Artist Books and Zines

Artist Books and Zines have been in and around my art practice since the very beginning. One of my earliest memories of art books was Nancy Roeder taking my art foundation class (Virginia Commonwealth University, 1981) to the special collections library to see the amazing artist books collection that is housed there. It opened me up to thinking about things in quite different ways. Later I would discover underground zines through punk rock culture and comix.

This DIY approach to creative practice was pushed forward during the COVID 19 pandemic, when making zines became a more focused creative outlet.
 

Purchase all of my zines for $20.00 (free shipping)


A Year in Painting

This monograph, traces the project that began life in late 2014 that would eventually become a project to create a painting every day of the year for 2015. The artworks are presented in chronological order allowing the reader to go on the same journey that the artist experienced.

Hardbound Book
A Year in Painting contains over 370 full color images with a introduction by Chris Martin.

40 Dollars (5 dollars shipping)

Modern Times

Modern Times is the publication of my recent screen prints - it helps explain and offers a deeper understanding of the artworks that comprise the body of work of the same name.

File Under: Artwork

This is a Zine
16 pages. Printed with a laserprinter and saddle stitched. 

5 Dollars (free shipping)

How To Be An Artist

HTBAA is a alternative look at How To Be An Artist - A book published by Jerry Saltz in 2020. It’s just as practical and timely as anything else people will tell you about the practical nature of being an artist. 

File Under: A Piss Take  

This is a Zine
16 pages. Printed with a laserprinter and saddle stitched.

5 Dollars (free shipping)

Mix Tape

This is a collection of short writings about relationships paired with a "mix tape" that one might have made as it pertains to relationships in the late 20th century.

File Under: Writing 

This is a Zine
16 pages. Printed with a laserprinter and saddle stitched.

5 Dollars (free shipping)

The Sketchbook Project Vol 3

Created for The Sketchbook Project - this 4 foot long accordian book traveled the United States in a project sponsored by the Art House.

Private collection

Bryce Marden Wears Hats

I’m a huge fan of Mardens painting - but I also find photographs of him are always taken with him wearing a hat of some kind. Enter a little bit of mischief in a zine format.

File Under: Sarcasm/Hero Worship  

This is a Zine
16 pages. Printed with a laserprinter and saddle stitched.

5 Dollars (free shipping)

The Minimalist Coloring Book Vol 1 and 2

This is a series of coloring books for people with a minimal aesthetic. Kinda. 

File Under: Sarcasm/Critique

This is a Zine
16 pages. Printed with a laserprinter and saddle stitched.

5 Dollars (free shipping)

A History of Particular Colors

These are really short stories about colors. More importantly about the names around commercial oil paint and anything else that comes to mind.

File Under: Light Humor/Critique

This is a Zine
16 pages. Printed with a laserprinter and saddle stitched.

5 Dollars (free shipping)

Copyright Matthew Langley 2020


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