BROWN PAPER, WHITE PAPER BROWN PAPER, WHITE PAPER. A collection of Brown & White paper which
has been used for protection, packaging and wrapping, accumulated over 20 years,
thick, thin, rough, smooth, embossed, creased, crumpled, folded, worn, torn, taped,
discoloured, patinated, has been categorised, sequenced and collated into
minimalist, contemplative, wabi-sabi-ish books, every one is different.
Brown Paper, White Paper, 15.5 x 14.5cm, 72 pages, hand sewn, title stamped in white on the inside back cover, first batch of 75 copies, April & May 2018.
Have you ever found your work being resold online or at auction, it's a curious experience.
S.H.O.P.P.I.N.G. is a critical document compiling screengrabbed
images of artefacts by Mark Pawson recently offered for sale on the Secondary
Market, in booksellers catalogues and on 'The world's largest marketplace'.
This examination of Market Value is plainly presented, simply bound and unencumbered by additional commentary or analysis. The document will be
revised and reprinted as necessary in direct response to market conditions.
S.H.O.P.P.I.N.G., 2018, A4, 32pgs, colour and B&W laser printed, tracing paper cover, side stapled + sellotaped spine, assorted stickers on back cover, 25 copies.
MAPPING Secondhand maps chopped down to A4 and then put through laser printers repeatedly, adding multiple layers of symbols, diagrams, text, numbers etc. harvested from various sources, sometimes printed randomly, mostly in planned sequences. Each page has been printed 5-6 times, in an effort to replicate early photocopier experiments and to utilise almost-empty toner cartridges. Some copies emerged last year at the NYABF, but production was paused for more images, more layers, more overprinting. I'm happy with them now.
MAPPING, Mark Pawson, 2106-2108, 20 x 14cm, 36pgs, stapled, laser print on used maps, title added on a gold-bordered Jam Jar label, produced continually in small batches, evolving as it goes, every copy different.
This book features every rubberstamp
in my collection, 250 accumulated over 45
From family heirlooms to those made
last month, everything's here. Meticulously stamped
by hand and divided
into classified sections; bought new, secondhand, gifts trades
& swaps. etc,
and a full-colour section. Red ink throughout, turquoise for the
The first copies of this book were made in 1994-1995, and now 22 years later
I've finally printed all the pages necessary to complete and update the edition!
Free Product Update all copies can be returned for updating.
21x15cm, 250 copies, 80pgs, perfectbound, 2017,
MARKS LITTLE BOOK ABOUT KINDER EGGS 1989/2017, 7x10cm, 32pgs.
RAY JOHNSON MEMORIAL POSTCARD Since Ray Johnson's death in 1995, I have made an edition of 20
postcards after each time I've been to New York. Flock Dead-eye bunnies on tourist postcards,
rubber stamped on the reverse,
each one is slightly different.
Mark Pawson 2008-16, Signed, numbered and dated.
SIGNATURE RUBBER STAMP POSTCARD 'It's time for a new signature rubber stamp!'
Ever since I saw a signature rubber stamp on the Headmaster's desk at primary school, I
wanted one of my own. I finally got one in 1996, and after nearly 20 years of active service it has
worn out. This postcard shows the blurry time-served original and it's crisp, sharp replacement.
Rubber stamps, on stickers applied to postcards, Gold & Blue or Red & Blue, 2016.