Five years ago, McSweeney's published Marcel Dzama's "The Berlin Years," bringing Dzama's elegant, enigmatic bears, bats, and sexy ladies to a slumbering nation. The first edition of that book was snapped up in a matter of minutes, and same with a second edition a couple years later. We were thinking about a third printing, but then we thought: instead, why not do it all new and all better? So that's what we've done. The format is similar to the original: an envelope with twenty-eight loose-leaf prints good enough to frame, including a hard-to-describe four-way four-parter (four drawings that fit together to make one really large one. The clever/tricky thing is that any of the four connexts to any of the other, and in any configuration: four-square, a vertical stack, all horizontal, an L, etc. Any Tetris shape.); plus a scrapbook; plus an insert card; plus a oversized fold-out poster. The artwork is entirely new, the scrapbook is new, the envelope has been redesigned - it's a whole new thing, in a beloved familiar shape. Get one for yourself, one for a friend, and three for your unborn, helpless grandchildren - they'll thank you someday.
Buy The Berliner Ensemble Thanks You All book by Marcel Dzama from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(309mm x 233mm x 13mm)
Publisher: McSweeney's Publishing
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Author Biography - Marcel Dzama
Marcel Dzama was born in 1974, Winnipeg, Canada. His work has been shown in galleries all over the world. He has also contributed illustrations to numerous books and other objects, including Nick Hornby's Songbook and Beck's CD "Guero." He also creates housewares, such as crying ghost salt and pepper shakes. He says he "likes the idea of making products his family can use."