Wednesday, September 08, 2010

People I’ve Never Met and Conversations I’ve Never Had.

People I’ve Never Met and Conversations I’ve Never Had. By Nick White. Nobrow Press, 2010. 32pp., four-colour illustrations, 14,8x21cm. Limited edition of 3000. (Images cropped by me).

'People I’ve Never Met and Conversations I’ve Never Had' is a monograph featuring Nick White's most recent work (including both drawings and collages) and is published by the excellent Nobrow Press as the first hardback in their Monobrow series.

"Nick White’s use of vintage magazines and found material to create surreal and humorous imagery evokes a nostalgia for the golden years of printed ephemera. Portraits of fictitious characters and graphical records of bizarre conversations that have never happened fill the full colour book.

On each page Nick skillfully creates surreal and playful anecdotes in his unique style of layered painted patterns and carefully selected paper cut-outs.

His work, sometimes child-like in it’s optimism and at other times very sophisticated in it’s form of construction, is aesthetically engrossing and entertaining in equal measure."

I've also written about Nobrow before here. See more of Nick White's work (and site that makes me smile) here.

Quote from publisher's description.

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