Text: Andrew Berardini
The book comprises 120 pages of collages, drawings and photographs of over 20 flower species. Printed on two kinds of paper, bound in subtly embossed hardcover, is it a one-of-a-kind publication where every typographic and binding detail matters. Book also includes a booklet with an essay by Andrew Berardini and a conversation with Bownik. Available is also the collector’s edition, which includes a signed drawing, one of the several dozen reproduced in the book, and comes in an elegant, custom-made box bound in dark-green cloth. The collector’s edition is limited to 30 signed copies, in English language version only.
Paweł Bownik (born 1977) studied philosophy and sociology in Lublin before getting his degree in photography and multimedia from the Poznań Academy of Fine Arts. He lives and works in Warsaw, drawing inspiration from youth culture and reinterpreting contemporary themes using classic techniques from painting, archival photography and the golden age of 1940s cinema.
Mundin is a Polish publishing house, which launched in June 2013, by Grażyna Kulczyk and Honza Zamojski.