Mindy Seu: NYABF Highlights

In anticipation of the this weekend’s LA Art Book Fair, we’re posting alumni designer Mindy Seu's highlights of the New York one. Stay tuned for more throughout the week! Here's the fourth post in the series. 

6) On another note, it was nice seeing some work from the DMA circle. Lauren Graycar’s Pool Book was on display at the Ooga Booga table. 

7) I also designed Ed. Varie’s Garden Variety, a publication that was launched in their greenhouse in the courtyard of MoMA PS1. 


Mindy Seu: NYABF Highlights

In anticipation of the this weekend’s LA Art Book Fair, we’re posting alumni designer Mindy Seu's highlights of the New York one. Stay tuned for more throughout the week! Here's the third post in the series. 

(4) Living in the Theme Park, University of Geneva

This publication explored book interventions. After Michelle Lin purchased this book, the artists intervened and added special objects and leaflets that would make each book unique to its time of purchase at this particular event. Performance pieces and cupcakes were also involved.

(5) We’re in the Basement Learning to Print, Werkplaats Typografie 

Instead of distributing printed matter, the students at Werkplaats explored the physical process of offset printing that is rarely seen. Each student designed a plate, causing them to question graphic reproduction, its disruption, and the relocation of workflow. Side note: I also met the very sweet and talented Karel Martens.

Mindy Seu: NYABF Highlights

In anticipation of the this weekend’s LA Art Book Fair, we’re posting alumni designer Mindy Seu's highlights of the New York one. Stay tuned for more throughout the week! Here's the second post in the series. 

(2) Lawrence Weiner poster

I was ecstatic to get my hands on this Lawrence Weiner print from the ’90s at the Dia Art Foundation table.

(3) Paul Thek’s Redesign a Rainbow 

Paul Thek’s teaching notes for his undergraduate seminar at Cooper Union School of the Arts from 1978 to 1981. The front and back endsheets lists a series of directives—e.g. Make a skyscraper out of inappropriate materials or What is the main source of difficulty between you and your parents?—while the inner loose-leaf pages document the final products. 

Mindy Seu: NYABF Highlights

In anticipation of the this weekend, we’re posting alumni designer Mindy Seu's highlights of the New York one. Stay tuned for more throughout the week!

After the first day of the 2013 New York Art Book Fair, I felt a little overwhelmed. Some works focused on beauty, some on content, some on both, some on neither. Going from room to room, the homogenized aesthetic of the works included was very apparent. So, for the following two days, I took my time to sift through and find the gems that made my NYABF experience very worthwhile. 

(1) Dieter Roth’s Inserate / Advertisements

We spent hours in the Swiss focus room on day one. Inserate is a collection of Dieter Roth’s aphorisms that he would publish in a local advertising newspaper in the early ’70s. The back cover states his reasoning: “Those pages are so brutal, they’re like a gigantic junkyard. So I thought I’d just stick a little tear in them.”

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Amazing new project by DMA undergrad alum Camile Orillaneda. Using Processing and Arduino, a mechanical bunny will hop for every tweet with the hashtag #hopforawareness in support of Leukemia Awareness Month. Read more about this here. 

Amazing new project by DMA undergrad alum Camile Orillaneda. Using Processing and Arduino, a mechanical bunny will hop for every tweet with the hashtag #hopforawareness in support of Leukemia Awareness Month. Read more about this here