Offprint Paris 2015

November 4th, 2015

Offprint Projects is an independent publishing fair and forum that focuses on specific thematic areas in numerous locations; featuring publications on art, photography, design, experimental music, open culture and activism. Focusing on discerning practices in these fields, we aim to offer members of these communities a context in which they can maintain their integrity, their critical voice and their social role while dealing with external factors (the market, urbanism, press and communication). Acknowledging the qualitative and unique publishing practices, Offprint also seeks to bring a larger and dedicated audience into contact with these publishers, both online and offline. Crossing over between disciplines is an integral part of this process. From its origins, as an arts organization supporting artist projects as well as mounting the annual Offprint Paris publishing fair, Offprint stands for the legitimacy of our field and its discourses. At the same time, however, it aims to reconnect the arts with society; putting aside a market imperative for novelty in favour of art-based projects with broader social concerns. We strongly dismiss any use of art as a strategy for social discrimination. Finally, Offprint operates chiefly as a non-profit, with participants motivated by ideals, in order to promote invention and experimentation within the art world – and beyond.
Offprint Paris 2015 showcases more than 125 publishers from some 20 countries, from November 12 to 15, at Beaux-Arts de Paris.

Posted in Art , Books , Design , Graphic Design , Illustration , Periodicals , Photography

Mould Map 4 Eurozone Spezial

September 14th, 2015

Mould Map 4 Eurozone Spezial is a book about Europe and its possible futures featuring newly commissioned comics, art and graphics contextualised by features on both near-future speculative / design fiction and historical counterculture movements including; Huw Wahl on 60s inflatable art collective Action Space, Federico Pagello on Frigidaire Magazine and comics of the radical left in 70s Italy, a selection of activist ephemera from the stock of Mayfair dealer Carl Williams at Maggs Brothers, Ingo Niermann in conversation with Matilda Tjäder about the origins and development of the Sternberg Solutions series, Dunne & Raby and the use of illustration within their United Micro Kingdoms project and finally a selection of works from the 2014 White Cube exhibition by Gilbert & George — Scapegoating Pictures For London.

Posted in Illustration , Periodicals

Upcoming Book Fairs Fall-Winter 2015

July 22nd, 2015

From Life’s a Beach by Martin Parr, Aperture, 2012

The London Art Book Fair 2015 , September 10-13, Whitechapel Gallery, London
WIELS Art Book Fair 2015 , September 11-13, Wiels, Brussels
Artists Print IV , September 11-13, Brass, Brussels
VOLUME 2015 , September 11-13, Artspace, Sydney
NY ART BOOK FAIR , September 18–20, MoMA PS1, New York
The Tokyo Art Book Fair , September 19-21, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Tokyo
2015 Vancouver ART/Book Fair , October 17-18, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Offprint Paris , November 13-15, Paris
Friends with Books , December 11-13, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Posted in Architecture , Art , Books , Design , Graphic Design , Illustration , Periodicals , Photography

Offprint Paris 2014

November 4th, 2014

Offprint Paris , November 14-16, 2014, Beaux-arts de Paris , is an art-publishing fair featuring discerning publishers on art, photography, design and experimental music labels. This year’s edition showcases more than 130 publishers, from over 20 countries (all participants now announced on the website), selected by Yannick Bouillis, Charlotte Cheetham and Maxime Guitton.

Posted in Architecture , Art , Books , Graphic Design , Illustration , Periodicals , Photography

NY Art Book Fair 2014

August 20th, 2014

September 26–28, 2014, Printed Matter presents the ninth annual NY Art Book Fair , at MoMA PS1 , New York. Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. Last year, the fair featured nearly 300 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from twenty-six countries. NYABF14 is also full of programming and special events.

Posted in Architecture , Art , Books , Graphic Design , Illustration , Periodicals , Photography

ISIA Urbino / Werkplaats Typografie Summer School 2014

March 11th, 2014

Since five years, two schools with a course in Graphic Design, Werkplaats Typografie (ArtEZ) , Arnhem, The Netherlands and ISIA Urbino , Italy, joined together to set up an international Summer School . The sixth edition will take place from July 20th till August 1st in the renaissance town of Urbino.
The supervisors during the two week workshop will be Karel Martens , Armand Mevis , Maureen Mooren and Leonardo Sonnoli and the call for application is dedicated to (young) professionals and students in the field of (graphic) design, and surrounded practices (like writing, photography, illustration, publishing), or art, architecture and theory related practices.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, where you’re from, what your background is, what your interests are, how much experience or education you had. This Summer School offers an opportunity for anyone who is talented, inspiring and a non-conventional thinker and maker. Candidates, with an authentic, open and critical mind, who are interested to learn, to explore and re-think their own work in a unique context and who don’t mind working over summer are welcome to apply.

Posted in Architecture , Art , Books , Education , Graphic Design , Illustration , Photography

Offprint Paris 2013

November 12th, 2013

Offprint Paris is an art publishing fair for emerging practices in art. Over four days, it gathers institutional and independent publishers from all over the world featuring publications by contemporary artists, graphic designers, photographers, publishers, bookdealers, museums, art schools, curators and antiquarians.

Posted in Architecture , Art , Books , Design , Education , Graphic Design , Illustration , Periodicals , Photography

La Dérive during Offprint Paris 2013

November 3rd, 2013

LA DÉRIVE – Chapter I, November 17, 2013 – during Offprint , an Art Publishing fair – November 14-17, Beaux-Arts de Paris – invites the visitors to take various paths within the large and rich landscape of independent publishing in art and design. As advocated by La Dérive (in English Drift) of Guy Debord, the program is built around several specific ambiances, highlighted: the main idea being to let go of expectations and habits and to just wander among pleasant encounters… With contributions by Ramaya Tegegne , Erik van der Weijde , Jan Wenzel , Postdocument , De Stihl , and Etienne Robial .

Posted in Architecture , Art , Books , Design , Graphic Design , Illustration , Photography


October 8th, 2013

© Arnaud Desjardin, The Every Day Press

LE BAL Books week-end , September 6-8, 2013, Paris
The London Art Book Fair , September 13-15, 2013, London
MISS READ , September 19-22, 2013, Berlin
NY ART BOOK FAIR , September 20-22, 2013, New York
The Tokyo Art Book Fair , September 21-23, 2013, Tokyo
Unseen Book Market , September 26-29, 2013, Amsterdam
Vancouver Art/Book Fair , October 5-6, 2013, Vancouver
Salon Light #10 , October 5-6, 2013, Paris
Third Issue , October 11-12, 2013, Frankfurt
OffPrint Paris , November 14-17, 2013, Paris
KIOOSK vol.2 , November 16-17, 2013, Kraków
Sprint , November 29-December 1, 2013, Milano
Rookie Book Fair , December 7-8, 2013, Poznan
LA ART BOOK FAIR , January 31 – February 2, 2014, Los Angeles
Fahrenheit 39 , March 7-9, 2014, Ravenna

Posted in Architecture , Art , Books , Design , Education , Graphic Design , Illustration , Periodicals , Photography

Portfolios: Martine Syms – Zak Group – Jordy van den Nieuwendijk

October 1st, 2013

Martine Syms , writer, designer and publisher

Zak Group , design and art direction

Jordy van den Nieuwendijk , illustrator

Posted in Art , Books , Graphic Design , Illustration

NY Art Book Fair 2013

August 27th, 2013

Printed Matter presents, from September 20 to 22, at MoMA PS1 , New York, the eighth annual NY Art Book Fair , the world’s leading event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines showcased by more than 280 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from more than twenty countries.

Among other special programming, The Classroom, a curated series of informal conversations, workshops, readings and other artist-led programs, is also an informal venue for artists, writers and publishers to feature new releases and present their publications. Participants include Tréy Sager with Badlands Unlimited (New York); Olof Olsson with Rollo Press (Switzerland); Linda Simpson with Peradam (New York); Elisabeth Tonnard and Chris Burnett with J&L Books (Scranton, PA); Amish Morrell with C Magazine (Canada); the curators of the Libros Mutantes Book Fair (Spain), etc.
An exhibition of book works by Bruno Munari, presented by Edizioni Corraini, will be housed in the courtyard dome. The exhibition includes a collection of rare and out-of-print artist and design books by the late Italian artist, offering a comprehensive survey of his influential career. Selections from the private collection of Giorgio Maffei will be on view as well…whole program on NY Art Book Fair 2013 website.

Posted in Art , Books , Design , Graphic Design , Illustration , Periodicals , Photography

Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace

June 18th, 2013

© Erik Kessels

Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace – june 18 to october 20, 2013, Victoria and Albert Museum, London – brings together a new work of fiction by the author Hari Kunzru with 20 original commissions from leading graphic designers, illustrators and typographers to create a multidimensional story. The way we read books is changing. Memory Palace explores how a story might be imagined in a different format – as a walk-in book.
With work by Âbäke, Peter Bil’ak, Alexis Deacon, Oded Ezer, Francesco Franchi, Isabel Greenberg, Hansje van Halem, Jim Kay, Johnny Kelly, Erik Kessels, Na Kim, Stuart Kolakovic, Frank Laws, Le Gun, Luke Pearson, Stefanie Posavec, Némo Tral, Henning Wagenbreth, Mario Wagner and Sam Winston.

Hari Kunzru’s story is set in a future London, hundreds of years after the world’s information infrastructure was wiped out by an immense magnetic storm. Technology and knowledge have been lost, and a dark age prevails. Nature has taken over the ruins of the old city and power has been seized by a group who enforce a life of extreme simplicity on all citizens. Recording, writing, collecting and art are outlawed…

The chosen practitioners work across a variety of fields, from comics and editorial illustration to advertising and typography. Each of the designers and illustrators worked on a different passage of text from the story, responding freely to the text. The resulting commissions vary dramatically in scale and format, from intricate hand-drawn works to large three-dimensional environments.

Posted in Art , Exhibitions , Graphic Design , Illustration


February 15th, 2013

Posted in Art , Books , Graphic Design , Illustration , Periodicals , Photography

Revue Correspondances

December 30th, 2012

Correspondances est née d’une intuition du matin. De celles qui t’éveillent et prennent de l’ampleur au fil du jour. L’idée était simple : questionner le rapport entre texte et image en faisant appel à 10 correspondants (5 auteurs, 5 illustrateurs) dont la participation, écrite ou dessinée, s’inspirerait de la contribution précédente.
Correspondances ne se veut pas être un énième recueil d’oeuvres mais d’avantage une affaire de points de vue. Correspondances est l’art de concevoir et de transmettre le fruit de ses réflexions à travers un véritable téléphone arabe sur papier où chaque correspondant s’inspire et inspire.

Posted in Graphic Design , Illustration , Periodicals


December 14th, 2012

Posted in Architecture , Art , Books , Design , Graphic Design , Illustration , Periodicals , Photography

Theophile’s Papers PANORAMA n°15

November 29th, 2012

Theophile’s Papers is a project dedicated to the diffusion of independent editors, fanzines, newspapers and magazines specialized in art, photography, typography, and illustration, with a focus on the promotion of emerging projects and artist books.
With his collection of publications, and displays designed by Valérian Goalec , Theophile travels to apartments, galleries, and book shops, where he helps people to discover new things in different places.
Artisan Social Designer , an Art & design gallery in Paris, welcomes Theophile’s Papers for Panorama n°15 , november 30 to january 2.

Posted in Art , Books , Design , Graphic Design , Illustration , Periodicals , Photography


October 25th, 2012

© William Wegman, Reading Two Books

OFFPRINT , November 15-18, 2012, Paris
KIOOSK , November 17-18, 2012, Kraków
PA/PER VIEW , November 24-25, 2012, Porto
ROOKIE , December 6-8, 2012, Poznan

Posted in Architecture , Art , Books , Graphic Design , Illustration , Periodicals , Photography

Bookshop Index

September 3rd, 2012

© The Book Society, Seoul – Aye-Aye Books, Glasgow
On Reading, Nagoya-shi – Art Metropole, Toronto

Bookshop Index , a directory of independent art bookshops around the world.

Posted in Architecture , Art , Books , Design , Graphic Design , Illustration , Periodicals , Photography


April 26th, 2012


For more than fifty years, Saul Steinberg was The New Yorker’s in-house observer, visual epitome, and its chief cartoonist. This exhibition, naming The New Yorker’s consecutive editors, collects some two hundred of his one thousand published contributions, presented as is: magazines, collected through time, some slightly yellowed and hung with that irrevocable library smell…

We can’t imagine how you could see Steinberg’s stenographic line without seeing the page it is on. “Everything has a message,” Steinberg noted. The circulatory system has a message, the page has a message, the ads have a message, the neighborhood of fiction and news have a message, all of it makes for juxtapositions as eerily apposite as anything the French surrealists or a blender could come up with.

The exhibition program will include a lecture by the exhibition coordinators Robert Snowden and Scott Ponik, a talk by Stuart Bailey of Dexter Sinister on July 3, and a screening of The Right Way by Fischli and Weiss on Saturday, August 4.

June 16 – August 10, 2012
YALE UNION (YU) , Portland

Posted in Art , Exhibitions , Illustration

Facing Pages

March 26th, 2012

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