Containing 494 Polaroids from the 12 last years, Heaven is a very dense book. Lots of nude photographs but also landscapes and cityscapes. A great layout with an interesting composition of several Polaroids in each double-page spread.
How a so boring subject can become adsorbing! Christian Lange turns his obsessive and meticulous mother's list in a fascinating book that also includes series of family photos and pictures of products and other documents. The typography work and the design are very well controlled.
When Sébastien Girard is not taking photographs (check his great trilogy books), he spends time on Ebay purchasing photographs of domestic strippers in the US. Stip-O-Gram limited edition — with one book of domestic striptease photographs and the second one with text correspondence between Ebay and Girard — is one of my best discoveries at Offprint Paris. The books are beautifully produced: Japanese binding, wonderful graphic design.
A young father escape home to make night photographs, with a strong flashlight, of details of nature or urban environment. The object, with special binding, and offset colored paper on the cover, is spectacular.
This four volume book could be considered an orphanage for lost or abandoned photographs. Joachim Scmidt has developed an amazing skill for finding photographs on the pavement and shows his treasure collected between 1982 and 2012.
Tiane Doan na Champassak has already done great books with vernacular photographs. This one could be the most personal because it concerns his father. The object is as spectacular and pop as Champassak's father was in the end of the 1960 when dancing.
A very graphic book, using different found set of printers and Xerox machines. With a complex approach, mixing several kinds of material and subjects, Keppel makes a portrait of the Dutch city Den Helder.
Rémi Faucheux is a graphic designer and publisher. He co-founded — with Matthieu Charon — the independent publishing house RVB_BOOKS in 2011. RVB_BOOKS will open an exhibition space in January 2013 dedicated to artists who focus the practices on books.