Dog Ears (2014–2016)

2016, 30 × 20 × 1 cm, 311 g, 84 pages, full colour digitally printed book, Japanese folded with singer-stitch binding, printed on demand.

Dog Ears (2014–2016)
Dog Ears (2014–2016)
Dog Ears (2014–2016)
Dog Ears (2014–2016)
Dog Ears (2014–2016)
Dog Ears (2014–2016)
Dog Ears (2014–2016)
Dog Ears (2014–2016)
Dog Ears (2014–2016)
Dog Ears (2014–2016)
Dog Ears (2014–2016)
Dog Ears (2014–2016)

Dog Ears (2014–2016) is the second volume of a projected series of studio readers, made periodically from collected dog ears found in books in my studio. This collection is made almost entirely from books borrowed from the Rijkskademie van beeldende kunsten library prior to and during a residency there in 2015 and 2016. Designed with Barbara Iwanicka, it includes a text by Mariëtta Dirker. Printed on demand at Sil’s Drukwerk and bound at Agia & Lith, both Amsterdam.

Available directly from 7.45 Books.


Launched at the finissage for The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) with a lecture by Ilse van Rijn, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten Library, 2016, Amsterdam, NL.


Mariëtta Dirker, Stéphanie Dondelinger, Jet van der Grient and Antalis Bv, Barbara Iwanicka, Bas Magnee, Ilse van Rijn

photo credits: Jack Cawood

Alex Farrar
Born 1986 in Leeds, United Kingdom
29.3.18 – 2.4.18 Unfair at Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
22 - 26.2.18 Christie’s Fundraiser Auction for Unfair 2018 at Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
21 – 25.2.18 Arco Madrid with Dürst Britt & Mayhew
16.2.18 – 24.3.18 ‘Body Building’ group exhibition at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague
7 – 21.12.17 ‘Places of Ruin Part III Beyond Thunderdome’ group exhibition at NEST, The Hague
John Cleese on Creativity featured in Fay Asselbergs’ The Extended Colophon
20.10.17 ‘Distant Constellations’ group exhibition at The Great Medical Disaster, Manchester
6 – 10.10.17 ‘Staging the inhabitable’ group exhibition at Cultureel Centrum het Fijnhout, Jacob van Lennepkade 334, Amsterdam
1.5.17 – 1.5.19 Kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fonds Stipendium for Established Artists
18 – 21.5.17 Arco Lisboa with Dürst Britt & Mayhew
6 – 9.2.17 Guest lecturing for the Autonomous Fine Arts department of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.
3.1.17 the ‘suits’ archived book will be distributed by Idea Books and is available now via their website and associated bookshops.
recent exhibitions
Dürst Britt & Mayhew
COLOPHON was built with the ingenuity and patience of DisplayHooray.
The typeface used throughout is Maria Pro, created by Phil Baber, whose 2010 design for the Index book reappears here in the work pages.
Credit also goes to Qubik for my original website (2010–2014), which lives on in the icon based home page.