MIND READER - Ira Yonemura

'There is a Sufi story she was fond of that had the Charlie Chaplinesque figure of the Mullah Nasruddin in the middle of the night going round and round a lamppost on his knees. Asked what he was doing, he said he was looking for his keys. Where did you drop them? Oh, over there, the mullah says, indicating a spot a good distance away. So why are you looking for them here? There’s more light here, says the mullah.'

MIND READER is a new book and series of drawings by Ira Yonemura with a new text by Jessica Higgins. The book picks up where Light reading, gold gutter, failed delivery (Sunday’s Prints / Good Press, 2019) left off; drawings of books and the letter I, feeling the ground for something lost.

Ira Yonemura (Kagoshima, Japan) is an artist based in London working predominantly in drawing and publishing.

Tenderbooks Imprint, 2023
First edition of 100 copies
Design by Studio Bergini
Printing by London Centre for Book Arts
Typeset in SB Spartan 3.4
Softcover saddle stitched with attached cover, 32pp
Offset printed onto Munken Lynx
Cover foil-blocked four sides onto Fedrigoni Freelife Merida Forest
230 x 165mm

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