A new energy to create a book with the aim of heavily distressing it to the point of destruction. Inks and oils were collected from the actual printing process and later used to stain the books, thereby creating unique colours and textures. These substances also evoke the scent of the same machines that printed it. WERK No.20 is a documentation of work done since 2000. Recording the techniques, intricacies and constructions explored in our attempts to push the perimeters of the printed matter. Details that are ‘invisible’ to the naked eye are now magnified to reveal the beauty and organic textures of papers, glues and materials used to find the perfect imperfect balance. Our motivation is to find humanity, permanence and perfection in a fast changing world that has gone digital. WERK No.20 will be release at ginza graphic gallery (ggg) in Tokyo on Dec 3rd, 2012.
332 pages, full color, 220mm x 310mm. Hand-aged, distressed, crushed and stained. Limited edition of 1000 copies.
Made in Singapore. Printing and construction by alsoDominie. Photographed by Caleb Ming. Designed by Theseus Chan.
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