Archive for December 2012
Trolley is very sad to inform you that Gigi Giannuzzi, our legendary founder, visionary and maverick publisher died of pancreatic cancer on Christmas Eve. However his legacy lives on long and strong through every book he was proud to publish. Since we knew of his illness we have been producing a celebration of all his unique achievements with Trolley to also coincide with our first decade – TROLLEYOLOGY – which will be launched with an exhibition on Thursday 17th January at the LondonNewcastle Project Space and in the Spring with a book compiled from all the photos, contact sheets and interviews from the photographers, writers and artists who have worked with Gigi and Trolley over the years. VIVA TROLLEY! VIVA GIGI!
Boo Saville’s ‘Etching on Hard Ground and Aquatint’ is on display for Alteria Art in group show ‘The Human Body’ at Benjamin Proust Fine Art 13th-17th December, 11-7pm. It is only on for a short five-day exhibition so pop in while you can!
Happy New Year is a new feature film written and directed by K. Lorrel Manning and explores the effects of returning to American after the emotional trauma of serving in the Iraq war. In a Huffington Post article, the writer and director K. Lorrel Manning explains the effect the book had on him,
‘In 2004, I came across a copy of Nina Berman’s Purple Hearts Back From Iraq, a book of essays and tragically beautiful photographs which tells the story of 20 servicemen and women who were wounded in the Iraq War and their hard road to recovery. Flipping through this book, I felt an immediate connection with the subjects inside. I don’t know why. I was not really following the war at the time. I didn’t have a military background. Like most Americans, I was somewhat indifferent to what was going on overseas. However, after reading this book, my life was forever changed. I immediately began to seek out men and women in the military to interview. I had no real goal other than to get a sense of why and how they did what they did. I had high hopes that someday the “project,” whatever it was to be, would present itself. It was during these months of interviews and encounters that I began to read about the perils of post-traumatic stress.’
Read the full article here.
Tabish Khan at The Londonist gives Henry Hudson at TJ Boulting a great review. Click here to give it a read.
Dutch Vice loved Thomas Dworzak’s Trolley Book ‘Taliban’ so much that they based a fashion shoot on the glamorously kitsch images. They used the images as a started point to create their own ‘Talihunks’.
Photos: Liselotte Habets
Styling: Fleur Feringa
Art direction: Ines Cuesta & Liselotte Habets
Illustration: Ines Cuesta
Makeup: Iram Mehmood
The new Henry Hudson exhibition of plasticine portraits at TJ Boulting has been featured as a recommended exhibition in the January issue of Art of England.
‘Gentle Art’ is slowly making its way to an independent bookshop near you. One of the first to give it a starring role is Collinge & Clark which sells rare and second hand books and particularly likes to support small, independent publishers like Trolley!
Photographs of Iphgenia Baal’s reading a short story from Trolley Book’s new release ‘Gentle Art’, for more information have a look at the Trolley Books website, http://www.trolleybooks.com/bookSingle.php?bookId=240