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CLOSE YOUR EYES
I invite you to imagine a plan for a new and better society where everything is very coherent and makes a lot of sense and nothing is confusing or awful

OPEN YOUR EYES
No need to imagine. Here is the plan. The plan is illustrated. The plan is quite complicated. But not too complicated. I think you will be thrilled by it. I am certain you will be thrilled by
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 3rd 2018 by Canongate Books
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David Schaafsma
The Scottish Shrigley went to art school, as did Jeffery Brown, and both deliberately create crudely drawn pen and ink images for comic effect. Here the effect works well paired with his mock-epic philosophical and political project: To show his plan to save the world. It's droll humor, clearly making fun of the fact that he has no plan and the book lacks any coherence whatsoever. Shrigley is not into coherence. That's not who is professionally or personally. Here's some images from it:

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Keen
Jun 26, 2020 rated it did not like it

The art work in here is terrible. I mean really bad. Reading this felt like being stuck somewhere between bad poetry and a really bad game show, that no one quite gets. As for the text, well it was a bit like lazy, half-baked philosophy, without no clear points or conclusions. This was humourless, charmless and made no coherent point whatsoever and I have no idea how this managed to get published.
Kevin
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
More Shrigley madness. This one comes with many pages of handwritten lists that could read as absurdist poems of the highest order. Like...

Things That Can Be Used as Currency
Shoes
Butterflies
Haircuts
Hair

Some of these drawings are more cute, or even more positive than anything I've seen from him before. But mostly, as usual, Shrigley is darkly hilarious, and a man we should all fear.
Nicola Neil
I've been a fan of Shrigley for years but this left me cold. It lacks his usual humour and whimsy.
Marisa
Jan 01, 2019 rated it did not like it
Way too many drawn dicks in this book. It's mostly dribble, I liked 2 of the pages.
Kate
Feb 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: citizens of the future
Recommended to Kate by: GN SHRI
Shelves: graphic-comics
The problem: You are part of it.

Hitch a ride on the garbage truck, or are you too proud?

It is not possible to think the unthinkable, so stop trying.

The weather is controlled by my cats thoughts.

Social stratification:
The cream rises to the top.
The crud stays at the bottom.
The croutons stay in the middle.
The croutons are made of stale bread.

Should household pets be allowed to vote? Yes.
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Printable Tire
Somewhere along the way I read this book, but I forgot to write down when after everything's that happened. Let's say it was March 1st.

I still haven't decided if I think Shrigley is a good kind of weird or an annoying, "that's totally random !" kind of weird, but I liked some of his... "designs" (?) in this. His lists, however, were a chore to read through.

UPDATE: Figured out when I finished reading it. The date was, in fact, March 10.
Dawn
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
What did I just read?
Alessandro Montelli
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
It's cute. But honest, what the fuck.
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David Shrigley is a Glasgow-based artist. He attended City of Leicester Polytechnic's Art and Design course in 1987-1988, and subsequently studied Environmental Art at the Glasgow School of Art from 1988-1991. Shrigley is a lifelong supporter of Nottingham Forest FC.

Although he works in various media, he is best known for his mordantly humorous cartoons released in softcover books or postcard
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