Hommage aux Volontaires Suisses de la Guerre D’espagne, 1986
A bilingual risograph tool book
By Lu Ihwa, Liu Yuxian, and Vivian Wang
Risograph is a brand of digital duplicators that are designed mainly for high-volume photocopying and printing. The process creates micro-imperfections in printing, similar to spontaneity, or even comparable to how improvisation in jazz can lead to an unexpected but pleasant result.
The result of two years of research by O.OO, a graphic design studio based in Taipei, the main focus of this publication is color separation and experimentation with images. The studio does not claim the color separation methods described here to be absolute or the “right” way, but offer resources in hopes that they can provide helpful advice in practice while on the path to professionalism in this field.
“Made with 15 RISO colors, 660 masters, 3 fans, 4 people, 74 tubes of soy ink, 695,000 sheets of paper and 2 RISO digital duplicators in 850 working days.”
Designed by Lu Ihwa and Pamina Reisinger
Published by O.oo Risograph & Design
Third printing, limited edition of 1,500 copies
Color and b&w (15 Riso colors, 660 masters)
4.5 × 7.2 inches
Published on the occasion of the homonymous exhibition held at the Opale Foundation (in Lens, Switzerland), the book Rêver dans le rêve des autres (Dreaming in the dream of others) presents the work of Yves Klein alongside with works by twelve Aboriginal artists (Angkaliya Curtis, Bardayal “Lofty” Nadjamerrek, Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri, Danie Mellor, Dhambit Munungurr, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Ignatia Djanghara, Paddy Bedford, Waigan Djanghara, Wattie Karruwara, Judy Watson, and Paji Honeychild Yankarr), showing how the link between the French artist and the world of the Australian Aborigines is anything but arbitrary. Klein was very interested in the non-Western: works from his youth have been discovered in his archives that were later identified as copies of Aboriginal motifs, and his writings confirm that he was familiar with the cave paintings of north-western Australia. In the ’50s, Aboriginal art, which was little known, was seen not as the expression of a different spirit, but rather as the survival of a vanished spirit, in short, that of the Neolithic: Yves Klein, like his parents, was fascinated by prehistory.
Edited by Mousse
Texts by Georges Petitjean, Wally Caruana, Didier Semin, and Kim Akerman
English / French
Hardcover, 20 x 27 cm
A fabulous typographic exploration of the letter forms and typography of one of Europe’s leading design studios.
Letters from M/M (Paris) is a comprehensive study of the typefaces produced by Michaël Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak since they founded their influential art and design practice, M/M (Paris).
For the first time, ninety of the designers’ typefaces are catalogued chronologically in a three-part volume, comprising the history of their development; exclusive type specimens; and detailed illustrations of projects in which they appear.
With a foreword by Björk – whose collaboration with M/M spans over two decades – this encyclopaedic volume traces the distinctive and integral nature of type, lettering and signs in the work of M/M, from one-off artistic commissions to fashion branding and their long-lasting collaborations with musicians and theatres.
This complete typographic collection is the perfect companion to the two-volume monograph M to M of M/M (Paris), and will appeal not only to graphic designers, historians and students, but to anyone interested in art and visual culture.
Publisher Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 24 November 2022
Number of pages 480
Foreword by Björk
Dimensions 22.3 x 26.9 cm