September 30, 2014

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Keith Boadwee : 1989-2013

ed. Julien Gremaud ; graphic design Pierre Girardin

Zürich : Hacienda Books, 2014

This publication is issue 5 (June 2014) of Micronaut.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition of same name, in Hacienda Zürich, June 12-July 5, 2014.

Keith Boadwee was born in Mississippi in 1961 and studied at UCLA in the late 80s where he worked with Paul McCarthy and Chris Burden who have both been influential on his practice. Boadwee’s work achieved some notoriety in the early-to-mid-90s when he was grouped with other artists who were working in the arena of “identity politics.” Works of note from this period include his “anal targets” and enema paintings. Boadwee’s works have been included in the Venice Biennial, the New Museum’s “Bad Girls” exhibition, MOCA Los Angeles’ Portfolio of Photography, curated by Cindy Sherman, PS1’s “Into Me/Out of Me” and Bay Area Now 3. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at White Columns, New York, Rocksbox, Portland, OR and Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA as part of Dan Cameron’s PROSPECT series. Boadwee’s work has been reviewed in numerous publications including Artforum, Art in America, The Village Voice, The New York Times and The LA Times.

Boadwee now produces photo-based works, drawings, paintings, and sculptures that address his continued fascination with actionism, the every day, and the abject.

Photos: ECAL / Leonoor ‘Noortje’ Knulst

September 29, 2014
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All these books and magazines are available at Motto.- Front row, white and blue cover: Fake flowers in full colour / concept, photogr. and design Jaap Scheeren, Hans Gremmen (Amsterdam : Fw, 2009)
Set design + Photo: ECAL/Leonoor ‘Noortje’ Knulst

[New purchase écal]

All these books and magazines are available at Motto.
- Front row, white and blue cover: Fake flowers in full colour / concept, photogr. and design Jaap Scheeren, Hans Gremmen (Amsterdam : Fw, 2009)

Set design + Photo: ECAL/Leonoor ‘Noortje’ Knulst

September 16, 2014
[New purchase écal]
All these books, including Cf. / Pierre-Olivier Arnaud ; graphic design Charles Mazé & Coline Sunier (Rennes : 2.0.1., 2010), are available at Motto.

Set design + Photo: ECAL/Leonoor ‘Noortje’ Knulst, assisted by Lena Nyffenegger

[New purchase écal]

All these books, including Cf. / Pierre-Olivier Arnaud ; graphic design Charles Mazé & Coline Sunier (Rennes : 2.0.1., 2010), are available at Motto.

Set design + Photo: ECAL/Leonoor ‘Noortje’ Knulst, assisted by Lena Nyffenegger

September 11, 2014

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THE SHELF #3

The Shelf Journal is a bilingual French English bi-annual review on publishing design and book design. Part place of worship and reflection for paper lovers, part experimental platform for designers, typographers and other graphic designers, the Journal explores the essence of our libraries’ charm: the limitless variations in form of this unique object.

In this issue 3:
+ Vier5 
+ Sebastian Carter 
+ Massin 
+ castillo/corrales 
+ Kai von Rabenau 
+ Leslie Mcgrath 
+ Jean-Yves Jouannais

Stockist in Lausanne (Switzerland) : http://sérendipité.ch

Photo: ECAL/Leonoor ‘Noortje’ Knulst

September 8, 2014
[New purchase écal]
All these books, including XXX / ed. and design Glen Cummings, Adam Michaels (New York : W Gallery, 2009), are available at Motto.
Set design + Photo: ECAL/Leonoor ‘Noortje’ Knulst

[New purchase écal]

All these books, including XXX / ed. and design Glen Cummings, Adam Michaels (New York : W Gallery, 2009), are available at Motto.

Set design + Photo: ECAL/Leonoor ‘Noortje’ Knulst

September 4, 2014

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Waska Tatay
by Raphaël Verona and Thomas Rousset (photographs)

Text: Raphaël and Vilma Verona
Design: This is not

IDPURE éditions, 2014

Thomas Rousset and Raphaël Verona’s Waska Tatay is fairly ambiguous at first glance. The cover is a simple yellow-to-blue fade with the title placed inconspicuously on the spine; but the content is altogether more arresting. Using a mixture of reportage and staged portraiture the photo book documents the pair’s trip to the Altiplano region of Bolivia and their encounters with witch doctors, spiritual healers and medicine men; uncovering the rites and rituals of these ancient orders and illuminating some of their extraordinary mythologies.

What’s particularly engaging about this study is the counterpoint between traditions that date back millennia and their modern setting. We see a witch doctor up a tree, in ceremonial dress but clutching her cell phone to her face, a pair of women in costumes and masks sat next to a TV/VCR and surrounded by stuffed toys and shoes, and a man dressed head-to-toe as a fish in a modern room that could easily be a theatre green room. This balance between old and new, good and evil, spiritual and physical creates a delicious tension in the book, particularly for a Western reader, whose secularised view of the world will find the unification of these seemingly contradictory worlds fascinating. (It’s Nice That)

See also press articles published by: Beautiful DecayHotshoe, Ignant, Interview, Huffington PostJuxtapozKonbini, LibérationNo Clue, RemezclaWashington Post123 Inspiration, etc…

Tumblr Waska Tatay

August 29, 2014

[Magazine new issue]

GATHER, issue 5 (Spring/Summer 2014)

The Spring/ Summer 2014 desert issue of Gather uses the word “Caravan” as its guide. Inside, you will find an array of recipes that bear the imprints of deserts near and far.

Stockist in Lausanne: http://sérendipité.ch/product/gather-5

Set design + Photo: ECAL/Leonoor ‘Noortje’ Knulst

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August 18, 2014
[New purchase écal]
All these books, including ‘Nicht versöhnt oder es hilft nut Gewalt herrscht = Non riconiliati o solo violenza aiuta dove violenza regna’ by Andrea Salvino (brown cover with destroyed room) are available at Motto
Photo: ECAL/Leonoor ‘Noortje’ Knulst

[New purchase écal]

All these books, including ‘Nicht versöhnt oder es hilft nut Gewalt herrscht = Non riconiliati o solo violenza aiuta dove violenza regna’ by Andrea Salvino (brown cover with destroyed room) are available at Motto

Photo: ECAL/Leonoor ‘Noortje’ Knulst

July 18, 2014

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Hall of femmes

In the spring of 2009, Samira Bouabana and Angela Tillman Sperandio founded the blog Hall of Femmes, the very starting point of the project. Over the next three years, the readers could follow their meetings with some of the world’s most prominent female designers, as well as exploring some of the lesser known sides of the industry. The blog entries range from the beaches of Coney Island in the 1940’s to contemporary Stockholm – they are humorous, moving and insightful. The personal and initiated tone is always present. When they post the last entry, in February 2013, the circle of readers has grown swiftly alongside with the project.        

Sweden : Oyster Press, 2013
8 vol.
23 cm

Photos: ECAL / Leonoor Knulst, assisted by Lena Nyffenegger

July 17, 2014

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The Blind Corner - Fame and Drama - Issue 1
by Lisa Guedel-Dolle

The Blind Corner — Fame and drama, vous immerge au coeur des destins sombres et tragiques de célébrités dont les vies ont pris un mauvais tournant. Jalousie, désir, folie… ont conduit les protagonistes de ces mésaventures dans les abysses de la démence. Trahison, sexe, meurtre… sont monnaies courantes dans ce milieu où les frontières entre réalité et fantasme sont inexistantes. The Blind Corner — Fame and drama, dépoussière le passé en redonnant vie aux histoires marquantes de l’actualité people de ces 50 dernières années, il éclaire des documents d’archives sous un nouveau jour au travers d’enquêtes visuelles denses et y apporte un regard singulier et exclusif. The Blind Corner — Fame and drama, vous propose chaque mois 5 histoires à (re)découvrir. Mystères, rebondissements, intrigues… vous tiendront en haleine jusqu’au dénouement final, qu’il soit heureux ou tragique. Voici leurs histoires. 

Travail de diplôme 2014
ECAL, Communication visuelle (Design graphique)

The Blind Corner — Fame and Drama immerses you deep in the dark and tragic fates of celebrities whose lives have taken a turn for the worse. Jealousy, desire, madness… have driven the protagonists of these misadventures into the depths of insanity. Betrayal, sex, murder… are commonplace in this world where the boundaries between fantasy and reality are inexistent. The Blind Corner — Fame and Drama, shakes the dust off the past by reviving remarkable celebrity news stories of the past 50 years, bringing archival documents to new light through dense visual investigations that provide a unique and exclusive vision. The Blind Corner — Fame and Drama, offers monthly 5 stories to (re)discover. Mysteries, twists, intrigue… will keep you breathless until the very end, whether happy or tragic. Here are their stories. 

Diploma Project 2014
ECAL, Visual Communication (Graphic Design)

508 pages
24 x 16 cm

Plus de détails : Etapes, Diplômes 2014

Photos: ECAL / Leonoor Knulst, assisted by Lena Nyffenegger

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