inspiring lyon based fabien coupas shows some fresh editorial design, own fonts and nice posters on his portfolio!
as written before, zines of the zone is a mobile library dedicated to selfpublished photobooks, photozines, and any DIY printed matter related to photography. they are visiting hamburg soon on sunday 18th of may – 13°°h – you’ll find them at hinterconti!
for all independent paper lovers: libros mutantes in madrid next week! don’t miss!
On April 25th-27th, Libros Mutantes will reach its fifth edition in Madrid. Publishing projects from around the world are invited to join us in a celebration of independent publishing, art books and experimental design. The programme will include lectures, exhibitions and workshops, but the core of our project is the art book fair, a place to discover, read and buy international publications. Do you feel like showcasing and selling your work in sunny Madrid? Hurry up and register before March 2nd!
Friday 25 April:
17.00 – 22.00 h
Saturday 26 April:
12.00 – 15.00 / 17.00 – 22.00 h
Sunday 27 April:
12.00 – 15.00 / 17.00 – 22.00 h
Patio / Salón
Adolfo Press, Akina Books (UK), Art Paper Editions (BE), BANDIZ STUDIO, Barrio Chino (DE), Belleza Infinita, BlackMountain Books, BlankPaper, Carol Lindberg, Centerfold Editions (NL), Cero Eficacia Ediciones, Ciervo & Castor Editorial, Consonni, Covabunga, Dalpine, Desayuno Fanzine, Discipula Editions (UK), Do the Print, Ediciones Puré, Editorial Concreta, Emo Díaz, Fanzine Bulbasaur, Feréstec, Fibra Casa Editora (AR), For Coloring, Geray Mena, Girls Like Us (NL), HTS, I Love Paper, Inge Rylant, Input Magazine, Ivory Press, JHH Fanzine, Jose Porroche, Kaput Livros (BR), Kitschic Ediciones, La Integral, La Piscina Editorial, LeMégot éditions (FR), Loring Art, Mannnu (MX), Mooooon Publishing, Motor (CH), Novembre Magazine (CH), Onomatopee (NL), Over Placed (PT/MX), Pájaro, PAPER / Architectural Histamine, PHREE, Ponytale, Publications for Pleasure, Ricochet.cc (AR/DE), RV.PAPERS, Sandwich Mixto, Santa Rosa Editora (AR), Sara Kaaman (SE), Skinnerboox (IT), SSE PROJECT (KR), STAY ALONE (UK/JP), Stephanian (FR), Štokovec, Space for Culture (SK), Stuff Books (NL), Tattoonie, TD PAPELES, Tijuana Ediçoes (BR), TLTR Preß (CZ), Valiz (NL), Veinticuatro Editions, Vincent Labas (FR), Voilà ediciones
Off the Press: Electronic Publishing in the Arts
22-23 May 2014
Digital Publications are slowly ascending since a couple of years. Due to the rise of tablets and smartphones this development has accelerated and by now these publications – e-books, newspaper apps and digital magazines – are forever part of our media landscape. More and more people use mobile devices to read books and magazines and the coming years this way of information processing will dominate the market. Publishers can’t stay behind in relation to digital publishing. However, many publishers in the art- and cultural sector are unfamiliar with these developments. They do not have the knowledge, resources and capacities to develop new methods of digital publishing and participate in the digital market. Moreover, the art- and culture books have an extra challenge, because the form and content are deeply intertwined.
This RAAK-MKB project will provide the research and realization of such a platform. The following research questions is formulated: “In what way can a platform be created with new tools for open source-publishing, by which publishers in the art- and cultural sector can produce interactive e-publications by themselves?”
To answer this research question, the Institute of Network Cultures (lectortaat Netwerkcultuur) of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and Knowledge center Creating 010 of the Hogeschool van Rotterdam are executing state-of-the-art research. In collaboration with an already existing consortium of eleven MKB-companies consisting of publishers, designers and developers, a fivesome subprojects will be formulated. Within these subgroups publishers, designers and developers, (research)lecturers and students of the participating applied universities will collaborate.
The result is a new developed toolkit that exists of tools for digital publishing, based on open source-software of which the source code will be published and freely accessible. As a result everyone can freely copy, adjust and distribute the tools. Five e-publications of titles of the art- and culture books fund of the participating publishers will be produced and presented on a platform that is developed for that purpose. Moreover the following manual will be created: “How to publish an e-book?” on digital publishing processes.
The paper view art book fair is on fire since 2009 and this year starts in a few weeks so we wanted to set a small reminder:
21st—23rd of March 2014
Av. Van Volxemlaan 354
Katinka Bock and Julie Jones
Jason Dodge and Dieter Roelstraete
Franz Erhard Walther workshop
go there and have a look at 20th Century Art Archives UK, 4478ZINE NL, Afterall UK, Alauda Publications NL, Almine Rech BE/FR, Archive Books DE, Art Paper Editions BE, B42 Editions FR, Bartleby&Co BE, Bom Dia Boa Noite Boa Tarde DE, Editions Dilecta FR, Extra Extra NL, From Me To You Publications BE, GAGARIN BE, Gevaert Editions BE, L’Endroit Editions FR, Manuella Editions FR, MAY revue FR, MER.Paper Kunsthalle BE, Mobius Publications BE, MORE publishers BE, Mousse IT, Motto DE, Petunia FR, Post Editions NL, Poursuite Editions FR, Ridinghouse UK, Rosascape FR, Schizm Magazine UK, Theophile’s Papers BE/FR, Torpedo Press NO, WIELS BE, Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E SI …
Print Club London was established in 2007 and is run by managing director Fred Higginson and director Kate Higginson. The duo work closely with iconic illustrator and creative director Rose Stallard, who brings the Print Club brand to life with her inimitable 1970s fanzine-style-artwork and edgy typography.
Alongside running the studios Fred, Kate and Rose also curate an annual exhibition Blisters one of the UK’s largest poster shows, it introduces a wider demographic to affordable, original artwork, bringing a contemporary art scene to a brand new audience. Whilst providing studio space and selling work is a key focus of the studios, the trio work with clients on projects ranging from bespoke bags for Stella McCartney to live printing projects in store with Nike.
Print Club is now open for submissions and want to get the word out there to any illustrators/aspiring artists who want to take part:
This year it’s Blisters: Sound Sessions. Submit a poster in your own style inspired by your favouriteband/song/musician/tour/gig — your work must be completely new and original for this project and never seen before!
deadline is 01.03.2014 so sharpen your pencils! some photos from last years show after the break or on http://printclublondon.com/2013/blisters-review/.
all informations here:
Collect generally includes the systematic search, collection and retention of things or information. Anarchy is usually associated with social disorder, tyranny and lawlessness.
Which expression and content would present a publication between those two poles? This was subject of a lecture and workshop given by Prof. Lars Harmsen (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund) during the summer semester 2013. The workshop was held in Berlin (13.5. to 18.5.2013). All publications were printed on a Risograph at ¶ PILCROW Print & Publishing in Berlin.
today I found this poster on the streets of berlin f’hain. I don’t much about this project, but it sounds great!
Some photographs are more important than others. Preserved memories of people you love and friends you have lost, places that shaped your understanding of the world and events that had a significant impact on your life. romka magazine is devoted to this one print that you keep in your wallet, on the desk at work or on your fridge door. Pictures of great sentimental value that gain their quality through the personal experiences they are connected to and not through form or content. It is not about your best pictures, but about your personal favorites.
second issue of “gustav” zine by herrorm.
produced analogue, digitalized afterwards.
you may have a look at his site:
we recently made this small zine about self publishing culture and its history. we produced it (nearly) completely analogue by resizing the images on a copier, cutting and arranging texts and images manually on sheets of paper and even went through the imposition the analogue way!
short documentary / interview with Ari Marcopoulos around a photo zine workshop in NYC.
design agency die krieger des lichts from nuremberg (germany) irregularly publishes an own zine with multifarious work from their network, since 2007. it contains design, art, culture and communiction from different perspectives. it is made by and for interested and open minded people, for a creative exchange, for inspiration and sharing.
stereoplastika is member of zinelab and is also running his own publishing house, trineo editions. he’s from madrid / spain, graphic designer and illustrator and this zine is a nice collection of some of his excellent recognizable geometric drawings. have a look at the video review and don’t forget to grab your copy via
doobert life is an extremely funny illustration zine by Michael C. Hsiung published by trineo editions.
no.zine is an independent arts zine, released in series and featuring a variety of young artists, designers, writers, photographers and illustrators. each issue is conceptually centred around it’s issue number.
curation, illustration, design and art-direction by patrick fry with the help of many great contributors.
we really appreciate this project!
we’d like to share this invitation to a local release party here in dortmund, germany. more details inside (german only).
for the second time in a row the Warriors of light – german agency die krieger des lichts – offered a platform to talented creative people for the second time. the goal was to offer a possibility to realise and publish their free works. no requirements, no restrictions, only space in A2 format and two print colours were available to the contributors. resulting in 28 visual viewpoints from different genres – graphics, typography, photography, illustration – created by 22 design personalities from Nuremberg, Berlin, Munich, Cologne and Bonn.
Ben Jones, from Paperrad collective. One of the most interesting artistic collective for us. Made this zine for Nieves in 2009. Is full of great drawings and comic strips. Really like the style!
Is out of stock.
Nonstopnerds are back with a next participation in some nice project this year – meet up with the nice people of Heimatdesign for another open magazine workshop session called THE ZINEFACTORY.
fanzines, zines, independent publications and artist books are acting as a response to the mainstream media with an activist manner. as they are a way of understanding our relation with society and even with ourselves, maybe slower but more attractive for sure.
A new issue of the creative magazine BATTERIEnext is out now.
BATTERIEnext_19 with the topic “emptiness” is not just to look at but also to touch and put up: it consists of 12 A1-posters.
You can get the complete set (which is limited and hand-signed to 100 copies) at