Waldersten 365. By Jesper Waldersten. Max Ström, 2011. 672pp., illustrated throughout, 13,1x19,4cm. Click here to purchase so part of the sale goes to Save the Children.
I liked Jesper Waldersten's exhibition at Grafikens Hus - it really felt like his illustrations reached another level with the immersion in printing techniques (the exhibition was the culmination of a collaboration between Jesper Waldersten and musician Martin Sköld, with Waldersten spending time in Grafikens Hus' print workshop in close collaboration with printer Siv Johansson).
I appreciated this book even more as an extension of seeing the exhibition (even though it is of course a completely different project).
I always like the one illustration a day premise (sometimes that gets stale, but not in this instance), and the exposed binding in red thread as spine is a really wonderful thing to see on a fairly mass-market kind of book.
"Every day for a whole year has Jesper Waldersten created at least one unique image and added the piece at www.waldersten365.com. He has a wide range and moves between dark humor, sharp contemporary commentary and clever wordplay."