Recently in books Category
Marco Nicotra kindly sent me a copy of his new magazine, BOLO to feature here.
I knew it would be well designed, but I was quite impressed with the way he used the collages and drawings for the two colour book. BOLO 1 is black and white and vibrant blue, and I wonder what other colours he will be experimenting with in the future.
Here's a little peek at the newest zine from WAFA collective, titled "Everything At Every Moment Is Awaiting Your Arrival". It just proves this group can do no wrong!
They (generously) sent me a copy in the mail recently, and it is so sobeautiful. This zine is on a whole other level--limited edition, printed on really nice paper, hand-sewn stiched binding, and an embossed cover--it's really an art piece in itself, great to add to your book/zine collection.
Pick up a copy here, and hurry because they are mostly gone! Also be sure to check out WAFA's sleek new site.
When I received the book Masters: Collage (Major works by leading artists), I was pleased to see many familiar faces as well as many artists I had not yet heard of. The works chosen for this book (by curator Randel Plowman) vary in style and technique, but I think most of them lean towards the soft, blended, and textural. I look forward to delving in more and reading the statements from each artists. Available from Lark Books. Scroll down for a little preview, all of the following artists have been featured here on Notpaper, and I have linked to their interviews!
Above by Brandi Strickland
Above by Mary Emma Hawthorne
Above by Nicole Natri
Above by Robert Mars
A very exciting release for so many collage artists is the book Cutting Edges, which was put together by James Gallagher. It is a spectacularly designed, wonderfully familiar collection of collages from today's most interesting artists, many of whom have been featured here. Thanks a bunch to James for putting it together, and for adding to the collage library! Scroll down for a peek at the book.
Above by David Wallace
Above by Eduardo Recife
Above by Dani Sanchis
Above by Max-o-Matic
Above by Vincent Pacheco
Above by Vlatka Horvat
Above by Emmanuel Polanco
"Love, Longing & Six Legs"
Written by Dierdre Anne Martin
Illustrated by Stefanie Augustine
The Elegant Cockroach is a charming storybook for whimsical grown-ups and sophisticated children.
Available from Uppercase Gallery.
Literature, fine wine and a Spanish guitar are elegant pastimes.
But in the big city, passing the time simply isn't enough.
The Elegant Cockroach longs for more...
from Uppercase Journal:
Further inspired by black and white cinema, New York in the 1940s, newspapers and classic literature, the book design is simple yet dramatic. The typography is set to enhance the nuances of the text and subtly shape the reader's experience of the written word.
Lucky me, I just received in the mail WAFA's second zine, For A Brief Time Only (aptly named because their first zine, Maps, sold out so quickly!) The second one is all photography, and it's great to see this collective of artist approach work from all sides--and all kinds of media.
(Here's my lovely copy)
I also wanted to include some images from their last zine, Maps (because this is a collage blog and it seems fitting) which features pages of collage collaboration.
I am always looking forward to new work by WAFA, and I can't wait to see what zine #3 will be! They also have a newsletter now, for keeping in touch with new releases (hurry! they are all limited editions).