Letters from Mayhem

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Hardcover, 60 pp, 9.85 x 9.85 inches

This sixty-four-page artist book features twenty-six duotone watercolors by Swedish artist Roger Andersson, each depicting one letter of the alphabet, accompanied by text by poet Albert Mobilio. The book is printed on heavy board in the style of a children's ABC primer. Each letter is embedded in a fairytale setting in which teenage boys lie around, occupying themselves with teenagerly pursuits such as smoking pot and listening to heavy metal. Full of messages hidden within plants, ponds, and clouds and tempered by soft-edged romantic decadence, the book evokes a nostalgia for both innocence and its loss.

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