This installment of nice publications includes illustrator Mr Bingo's Hate Mail book, Jon McNaught's forthcoming Dockwood comic, and B&W, the first in an ongoing series of colour-themed books from Victionary...
Top of the pile is Mr Bingo's Hate Mail book (Michael Joseph, £9.99). The book is essentially a memento of the illustrator's Hate Mail project from April last year in which he sent abusive (but hand illustrated) postcards to people who signed up (and paid £10) to receive some hate in the post. Hate mail has never been this funny.
"It was a late night drunk idea," says Bingo of the project, "but it really took off. So much so that I had to close the service after six days because it proved too popular."
The book gathers together Bingo's 100 favourite Hate Mails from the project. The copy we received in the post contains this appropriately hateful dedication:
More info about Hate Mail at penguincatalogue.co.uk/lo/michaeljoseph.
Next up is the first in a new series of colour-themed "palette" books from Hong Kong publisher Victionary. Black & White collects recent graphic design projects from around the world that incorporate no colours at all but which funciton in simple black and white.
The 256 page book contains graphic identiies, packaging solutions, branding projects, products and interiors from contributors including Here Design, ilovedust, Leterme Dowling, Michael Garrett. Non Format, and Studio Astrid Stavro, to name but a few. Here are some spreads:
Black & White (US$40) is available in either a white or a black cover direct from victionary.com.
Bristol-based illustrator Jon McNaught's narrative illustration style is distinctive: he favours small panels, almost like tiles of illustrations, which reveal sequences that tend to focus on the minutae of everyday life in order to set a scene or tell a story.
His new 64 page comic book, Dockwood (Nobrow, £13.95) weaves together the stories of three residents of a fictional town as they go about their daily routines on a cloudy October Tuesday. Here are some images:
Dockwood can be pre-ordered from nobrow.net now.
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One of the best collections in the 'nice publications' series yet! Love the hate mail from the always fantastic Mr Bingo.
I'd like a Mr. Bingo BOGOF, so I could share the love.
I agree Chris and Curator, we should share more love thanks to Mr Bingo. Especially after this sentence: "Your shi*** little desugb rag can su** my balls" hahaha :)
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