The Andrew Project BOOKWORK
Co-published by FormContent and S1 Artspace
Designed by Atelier Dreibholz
with contributions from:
William Anskis, Ruth Claxton, Stuart Cumberland, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Jeffrey Kofman, Scott Leonard, Nicholas Muellner, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay and Jeanine Woollard.
The Andrew Project book is the culmination of an anonymous public art intervention by Shaan Syed. Carried out between 2010 and 2013, Syed fly-posted Toronto, Berlin and London with a portrait line drawing of a man, accompanied by the name Andrew. The book documents the graffiti and public interaction that resulted from the portraits appearing on the city streets. Including text and images by seven invited international artists and writers, a journalist and a branding consultant, The Andrew Project book questions ideas around urbanism and location; advertising, image and abstraction; absence versus presence, and the personal as it relates to the public.
Hardback, linen bound book with three colour foil-blocking on cover (160 x 230 mm), 176 pages with a set of 3 postcard inserts and an accompanying supplement (150 x 230 mm), 40 pages, self cover, saddle stitched, containing the artist and writer contributions. Edition of 750. Distributed by AnagramBooks.
A project supported by Arts Council England, The Elephant Trust and private donors. The book launched in London in 2013 at the Zabludowicz Collection with a talk by Darian Leader and Stuart Cumberland; in Toronto at Scrap Metal Gallery with a talk by John Paul Ricco, and in Berlin with a performance by Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, featuring Jeremy Wade.