Debuting at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA for the 2014 Los Angeles Art Book Fair, MOIS is a new SSK Press project that will incorporate images taken in the future, the present and the past, with previously unseen bodies of work from Fukushima, Tokyo, Querétaro, Mexico City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Toronto among others. One new publication will be created every month from start to finish and will be released at SSK Press, along with a unique special edition copy that will include an artifact from whatever city the publication is set in. A play on words in French, the title MOIS translates literally to ‘months’ with moi meaning ‘I’.
(No, I wasn’t trying to come up with the douchiest way of naming a project, it was just something I came across when looking at old issues of LUI and noticed their word for months was mois. After some blah-blah-blah and a bit of time, the title eventually found its way to being attached with the project.)
The first title in the series, Rome Alone, has nothing to do with Rome or being alone, but everything to do with ‘Rome Alone’ the title of a bootleg sweatshirt my sister and I found in Taiwan of Home Alone. It’s the biggest zine I’ve ever made and the nicest, with a mylar cover hand-painted with acrylic, over 100 photos and pages, and a nice Fuji print of the aforementioned Rome Alone sweater. The special edition is even better- it comes with the actual sweater, along with a bunch of other shit only available with that edition including a postcard collection of unpublished photos. They’re available in the SSK Press Shop now, less than 30 left!
Get them here :)