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published art books

Printed in 2023

Pataicola is an art and design studio lab based in Beijing, formed by Chunyao Fang and Thomas Verbal, both visual artists, designers and design lecturers. Pataicola’s main projects engage with different ways of observing social phenomena, experimenting with different representations of such observations and the realisation of visual communication works. Pataicola has designed and published four art books in Beijing in 2023.


喜欢 (XIHUAN) is an illustrated book that expresses the complex relation between taste and social judgement.

 Traces is a photographic collection of visual textures found on a street area of Chaoyang district in Beijing.

Urban visa is a photographic zine that explores manholes as grid patterns and stamps in a fictional urban passport.

Fugar: In search of silhouettes in the streets of Beijing is a photobook that tells the inner thoughts and feelings of a street photographer while he wanders the streets of his city in times of uncertainty. 

We consider some of the prints and photographs to be artworks by themselves and therefore made the following art merchandise in limited editions. 

1. CALLING Beijing Art Festival 18–20/08/2023, Langyuan Station


2. abC Art Book Fair 15–17/09/2023, Hangzhou Tianmuli


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