New from Erm Books! (+ limited edition print offer!)

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Tuesday 14th June 2011

Observable Universe by Unchalee Anantawat and Bad Driving by Louis Porter, plus limited edition print by Louis Porter. Two more limited edition artist books from Melbourne indie publisher Erm Books!

Melbourne’s favourite indie book publisher Erm Books are at it again with two more limited edition artist books for your collection!  You might recall Erm Books kicked things off last year with Kat Macleod’s stunning Sequins and Sequence… they’ve recently launched two new titles in the same series – Observable Universe by Unchalee Anantawat and Bad Driving by Louis Porter.

Unchalee ‘Lee’ Anantawat is a Thailand-born artist with strong ties to Melbourne – she studied Animation here at RMIT and is known for her work with Melbourne art collective Tape Projects. Louis Porter is a UK-born, Melbourne-based photographer with a somewhat warped sense of humour!  As a non-driver himself, Bad Driving documents Louis’ morbid fascination with minor automotive mishaps!  His photos are sure to raise a nervous giggle!

If you’re REALLY paying attention you’ll remember the clever people behind Erm Books are Marc Martin (whose work we admired recently here), with Dan Rule and Justine Ellis, the multitasking husband & wife team who also run the very gorgeous Perimeter Books in Thornbury.  Erm do a rocking job of uncovering and publishing the work of both emerging and established local talent.  It’s brilliant to see three young creatives so passionate about good old fashioned independent publishing (on paper!).

Both Observable Universe and Bad Driving come hand numbered and stamped, in a limited edition of just 500 copies each.  I am not entirely sure how such truly beautiful full colour hardback books can be produced for just $20.00 RRP!?  Let’s just say it’s a labour of love!

Erm has a very limited special offer for Design Files readers!  Louis Porter has created a limited edition of 10 signed and numbered ‘bad driving’ prints to give away with the first 10 of his books sold today!  (prints pictured above).

Snap ’em  up while you can!

Thankyou Mr Porter & Erm Books!

Illustrated pages from Observable Universe by Unchalee Anantawat

Quirky urban photography in Bad Driving by Louis Porter.

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Tuesday 14th June 2011


  • Laura 5 years ago

    gorgeous books, photography and prints!

  • ZEOLITE 5 years ago

    These are FANTASTIC. I want them all.

  • lulu 5 years ago

    The colours are fantastic!

  • mimi la sardine 5 years ago

    Wow! Would be fantastique!

  • Sophie Travers 5 years ago

    OOO! i could just go head to toe in Marimekko…

  • dani whitfield 5 years ago

    Yay marimekko, thank god someone out there isn’t afraid of colour.

  • Danielle 5 years ago

    My Design Files e-subscription keeps bumping me off for some strange reason, and after a few confused weeks without my daily dose, yesterday I re-subscribed. Today is the first day back on board – and WOWEE! Bright explosions of colour are the perfect antidote to dreary grey days!

  • gemma 5 years ago

    marry me marimekko!

  • Kate 5 years ago

    Beauttiful brights to wake up to and in? Yes please!

  • Jacquie 5 years ago

    This shop is so lovely, and its so great that its in a little seaside town, I live in a regional city and the more great homewares/design shops out of the city the better!

  • anna Barry 5 years ago

    what a way to warm up Winter!

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