This is my new artist book called Mali Monuments. 16.5”x10.5” (or 16.5”x21” when open) Limited edition of only 15 copies bound in the Drum Leaf form. Cover and endsheets are hand made papers by Mary Hark, and the book is expertly bound by Rory Sparks. The cover text, title page and colophon are all handset letterpress, also by Rory Sparks.
10:15 am • 11 December 2012 • 11 notes
World Cup 2010 | Ian van Coller
Makarapa and Vuvuzela
128 Page Book, 10 x 8 inches (25cm x 20cm)
100 color photographs from the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
Printed 4 color offset, perfect bound.
Limited Edition of 250, hand numbered and hand signed.
In June and July of 2010, South Africa hosted the largest and most popular sporting event in the world. This is the first time that the FIFA World Cup (European Football) has been held on the continent of Africa. Sixteen years after the end of apartheid this event represents a particularly important time in South African history, where South Africa was able to stage a massive “coming out” party for the rest of the world.
This series of photographs focuses on South African national identity expressed through portraiture of football fans as well landscapes of football fields around the country. South African soccer fans are particularly “colorful” and are known for their trumpeting of Vuvuzelas and their outrageously adorned headgear. These incredibly artful creations, known as Makarapas, have their origins in the mining hardhats that were once synonymous with black migrant workers of the apartheid-era. Today, these mining helmets have been transformed into colorful symbols of national identity now donned by both blacks and whites.
2:39 pm • 25 February 2011 • 2 notes