Title of publication: Blue Mud Swamp
Name of artist: Filipe Casaca
Additional contributor: (Writer) Mingyu Wu
Design: Ana Fatia
Editor: Filipe Casaca
Publication date: 2 October, 2012
Place of publication: Lisbon, Portugal
Edition size: 300 Signed Copies
Format: Hardcover – Velvet bound with a Tipped-in Photo and Letterpress
Number of pages: 56p. + Booklet 8p.
Type of printing: Offset color
Type of paper: Symbol Tatami White
Name of printer: Norprint; Porto, Portugal
Number of pictures: 26
Available @ the SPBH shop
Description of book:
“Blue Mud Swamp” by Filipe Casaca was made in Dalian, China. The shoreline, hot and humid, is a postcard that attracts and invites Men to settle where the land meets the Yellow Sea. However, the reality is dissonant. Although surrounded by natural beauty, beaches and entertainment facilities, the city and its urban spaces transmits, as a whole, a feeling of artificiality. In some cases the abundance created a certain degradation and abandonment. With a splendor that takes us back to a recent past, a certain melancholy is present, as happens with all that was new, colorful and perfect but perished with time.
The best thing about self-publishing: Freedom to create and decide accordingly with my ideas and sensibility.
Artist website: www.filipecasaca.com