad Silkscreens at Motto Books
On display until January 4th, 2020

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A Letter to My Father and My Unborn Son. Aram Saroyan and Gailyn Saroyan. Rakish Light Press.

Posted in art, Artist Book, drawing, editions, illustration, Motto Berlin store, writing on May 22nd, 2018
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Edition of 125
numbered

What did the generation that came of age during the sixties do for an encore? Many of the answers seemed to have slipped below the media’s plumb line. A Letter to My Father and My Unborn Son, a journal by Aram Saroyan with art by Gailyn Saroyan, takes us to the American bicentennial year, 1976, as the young poet and artist await the arrival of their third child in Bolinas, a small coastal village in rural Northern California. Here is the day-to-day journey of a young family–at once intimate, surprising, and funny.

Printed in Los Angeles, California
2018

 

Language: English
Pages: 92
Size: 21.5 x 13.5 cm
Weight: 250 g
Binding: Softcover
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Works on Paper. Minna Henriksson. Rab-Rab Press.

Posted in art, Artist Book, drawing, Motto Berlin store on September 14th, 2017
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Minna Henriksson’s artist book Works on Paper is a graphic story with forty linocuts on the political history of paper industry in Finland. The book has two chapters; one of which focuses on the role of the paper industrialist’s support of the right-wing movements in Finland, and the other on controversial paper trade with the South African apartheid regime, and the boycott initiated by the worker’s unions. Designed by New Collectivism, the book is printed in the edition of 300.

 

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