David Stretel; Dashwood owner, publisher and photobook Jedi. Here with the Ari Marcopoulos poster.
The Chance is Higher - Special edition book + poster print, 2008
I have been a bit idle lately, or at least as far as refilling the Buffet goes, but my week-long visit to New York city has paid off immensely with a couple of new items.
The first of a few to come is the first book which has been published by Dashwood Books in NY.
David Strettel, mastermind behind the Dashwood bookshop has now offered a beautiful book as his flagship publication in what is promising to be an interesting series.
Ari Marcopoulos is a well-known Dutch artist who has been using a Xerox machine for years to produce his large scale pieces. In trying to retain the punk aesthetic, this book is printed to look like it was made on a Xerox.
The copy which I photographed here shows the special edition printed on red paper. The standard edition is printed on white paper in a conventional form.
The extra treat with the special edition is that the dust jacket unfolds into a large poster of the cover image. See above.
Inaugural publication by Dashwood Books designed by the Swiss team Gavillet and Rust. Vince Aletti writes “no pretty pictures here, only gorgeously degraded ones. Marcopoulos doesn't just challenge the tyranny of perfection, he offers an alternative to it: Funk deluxe." (Dashwood)
Hardcover, 72 Pages. For more info on availability and price, go to Dashwood
When i was there, there were very few left.