ISSUE 1: Los Angeles
Monte Vista, Highland Park, Los Angeles
Our Los Angeles inaugural launch of MATERIAL Issue One took place on Wednesday, February 16, 2008 at Monte Vista in Los Angeles. Amidst cans of Tecate, journals, and friends, we launched a myriad of black balloons into the night sky with fragments of text from the journal attached.
Designed by 3n17 in Berlin and Paris, Issue One features writing by international artists Becky Beasley, Olivia Booth, Andrea Büttner, Nicholas Grider, Marie Jager, Peter Kirby, Darren O'Donnell, Katrina Palmer, Hirsch Perlman, Olivier Richon, Charlotte Smith, and Roman Vasseur.
We also exhibited our 2008 series of limited editions by nine international artists: Marie Jager, Becky Beasley, Nicholas Grider, Arthur Ou, Augusta Wood, Katie Lewis, David Raymond Conroy, Duncan Wooldridge and Jacob Melchi. The artists involved all generously donated work to MATERIAL to fund its continued operations.