We’re excited to introduce Strange Plants, a series of books celebrating plants in contemporary art.
Independent publishing house Zioxla published Strange Plants, a series of two books available separately and in a Collector’s Edition. The skillfully edited books by Zio Baritaux grew from the desire to ‘inspire others, and challenge the way people look at both plants and art.’ The books feature the work of several artists—from oozing paintings of rotting cacti to eerie, mesmeric photos of the leafy kudzu vine—and discusses the role plants play in the artists’ personal lives. “The artists were challenged to think about their work in new ways and ruminate on their unique experiences with plants,” Baritaux says.
Strange Plants was designed by Folch Studio, an award-winning design house in Barcelona, also responsible for Apartamento Magazine. Folch was engaged in all aspects of the design and production of Strange Plants, and created delicate and tactile covers inspired by the interactive nature of pressing flowers inside a book.
The Strange Plants Collector’s Edition includes the award-winning Strange Plants, Strange Plants II, a postcard print of one of the works from the book, and is packaged in a custom card stock slipcase.
Unfortunately the Strange Plants books have sold out. We don’t know if they will be reprinted again, although we really hope so. Till then we can feast upon some of Strange Plants’ beautiful content on the website of Zioxla. Head over there to read articles and interviews pulled from the books, they add new content regularly. Lucky us!