Loose Leaf is Manual’s self publishing project. Each edition is a selection of artworks by artists, designers, and photographers that have caught the attention of the studio. Part publication, part print series, Loose Leaf is a collection of unbound and large-format printed art works. The publication celebrates images in a physical, livable form, a distinct departure from the online consumption of visual material that pervades our lives.
Edition 1 is anchored in the area where we live and work, the San Francisco Bay, with contributors currently residing here, or producing work inspired by this place. Featuring works by Jeff Canham, Dave Eggers, Dwight Eschliman, Mark Giglio, Jake Longstreth, Michelle McCarron, Richard Misrach, Louisa Parris and Andrew Zuckerman.
Edition 2 takes a look at how different artists around the world interpret, respond to, and represent a landscape. Featuring works by Jon Boam, Nicholas Alan Cope, Chris Dent, Justin Fantl, Vincent Fournier, Hiroshi Kan, NASA, Richard Niessen, Casey Reas, and Youngsuk Suh.
Manual specifically commissions and collaborates with select artists for the content of Loose Leaf. We view the project as an extension of the studio’s ongoing interest in contemporary visual culture.