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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!