DUMB #4 "No Words Necessary"

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DUMB "No Words Necessary"

From contemporary art to fashion and design, a range of talented and international artists have contributed to this new issue of the
independent art book, hailing from Tokyo.
2 years since its last appearance, DUMB maintains its approach of only images and no text.

Contributors | 参加アーティスト

Mario Hugo

New York based artist, designer and co-founder of Hugo & Marie. He has worked with clients that include Nike, Dolce & Gabbana, British Airways, EMI Music, MTV, and Channel 4. He has been featured in a number of publications including Flaunt, Dazed andConfused, Varoom, and Phaidon’s Area2, where he was featured as “One of the 100 most creative designers to have emerged on the international scene over the past 5 years”.

Roger Ballen

Born in New York City in 1950, Roger Ballen has lived and worked in Johannesburg, South Africa for almost 30 years. He has produced many series of works which has evolved from photo-journalism to a unique artistic vision since 1982. Ballen’s work has been shown in important institutions throughout the world and is represented in many Museum Collections such as Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England and Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.


SMAL (Mirko Borsche) and PAZE (Thomas Kartsolis) are graphic designer based in Munich Germany.
Their work is responsible for visual output of Gomma Records, Jetzt Magazine, Zeit Magazin, Amore Magazine.
Mirko Borsche found own design company Bureau Mirko Borsche in 2007.

Thomas Lelu

Born in Paris. lives and works in Paris.
He is a contemporary artist and writer. And he is also known as the art director of Playboy France.

Viviane Sassen

1972 born in Amsterdam.
Hers carer started as a fashion photographer in 90's. Hers work appears in magazines such as French VOGUE, Purple, i-D and POP magazine. In 2001 Sassen began regular trips to Africa, where she had lived as a child.
Hers solo show at FOAM Amsterdam, at James Dazinger New York, Forma in Milan and the Brighton Biennale 2010.

Cover design: Mothi Limbu

Mothi Limbu is a Marseille-based artist, art director, graphic designer, illustrator.
He is a co-founder of creative studio HappyMess. He mainly works for Marseille influential company Kulte, La dame Noir and Underten.
This time he designed DUMB cover from his series "Paradox and Incorrect way".

price ; ¥1680(w/tax)
size : 180 x 240mm
pages : 60 pages
color : all color
edition : 1000 copies