the paper-paper

an archive of printed matter

NICK WOOD and STEVEN HEDLEY, Conjunction issue#4 'grief', www.conjunctionzine.co.uk

The fourth issue of Conjunction, an Oxford based publication, explores the theme of grief. Featuring 14 artists from varied practices including Alessandra Genualdo and Marianne Hallseth.  Grief is risographed in black throughout with a thick black border on each page inspired by Victorian mouring stationary.

Esther McManus, ‘The Elder’, 2014, www.esthermcmanus.co.uk

 

Esther kindly gives the world her first foray into a full graphic novel with this excellently produced, risographed publication. Printed with two colours on some pretty great coloured stocks, and with a screen printed gate-fold cover making this is a immensely beautiful object.

MATTHEW WHITTINGTON, ‘The Fox’, 2013, UK. mathewwhittington.com

 

The fox describes itself as ‘a loose continuation of the 1970’s journal ‘The Fox’  produced by the artist collective Arts and Language’. This publication deviates from the original and uses the urban fox as a vehicle ‘to explore attitudes towards the city, culture, nature, labour, architecture and design.’

The content is varied and includes re-publications of material from the 19th-20th century and there is something purposefully chaotic in the design, a feeling that reflects the content well. Another thing that works well is that the cover is the same thickness as the inner pages, but with a gatefold adding a natural difference, this allows the book to have a flexibility that would be lost with a heavier cover.

LOLA HALIFA-LEGRAND, ‘Elementary Geometry’, 2011

LOLA HALIFA-LEGRAND, ‘Elementary Geometry’, 2011