Sunday, December 28, 2014

A strip of checkers/draughts pieces

A perforated accordion strip of game pieces for checkers/draughts. Individual piece 1" (h) x 1 7/8" (w), fully opened 13".

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tais Koshino, Umbeagle, Brasil, 2013

A fun little accordion that I picked up at the New York Art Book Fair this September at MoMA PS1 in New York. I have no information about the artist, but Koshino seems to be a Brasilian illustrator with a fun and light touch, and a cute drawing on the back in a horizontal format. 

Update: A reader of this blog, Tais Koshino, came up with some interesting extra information about this book, "...i tried to make a word game with umbeagle (UM means one in portuguese and beagle, the dog) and umbigo, that in portuguese means belly button. it was printed in 2013 with a risograph printer in Brasilia, Brazil". Thanks Tais!

 Doubled-sided, 8 pgs. at 3" (h) 1.75" (w), open at 1ft 3.5".

reverse side

Pakito Bolino and Nixel Junk, Pixel Junk Destructoid, Le Dernier Cri: Marseille, France, 20120 [200 copies]

Front Cover

A scrappy and bold collaboration between these two artists that perfectly fits the iconoclastic aesthetic of its publisher and artists' collective, Le Dernier Cri. This book consists of two 4 page double-sided accordions that meet in the book's spine with different sections of each accordion given to each artist. 16 pages, 8.5 (w) 8.5" (h), width open 5ft 8".

Back and Front cover

At the books' spine the two accordions meet up in their folded positions.