Double War: Shaun Gladwell, Visual Culture and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

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We have been commissioned to design a book for Australian photographer and video artist Shaun Gladwell. In October 2009 Gladwell was commissioned by the Australian War Memorial to be an official war artist in Afghanistan. He was attached to the Australian Defence Force, which is engaged in a range of training, logistical, reconnaissance, and battle operations as part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force. The book, featuring Gladwell’s works alongside texts by Dr Kit Messham-Muir, will be published in September 2014.

Eloise Hawser: Works

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Some pages from Eloise Hawser: Works.

 

A New Reality

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The publication we just designed for The Tetley’s inaugural exhibition A New Reality will be launched at the opening of Leeds’ new contemporary art gallery on Thursday 29 November.
Photo: Stephen Isles.

Eloise Hawser

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We recently completed a portfolio re-design for artist Eloise Hawser. You can view more of her work at VI, VII.

 

Kamrooz Aram

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We are excited to be working with Green Art Gallery, Dubai, to design a publication for Iranian painter Kamrooz Aram. The book will be published by Anomie to coincide with Aram’s exhibition at Green Art Gallery in March 2014 and his project for the Abraaj Capital Art Prize.

Sylvain Deleu

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Two colour poster / mailer for fine art photographer Sylvain Deleu.

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Book Launch: /|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/| A User’s Manual, at Camden Arts Centre, 30 August, 2013, 6-8pm. With music by Shiva Feshareki and Richard Sides. Books will be available at the special price of £11.00 (RRP £18.00) and Haroon Mirza will be present for book signing.

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/eve-nh-09

It’s Nice That

It’s Nice That have just published a nice feature on the Something Tremendous Has Happened publication I designed for Rhiannon Silver’s Intelligent Clashing project. If you haven’t got a copy you can buy one here.

http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/intelligent-clashing

Caroline Walker: In Every Dream Home

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Book design for new imprint Anomie Publishing. The artist’s first monograph, In Every Dream Home, features texts by Marco Livingstone and Jane Neal, an interview by Matt Price, and is illustrated by over fifty paintings, oil sketches and ink drawings. The publication is made in conjunction with the exhibition ‘In Every Dream Home’ at Pitzhanger Manor Gallery, with generous support from The Valerie Beston Artist’s Trust, ProjectB Gallery, Milan and Ivan Gallery, Bucharest. The book is available to buy from Amazon and Pitzhanger Manor during the exhibition ‘In Every Dream Home’ which runs from 18 July – 8 September 2013.

Schematic Diagrams

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As part of the commission to design /|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/| A User’s Manual for Haroon Mirza, we were asked to interpret the schematic diagrams used by Haroon’s studio as instructions for installing his works. Created by Haroon’s technical assistant Ben Barwise, the diagrams are provided to galleries in PDF format. They are somewhat derived from pencil drawings by Haroon. Although Haroon’s drawings have been exhibited at Spike Island and mima, they are essentially personal notes and sketches. In contrast, the studio diagrams are purely functional as they are instructions for gallery technicians to install works when the artist isn’t present.

/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/|/| A User’s Manual is an artist’s book with instructions on how to build several of Mirza’s works including: The National Apavilion of Then and Now; I Saw Square Triangle Sine; and Untitled Song Featuring Untitled Works by James Clarkson. Working in collaboration with Jay Cover (Nous Vous), we developed a graphic language of symbols to represent each component. Each diagram is reproduced in metallic copper ink (Pantone 876C), with reference to the copper used in electric cables and circuit boards. There is also a key in the Appendix with each component symbol reproduced at the same size.

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