“Erik van der Weijde´s work is bringing light to non-spectacular and common images of our daily life – the house welive in, the lamp illuminating the street, our touristic habits, family portraits and many other popular subjects.Through his accurate series of photographs, he is tracing a path between history, culture, education, cliché and everyday habits; thanks to the attention to small odd details that each of them is hiding behind he is able to trace a link between far entities. He is collecting and showing images which become a symbol of the subjects they portray, showing us the weight and sometimes forgotten graveness of their existence. His photographic work is accompanied by many different books and zines – self published or in collaboration with renewed editors – which in many cases point the attention to the idea of repetition and constancy of his photographic series, allowing the research to be fully presented through the publications.”
“Since 2003 Erik van der Weijde has published over 50 books and zines.”
4478ZINE believes that questioning social phenomena is a healthy habit.
They translate specific themes into cool and intelligent artist’s books, using bold production and challenging design.
4478ZINE publishes, promotes and sells all printed matter by Dutch artist Erik van der Weijde.
The different publishing projects range from zines to books and include collaborations with other publishers.
In 2014 they started publishing books by other artists.
This is their Publishing Manifesto:
01. The book is the carrier for my (photographic) series.
02. The printed page is the perfect form for the reproducibility of the photographic image.
03. The spread contextualizes the single images.
04. The sequence of pages may provide yet another context.
05. The collections of images are mirrored in the collectability of the actual book.
06. The ratio between the quality of the printing and the quality of the image is more complex than to be read 1:1.
07. The relation between form and content is as equally important as both parts separately, but all parts may represent different values.
08. The fetishistic character of the printed matter may provide the extra layers to strengthen the iconic value of its images.
09. The book, as an object, gains strength as it gets recontextualized by its viewer, owner or bookcase in which it stands.
10. The connections between different publications may be invisible, but are always present.
11. The steps made in the publishing process are solely based on artistic principles.
12. The financial risks involved in publishing should elevate the project, instead of holding it back.
13. If the book is like a building, then, the publisher’s catalogue needs proper urban planning.
14. Each published title must add value to the existing.
15. All books that are not made, are, at least, just as important.
Erik van der Weijde (ed.), Subway #06, 4478zine, 2015, 17 x 24 cm, offset, 32 pp.
Erik van der Weijde (ed.), Subway #05, 4478zine, 2015, 17×24 cm, offset, 32 pp.
Erik van der Weijde, Paradiesvögel (birds of paradise II), 4478zine printed in EU, 2015, 20x28cm, offset, 48pp.
Erik van der Weijde, Superquadra, Roma Publication, Nertherlands, 2010, 16×22 cm, 176pp.
Erik van der Weijde, Buzios (Foto.zine nr.5), 4478zine, Brazil, 2013, 15×21 cm offset, 116 pp.
Erik van der Weijde, Manifesto da publicaçao, contraeditora, 2015, 50 exemplaires.