Malika Favre: Kama Sutra A-Z



ISBN: 9781916126176 Category:


In Kama Sutra A-Z Malika Favre blends typography, illustration, design and erotica in this exquisitely produced limited edition.

The ‘Kama Sutra A-Z’ was initially developed by Malika Favre in 2013 as an art project and exhibition. Seven years later, she decided to gather this body of work into a limited edition book co-published with Counter-Print.

The 26 letters are displayed as individual art pieces and accompanied by erotic excerpts, carefully curated by the artist, with a strong emphasis on female poets.

The result is an eclectic and timeless collection of writings, from ancient times to today, including contributions from renowned poets such as Sandra Cisneros, Yusef Komunyakaa, Stephanie Burt, Warsan Shire, Kyle Dargan and Michael Faudet amongst many more…

The dialogue created by this approach emphasises the timeless relevance of Erotica and is meant as a celebration of joy, pleasure and sensuality. As Vatsyayana once wrote, ‘So long as lips shall kiss, and eyes shall see, so long lives this, and this gives life to thee’.

The book was designed by Counter-Print and printed in Italy. The cover has been gold foiled and the book is end-blocked in matt black.

Additional information

Weight 892 g
Dimensions 30.6 x 30.2 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 16 April 2024
Number of pages 56
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Malika Favre, Edited by Malika Favre
Dimensions 30.6 x 30.2 cm
Weight 892 g


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Malika Favre is one of the world's most celebrated illustrators, known for her stunningly simple work, often utilising a handful of perfectly refined vector shapes to convey her subject matter.