A professional collector of clippings, photographs, and discarded images, Dutch artist Ruth van Beek makes the old new again by cutting and folding pictures into completely new life forms. In her latest series, The Levitators, van Beek takes past photos of domestic dogs and folds them at just the right spot, obscuring the dogs’ legs and making them appear as flying balls of fluff. “I try to bring these dogs back to life, but instead of releasing them, I restrain them again in a new shape by changing their form, scale, and colour,” she explains. You’ll be wrapping your head around these creatures for a while. Out now through RVB Books.
We are thrilled to introduce Dog-Friendly, a collection of city guides for dog-loving people, created together with our long-time contributor, photographer Winnie Au, and fellow enthusiasts, indie publisher Hoxton Mini Press. Available for purchase here.
August 25, 2021
Have you ever imagined Amy Winehouse or Nick Cave as a Chihuahua, Neil Young as a Vizsla, or PJ Harvey as an Afghan hound? That’s exactly what San Francisco-based artist Michael Gillette has done through his unique illustration project, blending beloved, iconic music legends, both past and present, with their dog counterparts. Pack of Dogs, our first foray into book publishing, is a celebration of pup and pop culture for music and dog lovers alike.
August 25, 2020