Showing posts with label Marcel Dzama. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marcel Dzama. Show all posts

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Magic Pony's new website

Toronto's Magic Pony just launched a new website earlier this week, which includes a page for multiples, which features items such as the below cacti by Shannon Gerard. Their stock of toys, clothing, designer goods, jewelry, books and artworks also includes items by Micah Lexier, Michael Dumontier, Neil Farber, Lawrence Weiner, David Shrigley and Marcel Dzama.

Visit them here:

Monday, August 27, 2012

Marcel Dzama | Even the Ghost of the Past

Marcel Dzama
Even the Ghost of the Past
New York City, USA: Steidl David Zwirner, 2008
244 pp., 27 x 21 cm., hardcover

Published on the occasion of Dzama's fifth solo exhibition at David Zwirner, Even the Ghost of the Past features drawings, sculptures, dioramas, and filmworks. Designed by Matthew Polhamus with the artist, the title comprises two books bound together with alternating spines, with an accompanying DVD of short films. It also features an interview by Spike Jonze and additional text by Cameron Shaw.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Beck | Song Reader

Beck has just announced that his forthcoming album, his 12th, will be titled Song Reader and will feature 20 new songs, including "Do We? We Do" and "Don't Act Like Your Heart Isn't Hard". It is slated for release in December. However, the album will only be issued as sheet music. There will be no recorded component to the release - no CD or vinyl, and no MP3s.

"Song Reader is an experiment in what an album can be at the end of 2012 — an alternative that enlists the listener in the tone of every track, and that’s as visually absorbing as a dozen gatefold LPs put together," according to publishers McSweeney's.

I'd personally prefer the sheet music to be released straight, without visual accompaniment, but given McSweeney's lavish approach to publishing, visual embellishment was inevitable. The 108 pages of music will come in a carrying case and new artwork has been commissioned to illustrate each song. The artists include Marcel Dzama (whose work was used for the cover of Guero) and Leanne Shapton.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Based in Zurich, Switzerland, Nieves is a publishing house dedicated to Artists' books and zines. Founded in 2001, they have published works by Mike Mills, Leah Singer, Tucker Nichols, David Shrigley, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Marcel Dzama, Larry Clark, Michael Dumontier, Daniel Johnston, Harmony Korine, Olaf Nicolai, Miranda July, Spike Jonze, Mark Gonzales and many others. The zines are generally small runs, and sell out quickly. For more information, visit their site, here.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Steven Leiber | Extra Art

The late Steven Leiber's must-have book on artists' ephemera, Extra Art: A Survey of Artists' Ephemera, 1960-1999, has recently been discounted by Smart Art Press to $49.95, from $74.95.

The 2001 catalogue from the traveling show of the same name (with a cover by Dave Muller) features invitations, postcards, posters, buttons, stickers, flyers, brochures and other printed materials designed by artists. Get it here.

The site also has Pinspot brochures by David Byrne, Jamie Cameron and several others discounted from $9.95 to $6.95. Marcel Dzama's (the first in the series) has been raised to $90.00, which is a penny more than all of the other 17 issues combined.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Album covers by artists #4: Marcel Dzama

In July of 2007 They Might Be Giants released their twelfth studio album, entitled The Else. Produced by the band and the Dust Brothers, the cover features a photograph by Marcel Dzama. Previously Dzama had illustrated the band's children's book Bed, Bed, Bed in 2003.

Dzama has also designed covers for Guero by Beck and Reconstruction Site by The Weakerthans. His costume design can be seen in the video for Bob Dylan's When the Deal Goes Down video (with Scarlett Johansson), here.