The Artypeeps ArtyQuiz had all the ingredients of a successful launch party. The spectacularly ambient Garrison pub in London played host to a thoroughly arty crowd, with some of London publishing’s biggest talents in attendance. It was a hilarious night, chock full of that warm, enthusiastic buzz that only creative types can emit.
Now that Artypeeps is officially off the ground we already have our sights on 2009 when we’ll focus on becoming the primary force in creative services and events for the book publishing industry. Our objectives for next year are split into three categories:
PROJECT MANAGEMENT & PACKAGING
The Artypeeps members and associates are some of the most experienced project managers, designers, photographers and writers in the book business. We can produce books from manuscript through to printed books delivered into the warehouse on time and on budget. Contact us via the website to discuss your project.
Artypeeps will begin a publishing program in 2009 under the Curved House Press imprint. We are now on the hunt for talented artists and writers to submit work for an exciting collaborative publishing project – All the Ways to Say ‘I Love You’. More details will go up on the artypeeps website on 10th December. If you want to know more in the meantime you can Contact us through the website.
Plans are already simmering away for the program of events in 2009, including another ArtyQuiz in the first half of the year. Keep an eye on the website for details and dates. In addition, our members are actively teaching and talking and have lectured on book design, typography, book production, printing/manufacture, getting into publishing and self-publishing. We are always happy to talk anyone’s head off, so contact us if you are looking for vibrant, enthusiastic and interesting speakers.
Artypeeps would like to say a huge thanks to our main sponsor of Tuesday’s event, Loudmouth, for their generous donation of the main raffle prize. And also thanks to illustrator Karoline Rerrie who donated lots of lovely prints and books for the winner, and to Howies for donating a t-shirt of the week.
And an even huger thanks to all the wonderful peeps who came along and made the official launch such a success.