Thursday, March 22, 2012

Jungyeon Roh, Today is Sushi Day, screenprint, New York, 2008

I have only just discovered the work of this wonderful New York-based Korean artist and illustrator. Roh was awarded the Creative Quarterly Silver Medal for this humorous book that "...documents a trip taken by a group of female sushi masters to a rotating restaurant where they proceed to teach Americans how to properly eat sushi. Today Is Sushi Day doubles as a guide to the uninitiated sushi eater and a companion to Roh’s other books Buying LeninGood Fortune, and All About The Public Bath. Each book includes 2 postcards." [Printed Matter text]. Beautiful in both its craft and drawings, there's something really refreshing about this artists' book. Individual pages 12" (h) x 9.5" (w), extended 8' long. For further images of this book and the two other accordion books below, check out Roh's website: Yo! Jungyeon Roh Here's an interesting interview with her: CO-OP blog | Jungyeon Roh

All About the Public Bath, 2008

Buying Lenin, 2009

Richard Klein (German, 1890-1967). King Ludwig III of Bavaria ("Bayernthaler") with color illustrations of Bavaria in the First World War and Presentation Box, 1916. Silvered bronze, chromolithographs, and carboard

This rather interesting commemorative accordion is made up of individual miniature prints linked together by a ribbon of backing material. The publication was given as part of a gift of coins by Dr. Andrew Laurie Stangel to the Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin. On the right end of the publication is a case for the folded accordion, and separately there is a cardboard box for storage. Approximately 6ft long, and 2" tall.