The Spots That Never Went, Roelof Bakker
A personal response to the devastation of AIDS in 1980s/90s London and the lasting impact on a generation. An artist’s book reclaiming the tabloid format from the UK gutter press and their bigoted reporting of lesbian women, gay men and people living with HIV/AIDS. With broadsheet print insert.
Highly Commended Finalist of the 2019 Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing, presented by the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.
“It’s a brutally simple, heartbreaking thing – we need to read more books like this.” — Sarah Bodman.
Second edition, 2020. 28pp tabloid newspaper, 289mm x 380mm; glued-on colour print (100mm x 100mm); 4pp broadsheet newspaper, (350mm x 500mm); archival pocket, sticker, board. Printed in Great Britain on 55 gsm EU Ecolabel and FSC certified newsprint. First edition published 9 November 2018