Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Florian Waldvogel.
Founder of The Lousy Livincompany, German artist Stefan Marx (born 1979) is at the forefront of Europe's skateboard scene, and his Shrigleyesque black-and-white drawings, overpainted flyers and enigmatic slogans are anchored in street culture. Following numerous zines and independent publications, I Guess I Shouldn't Be Telling You offers the first overview of his work.
This 96-page collection is Stefan Marx's largest book to date, following on the heels of I'm Starting to Feel Okay, also by Nieves. In I Wait Here For You Forever as Long as It Takes, Marx, respected T-shirt and skateboard-graphics designer, presents a selection of personal diary drawings, paper paintings and written notes from the past two years, attempting to create a statement. Marx, who was born in Germany in 1979, speaks an effervescent and endearing (if messy) truth; so do his thumbs-up signs, furry amoebae, leaping women, tiny landscapes and bubble-type calligraphy.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 7.75 x 10.25 in. / 96 pgs / 96 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/1/2007 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2007 p. 120
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783905714197TRADE List Price: $28.00 CDN $32.50
This 32-page artist's book by the young Hamburg-based artist and designer, Stefan Marx, features loose, sometimes dark and always savvy line drawings of things like a sunny-side-up egg, a woman's ear with a big hoop earring and a muscular bird above the caption "Strong men or losers like me." There are bright gouachey graphic works like a set of complementary two-toned human skulls and a Raymond Pettibon-esque hanging globe/disco ball/wrecking ball that bring to mind the limited edition T-shirts Marx designs for his "Lousy Livin' Company." Marx has created T-shirts and board graphics for Hessenmob and Cleptomanix Skateboards and has contributed artwork to skate and street culture exhibitions worldwide.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 32 pgs / 16 color and 16 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/15/2006 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2006 p. 137
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783905714081TRADE List Price: $20.00 CDN $25.00