Friday, October 11, 2019
The annual Detroit Art Book Fair takes place this weekend in Detroit's Eastern Market neighborhood. Founded in 2013, the fair brings together "dozens of independent publishers, artists, writers, and collectors to present their books, zines, and prints to the public."
The event takes place on Saturday October 12th from noon to 6pm and Sunday October 13th from noon to 4pm, at 1464 Gratiot Ave. A list of participants is below.
826michigan + Detroit Robot Factory
Adult Punk / Sitting Wave
College for Creative Studies, Communication Design
Erin K. Schmidt
Hannah Burr Studio
Haute to Death
John Maggie + Niki Williams
LTU Graphic Design
Not Book Club
Pas de vagues
Temporary Services / Half Letter Press
Wayne State University Press
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
This week on Tumblr: Kitchenware. Works by Lawrence Weiner, Jenny Holzer, Maurizio Cattelan, Cary Leibowitz, Kara Walker, David Shrigley, Roy Lichtenstein, General Idea, Barbara Kruger, etc.
Labels: I'll tumble for ya
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Cologne, Germany: Edition Hundertmark, 1984
30 x 22 x 2 cm.
Edition of 30 signed copies
The 86th boxed work by Edition Hundertmark consists of a black metal plate, at least 26 white magnetic letters (some boxes contained over 50) and a sheet with possible examples. (people make sentences they want).
Available from the publisher, here, for 1800 Euro.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Tampa, USA: Graphicstudio, University of South Florida, 2008
13.3 x 19.1 x 5.3 cm.
Edition of 230 signed, numbered and dated copies [+ 10 AP]
A cloth-covered hardbound book (with unprinted Mohawk Superfine paper) featuring two color fore-edge printing and silver gilt edges. The work is signed, dated, and numbered in pencil on the colophon inside the book.
The value of the work is estimated to be between $1000 and $1,500 US.
Labels: Ed Ruscha
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Advertisement Of An Idea
London, UK: Audio Arts, 1976
Edition size unknown
On Sunday February 8th 1976, David Troostwyk bought air time on a London commercial radio station, Capitol Radio Ltd, to advertise an idea. Before becoming an artist he had worked in advertising from 1944 to 1947, with the London Display Company.
This Audio Arts Magazine cassette contains a condensed recording of the original three hour transmission during which nine identical 15 second commercials advertised the text of the idea.
Troostwyk died of lung cancer on this day ten years ago, at the age of 80.
Labels: audio art