mono.kultur is an interview magazine from Berlin. Questions and answers. Conversations with the interesting few. In full length and depth, extensive and unfiltered. mono.kultur features one interview per issue, no more no less. Carefully selected and designed. No distractions, no gossip, no trendscouting. Instead we offer opinions, experiences, lives.
mono.kultur deals with art and culture – or rather with the people who make them happen. In the foreground is music, film, literature. And image. And architecture. And media. But behind them is a creative mind.
mono.kultur appears quarterly. In English for Germany and the rest of the world. Available in selected bookshops across Europe and beyond.
Issues #32 Martino Gamper (pictured), and #30, #29, #28, #26 available now at Napa’s Shop in Helsinki!
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Napa’s latest book is here!
Studio Visit book takes you on a tour to visit 18 inspiring Finnish artists’ studios around Helsinki. The book includes detailed documentary of the studios by photographer Tuukka Kaila, as well as discussions on studio practice edited by artist/publisher Jenni Rope.
Featured artists: Stig Baumgartner, Eeva-Leena Eklund, Petri Eskelinen, Matti Hagelberg, Kaarina Haka, Hannaleena Heiska, Minna L. Henriksson, Essi Kausalainen, Mikko Kuorinki, Tuomas A. Laitinen, Maija Luutonen, Leena Nio, Oskari Parkkinen, Vesa-Pekka Rannikko, Maiju Salmenkivi, Anna Tuori, Katja Tukiainen, Timo Vaittinen.
The book is available from Sept 12th at the gallery and in our webshop!
The latest book in A5 series introduces new works by the talented Helsinki artist Maija Luutonen. Her subtle works on paper often address the relationship between the viewer and the work by the scale and space they inhabit.
This book was released on the occasion of Maija’s solo show at the SIC gallery in Helsinki in May 2012. Be sure to see the show before 17th June 2012!
Size A5, 32 full color pages, edition of 300 copies, published by Napa Books 2012.
This book is also available at the Napa Books’ webstore.
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“Colour is a major factor in a magazine’s “shelf appeal” and Fillip magazine, though a publication more aligned with academic journals, has more than a few times been advised to “go colour” in order to facilitate a larger sales volume. Olaf Nicolai’s project for our new issue, 2500 × Fillip 16, subverts this market pressure by causing the magazine to be printed in colour—yet this application of colour is undelineated and flows across the spectrum of the rainbow as well as across the page regardless of the printed content. The printing technique used to achieve this effect is called split fountain printing; with a history that stretches back to the inception of the art of printmaking, it gained renewed currency in the 1960s and ’70s as a method to introduce colour in printed material without having to go through the expensive four-plate colour process. With its evocative, quasi-psychedelic effect, the technique was particularly popular in a countercultural context.”
Olaf Nicolai is an artist who lives and works in Berlin. His work has been exhibited at documenta X, the Sydney Biennale, and the 51st Venice Biennale, as well as at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, among others.
Fillip is a publication of art, culture and ideas released three times a year by the Projectile Publishing Society from Vancouver, Canada.
Fillip #16 is now available at Napa Gallery & Shop in Helsinki!
Two new books were launched on Friday 13th April at Napa Gallery!
Joost Stokhof: Sixty Seconds of Fame
On Saturday 19 March 2011 polar bear Knut died in his enclosure’s pool at the Berlin zoo. For this book Stokhof drew every second of the last minute before the fall. All drawings were made within one minute. Joost Stokhof is an illustrator based in Utrecht, Netherlands. This flipbook won the 2nd prize in the Napa Flipbook Competition 2011
Jenni Rope: Stills
This book contains still images and unused clips from Rope’s stop-motion animation “Tiikerimuuri”, 2011. The book also features a flipbook on the left-hand side pages. Jenni Rope is an artist & publisher of Napa Books, based in Helsinki.
And… Just a day before these, a great book by our friends at the Napa Illustrations Agency came out!
Keltainen kaupunki / Yellow City (Illustrated stories from Helsinki) is a book combining Helsinki stories with top Finnish illustrations. For the book project, 17 illustrators invited their favourite Finnish author for collaboration.
All the books are available at the Napa Gallery & Shop in Helsinki and our webshop!
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We got children’s books by wonderful artists Eric Carle and Taro Gomi! New and old favorites back in the Napa shelves!
Eric Carle’s classic split-page books! Pick and match animals with a food and shapes with a picture!
Japanese Taro Gomi writes and illustrates simple stories with bright illustrations and bold shapes.
These books bring joy to both kids and adults, and the thick pages make leafing through the book easy for toddlers. Look, learn and play!
Sari Manner is a Helsinki designer whose super popular safety reflector tassels we have been carrying for a while. Some time ago she brought us her shoulder-strap purses made out of recycled leather. Perfect for springtime and summer, when you can leave all extra clothing home and stick with bare essentials!
Helen Korpak is a young photographer whose exhibition Napa currently hosts. She published a book to accompany her exhibition: Pro Eto is a photo-diary of Korpak’s everyday surroundings, people in her life and moments where time seems to slow for a couple of seconds.
Pro Eto can be found at our Eerikinkatu 18 shop in Helsinki and Manner’S purses both at our shop and our webshop!
In the Beginning it was Humid is the fourth Nieves publication of Bastien Aubry and Dimitri Broquard. Inspired by outsider art and handcrafts; in recent years they’ve been making ceramic works which are now featured in this artist book. The two work for various art and cultural institutions and their design studio FLAG, among many things, creates drawings and illustrations for both corporate and private projects. Delightful and humorous, I say!
Published by Bongout, Bora Bora is a collection of works by Belgian Laurent Impeduglia. His contemporary paintings with surreal landscapes are narrative, symbolic and always include humor. Supermen saying “Amen”, chimneys with rainbow smoke – there’s always something you missed at the first glance!
Jaakko Pallasvuo‘s second comic book, Some Approaching End from Landfill Editions is a story about two young adults trying to find a way to be less confused. Beautiful pencil drawings as always – edition of 250!
Laurent Impeduglia’s works, along with Misaki Kawai‘s and Michael Swaney‘s works (to name a few) can be seen in Riihimäki Art Museum’s exhibition Fun! this spring!
Books by all of the artists mentioned above can be found at Napa! Lots of books on SALE as well, so don’t miss this!
We received some copies of Paul Kuimet‘s (EST) In Vicinity, published by Lugemik! The book is a compilation of Kuimet’s photographic series of the same name, documenting the development of new suburban areas around Tallinn, from former kolkhoz farming lands to residential areas. These observations of landscape and space mirror the changes of ideals and dreams of Estonian society. As a foreword, Mari Laanemets has written an interesting essay Homes For Estonia to accompany Kuimet’s quiet, even melancholic, approach to the subject. Numbered edition of 300!
Photos by Anu Vahtra.
Napa Christmas Shop is full of new books and other things. Here’s a few picks from the selection!
Brand new pocket size (A6) sketch books with cover illustrations by Jenni Rope, Nene Tsuboi and Matti Pikkujämsä!
Beautiful picture books by Bernardo Carvalho from Portuguese Planeta Tangerina are eye candy for both kids and grown ups.
Childrens books by Harriet Russell and Bruno Munari from Italian Corraini and Nuno Neves’ trilingual illustrated book about Finland from Portuguese Serrote.
Kaisa Riivari‘s pendants from recycled wood and Elina Järvinen‘s crocheted PomPom necklaces and more jewelry by young Finnish designers.
New art, design and architecture books from the wonderful Gestalten!
All of these and many more can now be found at Napa Christmas Shop and some of them will soon be available in Napa’s webshop as well! Stop by at Eerikinkatu 18, if you’re in luck we might just have made a pot full of hot glögg!