Wondering Around Wandering: Work-So-Far by Mike Perry
Written by Mike Perry, Foreword by Ed Fella, Introduction by James Victore and Jim Datz
April 3, 2012
Design - Graphic Arts - Illustration
8-1/2 x 11
About This Book
Known worldwide as a creative darling, Mike Perry’s celebrated DIY style of hand-drawn rendering has influenced a generation of contemporary designers and illustrators.
Though Perry publishes zines, runs a magazine, makes clothing, has curated three successful books, and has painted, sculpted, silk-screened, and drawn on anything and everything, Wondering Around Wandering is his first monograph. And, in tune with his whimsical nature, this book functions as a true artist’s book. Perry has carefully designed each page of this book, placing old work next to new and sometimes even reworking old work to make it new again. With explosive fluorescent colors, various paper stocks, and five four-page zines bound into the book, this volume is an object that must be experienced.
With his playful approach to life and art, it is no surprise that Perry is considered the grandfather (or grandson) of this aesthetic. Artists, designers, hip trendsetters, children, the young-at-heart, and anyone interested in DIY culture will treasure this amazing project.
About the Author
Mike Perry is a designer and artist working in a variety of mediums, including books, magazines, newspapers, clothing, drawing, painting, and illustration. He is compelled by the ways in which the hand-drawn informs and deepens contemporary visual culture. Ed Fella’s rule-breaking aesthetic has made him one of the most influential typographers of our time. The self-proclaimed “exit-level” designer has been teaching at CalArts since 1987. James Victore is a self-taught, independent artist, designer, and author. His work is exhibited and collected worldwide.
“In tune with his whimsical nature, this book functions as a true artist’s book. Perry has carefully designed each page of this book, placing old work next to new and sometimes even reworking old work to make it new again.” ~Grain Edit
“It’s a wormhole of escape from the mundane into a timeless place of creativity. Just slap it wherever you need freedom, and slip right through to the other side. There are few artist’s books that you can truly call, “fun for all ages.” I can flip through this book with my kids and revel beside them in the lines of colors and textures and share tales of our making inspired by the images on the pages.” ~Big Think