Sunday, May 12, 2019

R. Clarke-Davis, Bayman-townie, BALTIMORE, Niteroi, Pouch Cove, Kiddy Viddy Press, 2018.

Every once in a while R. Clarke-Davis drops by and slips a new book into my mailbox. This most recent black and white photographic accordion is a sort of travelogue that takes place between Newfoundland, Baltimore and Niteroi (Brazil). Rich blacks and a free placement of the images across the pages, and the sense of all of this caught in the line of text at the end that reads..."a book of wander wandering." And I would say, yes, precisely!

Each page 6"(h) and 4.5"(w), with 16 pages and when opened up 6ft long. Two other of R. Clarke-Davis books are featured in this blog, with further information about this artist.

[this image taken from R. Clarke-Davis website:]

Peter + Maria Hoey, The Loud Atlas, coinop books, 2017, ed. 50

A fun and lively silkscreened book in which the artists have used "...the typographic style of Marinetti and the rhyming cadence of Dr. Seuss, The Loud Atlas takes a surreal and funny look at the noisy world imagined by the Italian Futurists."

The Loud Atlas is one in a series of 4 accordion books published by coinop books over years. The others are: "The French Drop," (2015), "Blue Moon Flower Blue," (2016) and "American Noir," (2019). Each book has it's own theme, and all of them illustrate an interesting play with the graphic design and the accordion layout of each issue.

The Loud Atlas pages: height 7.5", and width 5.5", 12 pages, and when opened this accordion is 3ft 8inches long.