Posts Tagged ‘small-press books’

Derek Albeck

Published May 10, 2010 by Molly

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Los Angeles-based Derek Albeck is 90% deaf in one ear, enjoys the belligerent and skilled music of Lightning Bolt and is most productive early in the morning and late at night. He would describe his work, if asked by a stranger, as “drawings from phorographs of family and surroundings. The drawings are somewhat autobiographical and serve as memory maps of shared stories and experiences.”

This is all gleaned from the artist’s interview at Fecal Face, which we recommend checking out as well as his website. Albeck’s got some neat prints, books and zines on sale on there, and a whole bunch of crazily meticulous drawings that we think are just great.

Hannah Waldron

Published April 13, 2010 by Molly

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Lately we’ve been digging the work of London-based artist Hannah Waldron for its geometric complexity and beautiful palette. Her blog is a document of her work habits, experiments and obsessions: sea monsters, zoo structures, patternmaking, playing with various inks and design concepts, making silkscreens and drawing gridded rooftop patterns inspired by Berlin and Italian piazzas.

Waldron’s lovely book, Rain Day, was published by Duke Press and sold out in milliseconds, so keep your eyes peeled for the second edition.

Sweetness and bite and wild things

Published January 5, 2010 by Molly

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From the mind and pen of Ron Regé Jr. come images that rival Where’s Waldo in sheer intricacy and detail. Stop Thinking Start Sleeping Stop Sleeping Start Living is issue twelve of the cartoonist/musician’s long-running comic series Yeast Hoist, and it compiles drawings, sketchbook excerpts, and odd scraps produced within a five-year span and bound up nicely in a cherry-red cover. Regé’s subjects range from suburban pastorals to mental breakdowns to messy offices, and all are brought to life with the kind of scrupulous detail born of a lifetime of doodling (and some sharp peepers).

(Not to mention Ron’s sick Wild Things tribute over at Vice!)