Keanu Reeves’ love affair with the printed phrase is by now nicely documented (he may even have been round throughout Gutenberg’s time, we don’t know). The John Wick actor has collaborated on two books with Alexandra Grant, and now The Los Angeles Instances studies he’s able to again a complete line of artwork books. Reeves and Grant have teamed up with Jessica Fleischman on X Artists’ Books, an unbiased press whose mission is to publish “unconventional, interdisciplinary and collaborative artists’ books,” like books of full memes and shadows.
The three artists described their partnership to The Instances, with Reeves consulting on the scripts, Grant appearing as an interpreter who places these phrases to canvas, and Fleischmann then someway embodying these books. It’s an fascinating artistic course of to say the least, however X Artists already has two titles—Excessive Winds and The Artists Jail—which implies someplace, somebody’s getting some writing executed. At a latest promotional occasion, Reeves talked up the sense of creativity and neighborhood the press goals to foster. “All of that expertise, ardour, pleasure for books and for artwork, then to come back again to the reader,” Reeves stated, presumably whereas scanning the room for a sandwich.
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