Im Memory of The Present
Sophie Douala is a Berlin-based, France raised and Cameroon born graphic designer and visual artist whose aim is to reflect positive intention through strong visual language, which is heavily based on the use of patterns and experimentation. Her work is an invitation to travel, dream and reflect.
In her book In Memory of The Present, Sophie invited a group of inspiring friends and relatives to share their personal stories and memories of the past, which she then reinterpreted in a collection of visual essays. On 56 pages, heavily filled with risograph inks, the book gives us a hint of what a better future could feel like, inspired by positive ghosts of personal histories.
180 x 250 mm
Soft bound, six-color risograph
Book is packed in a transparent printed cover
300 copies, September 2021
Publisher Look Back and Laugh, Ljubljana
printed and published by Knust/Extrapool,
as part of the project Internet Only
– 20 pages
– stencilprinted (Riso) with yellow, aqua, fluor red and black
– 22 x 17 cm
– singer stitch
In this publication we use translation as form (or method) to get a bigger understanding of what the internet really wants to say to us. Inspiration is found in the essay of Walter Benjamin ‚The task of the translator‘, where he shows how a translation can make you flow. It brings the subject of translation in the here and now (at a place where it can still move). And the reader closer to the realm of pure language.
For this project philosopher Gijsbert van der Heijden was invited to give an insight in Walter Benjamin’s essay, and artist Bobbi Oskam was invited to make this visual translation.
issues PURE EVIL – NEW RENTAL HIGH – ROBBED BLIND
by Nicholas Cheveldave
The collages are put together with found newspaper pages from Metro; free daily commuter papers distributed in London. The collages also feature personal and found images Cheveldave has collected from urban environments and rural nature. The book’s theme takes the housing market’s rhetoric of fantasy-buying and the dream home and juxtaposes this capitalistic aspiration with the reality of the excessively high cost of city living and the anxiety of overpopulation and personal debt.
Self publishing, edition of 20 copies, 2021, signed by the artist
each issue 12 pages
20 x 28,7 cm
CHF 45,– for the 3 issues
ROUND HOURS & WINTER IS COMING
printed and published by Knust/Extrapool,
– edition: 365 copies
– 14 cm x 19 cm
– 24 pages
– multiple colours stencilprinted (risograph)
– singer stitch with yellow thread
CHF 20,– each book
LE BAL DES ESTOMACS
(une histoire pour les enfants)
lan Schmalz (*1987, Genève) est diplômé de la HEAD–Genève en 2014. Depuis 2012 il expose régulièrement dans des lieux et institutions tels que Forde (Genève), Swiss Institute (New York), Truth and Consequences (Genève), Weiss Falk (Bâle) ou encore la Friche de la Belle de Mai (Marseille).
Published by Tunnel Tunnel, Lausanne, April 2021
Format 29,5 x 21,5 cm
written & drawn by Jesse Jacobs based on the video game SPINCH
screenprinted & handfolded by Strane Dizioni
October 2020, Seripola, Italy
Book 170 x 170 mm
200 numbered copies,
Lucrezia Viperina Pompa
screenprinted & handfolded by Strane Dizioni
December 2020, Seripola, Italy
Book 165 x 165 mm
200 numbered copies,
Volume 5 de la collection SPECTRÔM
« Blue Abuse » :
From theme to title, tome 5.
An exquisite corpse, unexpected and improvised composition of its visual and literal interpretations.
Blue Abuse is a vertigo, prompted by the words of impulsive ideas.
The 5th volume of the Spectrôm collection
36 new artists handled the matched thematic -Blue Abuse- and produced an illustration connected to one or two lines of text, as a caption.
As an exquisite corpse, the pictures have been linked together in the book, depending on these pieces of sentence, in order to create a surrealistic story.
Book 36 pages + cover with flaps, 15x20cm
glued together and sewed square back, handmade binding,
entirely silkscreen printed on 170gr Pop’Set and Fedrigoni papers (inner pages) and 290gr Fedrigoni Sirio Turchese paper (cover),
Inner pages and cover : two colours each side – different hues of blue
200 numbered copies,
EpOx et BoTOx edition, May 2021.
Zine published on the occasion of the exhibition Terrain Vague, August/October 2021
With a text by Isabel Balzer
190 x 130 mm
32 pages, black and white
digital print on 140 gm
150 copies, Auguzst 2021
published by Guillaume Daeppen, Basel
Spiral bound zine, made out of mischievous digital experiments, dissolved into a soup of black xerox toner, spread out onto a canvas of pink and creamy paper. Will definitely leave marks on your fingers and your eyes.
210 x 297 mm
Xerox on the inside, screenprinted covers
80 copies, January 2021
published by Look Back and Laugh, Ljubljana
WEAR YOUR HEART ON A SLEEVE
This time around, Nevena Aleksovski, usually an avid fan of drawing, combines it with images she has found online. Exploring the themes of fashion and human obsession with hot trends, she embraces it with her genuine warm humour which we can often find in her minimalistic drawings.
This self-published book was one of the piece of Atelier McClane SITUATIONS exhibition in Phakt – Centre Culturel Colombier in Rennes (January, 2020).
It is divided in two parts.
First part is photographic. It is about the SITUATIONS project : commercial banners collected, covered and painted in Atelier McClane studio. They moved and hanged them in landscapes and places that resonate with the painted forms and subjects. The photos are traces of these situations.
Second part is a catalog of drawings, paintings and collages that helped the construction of the paintings.
Riso and laserprint
Size : 20 x 28 cm
WHYINEDIT is a skater based in Basel, Switzerland
zine 21 x 14,5 cm
Selfpublished, July 2021
Balthasar Bosshard – Wonky Studio
That could have been a tale for children, in a world where kids would have had the lecherous mind
of a Teddy bear on acid.
Horny candies, sugared lips, eccentric characters and dismantled architectures [like the hybrid meeting of Escher and the Bahaus] are waiting for you at Teddy’s fairground.
Gripped by the claw machine, you won’t have any other choice than going on this psychedelic, cosmic roadtrip, of which distortions are defined by the lines of a graphic design full of sharpened details.
An epilecptic jewel, a graphic novel that is to the picture book what the stroboscope is to the disco-ball.
Book 24 pages + cover with flaps 21x30cm, handmade sewed binding, entirely silkscreenprinted (3 colours) on Pop’Set ivory 170gr (inner pages)
200 numbered copies
EpOx et BoTOx edition, March 2021.
Astride and straight in between a dark psychedelism and a raw symbolism, Brulex’ imaginary universe is piercing of cynicism and lucidity about the one we grasp, allegory giving life to all his pictures.
Vorace – Driving her car, by sunset, a woman arrives to the restaurant.
Over all in contrasts scenes, without concession for the retina, things comes to life and inconvenience. And we follow the characters in an abyssal labyrinth, all at once preys and perdators, where food is in the focus of attention…
To read insatiably.
Book 32 pages + cover, 17×22,5cm,
handmade sewn binding, entirely silkscreenprinted on Pop’Set ivoire 170gr (inner pages) and Fedrigoni Freelife Velum 260gr (cover) papers, inner pages in trichromy, outside cover in trichromy, inside cover 1 colour, 5 colours in all,
200 numbered copies,
EpOx et BoTOx edition, October 2019.
L’IMMONDE MAGIQUE ET MERVEILLEUX
Have you ever dreamed of lifting these locked up asexual princesses underskirts, or soiling with your filthy hands these clean and well-mannered princes ?
« The inherent stupidity of Disney’s female characters, their dumb heroes, that are fed to little girls’ wishy-washy brains » (says JJ Tachdjian) was a fertile ground to a graphic dismantlement like the author adores, and so specific of his artistic touch.
For the 33th birthday -sacred age- of his publishing house « La Chienne » , we crucify onto the paper some characters of the Disney clan. Spicy diversion of bleached caricatures.
For the bliss of old children.
Book 20 pages + cover with flaps, 20x20cm,
handmade sewn binding, entirely silkscreenprinted on Pop’Set ivoire 170gr (inner pages) and Fedrigoni Freelife Velum 260gr (cover) papers, inner pages in trichromy, outside cover in quadrichromy, inside cover 1 colour,
10 colours in all,
200 numbered copies,
EpOx et BoTOx edition, December 2019.
A limited edition of 250 dog sculptures (4 different models), made of resine and marble, represent the „Vira-Lata“ (turning cans), the so called street dogs in Brazil.
The proceeds go to Usko’s Nest Dog Shelter. A dog shelter in Bosnia, in dire need of help! Aside from caring for 150 dogs and 10 cats, they also fight for the legal protection of animals by fighting to force Bosnian authorities to implement the Act on Protection and Welfare of Animals.
More information: www.dalidakozlic.nl
Slap Me Baby #3
Slap Me Baby ist ein Kollektiv aus Basel, das sich 2018 der Produktion, Dokumentation und Förderung der lokalen und internationalen Aufkleberkultur und artverwandten Disziplinen verschrieben hat. Wir produzieren Sticker, dieses Zine und organisieren Conventions. In Artikeln, Vorträgen und Essays setzen wir uns theoretisch mit der Materie auseinander.
Format 21 x 14,9 cm DIN A5
SOFT NEED #23
SOFT NEED #23 will be the final issue of a little mag founded by Udo Breger back in 1973. Planned as another magazine, SOFT NEED #23 ended up to be a book of 260 pages with more than 80 contributors from all over the world & 190 illustrations.
SOFT NEED #23 is conceived in the spirit of friendship. Dedicated to Ian Sommerville, mathematician, friend & collaborator of William Burroughs & Brion Gysin, it contains literary essays, photographs, poetry, visual art, caricature, memories & and all kinds of bits & pieces
Edited by Udo Breger & Luzius Martin for
Expandes Media, Editions, December 2020
32 x 24 cm
Trade edition of 431 copies
OVERDRIVE issue No 5
Anti Culture Magazine
Die Schwierigkeit ist nicht, Overdrive zu starten, die Schwierigkeit ist es am Leben zu halten. Doch was ist, wenn die Umstände plötzlich Lebenserhaltung verlangen? Welchen Stellenwert hat ein Quatsch und Quatschen Heftli in Zeiten von globaler Seuche, Wirtschaftskrise und kontinenentalen Feuersbrünsten?
Deshalb unser Tipp: Investiere in Sachwert in diesen unsicheren Zeiten! Ob al Brennmaterial, zum isolieren, als Masturbationsvorlage oder zum Kakerlaken zerkloppen, das Overdrive lässt dich auch in Zeiten der Apokalypse nicht im Stich!
Issue #5, December 2020
Auflage: 400 Exemplare
29,8 x 21 cm
book by Christopher de Bethune
This book is a two years endless blink of happiness.
„You always said that I dreamt too much.
Hearts and minds of those who tried,
by the sea and the salt.
You were the Ra and I was the seed.
And despite the heavy clouds,
I hope that flowers will bloom,
where the sun, only once shown.“
Size: 18 x 24 cm, 52 pages and a booklet printed on silver paper
Soft silver silkscreened cover on dark grey paper
Printed flap covers, Singer binding
Including a 13 x 18 cm Print
First Edition, November 2020
dienacht Publishing, Leipzig
Format 24 x 18 cm
RISPECT THE BOUL!
book by Peter Fettich
In the photographs of Peter Fettich, you will find evidence of a life fully lived. A word full to the brim with friendship, pain, suffering and at times moments of pure bliss.
By avoiding a narrative of focusing on traditional action skate photos, Fettich brings the viewer inside his world. We are given a front row seat inside the psyche of what drives people to create these DIY spaces for themselves. What motivates the people behind these places?
This work was not created by an outsider and that’s why it is so fascinationg to observe.
Self published by Peter Fettich
Edition of 300 copies, Ljubljana, September 2019
Format 26,5 x 20,5 cm
go back on one’s promise
: to not do what one said one would definetly do
go back on one’s word
: to break one’s promise
Self Publishing, Postojna, Slovenia
Photos by Peter Fettich, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Format 21 x 14,5
40 pages of 160g photo paper
Edition 42 copies
No Contact Sheets, second roll – Sixteen Photographers
Project started during Paris lockdown in April/Mai 2020, 16 photograhers shared one roll of film, connecting from neighborhood to neighborhood, in frame of one hour and one kilometer freezing one frame.
2nd roll, start and deals with time after lockdown. This time with 16 new people in new frame of sharing 2 images on one roll of film
In order of passing film: Magaux Saingolet, Romain Batard, Leo Spartacus, Thibault Lenourt, David Couliau, Maxime Michel, Antoine Jouguet, Julien Ducas, Jérémy Garcia-Zubialde, Marius Chanut, Florian Debray, Sebastian Charlot, Sarah Willmeroth, Guillaume Perimony, Selim Osseirane, Luidgi Gaydu
28,5 x 40,5 cm, 22 pages, 120 gr
Atelier Publimod * Dysturb
No Contact Sheets, first roll – 16 photographers
One roll of film
Seize Sixteen Photographs
One hour Une heure
Un One Kilometer
Une Image One Frame.
During Paris lockdown, 16 photograhers shared one roll of film, connecting from neighborhood to neighborhood, in frame of one hour and one kilometer freezing one frame.
April/Mai 2020, Paris
In order of passing roll of film: Benjamin Deberdt, Gorge Booth Cole, JB Gurliat, Yedihael Canal, Greg Dezecot, Louis Perruchaud, Clement Chouleur, Bertrand Trichet, Clement Harpillard, Scott H. Bourne, Thomas Busuttil, Sergej Vutuc, Mathieu Mathon, Oliver Tavu Ente, Pierre Tedjaman, Ludovic Azemar, Atelier Publimod
Text: JB Gurliat, Greg Dezecot, George Booth Cole, Scott H. BourneClement Chouleur, Mathieu Mathon
Street Exhibition, 23.6.2020, 81 Quai de Valmy, Paris
20 x 28,5 cm, 22 pages
Abfolge, emouvant tel quel i tako el la piéce elle-même, Sergej Vutuc
„Abfolge, emouvant tel quel i tako tako el la piéce elle-meme“ can be seen as a prolongation of Sergej Vutuc’s former (2016) questioning of possibilities with „Abfolge“; meaning „sequence“, the first installment already tickled the viewer’s certainties with its juxtaposition of folded photographs physically reassembled and therefore composing new landscapes of alternative realities, thereby inviting said viewer to reconsider their perception of truth by the means of deconstruction and reconstruction – an offer made complete by the physical presentation of the piece, which can be taken apart then reassembled just as such, matching as many possible mental images.
Now in „Abfolge, emouvant tel quel i tako tako el la piéce elle-meme“ , dimensions keep blending into one another as motion turns into texture, physical space into patterns and text, abolishing definitions and descriptions. By capturing so much, photocopied on black recycled paper then free to be manipulated and reinterpreted equally, the object itself raises the question of the natural potential of both the medium and human communication as a whole – one that would transcend its intellectualized representation by resonating with a frequency more universal than any orchestration of languages amidst an existence of non-stop chaos.
Aymeric Nocus, Live skateboard media
19,5 x 28 cm, 20 pages, folded, photocopy, obi – stencil duplicator
Edition 100, Paris/Berlin, 2020
Blood Becomes Water – The Bulgarian Issue no 2
The first issue of Blood Becomes Water was published in 2010 when there was still no zine scene in Bulgaria. It is no coincidence that we chose to start our project with a “Bulgarian issue”, believing in the importance of having an edition that places our country on the map in the larger world of art books and fanzines. The Bulgarian Issue # 2 collects artworks printed in various techniques such as silkscreen, risograph and digital printing. This publication comes in the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the collective and presents 10 Bulgarian artists.
Technical details: Multiple formats – 56 pages – Body includes: digital print on 120 gr recycled paper, digital print & spray on plastic film, risograph print in 5 colours on ArcoPrint Milk 120gr, screenprint in 3 colours on 160gr paper – Cover: medium blue risograph print on bright red 160g paper – Handmade bound – 50 copies, printed in Sofia & Brussels
Featured work of: Dzhingibi / Rosie Eisor / Vikenti Komitski / Mihail Novakov / Pastedko / Boris Pramatarov / Raya Rayax / Sa6ettu / Technobeton / Trapers
Concept, design & selection: Rosie Eisor & Raya Rayax
Cover: Rosie Eisor & Raya Rayax & Robin Renard
Sylvain Bureau – NOPE
Published as part of the exhibition NOPE, the book presents a selection of engravings by Belgian artist Sylvai Bureau on the themes of the relationship between humans and nature, the opposition between nature / technology and mechanics.
Book format A4 of 24 pages
B&W laser printing and 3-color riso
Arena Ivory Paper 140g and 250g
Editions E2, Bruxelles
RISO PARADISO 33 1/3
Riso Paradiso is a collective of six individuals connected by research and creation in the fields of risography, graphic design, printing techniques, visual communications, photography, illustration and publishing.
The book is continuation of a residency project that was held in January 2020 at the Hiša kulture Pivka gallery. Theme of the residency was inspired by the in-house LP collection of colleague Leon Zuodar who also co-runs the gallery. Through his record collection they recognised the spirit of their generation.
Result of the residency was 6 different screen prints, but the idea was further upgraded as the project proceeded and an art publication in the risography technique was conceived.
Artworks by Jure Sajn, Marko Sajn, Mina Fina, Nejc Korenic, Urska Alic, Zoran Pungercac
Riso print published by Look Back and Laugh, Ljubljana, 2020
Fraser Thorne MAD JEGGE
Photographs taken by Fraser Thorne during a trip in Jamaica
London (self-published), 2019
risograph and colour digital throughout
Collective of Sighs
Featuring artworks by
Tjasa Cizej, Marko Gavez, Klemen Ilovar, Jurij Lozic, LeaLudvik, Bor Kokelj, Ema Kobal, Matija Medved, Miha Perne, NezPez, Nejc Prah, Sangara Perhaj, Dorijan Sisko, Gasper Ursic, Jaka Vatovec, Tadej Vaukman, Sonja Vulpes, Luna Woelle, Leon Zuodar
Published by Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Slovenia and
Look Back and Laugh, Ljubljana
Print: Riso Paradiso, September 2020
Zoran Lucic The Loneliness of the Sub Goalkeeper
Published by Loock Back and Laugh, Ljubljana, February 2020
Print: Riso Paradiso
Soccer in itself can be pretty boring. In certain games, nothing much happens on the field. Sure, Barca’s tiki-taka or Arsenal’s Wengerball were mesmerising to watch and it’s always nice to see a burst of activity when two teams really go for it, but sometimes soccer can get plain dull. Its redeemers are its best players, its stars whose dazzling skills transform stasis into explosions heard around the world. Games, seasons and even trophies slowly drift into oblivion while moments of individual brilliance remain etched in our collective memory.
Maradona’s and Messi’s mazing runs, Zlatan’s scissor kick, Bergkamp’s flick against Newcastle and Roberto Carlos’s swerving free kicks are iconic moments that will never be forgotten. In a way, soccer is all about the spectacle of a monumental image frozen in time. It lends itself to the t-shirt-worthy, the bedroom-wall-ready. With his work,
Zoran Lucić breathes new life into the sometimes staid aesthetics of soccer. Legends like Cruyff and Iniesta and cult heroes like Safet Sušić and Eric Cantona all get their deserved place on a pedestal, while the beautiful game finally gets a visual accompaniment worthy of its split seconds of magic.
190 x 265 mm
Soft bound, eight-color risograph
200 copies, February 2020
Dunja Jankovic THINGS THAT BLOCK THE VIEW
Published by Look Back and Laugh, Ljubljana, February 2020
Print: Riso Paradiso
Dunja Janković is an artist from Croatia who lives and works in Barcelona. Her work spans different media, from collaging, 3D installations and comics as abstract narration to music and video. In her latest book, she experiments heavily with risograph and with how the machine works, printing layers of colour over one another. Through various combination of colour and psychedelic patterns, her abstract compositions speak without words and together form a vibrant experience in the form of a book.
187 x 262 mm
Saddle-stitched, four-color risograph, sunflower, blue, red and black ink
200 copies, February 2020
The Swiss-Serbian artist and art critic Ana Vujic has long been reflecting on social criticism, urbanism and street art as well as scrutinising media representation of socio-economic realities and conflicts. Preferably, she goes about this artistically with found material and coarse instruments, in this particular case working on especially large formats and in stark contrasts of black and white.
Fight for your rights
CHF 7,– (left)
Nothing lasts forever
CHF 15,– (right)
REAL II REAL a book by Leon Zuodar
print Riso Paradiso
Publisher Look Back and Laugh, Ljubljana, Slovenia
THE HUNTERS OF CYBER TOTEMS by Boris Pramatarov & Sophie Ung
In today’s hyper-connected society, where the slightest gesture is scrutinized and analyzed, being oneself is a luxury that few allow themselves, anguished by the prompt judgment of others. Hiding behind a mask appears to be a solution.
Boris, of Bulgarian origin, and Sophie, of Cambodian origin, offer a book on appearance and the search for identity.
Book format A4 of 16 pages
3-color riso printing
Munken paper 150g
Editions E2, Bruxelles
B.C.B MEMORABILIA BOX
FUCK FEAR DRINK BEAR im memoriam BLACKCROSSBOWL
with 6 zines + DVD „Be One With The Bowl“ + stickers + „Ashes to ashes, concrete to concrete“ a bag full of good memories
CONGOLAND by Piet du Congo
Piet du Congo was nourished by comic books, alternative music, popular and medieval art. He chewed and digested these flavors to cook them in his sauce in a mash-up spirit inspired by breakcore and collage. Not tasting déjà vu, he mixes and destructured the codes of popular imagery, mixing religious icons, propaganda art, 8 bit aesthetics, cinema posters, art brut… Over the years, he has applied his recipe to drawing, painting, installations, tattooing, concert organization or DJing and VJing. Trying to avoid the mass distribution circuit and to remain faithful to the DIY tradition, he seeks to share his taste for experimentation and thus feed a counter-culture that has itself nourished him.
A4 book – 24 pages
Digital color printing
Old Mill ivory paper 190g and 300g
published by Editions E2, Bruxelles, Sepember 2019
SUBTERRANEAN LEVEL by Rodger Binyone
screenprinted, handbound and produced by Strane Dizioni, Seripola; Italy
100 years of Russian revolution | Zoopark magazine #3
Time capsule, buried in the wall of the House of Culture in Novosibirsk in 1967 and retrieved in 2017.
Zoopark magazine is a project of two Russian photographers, Tatyana Palyga and Alexander Bondar
SPOERPOT DEFF!! un projet artistique et associatif, Edition E2, Bruxelles
LA-BAS ouvrage collectif by Körper autour du bien chevaleresque que morbide Gilles de Rais, ce héros de la Guerre de Cents Ans devenu bourreau d’enfant à la gloire de Satan, published by Edition E2, Bruxelles
PLUTATI U VREMENU NA ZEMLJI by Sergej Vutuc, riso book published by We Make It, Berlin
With Plutati u vremenu, na zemlji, the distinctive urban poetic of Sergej Vutuc shifts to natural treasures affected by humankind: Patagonian glaciers beome the unspoken landscape of an apocalyptic romance of commercialized destruction and about the concept of time.
NAKBA_DAY by Adrien Vautier published by Editions Nuit Noire, Paris, 2019
Cette série, réalisée les 14 et 15 mai 2018 à Jérusalem et à la frontière cisjordaniennes, témoigne de deux événements concomittants: les manifestations contre l’ouverture d’une ambassade américaine dans la ville d’une part, et la commémoration du jour de la „Nakba“, l’exode des Palestiniens en 1948, d’autre part.
BRAULIO AMADO, QUEQUE
Boxset of 2 zines, print and cassette
All printed on riso
Edition Look Back and Laugh, Ljubljana, Slovenia
New work from this Portugese madman living in New York. This time Amado brings back a punch in shape of a triangle flower bouquet zine, pink lava lamp zine, riso print and a mysterious cassette tape filled with very questionable content. All packed in a nifty screenprinted box.