CAKE DEBUT: 3 Books by Blaise Larmee
3 Books is an eclectic and meticulously crafted reproduction of rare and unpublished books: Nudes, a collection of drawings originally released in small editions over several volumes, Amateurs, a photo book produced for the Japanese gray market, and Ice Cream Kisses, the highly anticipated catalogue of paintings. Together the books form a constellation of love and lust, revealing the artist at his most vulnerable and his most arrogant. The results are exquisite. And the production quality is unprecedented. Featuring a cold-glued, thread-bound textblock, an innovative cover that draws back to reveal an exposed spine, and a rich assortment of gray and black inks, 3 Books is a stunning tribute to the book form itself.Published by 2D Cloud
2DCLOUD is a comics publisher and visual purveyor based in Minneapolis, MN. Founded in 2007 as a loose collective of local artists focused on the advocacy of experiments in visual narrative, the label has since expanded its scope to publish challenging, expressive work by both new and established creatives across North America and beyond. We seek out and champion artists with a distinct vision, one that questions norms both within comics and culture at large.