A notebook, a diary, an artful meditation on books and life...
Masanao Hirayama is a painter, drawer, and performer based in Tokyo. His works are filled with black lines which, despite their simplicity, stimulate our consciousness or recognition. Although his lines look like they are drawn with his intuition, he carefully draws the same image over and over again until his intention is eliminated and the line becomes an unconscious act. In this work in book form, widely spaced parallel horizontal lines span page after page, with occasionally a shorter line interjected among the overall sameness of repetition.
We are the only US stockist of this book at this time.
300 pages of uncoated white paper
4.25" x 7"
Softcover, perfect bound
Not on Amazon
We are lifelong bibliophiles. Shelves filled with books line our studio walls and more are stacked on every surface. We admire their design, scrutinize their typography, fetishize their paper and analyze their binding. We read them for research, for inspiration, for the sheer pleasure of exploring new worlds of thought and experience.
We have curated a selection of books to offer our audience, based on our interests and yours. Most of our books are limited editions or out of print, they are seldom available in the US, and not available on Amazon.
The fact that we have now launched our own imprint seems an inevitable extension. Wms&Co. books are created in collaboration with the interesting characters, visionaries and designers we encounter. Subject matter varies wildly but is always infused with the spirit of creativity and a respect for good design.