Artists’ Books at Canterbury. Mail Me: A Small Guide to Amsterdam. Fanny Wacklin Nilsson. (2009).

Artists Books WAC

Mail Me: A Small Guide to Amsterdam. (2009).

Wacklin Nilsson, Fanny.

A collection of ten postcards produced by Fanny Wacklin Nilsson. Each postcard is illustrated with a place visited in Amsterdam during the Foundation trip, including De Kaaskamer, one of Amsterdam’s famous cheese shops, Boekie Woekie, an independent artist’s book shop and Foam Amsterdam’s photography museum.

Fanny’s work is a mixture of hand drawn illustration and collage using receipts, cardboard, paper, postage stamps and other found materials incorporated into the designs. Fanny has created all the typography and re-illustrated logos in her own handwriting, adding a more personal touch to the postcards.

The postcards come sealed in a green envelope with a luggage tag wrapped around, perfect for taking to Amsterdam and posting home to friends and family.

 

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Mail Me: A Small Guide to Amsterdam. Wacklin Nilsson, Fanny. (2009).

Mail_Me Mail Me: A Small Guide to Amsterdam. Wacklin Nilsson, Fanny. (2009).

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ARTIST’S BOOKS AT CANTERBURY. PERVERTED SCIENCE. ANDREW RAE (2004)

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Perverted Science (2004)

Rae, Andrew.

Perverted Science started out as flyers advertising a club night of the same name in Shoreditch back in 2004. Produced monthly over four years to advertise for the nightclub before being turned into a book. The posters tell out a small, subtle narrative, of scientists creating a moose-beaver hybrid known as a ‘Meaver’. The purpose of using the ‘Meaver’ was used to represent the fusion and variety of music played at the club, cleverly Andrew’s subtle narrative creates an entire story to the ‘Meaver’ and how it came to be.

Andrew Rae’s work uses a mixture of illustration and photography. Within the book, he creates fake news articles and photographic sightings of the ‘Meaver’ and it’s thirst for blood.

You can find more on Andrew Rae’s work here:

http://andrewrae.info/

and on his Twitter:

 

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Perverted ScienceRae, Andrew. (2004). 

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Perverted ScienceRae, Andrew. (2004). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists’ Books at Canterbury. The Present is not a Purgatory. Diary comics from 2008 – James Nash (2008 – 2009)

Artists’ Books NAS

Nash, James.

The Present is not a Purgatory. Diary comics from 2008.

Each day is different for everyone, James Nash documents his day-to-day life using three panel comics. The whole comic is a year long starting from January 2008 and ending in January 2009.  Each day shows a brief snapshot of his life at the time. From working in a bank, moving to London, skating with his friends, trips out and other various activities. Throughout the comic a rather poignant underlying aspect of James’ life emerges, his anxiety and depression. James addresses these issues to his readers bluntly and honestly.

James Nash, The Present is not a Purgatory. Diary comics from 2008 (2008 – 2009). Artists’ Books NAS

Artists’ Books at Canterbury. Lonely Robot – Aisling Marray (2009).

Lonely Robot – Aisling Marray

Artists’ Books MAR

Created by Aisling Marray in 2009 after the Foundation trip to Amsterdam. A concertina style zine with each page becoming a different location. The zine follows a robot wandering around the streets of Amsterdam, exploring and discovering new people and places. The zine allows the reader to experience robot vision by putting on a handmade pair of 3-D glasses. Also included in the zine is a chocolate bar to keep your energy up whilst you wander through Amsterdam.

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Aisling Marray, Lonely Robot (2009). Artists’ Books MAR.

 

 

Artists Books at Canterbury. Happy Travellers -Artists Book MIY.

Happy Travellers (2009)

Chie Miyazaki & Soju Tanaka

Artists Books MIY

A rather sweet and delicate artists’ book with subtle watercolour illustrations of some jovial characters who are travelling. They travel by unconventional means; tortoise, unicycle, cable car, ship and hot air balloon. With each page there’s a variety of bright characters, some hiding in the pages, encouraging the viewer to look a little bit longer at the pages to spot each character.

Find more of their work here:

http://www.sojutanaka.com/

http://cargocollective.com/chiemiyazaki

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Happy Travellers, 2009, Chie Miyazaki & Soju Tanaka.

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Happy Travellers, 2009, Chie Miyazaki & Soju Tanaka.

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Happy Travellers, 2009, Chie Miyazaki & Soju Tanaka.

New Fanzines at Epsom

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We have an exciting addition to the Epsom Archive at UCA – a large selection of student zines. For the Visual Communication brief, the Graphic Design students were set the task of creating a fanzine (a nonprofessional and nonofficial publication produced by fans of a particular cultural phenomenon for the pleasure of others who share their interest). This brief was given a fashion biased and students could choose from the following themes:

Sustainable fashion

Music and Subculture

Art and Fashion

Superheroes

Showstudio

Trends

Concept stores

Fashion and Architecture

Feminism

Cat-walks

Taste and kitsch

Gender

Cinema

Exploitation

The fanzines are incredibly varied considering the guidelines of each having 20 pages, a 250-word limit and the use of three colours. They are a great resource for anyone researching zines.