The powerHouse Arena is pleased to invite you to a book launch party for:
The Exquisite Book:
100 Artists Play a Collaborative Game
By Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski, and Matt Lamothe
Foreword by Dave Eggers
Book Launch Party and Exhibition Opening
Drinks will be served
Friday, October 22, 69 PM
Exhibition: October 20–31
The powerHouse Arena · 37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.) · DUMBO, Brooklyn
For more information, please call 718.666.3049
The Exquisite Book reinvents the classic surrealist drawing game, Exquisite Corpse, for a new artistic generation. In these pages, 100 of today's hottest indie artists each adorn a single page with brand-new work, having only seen the page of the artist immediately prior. The result is a breathtaking visual journey with a roller-coaster narrative, each page wildly different from the next.
About the book:
Each of the book's ten chapters resides on a ten-page accordion fold-out that lets you enjoy the artwork in an interconnected stream, as it was originally created by the artists themselves. Let The Exquisite Book unfold as you discover new horizons in art.
Includes work from contemporary illustrators, indie artists, and cutting-edge creators such as:
- David Shrigley
- Jill Bliss
- Henrik Drescher
- Jordan Crane
- Susie Ghahremani
- James Jean
About the authors:
Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski, and Matt Lamothe are partners in Also Design, a design firm based out of Chicago and New York that has won several awards, including the ADC Young Guns award. Julia is author of the popular blog Book By It's Cover, which showcases the design and layout of obscure books.
Dave Eggers is the author of several books, including What Is the What and Zeitoun. He is the founder of McSweeney's publishing in San Francisco.