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‘Time is different in Odesa. It’s a city outside of time’.
As a child growing up in Kyiv, Yelena Yemchuk was fascinated by the reputation of Odesa as a free place during Soviet times. The city seemed full of contradictions — “acceptance but also danger. A place of jokes and characters, populated by outlaws and intellectuals.” She first visited Odesa in 2003 and returned in 2015 to begin to photograph the city and its inhabitants over a period of four years. This book is Yemchuk’s visual ode to the city.
In 1981, when Yemchuk was eleven years old, her family immigrated to the United States from their home in Kyiv, Ukraine. They could tell no-one out of their family of their plans to leave and going beyond the ‘Iron Curtain’ at the time meant they could never return to their home country. Ten years later, when Ukraine announced its independence, the artist was able to return to her home country to visit.
Published late May 2022
(August 2022 US)
Poems by Ilya Kaminsky
215 x 285 mm, 176 pages
111 full colour images
Steven Klein (Signed Edition)
Steven Klein, edited and with an essay by Mark Holborn
The first and only monograph on Klein, whose hyperreal and sexually charged images have captivated viewers for 30 years
One of the fashion industry’s most cunning provocateurs, photographer Steven Klein has created many of the most iconic images of our time. Klein’s photographs blur the line between fiction and reality, resulting in stunning tableaux that only exist within his fantastical worlds. Although his images include some of the most photographed people in the world, they disappear into the narrative of Klein’s imagination.
The book includes images originally published in magazines such as Interview, W, Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, Vogue Hommes, i-D, among many others, and iconic faces such as those of Madonna, Brad Pitt, Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie, and Kanye West.
Klein has worked with notable clients including Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen, and Louis Vuitton. His work has also been exhibited at galleries and museums globally such as Deitch Projects, Gagosian Gallery, and the International Center of Photography, among others. Edited by author Mark Holborn, this first survey of Klein’s work showcases his extravagant, hyperreal creations and illuminates his singular vision.
Size: 356 x 305 mm (14 x 12 in)
Pages: 464 pp
Illustrations: 250 illustrations
Sociotype Journal is a new platform for thoughts on culture and society, that also happens to be a type specimen, from London-based digital type foundry, Sociotype, and design studio, Socio. Issue #1 is typeset in Sociotype’s serif super family, Gestura. Appropriately enough, the theme of the volume is “The Gesture.”
When words fail, our hands do the talking. Join us as we investigate raised fists, flicked Vs and power grips, VR mitts and cable knits with NASA, secret signs of the illuminati, street gangs and flight attendants, sign language poetry, greasy fingers, strap hangers, and discover the meaning of the word “thist.”
Issue #1 features ten essays, seven image-led articles, and a twenty-eight page technical type specimen. Contributors include Emily Watkins, Sammy Gale, Siham Ali, Nic Carter, Alicia Mundy, Meggan Gould, Hannah La Follette Ryan, Brendan Smith, and Hatty Staniforth.
Edited by Nic Carter and Henrietta Thompson
Creative direction by Nic Carter and Nigel Bates
Designed by Alicia Mundy
Published by Sociotype, 2021
Winner of The Type Director’s Club’s TDC68 “Certificate of Typographic Excellence” in the category of Editorial in 2022
Softcover, 224 pages, offset printed with 8 page foil embossed cover, 8.25 × 10.75 inches