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Qompendium

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Kimberly Lloyd just emailed us to say they released the first Qompendium Print Publication. Qompendium is an evolving and ever-changing platform for philosophy, art, culture and science, represented by a series of print publications: magazines, books and monographs. Furthermore, it is enriched by a real gallery… [ Continue reading ]

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At Anthem, we're all book lovers but in different ways. I personally tend to find myself diving into novels, nonfiction tomes, and, yes, comic books of all shapes and sizes, while others within our editorial family veer more towards the art side of the spectrum, gobbling up coffee table volumes and artist monographs every chance they get. Our mass-market preferences aside, though, we all lovingly support anyone bold enough to try their hand at small press. From 'zine publishers to pamphlet printers to digital distributors, the independent book-lovers of this day and age inspire us―and pique our curiosity.

For the first installment of Another Anthem, we've chosen three such entities that share nothing more in common than a deep-seated passion for the smell of heavy ink mixed with thick paper, the sensation of turning the pages of a yet-to-be-broken-in creaky spine, and, of course, the excitement that one wells up upon discovering a new novelist, illustrator, poet, painter, or what have you. Independent publishers, like us, are indiscriminate as long as the content they carry is top-notch. [ Continue reading ]

Evgeny Parfenov

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Influenced by cubism and constructivism Moscow based artist Evgeny Parfenov creates beautiful illustrations for magazines like Rolling Stone, GQ, Forbes, a.o. Although his influences are quite obvious, his use of color is much more positive than the propagandistic works of the past century… Love it! (via… [ Continue reading ]

Fade

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Soon at Brooklyn based gallery Like the Spice, the second solo show by Eric LoPresti – Fade. ‘The works in Fade are predominated by the soft colors of the desert steppe – grays, ochres, pinks and dark blues. In contrast, the imagery is dramatic in scope… [ Continue reading ]

The Future Is Old

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The Future Is Old is a solo exhibition of recent works on paper by Marijn Akkermans in the Gabriel Rolt Gallery, Amsterdam. ‘Perfect – perfect men, women – husbands and wives – sons and daughters – perfect families with the perfect dog. Marijn Akkermans makes drawings of… [ Continue reading ]

Shining with the secret of it

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I like these strange and beautiful coloured drawings by S. J. Hart. “…Her work combines traditional elements of etching, drawing, and figurative painting with a taste for the gothic, abstract, and decorative. Recent series explore the psychological space of figure and portrait paintings, Victorian post-mortem photography, and the… [ Continue reading ]

The Third & The Seventh

A beautiful (!) work in progress, a full CG animated short film ‘to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects are already-built spaces’ by Alex Roman. The website is temporary offline, but his Vimeo channel is definitely worth a visit. And read the… [ Continue reading ]

Abstract Comics

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Just found this fantastic book called Abstract Comics, edited by Andrei Molotiu. “…How can a comic be abstract? Well, as it happens, beginning with the experiments of Saul Steinberg, through some of the more psychedelic creations of R. Crumb and Victor Moscoso, and with increasing frequency in recent… [ Continue reading ]

Flag

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During the Amsterdam International Fashion Week some interesting exhibitions are presented at different hot spots in the city. Today we received an invitation for The Undaunted II. The powerful symbolism of the flag is the backbone of the latest collection of And beyond – ‘The Undaunted’ Photographers… [ Continue reading ]

Partners & Spade

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I got really inspired by Interview’s interview of Partners & Spade, ‘a sort of combo ad agency, creative consultancy, and art gallery boutique in a storefront on Great Jones Street in Manhattan’s NoHo’. “If you really care about details, demonstrate it” — Andy Spade… [ Continue reading ]

Nymphenburg x Florian Böhm

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Andreas Murkudis contacted us to tell about the upcomming bookpresentation of COMMEDIA DELL´ARTE – COUTURE EDITION by Florian Böhm and Nymphenburg Porzellan. ‘To celebrate the Berlin Fashion Week, Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg will be presenting the recently published Collector’s Book on the premises of Andreas Murkudis in Berlin… [ Continue reading ]

Slow Motion

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Check this beautiful portfolio of London based artist/illustrator Anna Higgie. Above the LP Cover design for Italian disco label SLOW MOTION. Found at Coûte que Coûte. [ Continue reading ]

Sixteen Steps to Paradise

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Reflexions in the water, mirrors, shadows and blurred images of flowers and leaves, all playing with light and shade… Strange and beautiful images by Jorma Puranen at Gallery Anhava last februari. ‘For the artist, the use of reflections is a metaphor, a way to grasp the relationships of… [ Continue reading ]

Printer Resources

Printer Resources for Independent Art Publishers is a tumblr page by Ooga Booga Store, the LA based book, art & accessories boutique. It features a list of printers recommended by artist book publishers all over the world. Great to see people share their resources!… [ Continue reading ]

A spider’s web

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Designboom made some pictures of the incredible complex and beautiful installation ‘galaxies forming along filaments, like droplets along the strands of a spider’s web’ by Tomas Saraceno at the Venice Art Biennale. It is a work made out of elastic ropes, knot together in… [ Continue reading ]

Inspiration

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Fill your webspace with beautiful images you’ve ever found and it will result in an overview of lovely inspiration, a bit like ffffound, JJJJound and Image Spark, but different. Haw-lin did so. Check and get inspired!… [ Continue reading ]

Transformation

Beautiful images in this abstract short by Field. ‘A meditation about the pursuit of an idea; about obstacles, struggle and failure along the way… The constant transformation of the landscape shapes and their surfaces is based on generated motion sequences of drifting and constantly transforming surface structures, which… [ Continue reading ]

Revenge

Some nice updates on we love our work, the collaborative website by Lernert Engelberts & Sander Plug. Here a series of short videos as part of a 2 hour documentary about revenge for VPRO television. [ Continue reading ]

White

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Eric White e-mailed me to announce that he’s showing with Mr. Daniel Davidson in Paris, starting yesterday at Magda Danysz with a beautiful collection of new works. Here’s a small preview of the works. [ Continue reading ]

Chewing Color

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New York based artist Marilyn Minter works on the edge of fine and commercial art. “Co-opting advertising genres and related spaces, she takes a new platform to direct her first video. The eight minute high definition video, Green Pink Caviar (2009) is a lush and sensual voyeuristic hallucination. [ Continue reading ]