Lynx Team loves paper. We cannot resist searching, browsing, and reading new magazines. We could spend hours in bookstores looking at new titles. So, it was evident that we had to take part in ‘Niech żyje papier! 4’ – art fair in Warsaw dedicated to the ‘paper world’. It was thus an excellent opportunity to grab the newest issue of Contemporary Lynx Magazine as well as other fantastic magazines, publications and art objects. Ones we liked the most are mentioned below.
Agata Napiórska and Marta Mach – childhood friends, founders and editors-in-chief are also the organisers of this fair. As the name implies, ‘Zwykłe Życie’ (translation: ‘The Ordinary Life’) is dedicated to the simple life, places in our closest surrounding, and to the ordinary things that we don’t pay much attention to. They write about artisans, presenting works by Polish illustrators, photographers and writers; cooking, reading, spending time with friends and family. The latest issue and the theme are devoted to the future.
New publication available on the market. The founders, editors and graphic designer – Paulina Klepacz, Aleksandra Nowak, Maria Olszewska and Małgorzata Stolińska, ‘[…] give voice to women and to all those for who equal rights and tolerance are not foreign. We believe that together we can do a lot of good.’ They provide Illustrations around girls, women, physiological and bodily topics.
Contemporary Lynx Magazine
At ‘Niech Żyje papier’ we decided to present our brand new issue. What will you find inside?
Today, thinking about migration is automatically linked to thinking about the European migrant crisis, with refugees fleeing from their home countries to the Old Continent hoping for a better future. However, what we discuss on the pages are also other aspects of nomadism and migrations; how they alter the way reality is presented on the internet, how these phenomena transform the mental picture or reality; and how to grasp the changes in perceptions of experiencing time and space, which impact on ways of making, presenting, and exhibiting art. Nomadism and migrations are also about the constant and unlimited flow of data, images and people in our closest surroundings. The mass movement of people is not headed in one direction anymore. These movements spread in an uncontrolled way in all possible directions.
Rzeczownik & Notebook by Katie Leamon
Rzeczownik is an online platform that connects and presents selected products from independent designers and artists. One of the designers was Katie Leamon from the United Kingdom, whose stylish stationery is created with excellent artistry.
Rzeczownik presented her notebooks in a B5 format with 140 smooth pages. What we like the most in her products – because we love individual approach to objects – are the covers. They are all original compositions and unique designs made in the technique of ebru (It is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other kinds of stone. The patterns are the result of color floated on either plain water). Katie has been producing under her brand since 2011 from her London studio.
Another incredible design of a notebook is created by Oprawa treści. These notebooks have 120 pages with covers (500g) wrapped in marbled paper, all with unique patterns formed on the surface of the water. There is only one copy of each design – no two are identical.
Nie ma co się obrażać
The publication, which had a premiere just a month ago, is an excellent compendium of information about young, talented illustrators worth following. The publisher, Patryk Mogilnicki, selected artists that use different styles and aesthetics. Each of them sets new trends in Polish illustration.
The book contains more than 400 colour reproductions, including self-portraits of heroes specially prepared for this publication. Among the artists are Ada Buchholc, Daniel Gutowski, Gosia Herba, Paweł Jońca, Ola Niepsuj, Dawid Ryski and Maciej Sieńczyk.
Written and edited by Contemporary Lynx