Title of publication: Flood Music Name of artist: Chad Rutter Additional contributor/s: n/a Design: Chad Rutter Editor: Chad Rutter Series name: n/a Press: Mystery Spot Books Publication date: June 2014 Place of publication: Minneapolis, MN USA Edition size: 50 Format: Softcover, staple bound Size: 15 x 20.5 cm Number of pages: 48 Type of printing: Offset Type of paper: n/a Name of printer: Conveyor Arts Number of pictures: 29 Price: $20
Description of book: Flood Music is a sort of visual musical album, with images in place of lyrics and layout shifts in place of sounds. It could be called traveling music, as it lyrically pulls together moments and places of road trips through Minnesota, Nebraska and Louisiana over the span of a few years.
Best thing about self-publishing: Inventing and re-inventing.
Title of publication: Synonym Study Name of artist: Nico Krijno Additional contributor/s: Matthew Leifheit, Roelof Petrus van Wyk Design and Art direction:b-johnson.com Edited by: Nico Krijno & Ben Johnson Series name: Synonym Study Press: SELF PUBLISHED. Johnson& Krijno with support by R&VW and the 133 Residency Fund. Publicati on date: August 2014 Place of publication: Cape Town, South Africa Edition size: Edition of 100 + 8AP Format: Hardcover linen, debossing on front, back and spine. section stitch bound. Size: 29 x 22 cm Number of pages: 220 Type of printing: Digital Offset Type of paper: X-per 100 + 140gsm & Symbol Free Life 170gsm Name of printer: HANSA Number of pictures: 192 Price: On request
Description of book: The first book of photographs by Nico Krijno “celebrates colour and pattern,” according Mutsuko Ota. (Some of these images have been published in an issue of Smoke Room magazine dedicated to the work of Nico Krijno presented in The Photobook Review 006) Nico Krijno is interested in still lifes, whether the result of his discoveries – a wire fence damaged; the remains of a structure long-lost-or whether created in his studio, where he assembles irregular piles of rubbish colorful to photograph them. Nico Krijno bends and distorts human subjects on a variety of tests, by splashing paint, dispersing them in the landscape or-if all else fails, bringing them together in Photoshop so absurd. The relatively simple design of the book reinforces the sense of chaos without it dominates, with pages in both matte and shiny and texts inserted on small leaflets and a detachable poster.
Title of publication: The Concrete Is On My Mind Name of artist: Hiroshi Takizawa Additional contributor/s: n/a Design: Hiroshi Takizawa Editor: Hiroshi Takizawa Series name: Étude Press: Self-published Publication date: June 2014 Place of publication: Tokyo Edition size: 50 Format: Softcover Size: 21x28cm Number of pages: 378 Type of printing: Digital Name of printer: n/a Number of pictures: 378 Price: 5,000yen
Description of book: “Étude” is a series of self-published studies, and it is comprised of snapshots in ‘raw’, before any editing. “Étude II Concrete is on my mind” is comprised only of photographs of concrete and compiled chronologically. It comes with an absolute physicality, composed of 400 pages.