Everyone seems to know Nicholas Gottlund, although I have never met him before. I hear his parents own a printing press and he lives in the middle of nowhere? For a while I for some reason assumed Nicholas Gottlund was a 17-year-old sophisto who happened to know everyone and was well-informed about everything through the net and still went to high school, (secret cool). But of course, he is not 17 but 27, and put out our friends' books: Coley Brown's Jam Jelly Honey Wild Rice and Andrew Laumann's New Messages. I admire his printmaking skills, immaculate craftsmanship, and drive to create and distribute self-published artists' books and zines. Nicholas Gottlund is a machine.
Day Book is a 28-page, 5.5-by-8.5-inch, saddle-stitched, hand-bound artist book printed in an edition of 50, but it is sold out now. This the AP edition of five that has a silk-screened cloth book cover. Here are some photos to cream over...
What is this ceramic, acorn treasure of a jar? What do you put in there?
Here is what looks like Nicholas's bed, where a large book in a plastic bag is tucked under a a bed sheet. What is that? What are you reading?
Great tone with low contrast black-and-white photos on gray stock.
These are a gathering of photos from the last five years spent in isolation.
Wild Prayer is a 16-page, tabloid-size black-and-white offset publication on newsprint. This one is has a larger edition, like 1,000.
It's giant, see?
Wild Prayer is based off his white series on visual distortion, acceleration, and the loss of consciousness.
Delicacy in detail, magnified.
A silhouette of tangled limbs.
Next on Gottlund's agenda is an all-letterpress book collaboration with Peter Sutherland printed from photo-engraved copper plates. Primitive shit. Anyways, you can get these zines through Gottlund Verlag, his small publishing house, or see some other things hes made on his website.