LAY—OUT NO. 1: ERIC COPELAND
126 x 202mm, 40 pages, Black & white printing, Saddle stitched, Silk screened covers, 2021
Eric Copeland is an artist and musician known for both his solo records and as a member of the legendary Black Dice. His LAY—OUT contribution — possibly titled How To Solve Your People Problems — is a dizzying letter-by-letter hand cut reimagining of what was originally a business self-help book from the 1980s. His dadaist collages turn bland advice to upwardly-mobile professions into a melange of potty humor, takedowns of the present socio-political landscape and laser shots of hallucinatory language sent directly into the reader's frontal lobe. This is a down payment on a years-long collage text project called Demon Portraits that we are anxiously awaiting.