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Mark Pawson: Noggins

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

NOTE: THIS ARTIST'S BOOK IS HELD IN BALTIC ARCHIVE NOT THE LIBRARY. Please email archive@balticmill.com 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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