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In Almost Every Picture 15

In Almost Every Picture 15

In Almost Every Picture 15

Erik Kessels is an expert in photographic coincidence. Always on the lookout for beauty and a healthy dose of absurdism, he obsessively collects the pictures that others throw in the bin. This has resulted in a wonderful series of publications: IN ALMOST EVERY PICTURE. This fifteenth issue in this series, with photographs from the Horus archive, Sandor Kardos, could easily be described as 'not in every picture, in fact, in no picture at all.' A woman censored the images of ex-girlfriends of her husband as if she wants to say: “He’s mine”. EDITED BY ERIK KESSELS. PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE HORUS ARCHIVE, SANDOR KARDOS. BLACK AND WHITE - SEPIA, 15.5 X 20 CM, 148 PAGES, SOFTCOVER. PUBLISHED BY KESSELSKRAMER, AMSTERDAM, 2019.
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In Almost Every Picture 8 – gift

In Almost Every Picture 8 – gift

Collected & edited by Erik Kessels, photographs by Hironori Akutagawa, text by Christian Bunyan. In almost every picture #8 continues this well-established series of found photography books. Its subject is one of the earliest successful photo blogs, a site documenting the story of Oolong, a Japanese rabbit whose unusually flat head made it ideal for balancing objects. Starting in 1999, hundreds of images were posted by Oolong’s owner,  Hironori Akutagawa, each showing this otherwise ordinary creature with an unusual item placed squarely on his skull. The items in question range from rabbit bones to cakes, teapots and other household objects, always shot in low res, almost always from the same angle. Now in book form, Oolong's images chart the story of a unique friendship between man and bunny. Colour, 155 x 200 mm, 120 pages, soft cover.
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In Almost Every Picture 7 Updated – gift

In Almost Every Picture 7 Updated – gift

In Almost Every Picture 7 - updated edition collected & edited by Erik Kessels and Joep Eijkens.

Thanks to Ria van Dijk. For 80 years Ria has been bang on target. To mark this impressive milestone In Almost Every Picture 7 is being re-released this year in the form of a special anniversary edition with eight new shots and an exhibition in Tilburg. Ria van Dijk shot her first photo at the Tilburg fair in 1936 when she was 16 years old. It started at in Ria’s hometown of Tilburg, but throughout the years she followed the fair from town to town. It became a tradition and Ria continued shooting (guns and photos) year after year. And the bullseye is that Ria kept every single photo as if they were her trophies. In 2008 Erik Kessels and Joep Eijkens collected Ria's photographs in the book 'in almost every picture 7’.  In 2016 Ria returned to the fair and on July 22nd she shot her 80th photo at the opening of the Tilburgse Kermis. For the occasion, KesselsKramer and City Marketing Tilburg publish this celebratory updated edition of In almost every picture 7. Colour / black & white, 155 x 200 mm, 136 pages, soft cover.
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In Almost Every Picture 6 – gift

In Almost Every Picture 6 – gift

Collected & edited by Erik Kessels. The impulse to mark our lives is universal. Start a diary, build a house, write a poem. The proliferation of online blogs in our own time is testament to the desire to cry, "Hey, I exist. This is me." By collecting and documenting her passport photographs over some sixty years, the woman in this book demarcated her life in black and white, declaring her existence (even if only to herself). It is difficult to imagine a more minimalist autobiography, a lifetime compressed into just 75 extremely similar photographs.
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In Almost Every Picture 2 – gift

In Almost Every Picture 2 – gift

Collected & Edited by Erik Kessels and Andrea Stultiens. Kessels and Stultiens have delved into the treasure trove of vernacular photography. They found a remarkable series of photographs taken by a taxi driver of one passenger only. The passenger and the taxi are pictured in front of mountains, fields, sunsets, city squares, highway rest stops. What were they doing there? Who was she? Why did she travel like this? Colour, 160 x 200mm, 224 pages, Saddle stitched, soft cover.
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In Almost Every Picture 7 – Updated

In Almost Every Picture 7 – Updated

In Almost Every Picture 7 - updated edition collected & edited by Erik Kessels and Joep Eijkens.

Thanks to Ria van Dijk. For 80 years Ria has been bang on target. To mark this impressive milestone ‘in almost every picture 7’ is being re-released this year in the form of a special anniversary edition with eight new shots and an exhibition in Tilburg. Ria van Dijk shot her first photo at the Tilburg fair in 1936 when she was 16 years old. It started at in Ria’s hometown of Tilburg, but throughout the years she followed the fair from town to town. It became a tradition and Ria continued shooting (guns and photos) year after year. And the bullseye is that Ria kept every single photo as if they were her trophies. In 2008 Erik Kessels and Joep Eijkens collected Ria's photographs in the book 'in almost every picture 7’.  In 2016 Ria returned to the fair and on July 22nd she shot her 80th photo at the opening of the Tilburgse Kermis. For the occasion, KesselsKramer and City Marketing Tilburg publish this celebratory updated edition of In almost every picture 7. Colour / black & white, 155 x 200 mm, 136 pages, soft cover.
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In Almost Every Picture 13

In Almost Every Picture 13

This is a short history of photography’s most common mistake: part of the photographer’s hand appearing in frame.

In Almost Every Picture the pages trace an error that hasn’t dimmed with the digital era, but appears as widespread now as it was back in the form’s black-and-white prehistory. Our tour covers family snaps from the standard “say cheese” portrait to a straight-laced grandmother playing a very un­-straight laced game of poker. It encompasses holiday snaps and seventies hair and smiles soaked in decades-old sunshine. But whoever they are, whenever they are, our subjects are weirdly cropped by thumbs, sometimes fingers, occasionally a whole palm. Digits loom massive; mysterious blurs like a ghost or UFO drifting into shot. - Edited and designed by Erik Kessels. Colour, 155 x 200 mm, 180 pages, soft cover. ISBN 978-90-70478-39-1
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In Almost Every Picture 14

In Almost Every Picture 14

The fourteenth edition of Erik Kessels’ found photography series presents a semi-nude detective story: who chopped the heads off all the sunbathers? This latest series was discovered in the late eighties by the photographer Toon Michiels. Edited & designed by Erik Kessels. Colour, 155 x 200 mm, 148 pages, soft cover. ISBN 978-90-70478-41-4
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In Almost Every Picture 8

In Almost Every Picture 8

Collected & edited by Erik Kessels, photographs by Hironori Akutagawa, text by Christian Bunyan. In almost every picture #8 continues this well-established series of found photography books. Its subject is one of the earliest successful photo blogs, a site documenting the story of Oolong, a Japanese rabbit whose unusually flat head made it ideal for balancing objects. Starting in 1999, hundreds of images were posted by Oolong’s owner,  Hironori Akutagawa, each showing this otherwise ordinary creature with an unusual item placed squarely on his skull. The items in question range from rabbit bones to cakes, teapots and other household objects, always shot in low res, almost always from the same angle. Now in book form, Oolong's images chart the story of a unique friendship between man and bunny. Colour, 155 x 200 mm, 120 pages, soft cover.
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In Almost Every Picture 6

In Almost Every Picture 6

Collected & edited by Erik Kessels. The impulse to mark our lives is universal. Start a diary, build a house, write a poem. The proliferation of online blogs in our own time is testament to the desire to cry, "Hey, I exist. This is me." By collecting and documenting her passport photographs over some sixty years, the woman in this book demarcated her life in black and white, declaring her existence (even if only to herself). It is difficult to imagine a more minimalist autobiography, a lifetime compressed into just 75 extremely similar photographs.
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In Almost Every Picture 4

In Almost Every Picture 4

Collected & Edited by Erik Kessels. Two sisters, sororal twins, grow up right before our eyes, diligently arranging dresses, coats, belts, shoes, gloves and often hairstyles that are identical. We see them promenading and posing for the camera in Barcelona during World War II. At a certain moment the tragedy of war manages to invade the photographs. We see a space left for the twin sister and we can only imagine what the cause of her absence could be. Black & white, 160 x 200mm, 184 pages, Saddle stitched, soft cover.
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In Almost Every Picture 2

In Almost Every Picture 2

Collected & Edited by Erik Kessels and Andrea Stultiens. Kessels and Stultiens have delved into the treasure trove of vernacular photography. They found a remarkable series of photographs taken by a taxi driver of one passenger only. The passenger and the taxi are pictured in front of mountains, fields, sunsets, city squares, highway rest stops. What were they doing there? Who was she? Why did she travel like this? Colour, 160 x 200mm, 224 pages, Saddle stitched, soft cover.
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In Almost Every Picture 11

In Almost Every Picture 11

Edited and designed by Erik Kessels. Photographs by Fred Clark. This eleventh edition of in almost every picture is entirely dedicated to photographs from Fred and Valerie. A couple from Florida who share a passion for “wet fun adventure”. One is the photographer, the other is the model and the water is the medium. No matter what they are wearing or what they are doing; they take every opportunity to get wet, the more spontaneous the better. Public or private, silk or leather, winter or summer none of these elements matter. The adventure is all of these elements combined. Colour, 155 x 200 mm, 160 pages, soft cover.
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In Almost Every Picture 10

In Almost Every Picture 10

Collected by Michel Campeau. Edited and designed by Erik Kessels. This edition is the result of a strange detective story, initiated by photographer Michel Campeau. While clearing out his mother's house, Campeau discovered a strange image amongst her possessions: a piglet in a restaurant, being fed milk by a customer. Some time later, he stumbled across another, similar picture by accident. Intrigued, Campeau decided to seek out more of these piglet mascots. His quest yielded over 200 images, the most striking of which are collected here. This is a book of obsessions; both Campeau's own and that of the original piglet snapper, who worked for thirty five years on the project, producing thousands of shots (now mostly destroyed).Colour, 155 x 200 mm, 148 pages, soft cover.
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IdN Volume 25 | No 2 – Report, Brochure and Catalogue Design

IdN Volume 25 | No 2 – Report, Brochure and Catalogue Design

IdN Volume 25 | No 2: Report, Brochure and Catalogue Design — Dull Chore or Satisfyingly Challenging Act?

IdN Volume 25 | No 2: The ideal layout scenario for any graphic designer is virtual equivalence between the amount of space taken up by text and images. There is one area, however, in which such a goal is almost bound to be unachievable – that of designing reports, brochures and catalogues. Annual reports are by definition data-driven, while brochures and catalogues invariably involve a greater proportion of graphics to text. The point of them is to be attracted by the illustrations, which have to speak louder than words. On the other hand, much of the data needed for reports can be visually presented by way of tables, charts and other infographics, thus lessening the strain of ploughing through hundreds of words. There is a catch, though: given that annual reports are intended to give shareholders and other interested parties such as journalists and regulators information about the company’s activities and financial performance, it is essential that this information should be 100 percent accurate.
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Ossigeno – subscription

Ossigeno – subscription

Ossigeno

Ossigeno offers a new way of thinking. It’s easy to engage with but isn’t superficial. It opens new horizons on every aspect of wellbeing: quality of life, bodily health, spiritual equilibrium and living in harmony with the environment that surrounds us. Colours, words, space, silence, solids and voids, images.... In the fourth issue of the book series Ossigeno | Elements of Life, research and readings have a distinctive feature: reducing subjects to their lowest terms in order to analyse them point by point, asking apparently elementary questions and deeply going into unexpected reflections. In this number: pop-up chef - BRAND NEW CULTURE. AN INTERVIEW WITH YOJI TOKUYOSHI_ curated by Carlo Zauli Interculturalism means different culture in its turn, enshrining world's future. Here is Yoji Tokuyoshi's interpretation of the encounter between Italy and Japan. Photographic portrait exclusively realized for O4 by Mustafa Sabbagh to the core - THE DARK SIDE OF THE APPLE INVESTIGATION ON A FRUIT ABOVE SUSPICION_ curated by Elena Di Fazio A journey in the middle where the worm dwells, where – in addition to the very famous nutrients – it is good to take into account man-made literary tampering to the core - MORE THAN A PEANUT. IN ARACHIS' DEFENCE, FROM SCHULZ TO JANKÉLÉVITCH_ curated by Patricia De Croce The “spineless” fruit is much more worth than the reductive meanings attributed by common language. Organoleptic, but also epistemological, analysis: even Schulz would have changed his mind. stage name - IRIS VAN HERPEN. THE TECHNO-APPEAL OF THE INORGANIC_ curated by Fabiola Triolo Iris van Herpen’s creations – compendiums of high tailoring, contemporary art and scientific testing – are pure Gesamtkunstwerk with a fetish techno-appeal. A tale of the Dutch designer by means of social experiment [#Sixdegrees, pag. 54], music [#Solo, pag. 62], history of costume and architecture [#Habitus, pag. 64] and history of art [#Lavoisier Reloaded, pag. 70] in ferment - ABOUT NORSE ALCHEMIES AND TASTE TRANSMUTATIONS. THE SCANDINAVIAN TRILOGY OF FISH FERMENTATION_ curated by Stefano Santangelo Extreme in food and how to bend it to one’s own will. Fish fermentation in Northern Europe, alchemical path in three steps, and acquired taste as a social construct. O for Ólos - ALL THAT GLITTERS. COMMODIFICATION OF CHILDHOOD THROUGH THE 4P OF MARKETING curated by Serena Valentini Risk shelves. Focus groups and trendspotters to study children and adolescents’ behavior from the inside, insidiously, chasing them "from the cradle to the grave" through food neuromarketing. the O’ spa - MUSIC MAKES TOMATOES GROW. INTERVIEW WITH THE MAESTRO GIUSEPPE VESSICCHIO curated by Federico Spadoni The Mozart-Effect and music able to give wellbeing, to plants too. Maestro Giuseppe Vessicchio’s field research, in a journey through matter elasticity and its ability to vibrate. yogas?tra 3.0 - TALE OF THE EGO AND THE TROUBLEMAKER ?SANA curated by Sandro di Domenico Self-centered yoga: almost an automatism, the search for inner peace exalts Ego. The tangible risk of ruining everything by approaching ?sanas through the wrong question. under pressure - THE EMERODROME AND THE ART OF RUNNING. AN INTERVIEW WITH STEFANO BALDINI_curated by Federico Tosi Mind and body: running and learning how to do it. On O4 pages the Olympic gold medalist Stefano Baldini, at the wire to win the 2004 Athens Marathon, on Pheidippides’ road. senses and the city - ENRICA CAMPORESI: PERFORMING ANTWERP. A SIX-ACT OPERA curated by Fabiola Triolo The travel journal of an author by profession, who experiences the city and captures its essence listening to the language of the body, plus a Google Maps itinerary not so easily traced by the tourist guides. For O4, the curator and dramaturge Enrica Camporesi ‘feels’ Antwerp.
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Hypebeast 25 – The Mania Issue

Hypebeast 25 – The Mania Issue

Hypebeast 25 – The Mania Issue

Hypebeast 25 – The Mania Issue: For HYPEBEAST Magazine’s commemorative 25th edition, we chose to focus on “Mania” – the blindsided obsession, the fixation driven almost to the point of madness that serve as apt descriptors for our culture of blind materialism today. Within Hypebeast 25, we explore different facets of mania – careers which require decades of intense concentration such as that of a chef, visual artist, craftsman, athlete – as well as sectors situated at the epicenter youth (and adult) fixation including video games and football. We asked the man who often finds himself in the thick of it all, Takashi Murakami, to front this issue’s cover with one of his instantly recognizable works – along with a resealable box that comes in three colorways. He speaks to us about the darker side to his works, and his journey to becoming one of the most prolific contemporary artists of today. Additionally, Tyshawn Jones, the Supreme star, Hardies Hardware frontman and Thrasher’s reigning Skater of the Year, gives us a rare look into his busy, yet ultimately simple world. Chef Grant Achatz, the brains behind one of the world’s top restaurants, Alinea, reveals in a conversation with us the sheer amount of dedication it takes to become a great chef – not only for himself but most importantly to inspire his team. Rockstar Games contributes an exclusive lookbook for HYPEBEAST Magazine through their highly successful games Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2, in a demonstration of the ease with which they immerse players into these virtual worlds. Sonya Sombreuil of unique up-and-coming label COME TEES speaks to us about the importance of her art to each piece of clothing and how the label’s name came about. Joe Holder, trainer to the likes of Virgil Abloh and Heron Preston along with some of the famous toned bodies and faces of the Victoria’s Secret angels, speaks to us about his unique vision for the modern wellness. Sneaker customization is a meticulous craft, and what better man to take us behind the wheel than Shun Hirose of Japanese customization label RECOUTURE.
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Purple Fashion 31 – The Paris issue

Purple Fashion 31 – The Paris issue

Purple Fashion 31 - The Paris issue | Spring/Summer 2019

Purple Fashion 31 - The Paris issue: 'Paris is back. No longer do we have to run to London, Berlin, New York, or Tokyo for new discoveries — the way we did when we founded the magazine in Paris in 1992, when the city was mostly conservative, slow-moving, and opposed to change. Now, for the first time in almost three decades, Purple is devoting an entire issue to a city that in so many ways determined the aesthetic of this French magazine. Far from being a comprehensive overview of what the city offers — in fashion, which was always great here, art, and more — this issue takes a more subjective look at what makes Paris different and sometimes hard to appreciate from the outside: how it subtly balances past and present; how it remains a city of intellectuals always looking for new ideas — in art, fashion, cinema, photography, the decorative arts, music, and literature; and how they are all conjoined in a shared bohemian lifestyle. Recall, for example, Yves Saint Laurent’s apartment and Azzedine Alaïa’s studio and gallery: their lives and their work coalesced into an eclectic Parisian lifestyle. If the highly varied Paris artists in this issue share one thing, it’s a broad view of life and work that combines their singular focus on one art form with a strong awareness of others. They don’t define their success in purely commercial terms or through media validation. And, they may be idealistic or romantic. If so, another Parisian trait is carrying on the city’s prestigious bohemian history.' Editor Olivier Zahm (from the website of Purple Fashion)
Content and Covers
edito by Olivier Zahm emanuele coccia by Emanuele Coccia bob nickas by Bob Nickas ariana reines by Ariana Reines mehdi belhaj kacem by Mehdi Belhaj Kacem catherine malabou by Catherine Malabou john jefferson selve by John Jefferson Selve françois simon by François Simon eric troncy by Éric Troncy simon liberati by Simon Liberati anna dubosc by Anna Dubosc bernard-henri lévy by Olivier Zahm balenciaga by juergen teller by Juergen Teller cover #1 balenciaga camille henrot by Donatien Grau lionel bensemoun by Olivier Zahm gaspar noé by Olivier Zahm mathias kiss by Olivier Zahm best of the season by ola rindal by Ola Rindal cover #2 saint laurent cover #3 vetements amanda wall by olivier zahm by Olivier Zahm cover #4 amanda wall l’arpège/alain passard by Emilien Crespo serge gainsbourg by Olivier Zahm louis vuitton by dario catellani by Dario Catellani cover #5 louis vuitton nicolas godin by Olivier Zahm samuel françois by olivier zahm by Olivier Zahm paris scene by kira bunse and maxime ballesteros by Kira Bunse and Maxime Ballesteros quai de seine by benedict brink by Benedict Brink prada by araki by Araki cover #6 prada cover #7 araki eva ionesco by Olivier Zahm gucci by martin parr by Martin Parr cover #9 gucci cover #8 gucci berluti by andreas larsson by Andreas Larsson cover #10 berluti d’heygere by Anne-Sophie Guillet c a m import export by François Simon allegria torassa by Olivier Zahm givenchy by suffo moncloa by Suffo Moncloa cover #11 givenchy miu miu by pierre-ange carlotti by Pierre-Ange Carlotti cover #12 miu miu tatiana trouvé by Donatien Grau comme des garçons by paolo roversi by Paolo Roversi cover #13 comme des garçons bottega veneta by andrea spotorno by Andrea Spotorno cover #14 bottega veneta refettorio paris/jr by Olivier Zahm iñaki aizpitarte by Emilien Crespo le servan/tatiana levha by Emilien Crespo lara stone by katja rahlwes By Katja Rahwels cover #15 lara stone kamel mennour by Olivier Zahm la femme/marlon magnée by Olivier Zahm le serpent à plumes/vincent darré by Bernard-Henri Lévy marine serre by Oscar Heliani debeaulieu/pierre banchereau by Olivier Zahm pierre marie by Olivier Zahm saint laurent by daido moriyama by Daido Moriyama quiet days in clichy by anders edström by Anders Edström olivier saillard by Olivier Zahm art (nouveau) by gianni oprandi by Gianni Oprandi chantal crousel by Jérôme Sans and Olivier Zahm hôtel grand amour/andré by Olivier Zahm the pinault collection/martin bethenod by Olivier Zahm kapwani kiwanga by Maurizio Cattelan and Marta Papini daniel buren by Jérôme Sans.
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Odiseo 13 – The Last Supper

Odiseo 13 – The Last Supper

Odiseo 13 – The Last Supper

Odiseo 13 – The Last Supper was born from the unlucky number 13 – Judas, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th to sit at the table. We look at how acts of treachery in many ways define the world we live in. Cheating, deception, cowardice – betrayal is almost entirely born out of trust, or love. Without one, the other does not exist. Revealing secrets, breaking a pact, a stab in the back, an act of revenge. We find shelter in the shadow of disloyalty; a thrill in the fear of discovery. Contributors: Ashley D’Arcy, Cecilia Azcarate, Camila Falquez, Alexandra Von Fuerst, Clara Giaminardi, Koos Groenewald, Matthew Nesbitt, Nina Raasch, Sonia Rentsch, Robin Stein. Odiseo 13 is published by The Flames and designed by Folch, 2019 24.5 × 17 × 1.4 cm
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IdN Volume 25 | No 1 – Illustration Special

IdN Volume 25 | No 1 – Illustration Special

IdN Volume 25 | No 1: Illustration Special — Deciphering the Language of Illustration

IdN Volume 25 | No 1: The flexibility of illustration as a design genre is both a boon and a handicap. For the artist, it opens up an almost infinite field of opportunities, yet it is also restrictive in that once he or she has been identified with a particular sub-set of illustration — fashion, say, or infographics — the harder it becomes to establish an individual personality within that subject-specific straitjacket. In the following feature article, we have gathered together 45 creatives who specialise in illustration design across a whole variety of fields. They have shared their latest illustration works together with generous tips about the sort of mistakes that lie in wait for unwary young designers. Never copy or repeat an existing work, for instance, or begin by going back to basics and trying out initial ideas with pen or pencil sketches before fleshing them out digitally. To feel every stroke by hand and create a full concept and structure before moving to the computer is an oft-quoted recipe for success.
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