Blonde Art Books produced our first gif as an advertisement in AD BOOK (2013) by BFFA3AE, published by Badlands Unlimited. Over 200 artists and groups contributed to the progressive e-book publication available exclusively on the Apple iBookstore for the iPad + iPhone + iTouch.
E-book with animated content
231 pg, 2013
Available now on Apple
“Everything is a reality show. The only escape is advertising.”
— Knight Landesman, from the introduction to AD BOOK.
AD BOOK by BFFA3AE is an e-book that consists entirely of advertisements: for artists, galleries, publications, businesses, and anything arts related. Through both open call and invitation, BFFA3AE received over 200 ads from emerging and established artists and groups from New York, London, and elsewhere. AD BOOK contributors purchased ad space based on a price determined by BFFA3AE’s own invented system of value. Each ad—like all great advertising—teeters at the edge of expression, promotion, and common sense. Taken as a whole, AD BOOK testifies to how perverse and diverse any self-respecting marketplace of ideas ought to be. With an introduction by Artforum publisher Knight Landesman.
BFFA3AE is a New York based collective consisting of artists Daniel Chew, Micaela Durand, and Matt Gaffney. They formed in 2008 and their work exists on the internet and offline in the form of videos, performances, sculptures, and installations. BFFA3AE have exhibited at 179 Canal, New York, 2009/2010; Klaus Gallery, New York, 2011; and the Shanghai Biennial, Brooklyn Pavilion, Shanghai, 2012. AD BOOK is BFFA3AE’s first publication.
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