Is an independent publishing house,established by
Christos Linou in 2020. The publications are a platform for social/political provocation through artistic practice.
Three new publications launched at the
2023 NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair
BLUFF Vol 1. ART AS WAR
This zine arranged as a conceptual manifesto reaction to the currency of world events. This zine freely expresses text and images as forms of ocular attention. The original material is drawn from the author's research journals spanning 2012 - 2023. The content within these pages acts as agents of independent chaotic and anarchist provocation.
Booklet: 21 x 15 cm.
Colour $18 and B/W $8 retail price.
Is a collection of illustrations that were created in 2016, with Brunswick as the focal point of inspiration. The drawings bear influence from the modernist artists of the 20th century, including works by George Grosz, Pablo Picasso, Sidney Nolan, and others.
All of the drawings are original works using ink pen on paper.
Limited edition of 100. Signed by the artist.
Booklet: 21 x 15 cm.
40 pages in black and white.
$12 retail price. (inc GST)
Forever Queer: A Pocket Book of Kinky desires Vol 1 & 2
This two volume booklet is a snapshot of Kinky Desires, and celebrates the weird, obscure, unusual, odd, flamboyant and those in-between embracing queer culture from gay friendly parts of the world.
Published 15, November 2023.
Soft cover: 10 x 15 cm.
60 pages per booklet in full colour on gloss paper.
$15 retail price per Volume. (Inc GST)
Polis Politic: Streets Guerrilla Art
Looks at the social/ political implications of graffiti why street art is an important aspect of popular culture. The book examines works from Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Melbourne, New York and Paris. Guerrilla street art is a form of anti-art that defies authority. This book explores a range of methods used and an international scope of artists who occupy the streets as a way of life, taking risks to protest against rules and regulations, by marking the urban landscape with socio-political imagery and commentary.
Hardcover Book: 21 x 21 cm.
120 pages in full colour.
$40 retail price. (inc GST)
Jack Linou: The Art of An Outsider
Is a tribute to my younger brother Jack Linou, who died in 1997 from HIV/AIDS and examines his life challenges living with the virus and drug use. He tried to overcome his hardships through art, poetry and performance as for self-healing. The book contains short stories, Jacks' poetry and over 140 images of his artwork.
Hard Cover: 21 x 21 cm.
120 pages in full colour on gloss paper.
$50 retail price. (inc GST)
Uncovers alternative perspectives on art and culture, focusing on the underbelly of social politics."
MELBOURNE STREET ART 2009 - 2022
Is a chronological documentation of street art in Melbourne. From the first scratches of graffiti on ancient Roman walls to the contemporary surfaces of today’s cities, street artists take risks, defy rules and challenge authority by voicing their opinion on their cities walls. Melbourne's street art is world-class, edgy, political, humorous and engaging. The street artists of Melbourne have expanded graffiti into dynamic works of art while maintaining a gritty relationship with the urban space.
Hardcover Book: 15 x 20 cm.
120 pages in full colour.
$40.00. retail price. (inc GST)
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER / AUTHOR
Christos Linou is a cross-disciplinary artist with over three decades of work as a professional dancer, choreographer and filmmaker, he has toured works to Paris, Amsterdam, Singapore and in Australia. In 2013 he was awarded a scholarship to study durational performance at Melbourne University and in 2016 he graduated with first-class honors with a Masters in Fine Arts degree and published his thesis Naked Peel. In 2020 LINOU PRESS marked his development from the performing arts into publishing. Linou continues his choreographic and performative arts practice as an this experimental and conceptual art maker, which influences the publications.
Click on the photo to see his website.
Linou Press was officially launched at 2021 NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair by presenting a street activation event, where the author painted the book cover
Jack Linou: The Art of An Outsider in Hosier Lane. See video.
Photo: Tobias Titz
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