Category Archives: art

Artypeeps has a new nest >>>>

Chirp chirp! In a long-awaited merger the Artypeeps network is now part of The Curved House, a creative agency working primarily for publishers and authors. Please visit to find out more.

This blog will shortly migrate to The Curved House but we will continue to have our twice-yearly Artypeeps drinks nights and will keep the network active through Facebook.

Thank you to all of the Artypeeps crew who have supported the various endeavors and made our network the special little community that it is.


Artypeeps have a new Facebook page

Ahoy peeps! Those of you in the Artypeeps Facebook network will know that we have almost 900 Facebook friends all around the world. We want to get our network up into the thousands so we’ve now started a fan page. We’ll be profiling some of our favourite designers, illustrators, artists and other wonderful creatives on this new page. We’ll also be handpicking fans of our page to profile their work so we need to see lots of talented peeps liking the page!

Visit the new Artypeeps Fan Page, click ‘LIKE’ and then spread the word to all your friends. Thanks!

If Not Now, Whenever: 7 Cambridge Artists Exhibit at the Gallery on Redchurch Street, London

Redchurch Street, one of East London’s up-and-coming streets, is home to many emerging arty enterprises including the Gallery in Redchurch Street. This week the gallery housed a show by 7 artists from the Cambridge School of Art. Shows at self-hire galleries can sometimes be a little dubious but this exhibition caught my attention because the caliber of all the work was so high. (It helped, too, that Jane Bradley’s wonderful embroidered artist’s book was just inside the front door… like a moth to a flame, I was.) Further inside, Robert Good’s bookcase portraits were a wonderful example of how aesthetically pleasing a good bookshelf can be, while artist Matthew Wilson managed to make a bunch of abject objects (medical equipment) into beautiful, graceful installations. The show was a brief one-week stint but here are some images from the artists and you can get in touch with any of them via their website.

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Book Arts Newsletter: Issue 68

Amtsbibliothek by Dietmar Pfister

Amtsbibliothek by Dietmar Pfister

The latest issue of the Book Arts Newsletter is out now. Edited by Sarah Bodman at the Centre for Fine Print Research, this issue includes:


Guy Begbie and Lawrence Upton. Bower Ashton Library, UWE Bristol, UK
Again, A Time Machine at Spike Island, Bristol, UK
The Silent Scream: Political and social comment in books by artists, Sir Louis Matheson Library, Monash University, Clayton, VIC, Australia
Peace, Love, and Rockets at Center for Book Arts, NY
Claude Closky – Inside a Triangle, inaugural exhibition mfc-michèle didier, Paris
Concept As Concrete Form: Visual Poetry, Texts And Typography, University of Derby, UK
Othello – A Bestiary (With Floral Additions) by Borbonesa at bookartbookshop, London
Fine Impressions: Printmaking and artists’ books in Melbourne 1999-2010, at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen
The 3rd Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize Exhibition at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK


Impact 7 Multi-disciplinary Printmaking Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Loose & Simple Bindings II, workshop in Stockholm 2012
Wire Edge Bindings, workshop in Stockholm 2012
New Jersey Book Arts Symposium, NY
Photography and the Artist’s Book Symposium, Manchester, UK
The London Art Book Fair 2011
The Sixth Manchester Artists’ Book Fair
Small Publishers Fair
8th ArteLibro Bologna


Jan van Eyck Academie, call for proposals for research projects
Doverodde Book Arts Festival IV & Symposium – 2012
A Call to Celebrate THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY of bookartbookshop
Women’s Studio Workshop Opportunities for Artists
Artist Book and Independent Publishing Fair, The New Art Gallery Walsall


Listen, Listen: Adadam Agofomma, the inaugural publication of Take Time Pres
Cast of Revival Redux by Ralph Dorey
Chromatic Fields by Duncan Bullen and Jamie Crofts
Fragments of Capri and Horizons… Capri by Karen Hanmer
The Artist’s Book Yearbook 2012-2013


Loose and simple bindings 2 Monte Mesma, Italy June 2011. A report by Diana Illingworth-Cook
UK artist Simon Goode goes west to see what has made the US book arts community flourish
Special Appendix: Artists’ books in Australia and New Zealand : a bibliographical extract, 2010 compiled by Juergen Wegner, Librarian, Brandywine Archive, Sydney


London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery: Friday 23 – Sunday 25 September

London Art Book Fair at Whitechapel GalleryThis weekend is one of the most exciting events on the artists book calendar – The London Art Book Fair at Whitechapel Gallery. Those with an interest in high-end art books (ie. the most beautiful of beautiful reproductions), wonderfully handcrafted artists’ books and anything to do with the book as art will not be disappointed. There are also a couple of events on digital media and art publishing including a 4pm session on Saturday called Turning the virtual page: The digital future of art publishing A few of the Artypeeps crew will be there on the Friday and Saturday so come along and enjoy the book for reasons other than words!

See the full London Art Book Fair programme here and remember to pre-book your tickets, even to the free events.

Christopher Wilson designs for German label Vinyl on Demand

club moral vinyl box

The talented Christopher Wilson (aka Oberphones) has been busy in his Sheffield studio recently, producing some hot hot hot vinyl covers for German record label Vinyl On Demand. The above image is the vinyl cover design for artist Club Moral who describe themselves as “focused on the presentation of art and live events of an extreme nature”. Chris says they make Throbbing Gristle look like The Saturdays. I say they’ll all be deaf by the age of 55. But hey, they’ll still have these sexy vinyl boxes to look at and ya don’t need ears for that. We asked Chris how he achieved the archival-style aesthetic: “Much of the type on the records is xeroxed until it degrades (as per the “1981–1986″ here), then rescanned.” Nice work, we like. See more from Chris/Oberphones here…

Open Evening and Performance by Christina Mitrentse

The artists’ books and installations of Christina Mitrentse have captivated us book-lovers in the past, so we are delighted to announce her new solo show, presented by the Art Work Space in west London.

Add To My Library Vol. II by Christina Mitrentse

Join us for the Open Evening and Performance
Wednesday 7th Sept. 2011 6 -9.30 pm

Art Work Space is delighted to present Add To My Library Vol.II, a solo exhibition of works by established multi-faceted artist Christina Mitrentse. The show consists of five interconnected parts produced over the last two years. A series of large-scale graphite and colour pencil drawings created through an innovative methodology depicting books as the building-blocks of idiosyncratic institutions: STONEHENGE, WWW, NEW TATE, EMBLEM, RUIN I. A BIBLIOGRAPHIC DATA FLOW of favorite book titles/authors, selected by invited international contributors from the art world. METABOOK, a plinth-mounted silk-screened book sculpture;‘10 FLAGS silk-screens extracted from METABOOK form a wall-based installation and a spoken word performance by guest artist Douglas Park who will embody the Library’s body of knowledge as a living Encyclopedia.The man who became a book!
For more details visit:

Download colour publication that accompanies the project

Lower Ground Floor, The Hempel Hotel,
31—35 Craven Hill Gardens, London W2 3EA