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Visions of Pope Adrian 37th

Nick Blinko

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Status Out of print
Release Date 2024
Limitation 222 copies
Size 20 × 28 cm
ISBN 978-3-949341-59-5
Edition numbered edition
Workmanship Thread-stitched, hand-numbered hardcover, signed by Nick Blinko, bound in beautiful papal-red velvet-like fabric, gilt-impressed title on the spine and a pope image on the front, black endpapers, head- and tailbands and red silk ribbon marker.


“Visions of Pope Adrian 37th began life as an attempt at a graphic novel. It quickly became apparent however that this was not to be. With no plot, characters or successive imagery, such components and the like meant gradually evolving pictures and occasional text revealing instead recurring themes and techniques occurring at quite often several pages apart. Messages can be in patterns, or formally, in that each drawing has its own border for example reiterating previous subjects, a page may emerge drawn without memory of the one before, or drawn to contradict even to create dichotomy, dismantle poetry. Later to rebuild meaning. I should like to cover the whole universe in drawing, but it’s already been done”

—Nick Blinko 2011