Freek Lomme (Ed.)
50-year-olds: they’re hung up in streets, stuck in dull, damp plastic sleeves; they are taped to lampposts, to electricity substations or traffic signs; or they’re attached to trees with drawing pins. This publication explores the typically Dutch tradition of publicly displaying homemade photo collages throughout streets and neighborhoods in celebration of a person’s fiftieth birthday. The presented collection of posters from the private collection of Freek Lomme is a study of non-intentional art under the scrutiny of the public eye. It constitutes an archive and is an ode to amateur, homemade graphic design. Perhaps involuntarily, the posters bear a sense of humor and irony to the rest of the on-looking public.
8 ½ x 11 ¾ in. / 50 pp / 50 color
Retail Price: $18.00
Effectuating Tactility and Print in the Contemporary
Freek Lomme (Ed.)
After endlessly hearing that the Onomatopee publications had a tactility not often found in current art publications, director Freek Lomme decided to create an exhibition and catalog addressing the issue of printing today. The result was the hugely successful, palm-sized book that was jam-packed with information and ideas on the subject. Quickly sold out this informative book is once again in print. Included are six contemporary artists and eight international academics and authors in the eld of graphic design, materiality, theory, and art, exploring how, in the digital age, our daily interaction with physical materials is greatly altered and how this affects us as humans. Developed in the context of fine book publishing, the project includes in-depth discussions of past printing and reproduction processes, including silkscreen, etching, Risograph, linocut, lithography, and letterpress. Images are limited, but texts are diverse with small reproductions accompanying the art and artist interviews. It is a fresh and rigorous conversation about the process and the art of bookmaking in the twenty-first century.
4 x 6 in. / 192 pp / 40 b&w and 12 color
Retail Price: $20.00