Voyage Voyage forms an essential portrait of travel and commerce in the height of consumerism. . By the 1970s mass tourism was accessible for hundreds of thousands of people and with it came the promotional T-shirt – a perfect souvenir for an era of mass globetrotting. The book collects Parisian photographer Melchior Tersen’s treasure trove of tourist T-shirts. The sheer volume of Tersen’s miscellany, formed as it is by various types of souvenir shirt may reflect Tersen’s obsession with mass consumerism but also, more importantly, gives us an insight into the artist’s psyche – he writes that sleeping in a tourist T-shirt allows him to dream.
170 x 220 mm
Open bind with sleeve cover.
Cover : 350gsm Arena Smooth Natural
Interior : 120 gsm Arena Smooth Natural
First edition of 1000. ISBN 978-1-9161686-6-4
Design & Art Direction by Romain Brunet. English & French texts by Melchior Tersen, Nicholas Schonberger & Gaspard Auge (Justice).
Published by TOPSAFE
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