Tourist Book Report #34- History is a collaborative project between photographer Jeremy R. Jansen and visual artist / graphic designer Niall McClelland. A co-release by the artists’ Seer Editions and Koyama Press, each issue / work is an approximately 17” x 23” piece of newsprint that wears a double-sided black and white print. Combining Jansen’s thematically dark, abstracted photography with McClelland’s gritty, distressed rendering of popular iconography, History is a really complex end product that purposefully blurs the lines between zines, art, protest posters and personal mythology. On a material-level, History appropriates punk’s penchant for toner, newsprint and dissemination, and combines this with a bleak aesthetic and enigmatical themes. Jansen and McClelland will be exhibiting History in Toronto at the Tomorrow Gallery. The exhibition opens this Friday (from 7PM-11PM) and runs from January 20th- January 27th. The artists are both on Tumblr so follow them as they’re continually creating thought provoking work (Jansen here and McClelland here), and History was submitted for review (so make sure to follow their lead).