A Bewildered Herd/ Jonathan Ellery, image source: brownseditions.com, © Browns Editions


300 book covers hand-made by the artist

Publisher Note

Pencil and charcoal drawings and small relief sculptures made with tape and stickers are the materials used in Jonathan Ellery’s latest book, A Bewildered Herd.

The title of the book comes originally from Walter Lippmann (Public Opinion, 1922 – mass man as the bewildered herd, spectators 
not participants in a democracy) whose words were paraphrased by Noam Chomsky in his book Media Control (2002).

Ellery’s interest is focused on the notion of a democracy, and how easy it appears to control it.

One gets the sense that Ellery’s recent work is becoming more abstract, and that is borne out by the front covers, each treated as 
an individual canvas by the artist, all 300 covers done by hand.

Artists’ Book

A Bewildered Herd

by Jonathan Ellery

Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2017
Artist: Jonathan Ellery
Printrun 300
Availability Available
Dimensions 34.0 × 24.0 cm
Pages 56