Love letters to no one in particular | Otherwhere
The writer, his tired eyes gliding over the drawings, over the love letters to no one in particular, tried to ease his conscience by thinking of all the moments in life he fretted away not writing, all those hours of fitful sleep, all those hours of waiting for doors to open, tying and untying shoelaces, cycling, counting items on his fingers, cutting up and then eating slices of pizza, putting on gloves, looking at birds, looking at fish, looking at statues, and raising drinks to his ever-demanding, ever-quivering lips. The writer’s best defence for his work, his only defence in fact, was not in what he had expressed, but in all those things he had granted the right to be let alone.
Love letters to no one in particular is a book of drawings by Joost Stokhof, detailing the big and small everyday moments of life. Introduced with an essayistic piece of writing by Jeroen van Honk, the book counts over thirty spreads of artwork. Stokhof 'has not only managed to draw the everything found in almost nothing. He has also drawn out the nothing from the everything.'
Artwork by Joost Stokhof
Text by Jeroen van Honk
80 pages softcover
13.5cm x 18cm
Printed on a RISO RZ1070E in black, hand bound and numbered in Amsterdam.
Dustcover printed digitally in full colour (4/4) and laminated by Raddraaier in Amsterdam.
Published by Otherwhere
Edition of 30