“Emek: The Thinking Man’s Poster Artist, Collected Works of Aaarght!” Book Review

I had seen a lot of information about Emek’s new book online, but when I actually held one in my hand, it really stood out as something special.  First of all, the book is presented in a beautifully textured, heavy-duty, glow-in-the-dark 10″ x 12.5″ hardcover, giving it some serious weight.  Inside are 272 stunningly-printed pages of artwork, essays, and notes, packing an impressive content to dollar ratio.  As you can see in the photos below, it is divided into a number of themed chapters, with the “Process” section being my favorite.  Judging by the 61 reviews on Amazon, all of them with perfect 5/5 ratings, no one will be disappointed with the final product here.  If you’ve ever liked Emek’s work, whether early or current, you should really pick this up, I can’t stress enough how great it turned out to be.  It’s currently $26.37 at Amazon.com.

4 Responses to ““Emek: The Thinking Man’s Poster Artist, Collected Works of Aaarght!” Book Review”

  1. That was some advertisement. I smell another sponsor in the works!

  2. Emek’s shit is uggles.
    Thinking man’s poster artist? LOLkay guy.

  3. That’s a fair price for a book by any standards but I agree with the whole “thinking man’s poster artist” thing , so patronising.

  4. “Thinking Man’s Poster Artist” was a designation given to Emek, if I recall correctly, by Henry Rollins.

    I have a copy of the book and I also think it’s quite a nice volume with lots of interesting sections detailing his evolution as an artist. The chapter I found most captivating showcased the artwork and collaborations with Emek’s family who all pretty much are working artists. It’s cool to see in particular how his father’s artistic eye affected the sons’ own vision (Emek and his brother).

    This effect of familial aesthetics also comprises the best part of Daniel Danger’s presentation at that Irish thing he spoke at. There’s some video of it on the web you watch.

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