Category: Fashion

Fujiwo Ishimoto
Matkalla / Resan / On the Road


Published on the occasion of textile and ceramic designer Fujiwo Ishimoto’s exhibition On the Road at the Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, 23 August – 7 October 2001.

Ishimoto moved to Finland from Japan in 1970 and has lived there ever since. He first worked for the company Decembre, set up by Ristomatti Ratia, son of Marimekko’s founders Armi and Viljo Ratia. Ishimoto switched over to Marimekko in 1974. His highly personal style gave Marimekko a boost during the 1970s and 1980s with more mature and abstract designs than the playful 1960s styles which first had made Marimekko famous. Inspired by traditional Asian art and culture but also by Finnish traditions and nature, Ishimoto has continued to reinvent himself.
In total, he has made over 300 designs for Marimekko. Besides his work for Marimekko, he also creates unique ceramic works and was recently the subject of a large retrospective exhibition in Helsinki, of which this (now very rare) book is the accompanying publication. It is the most in-depth look at the work of Fujiwo Ishimoto to date.

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Ettore Sottsass Jr. 60′- 70′

Gorgeous, out of print, huge book on the early work of Italian designer Ettore Sottsass.  Drawing in part on the FRAC Centre collection, this book gathers together unique works and projects of Ettore Sottsass – drawings, furniture, objects, ceramics, jewellery, photographs, written works and architecture – wherein over a period of time Sottsass frees himself from the principles of functionalism and rationalism and moves towards the development of a new sensorial language. This heavy book lavishly illustrates the large body of experimental and commercial work Sottsass had produced that lead the way to his founding the Memphis Group in Italy, 1981.

Overflowing with beautifully reproduced full-page colour images and containing minimal French text, this deluxe cloth-bound publication allows for an fascinating insight into one of the most important designers of the 20th century.

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HRD / CF Newsletter
Issue 1-4 set

The HRD / CF Newsletter is a periodical publication produced within the exhibition ‘Hi$h Risk Dressing / Critical Fashion’ at RMIT Design Hub. The exhibition centres on the local fashion organisation active in Melbourne between the years 1983-1993, the Fashion Design Council. The FDC (as they are often shortened to), founded by Robert Buckingham, Kate Durham and Robert Pearce, were a self―organised group set up to foster independent designers and artists dealing with fashion. Influenced by the post―punk scene of Northern fashion capitals, the FDC put on shows in clubs and venues, as well as organising exhibitions, and eventually setting up a shop serving as a platform for alternative fashion in Melbourne. Throughout their active period, the FDC were prolific self―publishers. Print collateral was central to their success as an organisation. Postcards, invites, catalogues, business cards and other ephemera were shared with members and the broader public, promoting their officialdom. Particularly significant was the FDC newsletter, designed by co-founder Robert Pearce, disseminating a manifesto as well as news and events with its members. The newsletters were ad hoc; informal in language and design but expressed the energy and creative spirit of both the FDC community and available technology.

Using the model of the FDC newsletter, the HRD / CF Newsletter is a take―away publication released each week of the exhibition program. Each of the issues is framed around an emerging aspect of the FDC captured in the exhibition ― the archive, the bar, the shop and the office ― with texts, interviews and contributions from local and international practitioners. The ‘HRD / CF Newsletter also includes facsimiles of print ephemera from the FDC archive, which was donated to the RMIT Design Archives in 1998 by co-founder Robert Buckingham. This new newsletter functions as a platform for disseminating ideas about the FDC then, and critical fashion now, allowing for new dialogues to emerge from the legacy of FDC.

Edited by Laura Gardner
Designed by Ziga Testen
Edition of 500

Contributors include: Agniezska Chabros, Annie Wu, Blake Barns/HB Peace, Christopher LG Hill, Clare Wohlnick, Jessie Kiely/Monica’s Gallery, Kate Meakin, Matthew Linde, Sasha Geyer, Winnie Ha Mitford, Bryan Collins, D&K (Ricarda Bigolin and Nella Themelios), James Deutsher, Lewis Fidock, Brighid Fitzgerald, Amanda Horowitz, Chantal Kirby, Jessie Kiely and Monica’s Gallery (Spencer Lai and Jake Swinson), Christopher LG Hill, Matthew Linde, Kate Meakin, Olivia O’Donnell, Yair Oelbaum, Virginia Overell, Sean Peoples, Joshua Petherick, Jen Shear, Flannery Silva, Adele Varcoe, Alex Vivian and more.

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SALE2 No.30
SPECIAL ISSUE

Issue No.30 of the great SALE2 periodical from Tokyo Japan during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Published regularly as a sort-of fanzine/journal/catalogue/pocket-book by Fiction, Inc., a specialty shop and publisher of fetish and erotica in Tokyo in the 1980-90s. Each issue covers different themes and features, heavy on fetishism.
Issue No.30, the “Special Issue” features Hans Bellmer, Leonor Fini, Richard Cerf, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Paul Wunderlich, Robert Maplethorpe, Andy Warhol, Man Ray, Lewis Carroll, John Willie, Bernard Montorgueil, Guido Crepax, Van Rod, Carlo, Betty Page, Tealdo, clippings from periodicals such as Amateur Bondage, Bondage Life, Bondage Fantasies, Bizarre Comix, Bizarre Classix, Bizarre Fotos, and much more…
Very heavily illustrated throughout with erotic photography and artwork, all texts in Japanese.

* Condition: Very Good-Fine – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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