We’re going berserk for books as usual. Particularly the variety featuring swaths of high-opacity pigments that allow the viewer to slip away- somersaulting through time and space. In more direct words: Our predilection for Custom Monograph Printing knows no bounds–only Hardcover Case Binding.
The latest gratuitous import from Amazon UK to be stacked on our “LOVE” shelf is an eerie collection of artist Dawn Mellor’s adolescent drawings & paintings of Michael Jackson. The cover sets the tone and grooms the viewer for the visual, tummy-tickling adventure they are about to embark upon. The Foil Stamped letters of the title suggest letter-block toys tumbling through a playpen, evoking connotations of Jackson’s frustrated childhood, arrested development, and the troubling headlines that would follow him in the third act of his life. This treatment of the subject captivates the onlooker, ultimately delivering more delicious unease once the book is cracked open.
Once inside, the slightly textured Cotton Text Paper is the perfect vehicle for the etched-sfumato techniques present in the works, achieved here through multi-process floods of Offset Printing. The awkward-earnest portraits created by an artist unsure of her talents & the direction of her obsessions mirror the mercurial unease of the Jackson Saga. Further, we are placed into the mindset of our primitive child-selves as our hands are dwarfed by the larger format of this transportive, leather bound art book. One can’t help but feel as though they have been sent back to the the early 80s, watching the blazing-sequined star on the TV screen moonwalking toward his destiny, while the unfinished sketches are recontextualized as a bit of foreshadowing, harkening the subject’s eventual physical evolution—with each turn of the uncoated page, we are sent a bit deeper into our lucid CMYK dreams of Neverland Ranch.
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