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Great Old Days by Brendan Hoffman

Overlapse collaborated with Brendan Hoffman of Prime Collective to design and produce a zine featuring his documentary work from Webster City, Iowa. By 2011 the town of 8,000 had lost around 2,000 local factory jobs to Mexico and throughout 2016 the issue of lost manufacturing jobs became a hot campaign topic for Donald Trump. After Trump won the election Brendan felt compelled to share his work from Webster City, and had the idea of distributing a magazine (for free) in Washington during the January inauguration. He didn’t want the real circumstances and struggles of people like his subjects in Webster City to be lost in a mire of campaign rhetoric, and the zine serves to introduce their story to a wider audience.

Limited copies are available to order, with funds supporting the work we did on the project. Brendan successfully raised funds to print 1000 copies in Kiev, Ukraine (where he currently lives and works on documentary assignments). Distribution during the inauguration was met with a mixed response, and the project received wide attention online including from TIME whose infamous cover was emulated in our design.

See more about Great Old Days zine here

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The Longest Way Round News + Press Highlights 2016

The Longest Way Round

2016 News and Press for The Longest Way Round by Chris Dorley-Brown:

Nov 2016 – HIGHLY COMMENDED British Book Design & Production Awards 2016
Sep 2016 – Gazebook Sicily Photobook Festival, Selected First Photobooks – Exhibition 9-11 Sept
Jul 2016 –  Rencontres d’Arles 2016 Book Awards – Exhibition at Grande Halle in Arles 4 Jul-25 Sep
Jun 2016 – PHotoEspaña Best Photography Books of the Year, Shortlisted – Exhibition 31/5-4/9
Jun 2016 – Athens Photo Festival Photobook Exhibition, Shortlisted – Exhibition 9 June – 31 July
Jun 2016 – Photobook Bristol, Selected First Photobooks – Exhibition 10-12 June
Apr 2016 – PhotoIndependent LA, Selected Photobooks Exhibition 29 April – 1 May

Feb 2016 – Review by Marcin Grabowiecki on Innocent Curiosity (Polish and English)
Feb 2016 – Review by Guillotine (French)
Feb 2016 – Review by Gabriela Cendoya (Spanish)
Dec 2015 – Review by Colin Pantall on Photoeye
Dec 2015 – Feature in the Guardian, “Secret history: my father’s hidden past at the hands of the Nazis”
Dec 2015 – Favourite Photobooks of 2015 – Innocent Curiosity / Marcin Grabowiecki
Nov 2015 – Photobookstore Best Photobooks of 2015 – Yumi Goto
Nov 2015 – Photo-eye’s Curated Selection – Book of the Day 18 Nov
Nov 2015 – Josef Chladek’s Virtual Bookshelf – Best of November 2015