Loose Leaf is an ongoing self publishing project by Manual. Published annually, each edition is a carefully curated selection of artworks by artists, designers, and photographers that have caught the attention of the studio. Part publication, part print series it exists in the form of a collection of unbound and large-format printed art works. It intends to celebrate images in a physical, livable form, a distinct departure from the online consumption of visual material that pervades our lives.
Each edition comes packaged and ready to be installed, not stored. Leaves are hole-punched for hanging on a wall with small aluminum push pins that come packaged. Its unbound format allows the viewer to edit, select, and reshuffle images on an ongoing basis, like a personal art gallery.
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.
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