This book is a by-product of the badge making process, the perforated pages are the waste
material left after printed paper discs to be made up into badges have been cut out.
The overlay of multiple circle grids reminds me of dot screens and moire patterns,
foam rubber, Dieter Rots books and childrens books with windows letting
you peep through to future pages.
Images are minimal and incidental; notes and quantities in the margins, deleted or
misprinted badge art. The differing circle layouts reflect changes in technologies
utilised, earlier designs were photocopied, with random layouts as badge artwork is slapped
on the copier glass, resized and multiplied, Recent lazerprinted designs use a fixed
grid of 35 badge blanks - the optimum amount that fit evenly spaced on an A4 sheet of paper.
Its this fixed grid which gives the book its title; ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
- thirty-five lower case round o's, not oval-shaped capital Os or zeros.
21x29cm, thirty-five pages, hundreds of holes, handsewn, signed & numbered edition of 300
Mark Pawson, produced sporadically in small batches, 2001-2018
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Special Editions - Japan, Wood, Maps.
I just made a few
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo using special papers collected from recent badge designs.
These books are extremely fragile, half of each page has been cut away - a nightmare for
archivists - and it is very fiddly to assemble them as well! Small edition sizes.
( for more information about ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo see the regular edition below )
Mark Pawson, March 2004+Oct 2008, 21x29cm, thirty-five pages, hundreds of holes, handsewn, signed & numbered
Japanese Origami papers - edition of 12 Woodgrain papers - edition of 10
Maps - edition of 16
BICYCLE WHEEL THEFT COMMEMORATIVE POSTCARD Rubber stamped by hand, available in three different colour combinations.
This is the 2015 version of the infamous postcard I first made in 1994!
BICYCLE WHEEL THEFT Commemorative Enamel Plaque Mark Pawson/workfortheeyetodo 1995. You've seen the postcards, now buy the plaque!
Traditional enamel plaque with text in red, green, blue and purple on a white background,
corner holes for fixing, comes in a signed, numbered envelope with a booklet.
235x170 mm edition of 30. Price on application.