by Joey Parlett

Whitey on the moon

This handmade book binds the first ten of thirty six images artist Joey Parlett created based on photography of various NASA missions. The drawings are pretty incredible- all created with teeny tiny hatchmarks in ink. Composed like a wordless comic each drawing fits in a box and can be read in a series. Joey uses this technique to his advantage- as he draws different pieces of an astronauts body in each square, it gives the feeling of weightlessness. Other times it’s quite jarring between sequential images giving a different, more chaotic feel. My favorite spread shows the moons surface. What looks crazy abstract drawings can also be recognized as the beautiful crater filled texture of the moon. You can get a copy of this book here.

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