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Veneer No 8

Veneer (or, alternately, Ve) is cultural critique via gesture, phenomena, documentation, and detritus. It's also the arithmetic of print and its possibilities, with an emphasis on technical minutia stretched to the edge of absurdity as its epistemological approach. Every issue holds secrets and gifts to the reader; cards, photos, posters, confessions. It will make you ask "why should I care?" And then you keep reading, because if you didn't care, you wouldn't care. This is tight stuff—freewheeling discipline that made an object worth keeping, and further evidence that intellectual curiosity will always always take you places you never thought relevant or possible. Quarterly.

This issue is made available free of charge (pretty much) by Veneer due to problems with the cover. My feeling is this issue has something to do with tough, tactile and abstract materials, being unyielding, stretching, hardness. Margaret Thatcher, mathematics of St. Louis's Gateway Arch, chemical agents in iron, Eurasia, nomenclature, Andre Kertesz polaroids. Edition of 1000.

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