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Magazine, WERK No. 21: Martin Bedin, 2014

This is a Magazine. It was designed by Theseus Chan and printed by AlsOdoMinie and made for WORK. It is dated 2014. Its medium is die-cut offset lithography over silver foil on paper.

The die-cut pages of this unusual magazine create a dramatic sculptural object. Chan founded the magazine WERK in 2000, subsequently followed by W_ _ K W_ _ K in 2015. The magazine pushes the boundaries of graphic design production. Each issue meshes the imperfect, the odd, and the handmade into limited-edition “extreme printed matters” that have won Chan cult status as an avant-garde magazine designer.

This object was donated by Theseus Chan. It is credited Courtesy of WORK.

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Its dimensions are

Closed H x W x D: 30.5 × 22 × 1.3 cm (12 in. × 8 11/16 in. × 1/2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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