Carrier Pigeon is an artist run Magazine of Illustrated Fiction and Fine Art.
Number 10's exterior is a collaboration between issue designer Asad Pervaiz and Maude White, who illustrated the inside of the dust jacket. Inserted by hand between dust jacket and cover are one of five original letterpress prints by artist Rie Hasegawa, printed on Awagami Bamboo paper. The interior features six short works of fully illustrated and personal fiction and six artist portfolios from international voices. Limited to a run of 1,000 copies, each issue of Carrier Pigeon is an original, collectible object.
Daniel Borrelli’s “Loved” is a hallucinatory tale of urban loneliness punctuated with diabolically cool illustrations by artist Noah Xifr. “Wolfie's Just Fine” is a funny take by Matthew Blair about lust and the family dog, illustrated with color woodcuts by Sean Starwars. “Bang,” a smart, sci-fi satire by Alexa Wejko, gains a sharp edge from Viktor Koen’s simultaneously futuristic and retro-flavored artwork. “The Monster” is a claustrophobic tale from Ali Simpson about a gradually-tightening vise, given shape by illustrator Matt Barteluce. Nick Kolakowski takes aim at a violently drowned urban world in “Dogs of Brooklyn”, with Kevin Speidell’s edgy watercolors acting as snapshots of the action. Ana Callan’s “Girl on Fire” is a tale of mental perseverance by a young girl outmatched at every turn, brought to life with vivid monotypes by Carrier Pigeon art director Bruce Waldman.
Jumpstarting the six artist portfolios is Mary Walker’s collection of black and white, figurative woodcuts. Alex Dodge follows with a portfolio of Dada-esque screen prints, etchings and works on mylar. Etcher Ivanco Talevski creates a new character whose actions investigate literary themes, while Fumiha Tanaka presents a selection of colored etchings from “the mystery of the bottomless swamp.” Mitchell Goldberg uses his own series of colored etchings to explore the theme of connection between men. Last, Allen M. Hart shares absurdist visual memoirs from the handmade books he developed when health problems began to change his art practice.
2013, 148 pages, 10"x13", color, 10x13" letterpress insert. Retail edition of 1000.