spent a lovely evening at LACE with @horsehair and got to see the invitations I designed!

Hey Buddy is back! (hosted by the talented Karl Hess & Chris Garcia) Lee and I gave the ol’ poster an update for its new home at the Echoplex.

보자기 (pojagi) 

I have always felt a connection to and affinity for traditional handcrafts. The art of traditional American quilting has already been lost in my family, but my interest in my Korean ancestry lent itself to discovering and beginning an exploration of pojagi, a traditional Korean wrapping cloth made from fabric scraps.

This zine was an exploration of pattern, on paper, which I am more adept at manipulating than fabric. These are graphic renderings and collages of pojagi patterns with handmade Indian khadi cotton paper covers, and Korean washi liner paper on select editions. 3 color risograph.

Last March I went to Europe and traveled with Lee on the first portion of his tour. We beat up our carry-on suitcases on snowy cobblestone roads, jumped on fast trains, waited at Hauptbahnhoff for scheduled strangers, and I lost a pair of boots to the snow in Leipzig. (However, not before going to an underground techno party at 2 am…)

This zine is of original 35mm black and white snapshots from Germany and Austria, shot on a Pentax K1000. Icicles hanging from outside bedrooms, abandoned factories, empty train stations, black windows. Bleak, but wondrous. Risograph on cardstock covers, with a washi liner paper, and digitally printed interiors. Machine-sewn binding.

The beginning opens with my first moment arriving in Europe, at the Zurich airport, and ends with a parting glance at where we stayed in Austria before I left to come back to Los Angeles.

It was debuted at LA Zine Fest 2014, and copies are available for purchase at nokingsrecord.co

the #dosa 30th invitation has arrived! a beautiful collaboration with green dragon office and our beloved dosa 💕