“I spend a lot of time thinking about the implications of the Internet and where we are moving as a species. Tools and platforms that allow us to network and connect are truly defining who we are and what we believe. These iconic creators of such platforms like Mark Zuckerberg are worshiped in our society as peaceful innovators with only good intentions. But the truth is very different…” – Katsu
Massive, and possibly yours if you’re lucky enough to be granted a spot in the virtual line to purchase. Enter the lottery now (you have until 10am (EST) tomorrow 5/16).
15″ x 17″
edition of 50
I’ve known Alex Lukas since he was a runty little Rhode Island School of Design illustration major teenager more than a dozen years ago. Ever since, he has been hitting my mailbox every once in a while with his newest ‘zines. I have close to fifty of them now, and while I’m missing a few, taken together they really reveal what Alex is all about.
This slideshow of recent images by Alex show some of his ‘zines and some of his new works on paper. The visual lines between print and handmade blur a lot in his work when you see them as a group, and I like that.
Alex is a very good researcher. Not really in the sense of someone you’d hire as a research assistant, but in the sense of someone who is really, really stubborn and will pound away trying to figure out what he needs to do to get the visual that’s in his head onto the paper he’s working on, whether that’s a relatively quickie ‘zine or one of his massive works on paper.
Counter Editions offers up new work by Adam McEwen (above), Josephine Meckseper, Josh Smith, Mary Heilmann, Richard Phillips, Roe Ethridge, Sara Vanderbeek, and Ugo Rondinone, online and in a pop-up shop at the New Museum.