Julian Montague’s invented intellectual history of pest control

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As part of his 2010 site-specific installation, Secondary Occupants Collected & Observed at Black & White Gallery, Julian Montague invented a  intellectual history of pest control through covers of fictitious paperbacks.

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In addition to the covers the installation , which examined multiple aspects of animal/architecture engagement, included a rotten garden shed, 48 portrait banners and an assemblage of different specimens found and multiple photographs taken in the process of researching wildlife and architecture.

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Montague’s appreciation for book cover design goes much deeper. Aside from his creations above he also maintains the Daily Book Graphics Project, a blog where he posts “some sort of graphic element (mostly covers) from a book.”

 

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