12 January 2012

Weekly Perusables: Super Hereos In Action

This isn't your average super hero book. Newport's heroes wear hand-knitted costumes reminiscent of what a grandmother might craft. This is part of the point as the forward explains, "Newport's costume's offer wry commentary on traditional notions of masculinity..."

This interesting library book was published in conjunction with Newport's show at Cranbook Art Museum in 2009, and includes plenty of images of his super knitting as well as essays in written and comic strip form.

Mark Newport: Super Heroes in Action
Cranbrook Art Museum, 2009
NK8898.N49 A4 2009

images from gregkucera.com and daily-design-news.de

(blog entry by Sara O'Sha)

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