This is the quick flipthrough video of the new O.K. Periodicals / THRILLER issue!
Simply amazing. Only 500 copies printed and each one has an exclusive musical gadget inside. But much more pleasantly disruptive content to ease your curiosity.
So if you really love magazines. Or Art. Design. Literature. Illustrations. Discovering creative up-and-coming talent. Life in general. Be sure to order one of those 500 exclusive copies! (also a nice gift)
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The sixth O.K. Periodicals will be released on the 8th of July.
After a bit of a delay (sorry for that) we'll be officially releasing the BORING issue. As you know this magazine is pleasantly disruptive and always curious for inspiring creative work. Maybe the Boring theme is a paradox, but wait until you see all the stunning visuals and read the fascinating stories. Being bored seems to be a most interesting state of mind for people to become even more creative.
We got some big names featuring this issue, and a large part of relatively unknown creative talent as well. All of them deserve a beautiful representation to a bigger audience. This is just one of those magazines you wish you bought before it sold out (we're only printing 500 collectibles).
O.K. Periodicals #6 is featuring: Harmen Liemburg, Gemma Correll, Francis Alÿs, Tom Gauld, Petra Kruijt, Meyoko, Pixy Liao, Simon Wild, Atle Mo, We Make Carpets, Helmut Smits, Jaap Blonk, Mr. Bingo, Berndnaut Smilde, Hans Eijkelboom, Sam Durant and many more...
Official Release Drinks!
Friday 8th July 2012
Location: Hommelstraat 66, Arnhem (the Netherlands)
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I love magazines. And a great part why I love them is because of the cover. A good cover is necessary, it shows what the inside is about or tells a story of it's own. I've mentioned www.coverjunkie.com before, it's a large archive of magazines covers curated by Jaap Biemans. He recently selected the best magazine covers of 2011 and made this magazine out of it. He also asked designers to make a shortlist of their favourite 2011 magazine covers. These designers, the covers they selected and why are also inside this jam-packed magazine. It's a 'shout-out to creativity' as the introduction tells us.
Well, in short this magazines shows a striking collection of magazine covers you really should see. The covers tell stories of what happened this year, and at the same time shows the current state of visual culture. A pretty round-up for 2011 which is really nice to have!
Maybe you've seen it already, but this is one of the really nice projects by Clement Valla. He searched on Google Maps for bridges and found these beautiful glitches. Landscapes with bridges that disappear half the way or transform in impossible shapes. Have a look at the Bridges project or his website for other projects such as the Seed drawings.
Artist's statement: My work focuses on socio-technical systems that raise a number of interesting questions about authorship and human/computer relationships. I explore digital technologies that are not simply new tools to create and distribute copies of things but that also enable new social relationships through which people produce multiples. I treat existing artifacts, existing site conditions, market relationships, or networked and collaborative systems as programmable systems, using simple algorithmic methods: copying, repetition, iteration. When my programs run their course, inherent contradictions and absurd situations result from the very structure of the system itself, producing unfamiliar artifacts and juxtapositions. Like an anamorphic projection, my programs produce distortions that reveal their own underlying logic, but also point to the system as it functions when we fail to notice it- when it works conventionally.
We love magazines, that's why we have our own magazine, magazine event and will, from now on, review magazines at this blog. Hope you like it.
#11 Home Edition
The second time I'm reviewing A5, a lovely magazine, and I think I love this way of binding(none), printing and design the best. In stead of a normal bound magazine it's a box with loose cards.
A5 magazine is a platform for artist to show their work. An exhibition in a magazine form each time with another theme. By giving each artist it's own card loose in a box it get's full attention. No images on the other page of a spread or strange design quirk the designer thought of to make the page look nicer. Just the work and nothing but the work and if you want to know more about the work just turn the page and you'll see, and again in the sec and dry design that makes this magazine so stylish.
Because the cards are loose it's hard to flip through the work. Which is a good thing for the artists in the magazine especially the first ones. But not very handy if you are a flip-through-a-magazine-in-a-minute kind of guy like me. I like to go through a magazine thoroughly the first time I see it and when it landed on my bookshelf I like to flip through it in en few minutes once in a while. This is not possible which make it a magazine I like very much but won't get of my bookshelf very often. And that's a pity cause it's a very nice project.
Want to know more about A5 or want to see when the next issue is coming up? Surf to: http://www.thea5magazine.com/
Ron Mandos Amsterdam is excited to announce the latest solo exhibition of Levi van Veluw.We warmly welcome you to join us at the opening reception of this eagerly anticipated show on Saturday the 21st of May from 5 to 7 pm, at which the artist
will be present.
Levi van Veluw will showcase new work from a series of new installations, photographs and videos in which he draws from his own childhood memories to thematically and narratively develop his own brand of self-portraiture.
The artist has created 3 “rooms” covered with more then 30.000 wooden blocks, balls and slats respectively. Each “room” is executed as a life-size installation (4m x 2.5m x 2.5m) and will be presented at the gallery together with photographs and videos.
Portrayed in one piece is a desk, a table lamp, a bookcase. The edge of the table is burned by Levi van Veluw as he had an obsession for fire. All of these objects including every inch of the floor, walls and ceiling is covered in the same material: 14.000 16 cm2 dark brown wooden blocks. The blocks are made by the artist and glued on the wall one by one. The works suggest a narrative world behind the abstract portraits.
Erik Boker, is published in our latest O.K. Periodicals with his product dissections. Wonderful pictures that make you wonder....what more does he do? Take a look at his website and see what great projects he has. The "Animal Snack Kingdom" project for example very nice compositions with candy in animal forms. And don't forget to look at the portraits he made.
Sorry I've been so busy I didn't have time to review this "send in october magazine" earlier. Baltasar a magazine from our well known very cold but sunny Holland or even better The Netherlands. Eva van 't Loo send me an e-mail about her new magazine. Yes a new magazine again and I'm happy with it. Nobody can stop us from making magazines Yeehaa!
Balatasar is a magazine in the form of a newspaper. And this issue is all about animals, the magazine feels a little bit like the poezenkrant because of the simplicity of the subject, animals. Just animals, animal stories, animal pictures nothing more nothing less. Design of the magazine is very estatic and all the content gets a lot fo space. This, the subject and the design, makes Baltasar a light weight magazine. And because it's the first issue I'm very curious how it will evolve with the upcoming issues. When the new issue is in, I'll let you know!
A product nobody needs, but everybody wants. A beardhat, a nice and warm hat, with a good looking beard. Check out their webshop and make sure they are they are just in time for christmas!
We had a super releaseparty of O.K. Periodicals #6 / BORING Issue. Jaap Blonk started the night with a soundpoetry performance. After that Joost and I went up the stage to give a very boring presentation. We explained how to fill in the form to become a subscriber (hello and thanks to al new subscribers!). And we made a slide for each and every single contributor in the magazine and thanking them. Well, you had to be there in the crowded venue.
But we finished with the flipthrough video you can see here as well.
We hope you will become a subscriber too, so we can make future issues of this wonderfull magazine. It has a limited run of copies (500) and we already sent 250 to pre-orders and so.
Issue 6 is, again, the best issue so far!
A while ago I 'discovered' the Drawing Daily made by Steven Kraan on Facebook. Each day he posts a very funny short comic. And by very funny I mean, very very very funny-utterly-hilarious comics. His sort of 'innocent child-like' point of view, together with the curious drawings makes it that you get a dive in his wonderful world. Don't be surprised if you come across Jesus dropping his keys in the water (while walking over it ofcourse), a staircase calling 911 to commit a accidental murder, a giant cockroach asking for love or astronauts escaping on a pool table because they didn't bought an escape pod.
This sweet little zine gets a smile on your face. So first thing to do is to like his facebook page. Second thing to do is to order this zine. Because you will need it!
PS: on the first page Steven draws an unique comic especially for you!
For her graduation project, Marleen Wellen researched the role of personal, sensitive information in today's society. Her conclusion is that, though these confidentialities are extra vulnerable in the information age, people should still be able to tell each other secrets. Her solution is to give responsibility to the listeners rather than the sharers for keeping secrets safe In her final work "I want to be the tin you keep your secrets in", she illustrates the secrets people told her. These people are also present in the illustration, their face hidden only by a thin layer of film that could easily be scratched off.
Expositie 'The Typographic Voice' 4 & 5 Februari Amsterdam
Graag nodigt de minor Typografie u uit voor de expositie 'The Typographic Voice'.
In de expositie wordt werk getoond dat is gemaakt tijdens deze minor door studenten van de afdelingen Graphic- en Interaction design ArtEZ Arnhem.
Tijdens de minor is veel veelzijdig werk gemaakt met verschillende mediums en verschillende thema's. Een overkoepelende gedachte achter de minor, is de rol van de ontwerper als auteur die wordt bevraagd.
The minor Typography invites you for the exhibition 'The Typographic Voice'. In this exhibition you can see work wich is made by Graphic- and Interaction design students of ArtEZ Arnhem. During the minor a lot of divers work is made with different themes and different media. With the overall idea about the role of the designer as an author.
As Marloes Pijfers explains on her website, Reputation 2.0 'is not an ordinary management book (...) but an illustrated introduction into the world of 'online reputation management'. Quite unlike a lot of the management books out there, it explains strategies of online representation in short, clear, unpretentious verbal and visual language.
Don't know why, but recently a Dutch girl got a tattoo of 152 of here facebook "friends".. Maybe it's some kind of joke, promotion or advertizing thing but this is what she says about it here self: "It shows who I am and in what time I'm living"
Fourteen people were asked to create self-portraits, using a police Photofit kit from the 1970s, without referring to photographs or mirror images of themselves. They were then interviewed by Philip Oltermann on the subjects of identity and the self.
The project was made by Matt Willey (project link as well) and Giles Revell.
This is the direct download of the Photofit PDF.
Introduction from the book:
There are no photos in circulation of Jacques Penry, the man who
invented the Photofit, but from what he wrote in his books, you would
guess that he might have looked a bit suspicious. A photographer by
trade, the Frenchman had been fascinated by facial topography as
early as the 1930s, when he published his magnus opus The Face of
Man. There was, Penry claimed in it, a direct link between any human’s
physique and their personality: philosophers, for example, would show
a marked development of the lower cheek muscles, while idiots and
simpletons would invariably possess a markedly receding forehead.
Following the Penry-method of facial classification, he claimed, one
could cleanse society of “criminals, mental deficits, neurasthenics
and vocational misfits.”
Perhaps unaware of the supremacist overtones of it’s creator’s
early musings, Scotland Yard gave the Photofit kit a go in 1970. The
kits come in wooden boxes, containing narrow paper strips with
various facial features and an index listing the contents: eyes, noses,
mouths, haircuts, chins, roughly 40 in each category. There are
transparencies for add-ons, such as glasses, facial hairs or wrinkles,
and a frame on which the individual parts can be assembled.
The first Photofit portrait of a British suspect was broadcast
on 22nd of October 1970, in connection with the murder of James
Cameron in Islington, London. Surprisingly, it came up with the goods:
the image jogged a shop assistant’s memory and led to the arrest
of John Earnest Bennett in Nottingham. Soon though, policemen
found that Photofit portraits of suspects often looked nothing like
the criminals that were eventually caught: the Penry-method clearly
had its limits. In 1988, the Met introduced computer programmes
for facial profiling (“E-fits”) and Photofit kits across the country were
hurled onto rubbish heaps.
Penry’s system might have been inaccurate and ideologically
dubious, but it has qualities that appealed to us when we came up with
this project. Photofit is tactile: you can touch the individual parts with
your own hands and move them about until things click into place – it’s
like creating a puzzle. And it is immediate: there is no person standing
between you and the final picture. We managed to track down a male
and female kit from a Police Museum in Kent and invited a number
of people to assemble their own Photofit self-portrait in Giles’ studio
in Clerkenwell. The end result, we think, is curious. Each portrait tells
a story: it speaks of the hang-ups, insecurities and vanities we all have
about our own appearance. They hint at how deceptive our relationship
with our self-image can be. Jacques Penry claimed that he could deduce
a person’s character from their face in an instant. If nothing else, we
hope that this project shows how the connection between persona
and personality is a lot more complex than that.
Anne Knispel's graduation project Four legs good, two legs bad explores two interesting worlds by bringing them together in unexpected ways. In colorful, vibrant illustrations she connects human phobias with animals that have remarkable features or abilities that arm them against those very fears. Her imagination stretches yours as she protects the chiraptophobic (fearful of being touched) with a hedgehog's spikes and presents a marabou stork's throat sac as an ideal solution to chase away the enemies of those who are catagelophobic (fearful of being embarrassed).
We get a lot of nice e-mails of people showing the work they made. One of them was sent by Greg Uzelac from Furry Puppet Studio. They make puppets. Furry puppets. As these images obviously show. I like them!
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Mike Doyle builds amazing LEGO houses and he writes about it as well.
Currently on show at Huis van Marseille photography museum is Scarlett Hooft Graafland, who makes surreal photos in usually far out places. She makes small but striking additions to the otherwise desolate landscapes.I love it when strong concepts and an eye for beauty come together in photography this way.
It reminds me of Tarsem Singh's movie 'The Fall' a little bit, which is something else to watch if you're into this kind of stuff.
Here a review of two new released dutch literary magazines. MAEB and kutgitaar (Translation: cuntguitar).
For MAEB, the magazine of Martijn Brugman, it's his fifth issue, he holds on to his goal and therefor the subscription to his beautiful and surprising magazine is still free. In all issues he writes short stories on one theme. For this issue he bundled letters, written by Freddie, to the famous dutch television host Matthijs van Nieuwkerk of the programme "De Wereld Draait Door". By reading the letters you get sucked in the live of Freddie and how he thinks and lives. Great work!
Kutgitaar is the first magazine of Dennis Gaens, a A6 format magazine which also works with themes this one is about Kutgitaar (Cuntguitar), and writters are asked to write story about this non existing object. The stories are nice and short, absurd, funny and weird. A nice little non-designed magazine that makes me very curious what the next magazine will be like...and offcourse what the next theme will be.
Two very nice magazine so check them out:
Also available online, or as ePub
p.s. Dutch only
New experiment by Bart Hess: the slime research, exploring limits of the gaga goo. Images found via his facebook page, not yet on his website. He creates imagery that captures future human shapes and new body form’s.
A magazine with over hundred headscarfs. Each one has their own story to tell. Really inspiring and intriguing, the story behind it is almost as exciting as all the different patterns. Of course you can order it online, and there's currently also an exhibition on it in the Central Museum in Utrecht. Go, watch and learn!
Pina is a tribute to German choreographer Pina Bausch, who died unexpectedly in the spring of 2009. It feels like both a dance film, a piece of fiction and a documentary at the same time. The dances express all kinds of emotion, from the depths of physical and mental pain to the most light-hearted moments of joy and humour. Visually, it is one of the most stunningly beautiful I have ever seen. Even if you're not especially into dance - I'm not -, I highly recommend that you go see it.
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