I Am Me In the hyper-reality of popular Japanese culture nothing is ever as it seems. Every month thousands of the young Japanese girls that read teen magazine Nicola send in illustrated postcards to Yonehara, the editor. On blank cards the girls draw Manga style personifications of themselves. What goes on in the mind of a teenage hormone-bomb? Slip under the skin of one of the world's most impenetrable societies, below the apparent sweetness and feel the wakening heart beneath. Author: Yasumasa Yonehara.
Out of Science In Hiro’s world rational scientific order has completely collapsed – it’s almost as if the Enlightenment had never happened! Through a series of related images Hiro describes a world that is surreal, amusing and threatening by turns. His richly coloured, expressionist paintings are populated by a host of characters. Is science the dominant religion? We place our lives in the hands of doctors, we trust science to play with natural order. Where will this worship take us? Where are we now? Strap on your safety belt and prepare to launch...out of science. Author: Hiro Sugiyama
U EL EL UL EL TE KA is the remarkable record of a series of co-operations between the Ukrainian military and a host of respected Ukrainian artists. The USSR-the world's last great empire was held together by the fear of the Red ARmy. Now, a group of Ukrainian artists and their former oppressors engage in a once unthinkable collaboration. As fashion blends with the crumbling symbols of military power, the old order fumbles down an unchartered trail. Author: Marta Kuzma
M.I.A. Images and icons of revolution and resistance litter our visual environment. Torn from their original context they are put to work for their own ends by agents of our culture industry. From a long-forgotten region of endemic conflict comes a project to challenge your ethical core. The art of warfare is sprawled across these pages transforming bloodshed into beauty and raising the phoenix of forbidden expression. Author: Maya Arulpragasam
Quattro Stagioni Beware the darkness! This 24 page postcard book is the chilling visual record of the effect of the endless Finnish winter on Haapaniemi’s psyche. Shrouded in winter for most of the year, Finland's seasons are mostly left to the imagination. Fantasy creatures and visionary landscapes merge to create a whole new calendar. Author: Klaus Haapaniemi