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Artist’s Books: ottoGraphic

On display at Cardiff Met’s Llandaff Library are eight works from Cardiff Met’s Artists’ Books Collection by ottoGraphic.

Otto is a Graphic Artist who practices as Illustrator, Screen Printer and Book Artist. He has worked as Editorial Illustrator since graduating in 1991 from Bristol Polytechnic in Graphic Design. After a Masters in Illustration at Kingston University. In 1996 Otto was among a handful of Illustrators pioneering a conceptual graphic style based on screen print and collage, often accompanying texts on the Internet revolution.  Otto’s illustration method is derived from Russian Constructivist design, which provided the visual backdrop to the political revolution in Russia 100 years earlier.  During his career Otto made countless illustrations for numerous international print publications including The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, The Economist, Libération, Le Monde, The New York Times, Der Freitag, Cicero.

Flat Holm 1

Flat Holm

Twenty years ago Otto began creating and publishing screen printed books. His first participation at an Artists’ book fair was at the Barbican in 1996 where he showed his conceptual visual narrative ‘Helping You Back to Work’. Since then he has been presenting books at major Artists’ Book Fairs around the world and has now published in excess of 50 titles.

Galactic Narrowboat & Folding Space Ship

All the books are made by him at Marshfield Print Studio. He creates the concept, the illustrations, screen prints and binds the books himself. On some titles he has worked with writers or poets. Otto runs a printmaking workshop near Bath, UK, which also offers open access to other Artists.

Other works on show: Planets, The Return of Europa, We will rule the world, Camino de Santiago and Schrödinger’s card.

These books will soon be added to our Artists’ Books Collection. To arrange a visit please email SpecialCollections@cardiffmet.ac.uk. You can also read more about these works at Otto’s website here.

 

 

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Greater New York Series: new books

MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1 presents the fourth iteration of Greater New York. Recurring every five years, the exhibition has traditionally showcased the work of emerging artists living and working in the New York metropolitan area. Considering the “greater” aspect of its title in terms of both geography and time, Greater New York, begins roughly with the moment when MoMA PS1 was founded in 1976 as an alternative venue that took advantage of disused real estate, reaching back to artists who engaged the margins of the city. In conjunction with the exhibition, MoMA PS1 is publishing a series of readers that will be released throughout the run of the exhibition. These short volumes revisit older histories of New York while also inviting speculation about its future, highlighting certain works in the exhibition and engaging a range of subjects including disco, performance anxiety, real estate and newly unearthed historical documents.

Currently on display – 2nd floor Llandaff library. Hover over an image to see the shelf mark.

 

 

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Crafts Interview: Working on the Land – Philippa Lawrence

The July/August issue of Crafts magazine, available at Howard Gardens and Llandaff libraries, features an interview with CSAD Senior Lecturer Pip Lawrence. 

crafts latest-issue

If you can’t wait to get in to the library to read the paper copy, you can access Crafts online by searching the e journals A-Z here

In addition, Pip will be taking part in an exhibition at Salts Mill, West Yorkshire: Cloth & Memory{2}. A total of 23 emerging and established international artists have created site-specific works inspired by, and in response to, the World Heritage site.  The exhibition runs from the 18th August – 3rd November 2013. More information on the Cloth & Memory website.

The catalogue for this exhibition is on order for the library.  If you would like to know more about the extraordinary site of the exhibition at Saltaire, this 50 minute DVD: The Story of Saltaire, can be borrowed from Howard Gardens Library.

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Aesthetica

See the current journals display in Howard Gardens library for the June/July issue of Aesthetica – a new subscription this year.

Features in this issue:

ART AND ACTIVISM: Jimmie Durham’s retrospective explores the artist’s trajectory.

CONCEPT AND MATERIAL: A re-examination of the readymade as it nears its 100th anniversary.

AGAINST GRAVITY: A new exhibition responds to skyscrapers as icons of modernity.

THIS IS NOT A HOUSE: Questioning the line between fine art photography and photojournalism.

This issue is also available online – search for Aesthetica on this page  and follow the links  to gain free access.

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