Good Night, Miss Medusa

WORK IN PROGRESS of Barcelona-based illustrator Jani Lunablau

November 17, 2017

ETSY shop is online!

Everything takes a little longer than I estimate, but I've finally managed to set up an online shop at ETSY for my pop-up book "Little Gallery of Nerds & Freaks"!

So, this should make it much easier for you to de-stress your Christmas shopping and shine as the person you are: an outstanding, gifted and incredibly original Santa.

It is your opportunity to purchase a copy of the first numbered and signed edition presented at the Artists' book fair ArtsLibris this year.
The accordion book measures 15 x 7 cm (5,9 x 2,8") and folds out to 110 cm (43,3").
It is composed of 10 different characters and comes in a protective cardboard box.
Price: 55 €
Ships worldwide.

Pop-up book by Jani Lunablau.  First edition of 50 numbered and signed copies, handbound. Available on ETSY.
Pop-up book by Jani Lunablau.  First edition of 50 numbered and signed copies, handbound. Available on ETSY.
Pop-up book by Jani Lunablau.  First edition of 50 numbered and signed copies, handbound. Available on ETSY.
Pop-up book by Jani Lunablau.  First edition of 50 numbered and signed copies, handbound. Available on ETSY.
Pop-up book by Jani Lunablau.  First edition of 50 numbered and signed copies, handbound. Available on ETSY.






October 25, 2017

Artists' book with a poem of Pablo Neruda

This artists' book combines a monoprint of leaves and grasses, a cold needle etching and a quote of the wonderful Sonnet LXXXI by Pablo Neruda stamped onto the print:

No one else, Love, will sleep in my dreams. You will go,
we will go together, over the waters of time.
No one else will travel through the shadows with me,
only you, evergreen, ever sun, ever moon.

Monoprint of leaves and grasses, cold needle etching and poem of Pablo Neruda. Bookbinding in linen and a protective case.
Monoprint of leaves and grasses, cold needle etching and poem of Pablo Neruda. Bookbinding in linen and a protective case.









Monoprint of leaves and grasses, cold needle etching and poem of Pablo Neruda. Bookbinding in linen and a protective case.

Monoprint of leaves and grasses, cold needle etching and poem of Pablo Neruda. Bookbinding in linen and a protective case.
Monoprint of leaves and grasses, cold needle etching and poem of Pablo Neruda. Bookbinding in linen and a protective case.

October 4, 2017

Another case of domestic violence.




This is not about independence, it's about freedom. How can you brutally beat peaceful civilians to stop them from voting, and claim proudly that you defended Democracy... that's so cynical.
(1-October,  Spanish police officers raided polling stations, beat would-be voters and fired rubber bullets at crowds.)

September 27, 2017

NERD CARDS: say something!

If you can't have the book, these cards are a great way to get the Nerds & Freaks into your (or other people's) life... get your message across o simply award someone with the Freak-of-the-day-prize.
Each of the ten different Nerd Cards come with stickers in form of speech bubbles and thought balloons... feel free to say something!

















































May 10, 2017

ArtsLibris 2017, Artists' Book Fair in Barcelona

Arts Libris is Barcelona's most important fair for contemporary editions and Artists' Books.
This year, I shared a stand with my friend Roberta Bridda from 'Il bosco blu ediciones' - couldn't imagine a better stand-companion!! Her new project is very poetic and of elegant simplicity that always characterizes Roberta's work.

I presented the first edition of 50 hand bound, numbered and signed copies of my pop-up book 'Little Gallery of Nerds & Freaks' and brand new hand bound Nerd-cards.
The feedback was amazing and made me VERY happy indeed!




 

April 19, 2017

Great book binding tool from ELBEL LIBRO

This is definitely the most precise folder I've ever tried! A beautiful object itself, it came in an elegant packaging and fulfilled completely my expectations... I absolutely ENJOY working with this tool on my new pop-up book project.
You can purchase this metal folder at elbel libro in Amsterdam, they send it really quickly. It costs 50 €.


metal folder



October 26, 2016

MONOTYPE WORKSHOP WITH SEBI SUBIRÓS

This summer, I worked for one week with one of the best printmakers I know: Sebi Subirós from Lupusgrafic Edicions. The spot was perfect- a luminous studio of the foundation Rodríguez-Amat  located in the picturesque village of Ses Olives near Gerona.
As usual in Spain in August, it was bloody hot.. but while any other human being would spend the days on the beach, we enjoyed a huge chaos of colors and materials in order to experiment with the different techniques of monotype.
Here are some of the results... I thought I might use them as backgrounds for artists' books.



Printing leaves and other textures:

jani lunablau monotype printmaking workshop Drucktechniken Monotipia

jani lunablau monotype printmaking workshop Drucktechniken Monotipia

jani lunablau monotype printmaking workshop Drucktechniken Monotipia



Taking away the ink where you want the paper to stay blank, it feels like 'reverse' painting. It allows you to create very interesting textures. You can add colours by printing on top of the first print:

jani lunablau monotype printmaking workshop Drucktechniken Monotipia sepia cuttlefish

jani lunablau monotype printmaking workshop Drucktechniken Monotipia sepia cuttlefish


This was one part of the beautiful studio:
printmaking studio, workshop





April 22, 2016

Arts Libris: 21-24 of April

Pigs on the loose at the artists' book fair ARTS LIBRIS in Barcelona! I actually managed to screen print my book object just in time for the opening.
My wonderful artist friends Roberta Bridda, Mercè Galí and Conxa Sellers share the stand with me and it looks really nice! ... if you happen to be in Barcelona theses days, come and see us at Arts Santa Mònica, (Rambla de Santa Mònica 9).
Open on Friday and Saturday from 12-21h
and on Sunday from 12-17h.


April 2, 2016

Pigs on the loose!

My new book-object called "PIGS ON THE LOOSE" is ready for screen printing!
After several months of work, I will hopefully be able to finish it just in time for ARTS LIBRIS, the Artists' Book Fair that takes place in Barcelona from Thursday 21 April - Sunday 24 April at the Centre d'Arts Santa Monica.
The pictures you see here are taken from a model I made out of digital prints. I will spend my weekend (or more??) printing it as a two color silkscreen print... and assembling the accordion structure... and cutting it out... and constructing a nice box...









March 25, 2016

Aquatints, experiments for a children's book

I've been working on a book project with writer Paulina Fariza for some time now. My first attempts of illustration don't really convince me so I'm trying now to create the backgrounds with aquatints.
This might be the way to go...