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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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

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.

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.


February 15th, 2013

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.


December 14th, 2012

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.


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

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.


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

Facing Pages

March 26th, 2012

Kolla! Affisch-Festival

February 29th, 2012

©Samuel Nyholm

Kolla! Affisch-Festival

Arranged by Kolla!, Iaspis & We Do Not Work Alone, The Kolla Poster Festival idea is to inspire, deepen the knowledge within graphic design and illustration. Dedicated to the poster, it will look at its phenomena from a historical and contemporary point of view, but will also focus on the future of the media.
International and local guests will give lectures, workshop, and visitors will be encouraged to interact to have access to some material to casually be creative with.

March 15, 2012
Research&Development, Stockholm


January 26th, 2012

une exposition collective et une publication dirigées par Joseph Ghosn avec les dessins de Charles Berberian, Theo Ellsworth, Charles Burns, Philippe Dupuy, Sammy Harkham, Frédéric Fleury, Blutch, Frédérique Rusch, Paul Hornschemeier, Caroline Andrieu, Nine Antico, Serge Clerc, Frédéric Poincelet, Antoine Marquis, Julien Carreyn, Emmanuelle Pidoux, Fanny Michaëlis, Ludovic Debeurme, Michael Deforge.

“On ne regarde jamais assez les visages dessinés, les figures qui traversent une case, une page et les regards qui les habitent. La bande dessinée, pourtant, est un art de la représentation, du visage restitué, réinventé, mais toujours fidèle à lui-même, à sa vérité. Ou alors à la vérité telle que la perçoit le dessinateur. Les visages, donc, sont ces pièces centrales qui font que l’on reconnaît un personnage, une figure, immédiatement. La tension est toujours là, dans ce qui dessine l’ovale d’un visage, la souplesse ou la dureté d’un regard : le visage, donc, est bien l’ultime frontière de la bande dessinée – et du dessin, d’où qu’il provienne. C’est pour cela qu’en écho à une idée de la galerie 12mail (exposons de la bande dessinée), la seule réponse qui sorte et s’impose est celle de montrer des visages, d’accrocher des regards plutôt que de montrer des planches qui ont leur place dans des livres plutôt que sur des murs.” …

A l’occasion de l’exposition, 12Mail éditera une publication gratuite conçue par Laurent Fétis, éditée à 1000 exemplaires, regroupant les visuels de l’exposition sous forme de posters détachables.

3 février – 30 mars 2012
12MAIL, Paris

Beni Bischof war krank

December 12th, 2011

Beni Bischof war krank

In a two-day workshop students of HfG Offenbach worked together with Alexander Lis
& Samuel Bänziger to present the drawings of the artist Beni Bischof in a book.

Launch December 13, 2011, 7pm
Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach am Main

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