Photography by Alyse Ulay
Essays by Cem Akas, Esra Ozdogan
[Pasadena, California]: Locus Novus, 2014. Edition of 750 (350 available for sale).
9.5 x 12.5"; 104 pages. Printed in full color offset. Perfect bound, Softcover with illustrated wraps. Bilingual text (Turkish and English).
Locus Novus: "Documenting the signage system of Los Angeles through a unique set of rules and a photographical approach, Alyse Ulay's 'ID:LA' series suggest an accumulated 'now' with all its repetitions, differences, discardedness, and continued use. Here the line between 'the city' and 'a city' starts to blur; the signs of the photographs begin to signal a totally separate space – a space that has internal connections and consistent language with loaded background requires further study.
"Trained in graphic design, Ulay has sustained an interest in typography and signage systems, manufactured objects, and text-based practices, questioning their place in urban landscape, the social dynamics behind them with their cultural specificity."
ID:LA / City, projections was published in conjunction with an exhibition held in Istanbul, turkey from January 22 to March 15, 2014.