Mark Pawson: Noggins

Mark Pawson: Noggins
Library Shelf Location ABC-PAWS
Publication Date Oct 2001

NOTE: THIS ARTIST'S BOOK IS HELD IN BALTIC ARCHIVE NOT THE LIBRARY. Please email or see staff to view this book.


"Pawson rightly retains his crown as the ephemera king with this book." Creative Review "The scholarship is staggering, the photos of life-size Noggins quite worrying and the book a masterpiece of its type." Art Monthly

Noggins are handmade Viking figures with wooden bodies and furry beards - they are both warlike and cute - fluffy but ready for a fight. They originated as Scandinavian tourist souvenirs and a thousand years after the original Vikings, Noggins set out from Scandinavia, invading peoples homes and settling on knick-knack shelves around the world! I spent 5 years collecting and researching Noggins , amassing a small army of wooden Viking warriors. With an artists eye for detail and the passion of an obsessed collector, this unique book provides a fascinating look at Noggins and their close relatives.

NOGGINS+ has 44 pages of full colour Viking figures, many duotone images, Anatomy of a Noggin diagram plus informative & amusing text and comments on individual figures. The book was printed on digital stencilprinters the modern day descendents of Roneo/Gestetner duplicators at Knust, Netherlands, this labour-intensive printing method which gives a unique rustic print quality. Stencilprinters are not designed for colour printing - full colour printing pushes their capabilities to the extreme, consequently some pages have discrepancies/slight mis-registration which is part of the process.

44pgs, softback. perfectbound, 18 x 27 cm. 1200 copies, 2001. NOGGINS+ is available in your choice of either:- Fluoro Pink title with Black text or Orange title with Brown text.

Exhibited in the Outside of a Dog exhibition, BALTIC (2003)

Quantity 1
Pages 44p
Format Paperback
Publisher Nijmeegse Universele Stencildruk Netherlands
Related Artist Mark Pawson
Categories BALTIC Archive Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Artists' Books
Keywords Collecting, Collections
Language English

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