Beirut’s The Flying Club Cup album has been my soundtrack for the past couple weeks, I don’t really know why. And then out of the blue, Erin Rommel passes me some work and I find this little canvas book buried amongst some of her older (student) work.
Not too long ago, I saw an image of this book on jjjjound and wanted to know what it was. By some magic, it appeared on my doorstep this week. Ballets Russes is a beautiful documentation of the Russian ballets that took place in Paris that moved ballet into the high fashion world. I love the drawing section! It’s a hardcover with nearly 350 pages so I’m sure the shipping wasn’t cheap – Huge thank you to Anton for your mystical mind-reading abilities and everyone else at, Frankenstein. You can purchase the book here.
Julien Kedryna, from the drawing collective Modèle Puissance, just let me know about about the collective’s brilliant new book, Random. There are 100 copies of the book and they intentionally made more drawings than what are featured in any one copy of the book, so only 80 of the 100 books will have the same drawing. The drawings also appear in a completely different order, so each one has a new neighbor in each book.
It gets better, the books feature six different types of paper which allow the viewer to identify each artist, and 20 of the 100 books feature the original drawings! Amazing!
I got a nice package from the wonderful people at Anorak Magazine and I am completely blown away. This is my new favourite publication and the craziest part is that it’s a freakin children’s magazine!
My beef with kids programming these days is that it is all soooo dumbed down and Anorak truly is a breath of fresh air. Imaginative illustrations, amazing hand-lettering, and beautiful page layouts. Apparently the Tate Modern and Colette agree with me as they’re included on the list of outlets stocking the mag.