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Evol/Love - Nibor Traaw
ISBN 978-908-2936-29-2
Book design by Vilmantas Žumbys
Self-published: Stichting Mei, Amstelveen, NL 2020
19.6 x 19.6 x 2.3 cm
160 stills
200 pages
666 copies

Evol/Love is a project in three parts: a billboard series, installation and publication connecting 160 subtitled movie stills that all contain the word Love. A collage of voices and definitions arranged in alphabetical order, from ‘Love is where you find it’ (A: A Date with Judy, US 1948, 00:22:37) to ‘But even if it’s a little late, love has a way of coming back to you’(Y: Yeonae/Love is a Crazy Thing, KR 2005, 01:38:02), but mirrored and read backwards to sound like its antonym: evil.

Selected as one of the Best Dutch Book Designs of 2020 (also by the student jury) and as one of The Most Beautiful Books of 2020 in Lithuania and shortlisted for the 2022 Best Book Design from All Over the World

Evol/Love is available at Stedelijk Museum Bookshop, Amsterdam; BOOKS@RET, Rotterdam; Six Chairs Books, Vilnius; Walther König MQ Wien, Vienna; a.p. books, Berlin; einbuch.haus, Berlin; Hopscotch Reading Room, Berlin; Rile*, Brussels; Whitechapel Bookstore, London; After 8 Books, Paris; Christophe Daviet-Théry/Bookadviser, Paris; Kunsthalle Basel, Basel; Beletage Art Space, Zürich; Punch Books, Bucharest; Post Bookstore, Tokyo; Temporary Unit, Singapore; Jiazazhi Books, Ningbo; Miriam Gallery, New York; Printed Matter, New York; artbook@MoMA PS 1, New York; Inga Books, Chicago

To order a copy (with dedication) of Evol/Love or Dedication(s) send an email