London: Scarlet Imprint, 2018. Hardback with dustjacket, 150 pages. New.
Ayis Lertas’ ‘book without words’ is an art book, of black and white illustrations of 72 demons and monstrous being. Drawing from the graphic traditions of medieval demonologies, the artist gives a graphic tour through the embodied temptations and vexations from the darker recesses of consciousness. The barbarous forms hint at demonic alliances and pacts, of unthought affects and perverse pleasures; grotesque appetites and mutable bodies.
Limited edition of 504 numbered copies, bound in a fiery red cloth stamped in black, with textured black endpapers and red dustjacket.