The folks over at It’s Nice That have just released their annual round up of the best art and design from the past year. The book features over 300 pages of artwork, interviews, graduates, and exhibitions. Oh, and it even comes with a postcard signed by one of the featured artists. Have a look inside the 2014 It’s Nice That Annual, below.
For seven years artist Ruben Steeman posted one drawing each day to his website. After reaching the incredible milestone of 2,500 drawings he decided to put all of the drawings in one book. Various publishers told him it would be impossible to produce his book but he remained determined, crowdfunded it and eventually found a book binder to make it happen.
The result is 2500 Days of Rust an enormous 2,508 page book, weighing in at a healthy 3.5 kilograms. He points out that if you were to look at each page for 10 seconds it would take 7 hours to go through the entire book.
Take a look at more images of the book below as well as a video clip of the accompanying installation showcasing all 2,500 drawings on a 19m wide wall.
If you’d like to snag the book tell me what the title of your debut graphic novel would be, in the comments below. We’ll pick a winner on November 14th. This is open to everyone in North America and the UK.
Renowned Japanese artist Usugrow is releasing a book with Upper Playground, and will be signing copies at their San Francisco location this Sunday. The artist is also busy finishing work for his solo show “Inkflow” opening at Fifty24SF Gallery on October 4th. He might be my favourite letterer of all time. Have a look at some more process images below.
I’m excited for my friend, photographer Jennilee Marigomen, who is set to release her first book entitled “Window Seat” on Friday, September 26th at Make. The delicate images in the book describe a trip to Mexico in a way that only she could. Her work is understated, and I find the quiet beauty she draws out of each little moment intensely personal.
She has kindly offered to give away two signed copies of “Window Seat” to Booooooom readers. What I propose is that you all hop over to her Instagram @jennileem, have a look around, and then come back here and leave a comment about an image from her feed that really speaks to you.
I’ll let her pick a couple winners on the September 25th, the day before her book is released. Have a look at more images of her book below, and remember to leave a comment for a chance to snag a copy.
“Strange Plants” is a celebration of plants in contemporary art. The book was edited by Zio Baritaux and features the work of 25 artists. Artists were either selected because their work centered around plants or they were invited to make new works about the subject matter. The artists include: Paul Wackers, Lee Kwang-Ho, Taylor McKimens, Stephen Eichhorn, Aiyana Udesen, Richard Colman, Mark Mulroney, Patrick Martinez, Matt Furie, and many others.
Have a look inside the book below!
When I first wrote about the incredible Bartkira project (here), over 300 artists were already signed on to help recreate every page of Akira using Simpsons characters. By the end, it took 768 artists, each drawing five pages, to complete the entire six volumes of Katsuhiro Otomo’s comic masterpiece.
Floating World Comics has just released a 96-page exhibition book, including 80 pages from the project, as well as 16 full-coluor gallery pages. Order the book here.
Finger crossed that one day we see the release of the entire thing. More images below.
I got an email and a book from photographer Eylül Aslan recently, and while her book is gorgeous, her email is honestly the best thing I’ve been sent since I started this site. I featured her work several years ago (see the post here) so it was quite a surprise to get an email like this, completely out of the blue:
I felt so encouraged reading this, there are definitely days when I’m not as motivated to work on Booooooom so this kinda thing energizes me to keep it going. Anyways, I’ve posted a bunch of images from Eylül’s beautiful book “Trauerweide” (which can be ordered here) below.
My favourite comic artist Brecht Vandenbroucke finally has his book “White Cube” released in North America. Book publisher Drawn & Quarterly has given me a copy to give away to one of you. If you’d like to snag it, tell me a useless fact in the comments below! We’ll pick a winner on April 11th.