Travelling Across the USA

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA
Softcover/with flaps, 176 pp., offset 4/4, 120 x 170 mm
English and German
Edition of 400
ISBN 978-3-9814530-1-0
Published by Bücher & Hefte

$35.00 · out of stock

The photo book Travelling Across the USA shows photographs by passionate amateur photographer and then student of theology Paul Gerhard Diez which he took during a journey across the USA in 1954. The photographer wrote a short comment on each picture.

Travelling Across the USA is published in a German and an English edition, with an accompanying essay by journalist Georg Diez, the photographer’s son.

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA

Paul Gerhard Diez, Travelling Across the USA

L’après-midi chez Jean-Guy

Maxime Harvey and Isabelle Campeau, L’après-midi chez Jean-GuyMaxime Harvey and Isabelle Campeau, L’après-midi chez Jean-Guy

Maxime Harvey and Isabelle Campeau, L’après-midi chez Jean-Guy
Softcover, 16 pp., offset 4/4, 165 x 240 mm
Edition of 200
ISBN 978-2-9812699-0-4
Published by Infos and Updates

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L’après-midi chez Jean-Guy (Afternoon at Jean-Guy’s) is a booklet by Maxime Harvey and Isabelle Campeau. Jean-Guy lives in a suburb near Montreal. The photographs are documentation of various objects that Jean-Guy made out of existing objects, packagings or waste. From a water heater to various type of stilts, these patched objects seem mundane but they demonstrate many uses and diversions of everyday life that are not often documented.

Maxime Harvey and Isabelle Campeau, L’après-midi chez Jean-Guy

In the Beginning it was Humid

Bastien Aubry and Dimitri Broquard, In the Beginning it was HumidBastien Aubry and Dimitri Broquard, In the Beginning it was Humid

Bastien Aubry and Dimitri Broquard, In the Beginning it was Humid
Softcover, 48 pp., offset 4/4, 195 x 255 mm
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-3-905999-03-7
Published by Nieves

$20.00 · out of stock

For several year, Bastien Aubry and Dimitri Broquard have been making 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.

Sun Feels Honest Todae

Terence Koh, Sun Feels Honest Todae

Terence Koh, Sun Feels Honest Todae
Softcover, 40 pp., offset 1/1, 225 x 305 mm
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-3-905714-96-8
Published by Nieves

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Issue #8 of THE international with Terence Koh features deep monochrome prints of his haunting photography layered with drawings that form collages evoking avant-garde Japanese underground scenes from the 1970s.

The Dead Sea

Stefan Marx, The Dead Sea

Stefan Marx, The Dead Sea

Stefan Marx, The Dead Sea
Hardboard/gatefold record sleeve, 3 posters, offset 1/1, 600 x 900 mm
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-3-905999-01-3
Published by Nieves

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With his debut release on co-owned Smallville record label Stefan Marx presents an exclusive three-part poster collection coated inside a gatefold 12-inch cover sleeve. Giving the Smallville shop and label a visual face since the very beginning Stefan Marx created hundreds of posters and flyers, painted the shop windows regularly and conceived every record cover.

Now is the time for himself to release an extraordinary Smallville/Nieves issue in 12-inch format. Three folded posters (each has the size of 90 x 60 cm) including a first appearance of his Band project The Dead Sea (aka Stefan Marx, RVDS, Lawrence and Birte Löschenkohl).

Cillit Bang, Dash, Omo and Friends

Beni Bischof, Cillit Bang, Dash, Omo and Friends

Beni Bischof, Cillit Bang, Dash, Omo and Friends
Softcover, 112 pp., offset 1/1, 195 x 255 mm
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-3-905714-97-5
Published by Nieves

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Beni Boschof draws wild and intuitive on everything within reach of his hands. In this manner he compiled several thick books, all unique, each page an original. Mysterious structures, cross-eyed figures and words, that somehow sound strangly familiar… Cillit Bang, Dash, Omo and Friends combines a selection from the original books into a singular new publication.

On Vient Quand Même!

Gil Pellaton, On Vient Quand Même!

Gil Pellaton, On Vient Quand Même!
Softcover, 20 pp., offset 4/4, 195 x 255 mm
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-3-905714-99-9
Published by Nieves

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Table bombs, ice cream and balls of lights in nebulous doom and gloom: Artist Gil Pellaton places his grotesquely twisted figures in imaginary scenes that hover between scenery-like reality and bizarre exaggeration. The large-scale oil paintings are dynamic and as specific as dreamlike worlds can be. On Vient Quand Meme! is his inaugural publication, combining his most recent works in a small but mighty volume.

Hop Step Jump

Keiichi Tanaami, Hop Step Jump

Keiichi Tanaami, Hop Step Jump
Softcover, 32 pp., offset 4/4, 195 x 255 mm
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-3-905999-02-0
Published by Nieves

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Hop Step Jump brings together portraits of colorful, eccentric figures that interpret “Life and Hereafter”, essential truth and source of inspiration to Keiichi Tanaami. Tanaami’s vivid and highly surreal drawings are often considered psychedelic. However, a closer look reveals that his drawings go far beyond psychedelic trops. They have their roots in his tense personal recollections: memories, dreams and nightmares.

The Book Trust Prospectus

The Book Trust Prospectus

The Book Trust Prospectus
Edited by Benjamin Critton, Harry Gassel, Brendan Griffiths, Zak Klauck and Mylinh Nguyen
Softcover, 160 pp., offset 1/1, 4.25 x 7 inches
Edition of 500
ISBN 978-1-928570-15-8
Published by IFS, Ltd.

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The Book Trust, a site-specific publication and installation, was originally presented at the NY Art Book Fair, 5–7 November, 2010. During those days, the semi-fictional Investment Futures Strategy, Ltd., comprised of five graduate students from the Department of Graphic Design at the Yale University School of Art, offered an original publication for trade in a series of barters executed by its authors.

The Trust and the accompanying Book Trust Prospectus address matters of micro-economy and distribution, as well as prescribed versus perceived value. The project suggests a new currency specific to the setting of the Book Fair, a context in which a distinct set of commodities is exchanged by like-minded vendors in a finite space and time. It is only in this setting that a book could be posited as capital — a literal stand-in for the money that commonly exchanges hands at the Fair. Perceived worth is thus no longer dictated by edition or price, but instead by a trader’s subjective notion of the values they assign each book.

Over the three days of the Fair, the book, produced in a fixed quantity of 500, varied in value as each negotiation determined and redetermined its worth in the marketplace. With each transaction, the Prospectus assumed the value of the book for which it was exchanged. The traded commodities now comprise The Book Trust — a value-appreciating book bank. By trading with IFS, Ltd., participants acquired a single theoretical share of the bank, the Prospectus acting as a document of that transaction. In framing the project in a format similar to that of a stock exchange, IFS, Ltd. hopes that the Trust emphasizes the tenuous, abstract value of the book: as a designed object, as a medium for content, as a traded commodity, and as a symbol of participation in the project itself.

Prospectus
The Book Trust Prospectus is, in non-equal parts: a local currency, a stock prospectus for The Book Trust, an exploration into the nature of small-scale publishing and its presence at the NY Art Book Fair (R. Giampietro), a survey of precedented alternative currencies (B. Critton), a platform for hyperbolic re-representations of anonymous fiat money (R. Rozendaal), a foray into corporate branding and rebranding (Metahaven et al.), a proposal for a time-based repurposing of existing banknotes (N. Hirsch & Z. Kyes), an analysis of the current state of [art] book-publishing and -design (L. v. Deursen et al.), a venue for research into non-essential commodity futures like tulips and Beanie Babies™ (H. Gassel), a profile of independent art book vendors (Golden Age), and a podium for experimentation with anti-counterfeiting guilloché renderings (B. Griffiths & Z. Klauck). It is the story of its own making and financing as well as an evaluation of the context in which it was made and financed. The Prospectus is a 160-page, perfect-bound, one-colour book, offset-printed in an edition of five hundred by GHP printing in West Haven, Connecticut, USA.

Arthur Pollock

Arthur Pollock, Arthur PollockArthur Pollock, Arthur Pollock

Arthur Pollock, Arthur Pollock
Hardcover with dust jacket, 184 pp., offset 1/1, 9 x 11 inches
Edition of 500
ISBN 978-0-983-66980-7
Published by Unpiano Books

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Arthur Pollock has worked as a photojournalist for over fifty years, both freelance and on staff for several major news outlets. His professional career began in Hammond, IN and Lowell, MA in the nineteen sixties as he documented day-to-day street level stories of the time, and cut his teeth in those towns in the midst of an economic downturn and a cultural revolution. Hired on staff at the Boston Herald in the early nineteen eighties, he worked in the field for over ten years on many important features and was the recipient of numerous awards before becoming Assistant Photo Editor at the end of the decade.

This monograph is the first attempt at chronicling his enormous body of work and contains a cross-section of material from his early days on the streets, all the way up until the early nineteen nineties.

While he may echo the understatement of a news scribe, Pollock’s work clearly pays special homage to the artistry of those iconic shutter artists, Diane Arbus and the legendary New York street lensman of the 30s and 40s, Weegee. Indeed, every picture does tell a story. And in this unique collection, there are hundreds of stories… wonderfully told.

— Peter Gelzinis

Cancelled

Brendan Fowler, CancelledBrendan Fowler, Cancelled

Brendan Fowler, Cancelled
Softcover, 60 pp., offset 4/1, 7 x 10 inches
Edition of 1000
Published by 100% Biz

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Cancellation for me is this dynamic act: it is at once violent, an attack, an endgame to a struggle, but at the same time the mega opener. In the place of something cancelled there is only opportunity, only potential… For example, an event is cancelled, you have the night free; tour is cancelled, you have two weks to stay at home and work in your studio and sleep in your own bed and not lose money; exhibition is cancelled, now look at all of this time and material you have floating around… The bottom line is canceling as negating, as a way to remove to create potential, to create space. So after working for a while with the graphice of a literal “CANCELLED” stencil image, it was like, how do you cancel that? How does that get further negated?

— Brendan Fowler

Outpost Journal 1

Outpost Journal 1, Pittsburgh

Outpost Journal 1, Pittsburgh
Softcover, 64 pp., offset 4/1, 9 x 12 inches
Edition of 500
ISBN 978-0-9836082-0-2
Published by Outpost Journal

$15.00 · out of stock

Outpost is an annual print publication on art, design and community action from cities that have been traditionally underexposed beyond their local contexts. Each beautifully produced and visually engaging issue of Outpost focuses on a single urban location and comes packaged with a limited edition print by an artist from the featured city. Outpost is a journey into the creative heart of a place, and via features like “Secretly Famous” (profiles of the most infamous artsy locals), guerrilla engagements with tourist attractions, historical explorations, mapping projects, and deep dives into artist collectives and organizations, Outpost exposes the myriad ways in which unique local communities arise through creative collaboration and production.

Exploratory and playful, critical with a sense of levity, and inspired by hand-drawn maps, flags, totem poles, poorly pixelated iPhone photos, moody landscapes, and the spirit of adventure, Outpost is dedicated to strengthening ties between communities and spreading new ideas about how creative culture can change our world.

Footnote to a Project*

Sharmini Pereira, Oliver Knight and Rory McGrath, Footnote to a Project*

Sharmini Pereira, Oliver Knight and Rory McGrath, Footnote to a Project*
Softcover, 536 pp., offset 4/1, 210 x 310 x 35 mm
Edition of 2000
ISBN 978-0-9560704-5-6
Published by Abraaj Capital Art Prize

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Conceived in collaboration with curator Sharmini Pereira design studio OK-RM and published on the occasion of the 2011 Abraaj Capital Art prize, Footnote to a Project* is a collection of images, citations and references that support and inform the creation of the five selected artworks. Informed by the book’s title, the headline concept was to express the historical traditions of footnoting and its relationship with reading and writing. The designers adopted the use of a variety of typographic symbols traditionally used by type setters to indicate footnotes. The book takes the form of an enlarged paper back and is split into 5 equal parts — one for each artist — providing an in-depth documentation of the works through images and extended captions. The book is accompanied by two book marks intended to facilitate navigation between image and text.