Ed Atkins, Drawings for Children
This volume assembles 200 drawings made by Berlin-based Ed Atkins (born 1982), internationally known for his video art. Drawn on Post-it notes during weekday mornings over breakfast and slipped into his daughter’s lunchbox before school, these delightful and colorful illustrations are reproduced here in their original formats.
Ranging from the playful to the graphic and even sometimes grotesque, they mirror both the absurdity and mundanity of everyday love. Some contain, simply, the words “I love you” or a quick sketch of a sunset, while others seem to treat the format as a sort of canvas, with vividly surreal scenes filling the Post-it note from corner to corner. A true artist's book, this charming volume acts as a playful testament to, and a tender snapshot of, fatherly love. [publisher’s information]
Published by Walther König
Design by Ed Atkins and probsteibooks