Wednesday 23rd April

The Hot Spot

By Caroline Clements,
7th June 2012

Marked by one of his own, Tristan Ceddia tells us of the inspiration behind his latest publication, The Hot Spot.

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ike Madonna, Goldie Hawn, Cindy Crawford and Prince, Australian designer and art director Tristian Ceddia has a beauty spot on his face. And so after years of growing a beard so as to hide his spot, Ceddia decided to celebrate it, paying homage to beauty spots in a book chronicling some of the most famous ones.

“The book is an ode to the beauty mark, which I am kind of fascinated with as an element of attraction, a signifier of beauty,” Ceddia says. “I am interested in this dot as a graphic element added or accentuated on a face. They appear in numerous positions, usually relating to the eye or the mouth, and I wanted to explore this frame shift as a basic concept through a book.”

As well as being an exploration of the beauty mark itself, The Hot Spot identifies the spot as a basic graphic element with black foiling through the hot pink risograph publication.

Printed in a limited edition of 200, The Hot Spot is published by Blood & Thunder and Serps Zine. It is available online at Gang Artelier, PAM Store in Sydney, Someday Store, Parts & Crafts, Wooly Bully and Perimeter Books in Melbourne, Printed Matter in New York, Family in LA and Colette in Paris.

nevernow.com.au/print/the-hot-spot/

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