Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Golden Age Of Souvenirs, by John Orth




From the interior of this amazingly beautiful new Pegacorn release:

"The Golden Age Of Souvenirs," is a companion publication to the installation of the same name, exhibited by John Orth 
at Wayfarers (Brooklyn, NY) in the summer of 2014. The exhibition is the culmination of a residency in which Orth explored the idea that the objects that we collect reflect and sometimes inform our emotional lives. Four clay figurines depicting the servant class of British Colonial India and a peacock comprised of pipe cleaners, were the inspiration for this body of work. These objects occupied a shelf besides Orth's bed over the past several years. "The Golden Age Of Souvenirs," expands the narratives of these characters, all the while wringing from them the emotions they have absorbed as unwitting observers of his life.

This book is pure art- beautiful, thought provoking and poetic. It was such a joy to see John make all this work over the summer and then to finally pull together the drawings and inspirations into this publication. A definite must have for any serious art collecting, Risograph/silk-screen fan.

20 pages + cover, 8.5" X 7", saddle stitched with rounded corners.
Risograph printed using blue and burgundy ink on grey, tan and natural colored paper. Grey cover with three color (orange, white and gold), screen-printed by John, inner cover printed with brown Riso ink.
Edition of 200.



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

OTHER WAY, a new book by Lale Westvind



The second book (in a series of three) of Lale Westvind's neo-amazonian, sci-fi comic poetry. Such amazing work and vision- stoked that she will also be having a solo show at Booklyn later this fall! Get this new issue while it's still around! 

Risograph printed using blue and brown ink on gold and blue paper
Two color- blue and red- screenprinted cover (by Lale herself) on ivory coverstock
24 pages + cover, 8.5" x 7", saddle stitched
Pegacorn Press, Brooklyn, NY
Edition of 300      

Monday, June 23, 2014

New publications available!




Three new publications to be super stoked about! 

Once again, Mike Taylor delivers an incredible new issue of Late Era Clash, Aimee Lusty created the best graphite drawings of antiquities and absurdities found on Ebay (Down By The Bay), and I finally compiled five years of Paquita Calendars into one book (The Time Is Now). You can get all three in a package deal for one low price via Etsy, or on their own in either Pegacorn Press store (Etsy or Storenvy). If you're interested in carrying these titles at your store and have a Last Gasp account, feel free to do bulk orders from them!

Happy Summer!!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Saturday! June 7th, 2014



Come celebrate some new Pegacorn Press publications with us on Saturday night at Booklyn!

Down By The Bay (Aimee Lusty), Late Era Clash #26 (Mike Taylor) and The Time Is Now (Caroline Paquita) will all be unleashed to the public. A box set featuring every publication made and/or produced by Paquita (since high school, aka, the 1990's!!!), will be available to check out, as well as the exhibition, GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL which ends the following day. It's definitely a meta-event of all things print related!

Booklyn: 37 Greenpoint Ave, 4th Floor
7-10PM- FREE

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Brooklyn Zine Fest, art show and a new publication...

 Pegacorn Press will be tabling the Brooklyn Zine Fest, this Sunday, April 27th. Stop by, say hi and get a copy of the new exhibition publication for my solo show (more info below), Garden of the Womanimal.






The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL, an installation by Caroline Paquita and a small survey of thirteen years of drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures and zines.

GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL explores a recurring theme throughout the recent years of Caroline's work, depicted in a wide variety of media, a cult of  "womanimals" half-women/half-wild animals are illustrated in landscapes of playful sexual scenarios, mystical adventures, and explorations of nature and the body. The womanimals' corrupt playfulness and exuberance are contrasted by the meticulously clean line work of Paquita's drawings and paintings. Newer works are surrounded by thirteen years of imagery demonstrating the evolution towards this theme and its stylized representation.

Culling works from her personal collection GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL creates an audacious yet welcoming environment of new and past works including drawings, paintings, screenprints, paper mache, sewn soft sculpture, kinetic wood sculpture, Risograph prints and zines. The installation is climaxed by Paquita's  new artist book, published exclusively for the exhibition, compiling years of screenprints, Risograph publishing ephemera, and drawing reproductions into a beautifully hand-bound hardcover limited edition.

GARDEN OF THE WOMANIMAL is Caroline Paquita's first solo exhibition in New York. Born in Miami in 1980, Caroline studied creative photography and art history at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In addition to her personal art practice, Caroline is a musician and an independent publisher working under the guise Pegacorn Press. Printing exclusively with Risograph since 2009, she has collaborated with and published work by Al Burian, Anna Haifisch, Brontez Purnell, Mike Taylor, Sy Wagon, and Lale Westvind. Coinciding with the exhibition, Caroline and Booklyn are collaborating on compiling and archiving sixteen years of her self-published zines to be released as a limited edition box-set in May 2014.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and additionally in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Booklyn Artists Alliance 
37 Greenpoint Ave  
4th fl, Ste. E4G 
Brooklyn, NY 11222 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New publications in March!

Available via Etsy, or Storenvy...

 Now and Here, by Lale Westvind

CRYPTOZOOLOGY, by Al Burian

New work by Mike Taylor, Aimee Lusty and Caroline Paquita to be released this month!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Gonna be tabling this at the Silent Barn, along with a cornucopia of awesome New Yorkers!