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Zine Series No.40 Distant Egghug by Peter McDonald


Distant Egghug is a zine by artist Peter McDonald. In this playful sequential story one of the artist’s figures, with its archetypal head halo, embraces a large amorphous object. Beginning as a tiny dot on the landscape and approaching with every turn of the page, their world is a vibrant, parallel universe onto which the viewer can project their own reality.

Peter McDonald is a Japan-born artist living and working between London and Tokyo. His bold, colourful paintings examine human behaviour through scenes from modern life – from cafés and art galleries to basketball courts and carpet shops, reimagined in surreal, abstract landscapes. Humorous and always unexpected, he works with a playful approach to perspective and form.

Distant Egghug is accompanied by a collection of three risograph prints: Pink Egghug, Black Egghug and Orange Egghug.

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Hato Press is an independent publishing house established in 2009. It produces books, zines and other objects in collaboration with artists; exploring people, play, culture and community in unexpected ways. And, of course, it’s a longstanding part of the HATO family.

Published by Hato Press Printed on 80gsm Evercolour Pages: 16 Orientation: Portrait Dimensions: 14 cm x 20 cm Format: Softcover / Saddle-stitch binding

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