SPBH ♥ Pearson & Dixon

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Pearson & Dixon

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Book Du Jour: 500 Weeks By Chris Rubino

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Title of publication: 500 Weeks
Name of artist: Chris Rubino
Additional contributor/s: n/a
Design: Self
Editor: Self Edit
Series name: Selections from the “Something I Saw This Week” web project
Press: J.S. McCarthy Printers
Publication date: January 2014
Place of publication: New York City, USA
Edition size: 250
Format: Softcover
Size: 17.78 cm x 22.86 cm
Number of pages: 64
Type of printing: Digital
Type of paper: Mohawk Everyday Digital 100# Smith White
Name of printer: Phil St. Germain & Aron McCarthy
Number of pictures: 74
Price: $20

Description of book: 500 Weeks is comprised of selections from the “Something I Saw this Week” project, in which artist Chris Rubino posted 1 photograph a week to a website by the same name. Each image captures a second of a single day, they celebrate some of the places, the objects and the scenes that made up 10 yrs of life.

The best thing about self-publishing: Absolute Autonomy.

Artist website:
www.chrisrubino.com
Press website: www.somethingisawthisweek.com

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SPBH ♥ Sarah Michelle Riisager

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Sarah Michelle Riisager

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Book Du Jour: Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
By Cat Stevens

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Title of publication:
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
Name of artist: Cat Stevens
Additional contributor/s: n/a
Design: Carol Montpart
Editor: Cat Stevens & Fiona Bryson
Series name: n/a
Press: Self-published
Publication date: July 2012
Place of publication: London, England
Edition size: 100
Format: Softcover with dust jacket & postcard insert
Size: 13.5 x 19.5 cm
Number of pages: 66
Type of printing: Digital print with Riso dust jacket & postcard insert
Type of paper: Inside: Olin Cream Rough 120gr / Dust jacket: Evercopy Pale Pink 80gsm
Name of printer: Inside: ArtQuarters / Dust Jacket & postcard: Ditto Press
Number of pictures: 38
Price: £12

Description of book:
Cat Stevens’ first monograph reads like a dreamscape, guiding us through light-drenched and at times surreal impressions of a journey taken through Northern and Southern California. Stevens references the song lyrics of ‘Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams’ to put into context her reaction to a chance meeting with a psychic, the feeling of disconnection, wandering and escape as well as a state of stillness and contemplation whilst being on the road. Seen from a female perspective the emotions her photographs convey raise questions about the human individual’s continual search for meaning and freedom. Through visceral landscapes and metaphorical scenes, her book travels mystically somewhere in between dream and reality.

The best thing about self-publishing: Freedom.

Artist website: www.catstevensphotography.com
Press website: www.catstevensphotography.com

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SPBH ♥ Sasha Kurmaz

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Vain Youth By Sasha Kurmaz

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