The 10th issue of Nazi Knife takes the form of a vast album covering a dozen iconographic sequences of unclassifiable aesthetics.
Started as a xerox zine, a saturated compilation of drawings done by amateurs, musicians or comics authors, Nazi Knife explored, in its more recent issues, some more singular editorial approaches: the publication seen as a library, as a collection of motley elements, where raw materials, symbolic references or cultural products could be combined, or as the visual repetition of few fetishistic obsessions, modulated by an architecture of filters, quite opaque to say the least.
Radically moving away from their previous logic of designing a counter culture anthology, Jonas Delaborde and Hendrik Hegray, both authors of Nazi Knife from the start, present in this new publication, edited by Paraguay, a dozen iconographic sequences, assembled as to build a mega structure with multiple entrances, all congested. Each insular ensemble answers to its own mechanics, but they're all parts of the same mental dusty palace.
Jonas Delaborde (born 1981 in Paris, lives and works in Paris and Lyon) is a French artist working regularly with his fellow Hendrik Hegray
(they edit the nasty & absurd Nazi Knife
zine together), Kerozen and Mehdi Hercberg (Shoboshobo) or with the drawing collective Frederic Magazine.
Hendrik Hegray (born 1981 in Limoges) lives and works in Paris and Saint-Denis. First active in the underground drawing field in the late 90', he has since released a myriad of small books and fanzines, on his own, or published by FLTMSTPC, Orbe, Nieves, Editions du 57, and Shoboshobo. His work combines approximate drawings, brutal collages, found images and unremarkable photos. He is also active in the experimental music scene, performing under the different aliases of Helicoptere Sanglante, Popol Gluant or H&M, and he runs his own label Premier Sang since 2009.