Artist's Books by Joachim Schmid

Ikea Sucks

Posted in Books by JS on August 17, 2015

Ikea Sucks

Ikea sucks. In my opinion they owe me money. They don’t agree. In order to recuperate the disputed amount I made this book. The prices of all items bought at Ikea are listed in the book. The revenue from sales of the complete edition equals the total of my purchase.
All materials used for the production of the book were involuntarily supplied by Ikea. The book’s pages are Ikea note sheets, the cover is made of Ikea wrapping paper and cardboard, the typographic elements and photos are taken from the Ikea catalog. The twenty-five copies of the book are numbered and signed using an Ikea pencil which is attached to each copy. Everything is kept neat and flat and in place by a belly band made of an Ikea measuring tape.
Ikea is a registered trademark of Inter IKEA Systems B.V.

2015
22 x 10.5 cm, 36 pages
hardcover, perfect bound
25 copies (+ 2 AP), numbered and signed
49 €
available in the shop

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  1. New York Art Book Fair | Joachim Schmid said, on September 10, 2015 at 9:02 am

    […] Printed Matter, Inc. presents the tenth annual NY Art Book Fair, September 18 to 20, at MoMA PS1, with a public opening on the evening of Thursday, September 17, from 6 to 9pm. Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s leading event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines showcased by more than 300 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from more than twenty countries. You’ll find me and my books on the second floor at the table I share with Elisabeth Tonnard (N 52). On Saturday at 6 pm I’ll be launching my new book Ikea Sucks. […]


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