'Love Me' 

by Josh Kern. Published by Eigensinn.

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Details: 

  • First Edition of 1100
  • 12,5 x 16,3cm
  • Japanese Binding with Otabind
  • 476 Pages (234 visible and 232 hidden to rip open)
  • Handwritten Cover and Spine

 

About the Project

Right after my first book was published, I started to make a ton of new book dummies. I can’t even tell you why I was so obsessed with creating something new, but somehow it was the only thing I cared about. I didn’t even have a lot of new images, and still, all I wanted to do was to make stuff without having to socialize.  

By doing all these book attempts I realized that I'm mostly interested in the feeling that the actual act of creating provoked. I mean, yeah, maybe the final piece looks interesting, but what about the excitement that artist felt when he first thought about his new idea, or the chaos in his head, the self-doubt, the ecstasy and fulfillment. That was what I was actually looking for and what I wanted to express. I didn't realize that it wasn't about publishing something but about doing something. It was only about sitting at my desk and trying to be as honest as possible with myself.

 

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