Vienna based publishing house POOL, was only founded last year but already has a strong collection of unique publications. With a focus on visual arts and utilising their publications as an art space for creatives, POOL supports artists across a wide range of fields including art, photography, graphic design, illustration and literature.
All the publications are currently produced on demand, and distributed online, however, POOL publishing have also worked to make their publications available offline, and their stock will be readily available in selected stores around Europe very soon!
The first edition, which was released back in January 2017, is made up of five books by artists based in Vienna, Berlin, Cologne and New York, all of which you can see below. But thats not all, there is also a limited artists edition which will go alongside the books, and contains content made up of screen prints, textile prints, art prints and additional merchandise too.
‘SAY MY NAME is a collage of previous works by photographer Eva Zar, which focuses on self-presentation and external perception. At the same time, the digital setting is both liberating and oppressive and shows what unites and what separates. When no one is around you, say baby I love you.’
‘FASSADE PARADE is a collection of lost souls of modern aesthetics compiled by Tobias Faisst that stand in strong contrast to pixel-perfect designs and high-end photography. The book appears as a photographic artist edition in a strictly limited edition of 150 pieces.’
‘Luca Fuchs displays in MY SON IS A HIGHLY SENSITIVE BOY BUT I LOVE HIM ANYWAY a youthful subculture. The portraits move in a frivolous future – dyed in abstract colors, soaked in artificial light.’
‘MEMORIES OF THE CAVE puts the portrayal of cave paintings into a new context. These are simplified in their complexity in experimental drawings and presented in manipulated form in their playful lightness of the monochrome present.’
‘TROTTELKOLLEKTIVE bursts through the verbal idiocy of the advertising industry. Leaves the thought-destruction machinery behind and gets into a new defective existence.’
The second edition is set to be released in July 2017 and as a sneak peak, the collection will include publications by photographer Alexander Coggin from London, graphic designers Rita Matos and Max Mauracher based in Lisbon and Vienna, writer Catherine Hazotte also from Vienna, plus illustrators Wu Wu of Buenos Aires and Fabian Maier-Bode and Eva-Maria Stöhr from Berlin.