07.10.09 by Jeff

Marlene Dumas

I finagled my friends at Phaidon to give me a sneak peek at the new Marlene Dumas book (comes out in December), I just didn’t expect them to mail out all 240 pages. Her work is interesting to me because she chooses to paint from magazine clippings and other “stock” images rather than from life.

marlene dumas contemporary painter artist painting
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06.10.09 by Jeff

Bwana Spoons

Welcome To Forest Island by Bwana Spoons just showed up at my door!

bwana spoons top shelf welcome to forest island
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02.10.09 by Jeff

Art and Sole

Art and Sole is goin’ down at 9PM tomorrow night (Oct 3rd) here in Vancouver, at El Kartel. A ton of amazing artists re-worked PF Flyers shoes and El Kartel is gonna host a silent auction! I have a shoe in the show and will be hangin’ around so please come say hello!

art and sole book el kartel oct 3 vancouver pf flyers

El Kartel is also releasing a book documenting the work! Have a peek!

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30.09.09 by Jeff

Process Recess Vol. 3

I got my grubby little hands on a copy of James Jean’s Process Recess Vol. 3 and it is beautiful. It is already sold out on his site so you better hurry to your local bookstore to make sure you get a copy.

james jean process recess vol 3 book art illustration drawing sketch
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29.09.09 by Jeff

An Awesome Book

Dallas Clayton just sent over my very own copy of An Awesome Book, his children’s book about the importance of dreams. He toured around reading his book to as many kids as he possible and for every book he sold, he gave one away. I have to admit I got a little bit emotional as I read it, books like this are necessary!

an awesome book by dallas clayton

Watch a video from Dallas, below!

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14.09.09 by Jeff

It’s A Funny Place, Japan

Juliana Wang sent me her book It’s A Funny Place, Japan and I was delighted to find that the entire book is one long drawing!

its a funny place japan juliana wang book london
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10.09.09 by Jeff

We Are The Friction

Sing Statistics (Jez Burrows and Lizzy Stewart) sent me over their new book, We Are The Friction, and if it were a woman I would propose to it. It is a perfect 10. A flawless victory. Illustrators and writers were paired and asked to produce work inspired by the work of their partner: stories from illustrations, and illustrations from stories. The result is pure magic.

sing statistics we are the friction book sing statistics
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20.08.09 by Jeff

Gingerbread Monument

More from my doormat… Klara Källström sent me her book, Gingerbread Monument and it is stunning! Sweden is whats up right now. Sorry about the reflections in these photos, the pages were glossy!

gingerbread monument photography book klara kallstrom sweden
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