Mimi Berlin Blogger Team at the Unseen Platform Photofair

Mimi Berlin Bloggerteam visited the annual Unseen Photofair in Amsterdam last weekend.

We saw many, many photographic works and met many friends. Like always this small photofair, held at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam (21/23-09-18) is always a joy to visit. Below some images we took of work that stood out for us. Enjoy! xoxo Mimi Berlin.

(all images by Mimi Berlin made with a phone without filters)

Theo Niekus

At the bookfair we met Theo Niekus, a Dutch street photographer who publishes (and makes) his own books (by hand). We were very impressed by his art-book ‘My Image Memory”: 1690 pages thick filled with all kinds of images, collected by Mr Niekus throughout many years. Theo Niekus publishes much more, a.o. the photography magazine ‘Report’. We suggest you visit his site and have a look. theoniekus.nl

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Tetsuro Sato Hengao Funny Face

Hengao

Photographer Tetsuro Sato made a series of black and white photographs named: Hengao, which means Funny Face in Japanese. A simple concept, inspired by Purlkura

read more/image via the Onishi Project

Purikura

“In Japan, purikura (プリクラ) refers to a photo sticker booth or the product of such a photo booth. The name is a shortened form of the registered trademark Purinto Kurabu (プリント倶楽部). The term derives from the English print club.” (knowledge via wikipedia)

The first Purikura machine was called Print Club machine, made by Atlus in 1995.

The Launch 2018 Graduation Show Breda

Graduation in Breda

The AKV St Joost is an art academy in Breda The Netherlands, best known for its Film and Photography department. AKV St Joost Breda is, by the way, situated in a lovely former convent, surrounded by grass and trees.You can visit this University to see all the work made by the students for their graduation projects: “The launch 2018” is open until The 4th of July 2018.

The Launch 2018

Graduation Show AKV|St.Joost Breda: Fine arts, Photography/Film, Graphic/3d design, Illustration/Animation. The exhibition is open until July, 4, 2018 11.00-18.00  July, 3 open untill: 21.00. Continue reading

Phi Zappa Crappa Toilet Poster

Frank Zappa

Let’s follow up on yesterday’s post about Mimi Berlin SenioR’s 1960s Marriage Pictures More came to light about the interior of the small attic he lived in. This Large poster ‘Phi Zappa Crappa’ was pinned to the wooden toilet door at the attic of Mimi Berlin SenioR. The toilet was very small, the door was open a lot of times, so this fierce, brown poster could also be seen many times. Memories, light the corners of our minds, they do!Phi Zappa Crappa Toilet Poster(image via pinterest.com/pin/305330049708141862/)

There isn’t much information on the graphic design. It is said that many, maybe millions, of variations of the first poster, first made by photographer the Robert Davidson (at the Royal Garden Hotel, London, in 1967) are scattered around the globe. According to the Independent Zappa said about the result of the photo session “They almost immediately gained cult status, a sentiment echoed by Zappa himself in 1983, when stating, “I’m probably more famous for sitting on the toilet than for anything else.” We, at Mimi Berlin, think the latter isn’t true : what do you think; is Frank Zappa more famous for his music or not?

Teller by Juergen Teller

Teller by Juergen Teller

How fun is this image by Juergen Teller!! For yous all who don’t speak German: teller means plates. That knowledge makes this image even more fun, n’est pas?! These giant plates/riesige teller (ø1.20 m.) are props in Teller’s work from 2016 onwards

Teller by Jeurgen Teller
Juergen Teller. Colby Keller and Andreas Kronthaler, Plates/Teller No.6, 2016
Giclee Print 108 3/10 × 72 in 275 × 183 cm

see how it’s made at icacreation.co.uk

Red Star Over Russia A Revolution in Visual Culture

Red Star Over Russia A Revolution in Visual Culture

Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to see the Red Star Over Russia (A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905 – ’55) exhibition at the Tate Modern in London the other day. This exhibition marks the centenary of the October Revolution. On show is a visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union. From the overthrow of the last Tsar and the revolutionary uprisings of 1917, through to the struggles of the Civil War and Stalin’s campaign of terror, it reveals how political events led to the social transformation that inspired a wave of innovation in art and graphic design across the country.

David King

‘Red Star Over Russia’ is made with the huge collection of the late graphic designer David King (1943 – 2016) which carries over a quarter of a million artefacts by famous and anonymous photographers, artists and designers, it features over 250 posters, paintings, photographs, books and ephemera. King started his collection of over 250,000 items relating to this period while working for The Sunday Times Magazine in the 1970s. The collection was acquired by Tate in 2016. Read and see more on David King. Continue reading