Posts in Category: book

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“Dog Years” A Metaphor for Depression by Illustrator Kaye Blegvad

A deeply honest exploration of mental health by London-based illustrator and designer Kaye Blegvad (previously featured here). Based on Blegvad’s personal experience, “Dog Years” uses pet ownership as a metaphor for what life has been like managing her depression. See more from the project below or click here to check out her Kickstarter for the book!

 

Kaye Blegvad

Giveaway: “Present” by Leslie Stein

Giveaway: Found Polaroids Book by Kyler Zeleny

In 2011 photographer Kyler Zeleny discovered a box of orphaned Polaroids and it sparked a bit of an obsession. He’s been collecting them ever since and now has a collection of over 6,000 Polaroids! His fascination also turned into a project where he asked creatives to write flash-fiction about the people in the images.

Over 400 fictitious stories have been submitted to the project so far, and Kyler has now published a Found Polaroids book—a collection of the 35 strongest stories. Lucky for you, we have a couple copies to give away!

 

How To Enter:

  • Subscribe to our new giveaway newsletter here (we’ll be announcing the winners in our newsletter – this is where we hook you up)
  • Leave a comment below and tell us about something you collect (or collected when you were younger)

 

Winners will be randomly selected on October 26th!

 

Giveaway: “Baking with Kafka” by Artist Tom Gauld

London-based comic artist and author Tom Gauld is well known for his work with The New Yorker, The Believer, The New York Times and, of course, The Guardian for which he’s been regularly contributing comic strips since 2005. We featured him on our just site last year in relation to his graphic novel Mooncop (2016) and he’s already back with another book!

Like his 2013 collection You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, Tom’s latest is a delightful collection of recent work. Filled with clever references and humorous observations, all told in his usual timeless style, Baking with Kafka offers something both refreshingly new and comfortingly familiar.

With the book’s release this week we caught up with Tom once again and got him to share some tricks of the trade as well as his personal book/indie comic recommendations. Check out our full interview and images from Baking with Kafka below!

You can also enter for your chance at one of two free copies from our friends over at Drawn & Quarterly.

How To Enter:

  • Subscribe to our new giveaway newsletter here (we announce the winners in the newsletter – if you like free stuff this is where we hook you up)
  • Leave a comment below and tell us your favourite comic strip.

Winners will be chosen at random one week from today. (Happy Thanksgiving!)

 

Giveaway: “Content Desert” by Mark Price

Last year we posted some collages by Portland, Maine-based artist Mark Price (click here to check that out if you haven’t already). Mark now has a new book featuring a collection of his design work, but rather than offer up a simple compilation or portfolio of his work, the 450-plus monograph is perhaps closer to a graphic novel.

Published by Twenty XX, Content Desert explores a question virtually unfathomable in our current day and age, that is, what a moment without content would look like. Mark’s answer: A monochrome manifesto filled with hijacked, damaged, de-contextualized and re-imagined imagery, mockups and tag lines.

See more images and a video flip-through below. Click here to learn more about the curious project or to get yourself a copy. We also have two copies to give away!

 

How To Enter:

  • Subscribe to our new giveaway newsletter here (we’ll be announcing winners in our newsletter – if you like free stuff this is where we hook you up)
  • Leave a comment below and tell us the most recent thing that inspired you!

 

The Opposition Book

Writer/photographer Juliann McCandless is currently working on a book called Opposition which features conversations with creative women and femmes within the fashion, visual art and music industries. She hopes the book will inspire people to create positive change and equality in their communities, no matter which part of the world they are in.

We asked her what it means to be a creative woman while Trump is president?

“Endless Quest For Myself(ie)” by Jen Mann

Toronto-based artist Jen Mann has a new book coming out in November! If you’re not already familiar with Jen’s stuff, you can check out some of our previous posts here. And if you are, Endless Quest For Myself(ie) is currently available for pre-order. See more images from the project along with some of her recent work below.