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Howl (published 19/02/2011)


ampere’s and (published )


This week’s visuals:

Bass Notes, an exhibition of the film posters of Saul Bass

& Sci-fi cover art, the good, the bad & the totally bizarre

& 3D typography made by folding pages in books

& Shizuka Yokomizo‘s Stranger series

& The virtual museum of Zdzisław Beksiński [via BibliOdyssey]

& Gustave Doré & the private library [via @jamreilly]

& Judging books by their covers, US vs UK

& Art Inspired by Twin Peaks

[Image: Kafka by Carl Köhler / exhibition of Köhler’s author portraits]

Kakofonie (published 15/02/2011)


Issue Three of The Kakofonie – the video issue – is now on-line and features work from Gerard Carson, Richard Mosse, Lauren Moffatt, Anna Niedhart, Gabi Schaffner, Pauline Carnier Jardin, Siouxzi Mernagh, Matthew MacKisack and Kerstin Cmelka. From editor John Holten‘s Apocrypha of a Kakofonie:

Self Perception/External Perception

We see ourselves when other people see us. Sartre bends down and puts his unblinking, ruined eye next to the keyhole and looks on with his breath held. Watching. Behind him on the non-creaking stairs another, the Other, creeps up and watches the philosophe watching and being arises on the dark stairwell like rubbish left on the streets after the carnival.

New-Look Remainder (published )


Alma Books have revamped Tom McCarthy‘s Remainder (3:AM Book of the Year 2005).

Drop acid, not bombs (published 14/02/2011)

The best of the UK dance underground fanzine Soul Underground (which adroitly documented late 80s inner city life) has been brought together as the anthology Catch The Beat, for which there is a 40-page sampler (of the non-Korg variety) you can download (PDF). And there’s more besides at editor David Lubich’s blog. The publishers have also given acid casual bible Boy’s Own the same treatment.