The Spud is a magazine about and with the potato published by Ellen Mandemaker. It is based on the artist’s findings after years of in-depth research into this sandy brown tuber. The Spud operates at the intersection of magazine and artist’s publication.

Appearing irregularly, each issue may vary greatly in shape and size.

“Apart from the tuber, this issue is also about the potato plant. I did the very small seed potato research, in which I put mini potatoes into mini pots to see what they would produce. And I take a sidestep to the sweet potato, she shows a small performance on a bed.”