Published by Montreal-based Anteism, the limited edition MOKO MOKO DOKI DOKI by Misaki Kawai is both a book and an artwork. Every one of the 108 copies available (18 in each color—yellow, green, blue, red, pink or white) has a handmade fur cover. With images from the multidisciplinary artist’s fourth solo show at The Hole, this saddle-stitch bound book provides inspiration and off-kilter escapism.
In an edition of 200, this unframed print of Silence=Death Collective’s powerful poster—which was wheat-pasted across NYC starting in 1986, as part of the crusade for support in the fight against the HIV/AIDS crisis—continues to represent queer perseverance, unity and protest. All proceeds from the sales of each print benefit the charitable arts organization Visual AIDS. This is the first-ever fine art production print of the poster, and it’s sold through David Zwirner’s recently launched independent art gallery discovery site, Platform (and aligns with Zwirner’s multi-exhibition series, More Life).
Oakland-based artist Anjelica Colliard’s colorful “Magic Checker Plant” print intends to honor and celebrate nature and wisdom. With an ombre check border, the artwork features swirling, glorious flowers, stems and petals. The limited edition print (each of which comes signed and numbered) measures 10.5 by 13.5 inches.
The 50th edition of Field Notes’ quarterly three-pack notebooks features a “Red Hot” French Paper Co cover (embellished with metallic ink and the pop of a Futura “50” through a die-cut circle) encapsulating 48 silver graph grid pages. It’s an altogether vibrant commemorative edition, but one to be used rather than tucked away.
Oakland-based artist Yétundé Olagbaju has printed some of her glorious work onto square 35-inch satin scarves that can be worn or hung on a wall. Her “Magician” scarf features symbolism for the four elements, but in Olagbaju’s distinct, beautiful style—as a swan, a Yoruba bust, a fan and a vase. The black and white piece also has vines, candles, stars and shells printed on it.
Italian coffee brand illy enlisted Ai Weiwei for a new collection of cappuccino and espresso cups, available in sets of two or four. The dripping design is a nod to the artist’s 2006 artwork, “Colored Vases”—a piece that consists of 51 ancient vessels painted in bright colors, a reference to the Chinese Cultural Revolution and covered up history.
Published by Artisan and based on antique prints from designer and decoupage artist John Derian’s archives, this Color Studies Notebook Set includes three booklets, each with uniquely enchanted front and back covers. Measuring 8.5 by 6 inches, the notebooks stow easily and contain 64 blank pages to stash recipes, ideas or scribbles. In addition to the Color Studies set, Derian also offers one entitled Kitchen Delights and another called The Garden.
Housed in a blue cloth box with a magnetic closure, Paperfinger’s Daily Invitation Cards strive to stir up an intention for each day. One word (written in calligraphy) graces one side, while the other remains blank. Whether it’s “yes,” “begin,” “your invitation” or “stretch,” each entry aims to “serve as a gentle compass, an epiphany or a reminder,” the brand explains. There are 60 in total, each printed on thick stock paper.
Featured in NTWRK’s Esther Kim-curated Women’s History Month art collection, called Esther Loves Artists, So Youn Lee’s ethereal “Totem” offset print features her signature character, Mango. The work is inspired by ancient totem poles, but it also emphasizes the way communities support and cherish their members. The 18 by 24-inch offset print, with a blind embossed signature, is available on 22 March at 6PM EST via the NTWRK app.
Made in collaboration with artist and designer Nikolas Bentel, Areaware’s Doodle Crayons reimagine the humble implement. The set contains five crayon shapes—a yellow line, green cross, black zigzag, blue wiggle and red circle—which are also available individually. The intention behind them is to have users “consider how you make art, rather than what you make.”
LA-based Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW) identifies nine core values when outlining the ways in which they foster and champion feminist creatives, communities and practices. First on the list is that WCCW remains “a place that affirms that art, creativity, and imagination have intellectual, personal, and political value. No art is neutral, it is either transforming or upholding the status quo… Art is a form of dissent.” Their pack of five postcards incorporates this value and others. All proceeds are put back into the organization which connects and supports the community through their workspace, events, exhibitions and more.
Designed by Nicole Whitted for Junior High, this set of magnets features 75 words and 19 blanks for making statements, writing poems or leaving messages. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Junior High exists as a publication, podcast, physical space (that they hope to reopen soon) and online store that strives to support, celebrate and serve marginalized artists. They’re able to amplify the work of women, queer and nonbinary artists and artists of color through crowdfunding, donations, sponsors and memberships (and, when possible, events and exhibitions). All their expenses are transparently listed online for those hoping to make a donation or purchase.
This stunning 600-page monograph, Kara Walker: A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be, comprises 700 works on paper by the artist from 1992 to 2020, most of which are being published for the first time as they’ve been in Walker’s private archive. Handwritten notes, typed index cards, sketches and journal entries provide readers with intimate insight on the art. Aptly, Walker provides the foreword. Designed by Gavillet & Cie, the cloth-bound book features essays by the deputy director of the Kunstmuseum Basel, Anita Haldemann; curator and cultural historian, Maurice Berger; and artist and critic, Aria Dean. The book has been published to accompany Walker’s exhibition, also called A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be.
Based on works by well-known artists like Ugo Rondinone and Sheila Hicks, every RainerShine’s subscription art kit includes the materials and instructions needed for kids to embark upon two artistic adventures. Kits are available as a monthly subscription, at one of two skill level options (ages three to six, or seven and 12). Subscriptions start at $29 per month (with a six-month commitment). Each kit also features a profile of the artist who inspired it.
Evermade’s clever 2021 planner previews the entire year ahead, all on one A1 page, printed on 170gsm matte paper. The months are positioned in columns with the corresponding days falling in line below. Using the studio’s 70 included stamps, one can mark good (and bad) days, appointments, birthdays, trips and more. Additional stamps are available as needed. Price is in Pounds.