A yearly letterpress broadside, about food and secrets.
No.1 published in 2020
No. 2 published in 2021

Anthony Discenza’s iterative textual artworks have appeared in exhibition venues in a variety of formats—from street signs and audio installations to light-boxes and scrolling LED displays. "The data set meets guided visualization meets midnight movie." For this book, Discenza collaborated with curator Joseph del Pesco to compile a selection of these texts in a format traditionally associated with narrative fiction: the trade paperback.

Published 2017

Pickpocket Almanack
Artissima, Turin Italy

Collaboration with Dominic Willsdon, 2010
Designed by Scott Ponik

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My contribution to THE LAST BILLBOARD, in Pittsburgh.
A two part sequence:

PART 1
A poem from Eugen Gomringer’s book CONSTELLATIONS, 1953 (via Susan Howe’s The Quarry).

PART 2
A line from Bob Dylan’s song Subterranean Homesick Blues, 1965
Referenced by radical left-wing offshoot of the SDS, the Weather Underground.
(modified due to available letters, replacing KNOW with TELL)

> THE LAST BILLBOARD
Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 20, 2017

For an interview with legendary Canadian artist, filmmaker and pianist Michael Snow, curator Joseph del Pesco and artist Euan Macdonald posed fifteen questions—ranging from the the poetic to the philosophical—and Snow replied with short musical improvisations. Snow has, since the late 1940s, been a virtuosic jazz pianist, and has achieved such fluency with the instrument that his replies are quasi linguistic, communicating at the edge of language through variations in speed, intensity, and rhythm, through repetition and timbre, through the melodic and the dissonant. The questions are followed by an Epilogue, offering reflections on the subjects raised by the questions. del Pesco also designed and printed the sleeve with wood and lead type.

Edition of 250
Published by The Thing Quarterly, 2016
SOLD OUT

> LISTEN

Mungo Thomson
The Big Book, 2014
504 pages
7 x 4.5 inches / 18 x 11.5 CM
Designed by Stripe SF/Jon Sueda
Published by Kadist
Curated by Joseph del Pesco
Photos: Shane Rivera
https://mungothomson.com

The Big Book, 2014
504 pages
7 x 4.5 inches / 18 x 11.5 CM
Designed by Stripe SF/Jon Sueda
Published by Kadist
Curated by Joseph del Pesco
Photos: Shane Rivera
https://mungothomson.com/

The result of two think-tank style conversations between groups of artists living and working in San Francisco and Oakland. Major points were identified and distilled into arguments, demands, and observations about the current working conditions for artists. A set of four posters was delivered to elected officials in the Bay Area. The series was also republished several times, including in an issue of Proximity Magazine, and Artforum.

State of the Arts
14" x 22" letterpressed posters
Published by the Present Group
2009
SOLD OUT

> Referenced by Julia Bryan Wilson in Artforum

Courtesy Lead Graffiti

Courtesy Lead Graffiti

I commissioned a letterpress poster that used the word TELEPORT, slowly gaining and losing letters, as if the word itself was teleporting itself. The Delaware based letterpress shop Lead Graffiti took this starting point and designed a poster, using wood and lead type, and also bubble-wrap to print a molecular diffusion pattern in metalic ink.

Commissioned poster, Edition of 65.
Selected for exhibition at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum
25"x38" 
Printed by Lead Graffiti in Summer 2021


 

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