Through testimonies and photos gathered on their journey in November 2006, Pierre Mérimée and Jacques Denis draw the portrait of a post-Intifada generation, a generation raised after the Palestinian uprisings that shook the region in 1987 and 2000. We join them as they follow DAM, the rap group the journalists initially met in London and who sparked their desire to learn more. Tracing the movement, we meet MWR’s Mahmoud Shalabi, the girls of Arapyot, and the “veterans” on the scene, including Said Mourad, the voice of the first Intifada. Palestinians, Israelis, Arab-Israelis, undocumented Jordanians... each embody the incongruous, complex reality of a territory where identities are fractured. Intifada Rap is a clear image of a generation still fighting for peace and change, far from a call to arms.
Retail Price: 39€
215 x 280 mm,
250 pages, En/Fr, 154 images
Publication Date: June 2014
Limited edition of 1000 numbered prints
Publisher : LO/A Edition
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Stage set for the exhibition "West is the best" curated by Joran Briand
What if “slipping between the folds of the wave”, “being welcomed into the flow rather than forcing your way in”, could be the seed for a philosophy of life? What if, from the ancestral custom of riding great waves on a board, was born a trend counting sobriety, economy of means, patience, and the strength of longer time-scales as its core values? What if the practice of surfing made us realize that we really are living in an environment that is also alive? What if playing with the phenomenal power of the Ocean was an homage tinged with humility and elevation, which could be the foundation for a balanced relationship with nature? What if ocean, surf, beach, skate, California and the whole beach-culture ideal were more than just clichés? What if a part of the European youth, often described as depressed, in a perpetual quest for themselves, could find their way to the ocean as an antidote for urban stifling? What if these personal questionings were actually political and ecological?
Joran Briand, on the faith of this hypothesis, took up his board, his filming gear and his camera, hopped on a plane, then another plane… and went surveying the American West Coast to test its validity. There, he met with artists and creators whose work and way of life are deeply influenced by their practice of surfing. Why California? It’s the epicenter of modern surf culture, a place that welcomed the first Polynesian pioneers and led them through to the world. At a stupendous speed, the movement went on to weaving its networks everywhere around the globe. California is the beginning of the journey…
Creative direction for Nazareth Paris Trois
Just 27 years old, Mathieu César has already found his aesthetic footing in timeless black and white and established himself in the cultural sphere. Published by LO/A Edition, Vers l’infini et au delà is the first book by the photographer, diving into a distinctive world with illusory scenes.
Retail Price: 54€
Paperback with Case
300 x 420 mm
180 pages, French, 57 images
ISBN : 978-2-37192-001-9
Publication Date: March 2014
Limited edition of 1000 numbered books
Publisher : LO/A Edition
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LO/A and Coltesse have partnered for the exhibition “The Faith of Street”, paying homage to hip hop's founding father DJ Kool Herc
Gallery, creative studio, bookshop and publishing house LO/A Paris is hosting an exhibition and curated selection of books dedicated to hip hop culture. To mark the occasion, Coltesse has produced an exclusive T-shirt honouring Kool Herc: inspired by the invitation the DJ created for the world's first block party, held in New York in 1973, the T-shirt honours “the birth” of hip hop.
COLTESSE x LIBRARY OF ARTS: "BIRTH PLACE OF HIP HOP"
T-shirt, limited edition of 50, available at LO/A
17 rue Notre Dame de Lazareth
75003 Paris, France
or on the Coltesse website
LO/A Thematic Bookstore Project
Global Concept :
Maxime Dubois & Jeanne Holsteyn (LO/A)
Conception - Eric Van de Walle and Jules Cairon
Production - the design collective Perron et Frères
Resin shelf :
Le Creative Sweatshop
Photographer © Alexandra Mocanu
Book about text message conversation between 2 persons.