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The book is comprised of 511 drawn out depictions of images on ecstasy pills. Fredric Post is an artist and he drew the images that were on the ecstasy pills. Not much text, an 8 page interview of Fredric Post by the publisher titled "Collection X: A Discussion between artist and publisher". also translated into French. The coolest part of the book is a fold out with the 511 images embossed on aqua coloured cardstock paper.


this book chronicles images on ecstasy pills from 2003-2008... similar to blotter art, each images represents a brand or idea the producers wanted to convey.


no. xxx/500 


Back fold-out page has 511 embossed examples of ecstasy pills.


  • from the publisher:

    The engravings reproduce in “Anonymous Engravings on Ecstasy Pills” were designed by unknown people who abandoned them. In this book of drawings, Frédéric Post offers a piece of research worthy of a modern-times archaeologist. He collected and re-created these figures, conferring thus value to an underground iconography of over 500 signs. The classification of the drawings into three groups (figures, typography, symbols) was carried out with Izet Sheshivari, in remembrance of the work of Hans Rudolf Lutz. This collection shows elements of a visual folklore that hints at popular figures. Made possible with the support of the Fonds d’art contemporain de la Ville de Genève (Fmac) and Pro Helvetia, Fondation suisse pour la culture. Hundred copies feature graphite embossing (430 x 230 mm.), enhanced by Frédéric Post.

    Anonymous Engravings on Ecstasy Pills 24.02.2009
    Frédéric Post | ISBN 978-2-940409-02-0
    Essays: Frédéric Post & Izet Sheshivari | French/English
    numbered 1 to 500
    Hardcover | 544 pages | 154 x 232 mm.
    Offset, First Edition | Out of Print

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