Gornisht Editions at Plug-In
Plus a few recommended newsletters that are not nothing
For the past several months, I’ve been working with seven designers / artists on a collaborative, limited edition art book project. We are using a RISO duplicator (think Xerox machine on steroids) in my studio to make these little books and the results have been nothing less than magical.
This weekend, we are exhibiting our collective efforts. If you’re in Winnipeg, I hope you’ll consider stopping by the 2022 Prairie Art Book Fair at Plug In ICA. We will be among 15 others — studios, galleries, indie presses and small publishers — showing Volume 1 of Gornisht Editions.
Contributors to the volume are: Elbert Bakker, Marcelle Lussier, Daniel McCafferty, Oliver Oike, Sky Dheere, Jordan Wooster, and me. There is a limited run of 50 copies, priced at $20.00 each. The theme we chose is “rivers”. I can say a lot more, but here is a preview of some of the contents:
And here is the poster for the exhibit:
Three recommended newsletters
Because I’ve been fanatically focused on Gornisht Editions, my attention on producing Gornisht, the Newsletter, has been a bit attenuated. I will leave you with three superb (and more regular) newsletters that I have been enjoying lately.
First, a wonderful newsletter about running and maintaining your running habit by Terrell Johnson. Even if you’re not a runner, there is so much humanity and excelling writing here.
Alcohol is sneaky. You don’t intend to drink more than one glass of wine, but another couldn’t hurt, right? You don’t intend to have wine every night, but it helps you relax after work, right? Before you know it, you’re drinking more nights than you aren’t, and then every night for a week, and then, and then… you just keep coming up with more and more excuses.
Heather Havrilesky has been writing an advice column for years. In Ask Polly, she doles out (sometimes brutally) honest guidance to her readers. The content is delicious and daring. From her about page:
We weren’t built to chase empty goals through infinite mazes, satisfaction always eluding us. We’re here to savor the conflicted, melancholy pleasures of each day. Our joy depends on embracing our imperfect selves as we are, treasuring the impermanent wonders of this moment, and fighting to make the world a more just and habitable place for everyone.
Nishant Jain has created a compelling newsletter of ink drawings. He travels, he draws what he sees, and says what he thinks. Jain has developed a huge following of late.
One of my 2022 resolutions is to give away as much art as I can. Every month I leave drawings in public spaces for strangers to find.
That’s it for now! Wishing you a good, restful and reading-rich fall weekend ahead.
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