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.
Artist Malin Gabriella Nordin created a series of sculptures and then invited eleven children between the ages of three and five to interpret them.
“I met with each child individually for an hour to discuss the collection: what they thought the sculptures looked like, if there was a story connected to them, which one they liked the most, etc. I asked each child if they felt the collection was missing something, and if so could they draw the missing piece. I asked them if the sculptures were placed in the right order or if they wanted to rearrange them, which every child except for one did. Even the children who didn’t have anything to say about my sculptures were so certain when they started to move them around. There was no hesitation – they knew exactly how and where they were supposed to go. Before any judgment on the beautiful or the ugly, before any acceptance or refusal (official or private), they provided a testimony of a certain way of being in the world, experiencing the world.“
Malin has produced a beautiful book of the project (which you can order here). I’ve included more images from inside the book below!
Grace and Romke (Mossless) are putting together a massive anthology of over 550 photos taken within the United States, in the last 10 years. “The United States (2003-2013)“ will be a collection of work representing more than 100 contemporary photographers.
Watch the video below to hear Grace and Romke explain the ambitious project in their own words.
This week’s giveaway comes courtesy of photographer Nguan, born and raised in Singapore. He gifted me his beautiful book “How Loneliness Goes” and has graciously offered up the very last book from the edition, #220 of 220, for one of you.
If you’d like to snag the book use the comments below to share a link to your favourite photo post on Booooooom from 2013 (and what you liked about it).
Have a peek inside the book below!