Chris Marker souvenir zines. COMME des GARCONS 2021-22
MARKER, Chris. COMME des GARCONS.
[Three Chris Marker souvenir zines. COMME des GARCONS 2021-22.]
Three stapled zines with full-bleed illustrations in stiff plastic printed wrappers. [Tokyo]: COMME des GARCONS, 2021.
Three zines from a series produced by COMME des GARCONS on the occasion of their 2021 Autumn/ Winter collections. These elegant zines were distributed freely in Japan and utilise iconic photography and quotations by Chris Marker, principally from his series 'Staring Back'. These striking black and white images taken by Marker are from the filmmakers' personal archives and often relate to scenes of political protest.
COMME designer Rei Kawakubo is said to have been inspired to use Chris Marker's incisive visual commentary as a subtle call for global activism. Large-scale installations utilising these images covered the facade of the CDG Chelsea boutique and were exhibited at Dover Street Market New York and London.