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Re: [BKARTS] Paper Rad



Oh gosh that's LOUD!

I might just get a copy.

Robert

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From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
linda carroli
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 9:34 PM
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Subject: Paper Rad


Paper Rad

The manic and varied output of Paper Rad--the art collective of Jessica 
Ciocci, her brother Jacob, and their friend Ben Jones--now includes a
book, 
and it's more than a hard copy of the group's content-rich, arcade-like,

bad html 'web mall.' The book, 'B.J. and da Dogs,' is published by art
and 
comics press PictureBox, and is a collection of kaleidoscopic doodling, 
stoner poetry, two graphic novellas, found and staged photos, and 
installation documentation of large-scale painted cardboard dioramas.
Adult 
insights, near-past nostalgia, and obsessive pop culture tangents mesh
with 
teen aesthetics (i.e. punk and skate zines of the '80s & '90s, early
video 
games, neoprint booths and drawing software) amid multiple paper stocks 
and, as the team boasts, 'almost every fluorescent Pantone ink.' Here
fancy 
production is the perfect foil to Paper Rad's makeshift aesthetic and 
cavalier use of both obsolete and of-the-moment technologies. But 
remarkably, the collectives pop treas! ure/ detritus sensibility, while 
astute, is only compassionately satirical, and hardly ironic at all.
Mainly 
it's really funny and looks great. - Johanna Fateman

http://www.paperrad.org/book/ 

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