Artist's book First edition of 500 copies   New       EUR 70 out of stock

Coll., Maximage Color Combinations, ECAL, 2017

This book is a tool for designers, artists and printers who are interested in personalized and unique color palettes. Created using between 2 and 5 spot colors, over 120 combinations were generated directly in the offset press by interfering with the ink unit. This unorthodox color-mixing technique helped to create more than 450 spot colors evolving over the 500 different books, turning each one into a set of totally unique combinations.

The book explores how different colors and hues can interact together, and how they can merge from one to another. Without any chapters or formulas, colors travel from shiny to matte, blue to celadon, frozen to boiling, reflective to absorbent, dark light to brain grey, spectral to metameric, sunshine to neon, from Atlanta to Albertville, or from Leipzig to Juba via Napoli and back again, in an attempt to tell infinite stories.

The user will not find here this year’s hot color nor the trends for next season. Rather, each page tells a different story that each user can relate to, reinterpret or reappropriate in their own way.


This publication follows “Maximage Formula Guide” and “Maximage Raster Guide”, and is part of the “Workflow” Research Project (R&D). It was conceived and printed during a workshop at ECAL held by Maximage and the printer Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich.


With the participation of Giacomo Bastianelli, Mélanie Blanc, Victoire Bornhauser, Pauline Brocart, Benoît Brun, Juliette Caillault, Sebastian Davila, Ariane Delahaye, Sarah Di Venosa, Jenny Donnet-Descartes, Loïc Dupasquier, Laurence Favez, Boris Fernandez, Loana Gatti, Clément Gicquel, Marine Giraudo, Amaury Hamon, Pamela Jaton, Valentin Kaiser, Sereina Kessler, Thomas Le Provost, Vidal Mateos, Dimitri Nägele, Sophie Soulié, Laetitia Troilo, Laura-Issé Tusevo, Gwendolyn Ummel, Sabrina Vega and Matthieu Visentin.

Artist's book Edition of 150 Staple-bound 15 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 45 out of stock

Maximage, Chandigarh Furniture, Villette Édition, 2014

"Years later, some Indian scientists scouting for new settlement locations, flew over the area and spotted the remains of the huge concrete statue of a hand that seemed to be trying to reach out at them through the dense vegetation engulfing it.“

Concept: David Keshavjee, Andreas Koller, Guy Meldem.
Designed in India and printed on hand-made paper from Pondicherry. 

Artist's book 7/50, signed copy Softcover 728 pages 23 x 18 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 60 out of stock

Simon Popper, ULYSSES, auto-publié, 2006

A reinterpretation of James Joyce's Ulysses rearranging all the words in the original book in alphabetical order.

Poetry, Artist's book First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 136 pages Texts in French / Italian   New       EUR 85 out of stock

Henri Chopin, Les Mirages des 27 / Visioni dei 27 Segni, Edizioni Morra, 1995

Henri Chopin (18 June 1922 – 3 January 2008) was a French avant-garde poet and musician: he is widely considered to be a pioneer in the recognition and distribution of sound-poetry. Besides poetry and music, his practice includes paining, graphic design, typography, independant publishing and filmmaking; Chopin's work is a barometer of the shifts in European media between the 1950s and the 1970s. 

In 1964 he created OU, one of the most notable reviews of the second half of the 20th century, and he ran it until 1974. OU's contributors included William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Gil J Wolman, François Dufrêne, Bernard Heidsieck, John Furnival, Tom Phillips, and the Austrian sculptor, writer and Dada pioneer Raoul Hausmann. 

Chopin spent a lot of time in Naples from the beginning of the 1980s due to his collaborative projects with Peppe Morra, founder of Fondazione Morra, one of the most renowned spaces for contemporary art active within the city. Morra and Chopin worked closely together up until the final years of the French artist’s life. During this time they produced numerous publications, a large number of which were based on his stunning production of “typewriter poems”. Chopin found a new possibility for poetry both within sound and the written form; with a formal approach he constructed a new alphabetical narration that actually had no responsibility for communication.
His personal production — consisting of typewriter-poems and sound performances — is an inspired attempt to open the medium of poetry into a form described by Chopin as ‘a poetry of spaces’: demonstrating ‘the sensory superiority of sound as opposed to normal speech, and [...] free man from the straightjacket of words and letters and from his obedience to didactics.’

This book contains a text by Stelio Maria Martini.

Artist's book, Poetry First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 149 pages Texts in Italian   New       EUR 85 out of stock

Henri Chopin, Le homard cosmographique 1965 / La crevette amoureuse 1967, Edizioni Morra, 1994

Henri Chopin (18 June 1922 – 3 January 2008) was a French avant-garde poet and musician: he is widely considered to be a pioneer in the recognition and distribution of sound-poetry. Besides poetry and music, his practice includes paining, graphic design, typography, independant publishing and filmmaking; Chopin's work is a barometer of the shifts in European media between the 1950s and the 1970s. 
In 1964 he created OU, one of the most notable reviews of the second half of the 20th century, and he ran it until 1974. OU's contributors included William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Gil J Wolman, François Dufrêne, Bernard Heidsieck, John Furnival, Tom Phillips, and the Austrian sculptor, writer and Dada pioneer Raoul Hausmann. 
 
Chopin spent a lot of time in Naples from the beginning of the 1980s due to his collaborative projects with Peppe Morra, founder of Fondazione Morra, one of the most renowned spaces for contemporary art active within the city. Morra and Chopin worked closely together up until the final years of the French artist’s life. During this time they produced numerous publications, a large number of which were based on his stunning production of “typewriter poems”. Chopin found a new possibility for poetry both within sound and the written form; with a formal approach he constructed a new alphabetical narration that actually had no responsibility for communication.
His personal production — consisting of typewriter-poems and sound performances — is an inspired attempt to open the medium of poetry into a form described by Chopin as ‘a poetry of spaces’: demonstrating ‘the sensory superiority of sound as opposed to normal speech, and [...] free man from the straightjacket of words and letters and from his obedience to didactics.’
This book contains a text by Stelio Maria Martini.

Artist's book, Poetry First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 221 pages Texts in Italian   New       EUR 120 out of stock

Henri Chopin, l'ultimo romanzo del mondo (1961), Edizioni Morra, 1993

Henri Chopin (18 June 1922 – 3 January 2008) was a French avant-garde poet and musician: he is widely considered to be a pioneer in the recognition and distribution of sound-poetry. Besides poetry and music, his practice includes paining, graphic design, typography, independant publishing and filmmaking; Chopin's work is a barometer of the shifts in European media between the 1950s and the 1970s. 

In 1964 he created OU, one of the most notable reviews of the second half of the 20th century, and he ran it until 1974. OU's contributors included William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Gil J Wolman, François Dufrêne, Bernard Heidsieck, John Furnival, Tom Phillips, and the Austrian sculptor, writer and Dada pioneer Raoul Hausmann. 

Chopin spent a lot of time in Naples from the beginning of the 1980s due to his collaborative projects with Peppe Morra, founder of Fondazione Morra, one of the most renowned spaces for contemporary art active within the city. Morra and Chopin worked closely together up until the final years of the French artist’s life. During this time they produced numerous publications, a large number of which were based on his stunning production of “typewriter poems”. Chopin found a new possibility for poetry both within sound and the written form; with a formal approach he constructed a new alphabetical narration that actually had no responsibility for communication.
His personal production — consisting of typewriter-poems and sound performances — is an inspired attempt to open the medium of poetry into a form described by Chopin as ‘a poetry of spaces’: demonstrating ‘the sensory superiority of sound as opposed to normal speech, and [...] free man from the straightjacket of words and letters and from his obedience to didactics.’

Artist's book, Poetry First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 32 pages Texts in Italian / French / English   New       EUR 88 out of stock

Henri Chopin, Enluminure, Edizioni Morra, 1984

Henri Chopin (18 June 1922 – 3 January 2008) was a French avant-garde poet and musician: he is widely considered to be a pioneer in the recognition and distribution of sound-poetry. Besides poetry and music, his practice includes paining, graphic design, typography, independant publishing and filmmaking; Chopin's work is a barometer of the shifts in European media between the 1950s and the 1970s. In 1964 he created OU, one of the most notable reviews of the second half of the 20th century, and he ran it until 1974. OU's contributors included William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Gil J Wolman, François Dufrêne, Bernard Heidsieck, John Furnival, Tom Phillips, and the Austrian sculptor, writer and Dada pioneer Raoul Hausmann. 
 
Chopin spent a lot of time in Naples from the beginning of the 1980s due to his collaborative projects with Peppe Morra, founder of Fondazione Morra, one of the most renowned spaces for contemporary art active within the city. Morra and Chopin worked closely together up until the final years of the French artist’s life. During this time they produced numerous publications, a large number of which were based on his stunning production of “typewriter poems”. Chopin found a new possibility for poetry both within sound and the written form; with a formal approach he constructed a new alphabetical narration that actually had no responsibility for communication.
His personal production — consisting of typewriter-poems and sound performances — is an inspired attempt to open the medium of poetry into a form described by Chopin as ‘a poetry of spaces’: demonstrating ‘the sensory superiority of sound as opposed to normal speech, and [...] free man from the straightjacket of words and letters and from his obedience to didactics.’

Artist's book, Poetry First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 108 pages Texts in French / Italian   New       EUR 68 out of stock

Henri Chopin, LES FILTRES de l'ALPHABET et de l'€ – ou la puissance de l'utopie –, Edizioni Morra, 2013

Henri Chopin (18 June 1922 – 3 January 2008) was a French avant-garde poet and musician: he is widely considered to be a pioneer in the recognition and distribution of sound-poetry. Besides poetry and music, his practice includes paining, graphic design, typography, independant publishing and filmmaking; Chopin's work is a barometer of the shifts in European media between the 1950s and the 1970s. In 1964 he created OU, one of the most notable reviews of the second half of the 20th century, and he ran it until 1974. OU's contributors included William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Gil J Wolman, François Dufrêne, Bernard Heidsieck, John Furnival, Tom Phillips, and the Austrian sculptor, writer and Dada pioneer Raoul Hausmann. 
 
Chopin spent a lot of time in Naples from the beginning of the 1980s due to his collaborative projects with Peppe Morra, founder of Fondazione Morra, one of the most renowned spaces for contemporary art active within the city. Morra and Chopin worked closely together up until the final years of the French artist’s life. During this time they produced numerous publications, a large number of which were based on his stunning production of “typewriter poems”. Chopin found a new possibility for poetry both within sound and the written form; with a formal approach he constructed a new alphabetical narration that actually had no responsibility for communication.
His personal production — consisting of typewriter-poems and sound performances — is an inspired attempt to open the medium of poetry into a form described by Chopin as ‘a poetry of spaces’: demonstrating ‘the sensory superiority of sound as opposed to normal speech, and [...] free man from the straightjacket of words and letters and from his obedience to didactics.’
 
Contains colored illustrations.

Artist's book First Edition Softcover 160 pages Texts in English   New       EUR 28 out of stock

Ramaya Tegegne, Menage A Trois, Friart, 2015

Menage A Trois is a visual and textual essay composed of more than 140 quotes xeroxed, scanned and laid out to form a long collage of 160 pages. It is subjective anthology, re-publishing sociological, philosophical and historical texts as well as visual art works, reflecting on the ecology of social relationships and artistic communities.

Published on the occasion of Ramaya Tegegne: Somebody in New York Loves Me, at Friart, Fribourg, September 4 to October 25, 2015.

Artist's book, Criticism/Theory First Edition Soft cover, perfect binding 140 pages 29 x 21 cm Texts in English   New       EUR 30 out of stock

Ramaya Tegegne, Bzzz Bzzz Bzzz, Marbriers 4, 2014

Bzzz Bzzz Bzzz is a visual essay looking at groups groups, networks and the phenomenon of gossip in an artistic context from a sociological point of view. Gossip is here understood as a relational model allowing to understand how groups emerge and define themselves through a mutual speculative knowledge and through some kind of difference to an outside. Gossip is considered as a productive virtue capable of creating intimacy, trust and a stimulating network allowing the emergence of common values, convictions and knowledge among the group.

Within the art world, as an informal mode of communication, it also plays a decisive role in the formation of a critical opinion on an artist's reputation: his personality, his work and consequently his career.

Compiled by Ramaya Tegegne on the occasion of her show Respektive at Marbriers 4, May 29 – June 14, 2014.

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