Mar 16, 2016

Photobook Pack 1

This are the four photobooks we are launching on Big Cartel, let's call it, Pack 1. Very original. Really. Any way, the price for all four zines is 13€ (shipping included). Super promo! The four photobooks are made for four special photographers, some of them, you already know them:

 The 2pm 6am photobook by Irene Serrano is also known as "The Winnie the poo" one. A few problems we had about kids opening the zine... ups. Let's not spam the content. :)
Northwestern Wild is a photobook made and designed by Paula Prats, a Spanish photographer who received a BA from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, in 2011. A few months ago, she published this wonderful booklet.

"Northwestern wild is a compilation of images from an isolated island on the west coast of Canada.
Taken back in 2011, it is my very first series."

Ah, this one is fantastic. Ekaterina really made a nice selection of his documentary work Russian citizens and the pilgrimages to publish our first photobook with us: Pilgrimage. Here a interesting text from Solovieva's website:

Since 2007 I devote my time to studying of the life in Russian province paying special attention to its communal-religious side. As a photodocumentalist I am particularly interested in the topics of pilgrimage, abandoned churches, monasteries transferred to secular purposes, Orthodox communes and communes of other religions. My photozine «Паломники» (Pilgrimage) is devoted to the first of these topics.

Such things as the pilgrimage and processions are very popular in Russia now. In each region of the country there is it’s own, mostly respected saint or saints. Or some special place where something tragic or historically important happened. It is these places or those, where the saints lived, that the processions move to. People come together (the most popular procession in the Kirov region counts up to 50000 people every year) and carrying icons, and singing march on during a few days, stopping for sleeping and praying.
This is a very interesting and positive action, that I love to watch and take pictures of. People reveille themselves in new circumstances, that are impossible in their everyday life – during a prayer in a church, a confession, or a lengthily off-road walk…

Yaroslavl, Tver, Arkhangelsk regions, Russia

The last of this female photobook pack is Tafelen by Nicoletta Van Doorn, published last year and designed by Pere Saguer using his comic grids. The narrative of the photobook is very personal, like a diary about his journeys in the Iberian regions. What are you waiting? Get the pack here.

Mar 9, 2016

GRAF (Photos)

Last weekend (4, 5 and 6) of March took place the Barcelona edition of GRAF festival. We were sharing space with our friend Enrique (from TD Papeles) and some really nice people from Termita Press (check website! Amazing drawings). Here some shoots:

We are happy to anounce that we sold out "Natureza, Luz, Homem", "Altres tafaners" and "Diari". But! If you are looking for some of them, there are still some copies at Fatbottom Books (they have online shop), and even, the most wanted "No Wave" punk photo book from Darryl Reid! :)

Like the past year, the Ignasi Iglésias library (specialized in comics and Fanzines) had a wonderfull comic selecction of comics and selfpublished stuff open to the visitors. Also, de sofa was a nice place to drink coffee... eh? Hehehe.

Mar 2, 2016

GRAF 2016

This coming friday 4th of March starts one of the most devoted to author comic and independent publishing fair: GRAF.

Poster by the Cristina Daura, who won the award for best new author at Expocómic 2015

As at previous editions of the festival, audiences will have access to limited distribution materials and publications that are practically hand-crafted at more than seventy stands hosted by authors, associations and independent publishers.

All the publications you are going to be able to find at the fair.

A series of talks and round tables will introduce discussion of the current state of the graphic arts industry, whilst various workshops aimed at both old and young will invite the public to put their own skills to the test, guided by some of today's leading illustrators.

To get an idea of what last year's edition of GRAF at Fabra i Coats was like, have a look at the video summary here:

You can find the list of exhibitors at GRAF and the full festival programme here.

Feb 29, 2016

Fun Fan Fest (Photos)

Some pictures from the second edition of Fun Fan Fest, this time at one of the big halls in Fabra i Coats. Check and see you next year!

Panoramic shoot of the fair

Our desk with "Natureza, Luz, Homem" and "Bright on 30", publications our guest country this year, Portugal

"Pilgrimage" by Ekaterian Solovieva and others where also well recieved by our visitors.

This was the "music zone" where diferent noises where put together for the for the special issue of the fair.

And here, Helena working on the "graphic zone", for the other 50% of the fair fanzine.

Desk with the portuguese fanzines. Really an interesting stuff!

Feb 9, 2016

Fun Fan Fest 2

This Saturday 3rd of February is the FUN FAN FEST fair day. It’s going to take place at Sant Andreu (old town and today one of the most creative-growing neighbourhoods in Barcelona) at the Fabra i Coats building. Look at the map HERE. Opens at 11 o’clock and ends… well, officially at 23:00… but who knows. Comics, Photobooks and Selfpublished stuff close at 20:00h! Aaaand! Entrance is FREE.

Promo photo from Fun Fan Fest.

The list of participants:
III Arms, Apa Apa Còmics, Bemba Ediciones, Buraco Editorial, Bad Weather Press, Borobitxo libros, Boira Discos, Banizu Nizuke, Bulbasaur, Conxita Herrero, Clara Sáez (Pin Tam Pon), Chin-Chin Records, Colectivo Detakon, Clara Cortés, Ditirambo música, Discos y libros Walden, Ediciones del Pubis, Editorial Sugoi, Hola Ediciones, Industrias DOC, Javier Galán Rico, Jorge Parras, Jessica Espinoza, Ladyfest, La Mirona, La Capsa Erno, Laura Llanell, Lentejas Press, Llibres artesans, Lindero Libros, Marlene Krausse, Mancebia Postigo, Marta Grimalt Canals, Marbre Negre, Maldo illustration y Branca Estudio, Münster Studio, Mínimo Esfuerzo, Marialsoy, Morbix, Màgia Roja, Nyapster, Orfidal, Petit Comité del Terror / Demonodrome, Paranoidland, P. Taladro, Quién Coño es, Recycled productions, Shock down, Songstore / Dronetools, Tripa, Tayone, Termita press, TD Papeles, Valium Ediciones, Virtual Room, Portugal fanzines.

Shoot from the past GRAF edition. Fabra i Coats space inside. This is how nice it looks!

As you see, Portugal is the invited country, and we are going to be there having some fun time and listening all those strange music k7 from the fair. More information at the Fun Fan Fest website (well, better have a look at Facebook event for last updates).

A.Manaia and I.Marco doing something outside the Fabra i Coats space.

Jan 2, 2016

Bidimensionales: photozine & selfpublishing fair 2016

Tuesday 5th January we are going to be at the first edition of Bidimensionales (Bidimensionals), a photobook and selfpublishing fair organized by Tiedaderecha, a srtange gallery in Barcelona. You will find all our available stuff (and maybe a «winter present») and nice printed material from our friends: Do the Print, Lindero Libros and TD Papeles.

The fair is focused mainly in photobooks and graphic publications, o related to this themes in a experimental and interdisciplinar perspective. You can come and have a vermouth at 10 o’clock or whenever you want untill 21 o’clock. There is going to be nice music, WiFi and lots of printed stuff. The entrance is FREE!

Alegre de Dalt street n.16
Metro (L4): Joanic

Inside Tiendaderecha during HAZ retrospective in 2013 / Photo: Tiendaderecha

Dec 16, 2015

No Wave by Darryl Reid

No Wave is sold out and we are looking forward to do some more copies for this 2016: The Last Year. As some of you may know, the photozine contains shoots from the canadian photographer Darryl Reid.

Darryl Reid has spent years documenting the punk scene, do it for a long time implies endure a brutal noise (Darryl suffers tinnitus), the (bad)smell and sweltering temperatures of the pubs with walls full of sweat. Add in that scenario fifty people pushing, writhing on the floor and repeatedly, seeing drunk acrobats leaping over your head. No Wave documents this Canadian punk scene with amazing shoots.