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A Seer Reader

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Oct 9th, 2014. Artwork published in
June 2014
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    A Seer Reader 1
    Source: http://www.zakgroup.co.uk License: All Rights Reserved.

    “We designed the artist’s book accompanying Ed Atkins’ solo exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Known for his work employing High Definition video and sound, Atkins conceived a new text for the book, titled A Seer Reader, accompanied by marginalia-esque line drawings by the artist. In an afterword, Mike Sperlinger described the artist’s writings as ‘breath[ing] a vocabulary of distension, tumescence, inflation […] in an immoderate, immodest way.’ The format of A Seer Reader references mass-produced pulp-fiction paperbacks from the 1970–90s.” — Zak Group

    A Seer Reader 2
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    A Seer Reader 3
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    A Seer Reader 4
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    A Seer Reader 5
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    A Seer Reader 6
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    A Seer Reader 10
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    1 Comment on “A Seer Reader

    1. Grace McMullen says:
      Jan 26th, 2017  1:19 pm

      Zak Group,

      I am writing about the design of A Seer Reader for an assignment, and I am curious to know more about the decision to replicate the style of the mass-produced pulp-fiction paperbacks from the ’70s–90s. I would be so grateful if you could tell me why you chose this template, as I can’t find so much information on the original paperbacks. Therefore I am wondering if there is a link between your specific decision for the design of the book, and Atkins’ exhibition in the Serpentine Gallery. I really hope you can please help,

      Grace

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