Them Thangs Editions presents Iconograph #2, curated and published by Justin Blyth, with contributing editors Hassan Rahim, Justin Van Hoy & Andrew Pogany. Iconograph #2 is the second print offering in an ongoing series that gathers an eccentric collection of visual media and literature exploring the contemporary use of Ritualistic Iconography—the systems of symbols, mythic representations, and religious imagery from which we seek meaning.
Iconograph #2 is an 80-page curated document, offset printed on an 8-color Heidelberg press in Belgium, in an edition of 750. It is privately funded and contains no advertising, promotion, album reviews, or horoscopes.
The publication is dedicated to the untimely passing and memory of Justin Van Hoy, a renowned artist, gallery owner, and friend.
“Systems of symbols and pictures that are constituted in a certain ordered and determined relationship to the form, content, and intention of presentation are believed to beamong the most important means of knowing and expressing religious facts. Such systems also contribute to the maintenance and strengthening of the relationships between man and the realm of the sacred or holy (the transcendent, spiritual dimension). The symbol is, in effect, the mediator, presence, and real (or intelligible) representation of the holy in certain conventional and standardized forms.”
Including the works of:
Hassan Rahim, Michael Willis, Adam Tullie, Carey Haider, Andrew Kuykendall, Chris Glancy, Eliot Lee Hazel, Julien Langendorff, Vincent van de Waal, Daniel Albrigo, Chris Taylor, Cleon Peterson, Greg Eason, Mario Hugo, Tofer Chin, Austin McManus, Boemarion, Curtis Kulig, Dan Monick, James Roper, Joel Evey, Golgotha, Bette Burgoyne, Max Snow, Ward Heirwegh, Department International, Victor Saldana, David Jien, Ellen Rogers, Paul Kwiatkowski, Jan Hakon Robson, Andrew Pogany, Barry Graham, Larry Fondation, Ernest Hardy, Will Clark, Maya Stocks, Cedar Pasori, Ben Boliau, James Jolliff.