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Exquisite Art Book ‘Paper Dolls’

As much as I love a good art book, I don’t often get my hands on full-fledged art objects. “Paper Dolls” is that rare exception. It uses strategically placed wide-gamut cutouts, embossing, foil and stochastic printing to illustrate a poem about humanity’s two deepest questions: “Who am I” and “What could I become?” As we […]

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An Activist Art Book: Posters for a Green New Deal

When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D, New York) and Senator Ed Markey (D, Massachusetts) presented a Green New Deal legislative package in 2018, like so many historically visionary proposals, it was called ambitiously naive, impractical, too “left”. ”, And anything the Congressional establishment could think of in response to its threat to the status quo. In […]

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Printed Matter Presents the 2019 LA Art Book Fair, April 12-14

Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism. Print stand, LAABF 2015. Photo by Ruben Diaz 2019 prints THE Art Book Fair (LAABF) will host 390 exhibitors from 31 countries, including a wide range of artists and collectives, small presses, institutions, galleries, old booksellers and distributors. For the sake of diversity and representation, the fair serves as a […]

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Page Turners: A Guide to Art Book Giveaways 2014

Letters become patterns, Sigrid Calon Self-published, 2014, 56 pages Sigrid Calon, based in Amsterdam, is something of a star on the art book fair circuit. Using a Risograph machine (a fashionable form of automatic screen printing), she creates prints and books of graphic patterns, layering colors to achieve pretty tonal changes and optical effects. At […]