Dear Sky

2017 May / pre-order

Dear Sky

Arthur Mebius

size: 200 x 275 mm
pages: 128
language: English
edition: 1.000

to be released: May 2017

978-94-92051-30-1

€ 35.00


Arthur Mebius

Rob van Hoesel

Marc Gijzen

Arthur Mebius (NL) is a lifelong aviation enthusiast and photographer. Looking for a new project, he discovered a place where big classic sovjet-airplanes are still flying: North Korea.

Air Koryo is the state-owned national airline of North Korea. International sanctions and environmental restrictions have reduced the airline’s international destinations with only China and Vladivostok remaining. The old Antonovs, Ilyushins and Tupolevs rarely fly abroad and therefore seem superfluous. Nevertheless these aircraft and their crews are kept ready for operation. Occasional domestic flights are all the more important for the flight attendants and pilots to practice and to keep up their knowledge and skills.

Arthur Mebius monitors the routine operations by the crew which appears as a rehearsed play of maintenance, controls and procedures. A beautiful ground control dance of which an image of dedication and pride arises.

The book is complemented with fictive anecdotes based on true historical events.

Upcoming events
and book fairs

Ghent Art Book Fair
Dok-Noord 5L, Gent (BE)
Friday May 5, 14:00–22:00
Saturday May 6, 11:00–19:00

Book presentation
The Speed of Light
Ghent Art Book Fair
Saturday May 6, 15:00

Publishing Seminar with
Christian Tunge (Heavy Books)
Honza Zamojski (Morava)
Rob van Hoesel (The Eriskay Conn.)
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Friday May 12, Oslo (NO)

Conversations on Book Design:
a Publisher’s Perspective with
Andreas Rötzer (Matthes & Seitz)
Meike Ziervogel (Peirene Press)
Katharina Hesse (Stift. Buchkunst)
Rob van Hoesel (The Eriskay Conn.)
Latvian Literature
Wednesday June 7, Riga (LV)

Vienna Photo Book Festival
Absberggasse 27, Wenen (AT)
Saturday June 10, 10:00–20:00
Sunday June 11, 10:00–18:00

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