Seductive Exacting Realism by Marcel Proust 12

( 2016 )


Book design by Studio HelloMe.

Published by the Renaissance Society and Sternberg Press on the occasion of Irena Haiduk's Seductive Exacting Realism, this volume is an imposter featuring contributions by Ivo Andrić, Hannah Feldman, Irena Haiduk, Monika Szewczyk, Marina Vishmidt, and Solveig Øvstebø.

A 13-volume set of Marcel Proust’s collected works was published in Yugoslavia in 1967. This edition, in the Latin alphabet, was highly valued by Yugoslav intelligentsia for its elegant translation from French by the poet Tin Ujević. During the Bosnian civil war, these Proust sets fetched up to the equivalent of a full year’s salary in the Belgrade black markets. They were frequently looted together with other valuables from Bosnian homes. The set exhibited at the Renaissance Society was seized by local police from Belgrade Kalenić Market in 1995. It was acquired at a public auction in 2014. It is missing volume number 12.

 

Spells

( 2015 )


Spells, book design by HelloMe.

SPELLS, a monograph of writing and scores, edited by Karsten Lund with an introduction by Matthew Jesse Jackson. Designed by HelloMe: Till Wiedeck and Polina Joffe. Published by Sternberg Press.

 

Bon Ton Mais Non

( 2013 )


Book design by Studio HelloMe, editions 1 and 2 (ed. 2 is pictured).

An 80 point manifesto. Like every intimate dinner party, Bon Ton Mais Non requires one symphony orchestra, a pastry chef, a large mirror, and the fact of cannibal sirens. Second edition is available for purchase here.