This new annual publication from art book in China focuses on Chinese art publishing and the artist book publishing panorama of Greater China.
After looking back at the history of self-publishing and artist book practices in China, the project salvages early Chinese art publications from the ocean of the Internet. The result is a project that revels in a history suffused with freedom and romance, a history that also touches on China’s vibrant independent music scene.
In this first issue of P_PAL, the professional role and publishing process involved in art book publishing serves as the central narrative of the magazine. The issue includes guides on the production, distribution and printing of books (with special attention paid to the Risograph, screen printing, and other art printing methods) along with a historical overview of Chinese art publishing.
Published by DREAMER FTY, 2020
Second edition, limited print run of 500 copies
Bilingual Chinese and English
2 volumes: swan bound with coil binding
200 pages + 64 pages
Full color offset
7.25 × 9.5 inches
All Gone 2020
Survival Of The Fittest
The new ALL GONE BOOK, 2020 edition, published by La MJC.
All Gone documents the most sought after street culture items, every year, since 2006.
For this new edition, La MJC’s founder Michael Dupouy continues to witness the immense creativity that defines our beloved street culture and the gamut of its industry and states:
“For 15 years, the selection giving life to the All Gone pages has become an ongoing challenge, as the permanent effervescence of this culture is constantly offering ever more fascinating and ambitious projects.
2020 remains totally paradoxical: while we have just experienced, by far, the saddest year of the century, we have never had such a breadth of powerful and exciting subjects to choose from in order to make up the pages of this book.
To illustrate this paradox, I thought it made sense to invite an artist whom I have appreciated for many years to collaborate on the two new covers of All Gone 2020. Among the multitude of brilliant works by the awesome Eric Yahnker, I found these two were particularly symbolic of the past year: I can’t resist thinking of Mobb Deep’s classics “Hell on Earth” and “Survival of the Fittest” when I see Michael navigating his way through the difficulty among the demons, and I can’t stop thinking about the best for the future when I imagine Yoda asking Lebron to rely on the Force to better apprehend the future.”
This year mark 15 years of making the All Gone Book!
All Gone 2020
Hard cover, 208 pages.
Edition of 2000 (1000 per cover)
Published by La MJC