Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Blineau Judex, Judex, Le Dernier Cri: Marseilles, France, 2007-08

A fantastic artists' book that combines three accordions with intersecting narratives (+ CD). Another great product from the Le Dernier Cri crew. Here's a link to the artists' web site: and Le Dernier Cri: Dernier Cri

Leif Goldberg, two postcard accordions, silkscreen prints, 2007-2008

National Waste Postal Cards, 2007. Two sets of perforated silkscreened postcards by this cool and quirky artist from Rhode Island.  Watch out for his yearly calendars as well!  5.5" (h) x 28" (l)
Tramp & Stamp, 2008.  5.5" (h) x 28" (l)

Private Stash: A Pin-Up Girl Portfolio by 20 Cartoonists, Buenaventura Press: Oakland, 2006.

Book with slipcase and cover
The cover art for this book is by Rick Altergott and it includes portraits of all the 20 artists in this wonderfully politically incorrect accordion gallery of girly images. The artists are: Rick Altergott, Peter Bagge, Jonathan Brunetti, Ivan Brunetti, Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, R. Crumb, Kim Deitch, Sammy Harkham, Tim Hensley, Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Tony Millionaire, Mitch O'Connell, Gary Panter, Archer Prewith, Ron Rege, Jr., Richard Sala, Adrian Tamine and Dan Zttwoch.

Individual pages 7" x 7", fully extended 11' 8."

Codex Espangliensis: From Columbus to Border Patrol, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Enrique Chagoya & Felicia Rice, San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2002

A wonderfully powerful publication that self-consciously embraces the format, and visual style of the pre-Hispanic codices, Codex Espangliensis: From Columbus to the Border Patrol (2002), is a collaboration between Guillermo Gómez-Peña (performance artist), Enrique Chagoya (artist), and Felicia Rice (typographer/printer).  

This accordion is a riotous mixture of texts collaged together with imagery from pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary comic book sources that playfully subvert the traditional historical narratives of the relationship between the USA and Mexico. This "post-Columbian codex" adopts the traditional format of being read from the back to the front, while the individual two-page spreads read from left to right. Originally published in 1998 in an edition of 50 by Rice's press, Moving Parts Press, and then published in trade edition in 2000 and this version reprinted in 2002. Incredibly this fantastic publication is still available for about $15! 

30 individual one-sided pages at 7" (h) x 9" (w), and when fully opening its 22ft 6inches long.