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Sumi Hope Flower, Sumi Ink Club

by Sumi Ink Club


Sumi Hope Flower is a 40 page zine that documents a giant outdoor mural painted by the Sumi Ink Club. It was completed in December of 2014 in downtown Los Angeles on 8th Street between Hope and Flower. Each 4' x 4' square on the mural was taken from a previous collaborative drawing and fused together with drawings from other meetings until the entire wall was covered. The mural stretches almost an entire city block. Both the zine and mural project were organized by & Pens Press.

Sumi Ink Club is a participatory drawing project established in 2005 by Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. The club produces work cooperatively in open-to-the-public meetings, which can be organized by anyone at any time. In each of its permutations, Sumi Ink Club uses group drawing as a means to open and fortify social interactions that bleed into everyday life. Sumi Ink Club is non-hierarchical: all ages, all humans, all styles.

• 2 Color Risograph printed
• 40 pages
• Measures 7.5" x 5.5"
• Edition of 150 numbered copies
• Published/Printed by & Pens Press in Los Angeles