Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Marion Deuchars, British Art Timeline, Tate Publishing: London, nd

The Tate's really been kicking it out with the accordions recently, first was the "Tate Artist Timeline," (2006), and more recently the "The Works of Art London" (2015). I can't work out the date for this publication but assume its around 2015. On one side are artists' names from 1730 to 2000, and on the reverse, titles of works, by presumably, the artists on the other side. This is an interesing book visually, but kind of hopeless in terms of having this history laid out in any kind of accessible manner. 12 pages at 6.25" x 6.25" and extended 6" 3".

Frances Barry, Walks of Art London, Tate Publishing: London, 2015

A beautifully designed and very smart publication that has maps and info for 10 one-hour walks in central london that are organized around notable public artworks and other culturally significant landmarks. 12 pages, with each page 6.5" x 6.25" and fully extended 6ft 3".

Performing for the Camera, Tate Modern, London, UK, 18 Feb. - 12 June, 2016, exhibition brochure.

These sweet 7-page accordions were free handouts for this really fascinating exhibition and historical survey of the way we 'perform' in front of the camera.  7 pages, 5.75" x 4", fully extended 2ft 2".

Mark Hearld, Winter Feast, collage, Art Angles, UK, nd.

A fun greeting card by this UK illustrator who went to Glasgow School of Art and then to the Royal College of Art where he studied for an MA in Natural History Illustration. What I like about this rather commercialized greeting card format are the laser cuts made into the pages so that you are able to see right through the whole card/publication. On his Art Angles website Hearld has a number of other similar accordion formatted cards all of them featuring different countryside animals. Single pages 5.75" x 8.25" fully extended 2ft .75"

Gwen Tomahawk, Apocalypse Mutants, Le Dernier Cri: Marsellies, 2015. [edition of 222]

This is just an incredible publication, its totally crazy, its unique, its a visual feast, in fact its not so much a book as a kind of explosion, spilling out all over the place. The scratchboard medium coupled with Tomahak's fine technical skills, blend powerfully together in the final screen print version. The whole package is perfect and totally outrageous too — Long Live Le Dernier Cri! Single page 8.25" x 5.5", extended with various sizes.

David Schoerner, ROYGBIV, Hassla, New York, 2015 [edition 300]

A really subtle accordion that pays homage to the LGBTQ rainbow flag. 10 pages at 4.75" (h) x 3.9" (w) and fully extended 3ft 3inches.