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.