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In a Manner of Speaking by {THS} (pages 26-27) in {th ink} 2: objectextion
6″x9″; analog collage with digital composition; 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Aaron Beebe Collage.


{th ink} 2: objectextion

In March 2020, American collagist Aaron Beebe released the second issue of {th ink}, which Beebe describes as “an art publication dedicated to analog collage with an emphasis on type.” Issue #1, which appeared in 2017, features work by Beebe and sixteen international artists. Issue #2, objectextion, concentrates on the relationship between objects and text.

Beebe dedicated this issue to “those affected by covid-19 AKA coronavirus” and in many ways this type of project, which was curated virtually, is a collage manifestation of social distancing. Thirty-seven artists from around the world, including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Germany, Mexico, the United States and the United Kingdom, are featured in the issue.

Working as Aaron Beebe Collage (ABC), the artist describes his relationship to the title as “curator, graphic designer, art director, and publisher”. To purchase {th ink} 2: objectextion, visit blurb.com and search for “Aaron Beebe Collage”, from there you may also purchase {th ink} 1 and his 2014 collaboration with Travis Medford and Lewis Golland, hurry! relax! Learn more about these and other projects on Instagram @th_ink_publication.

This News & Notes item appears in Kolaj 29. To see all the News & Notes items from this issue, SUBSCRIBE to Kolaj Magazine or Get a Copy of the Issue.