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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 www.thecurvedhouse.com 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.

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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!

Book Arts Newsletter

book arts newsletter issue 69 artists booksThe November issue of the Book Arts Newsletter is now available for download from UWE’s Centre for Fine Print Research. This one is packed with goodness from the sunny shores of Australia as the newsletter’s chief editor, Sarah Bodman, recently returned from a trip to the CODEX expo in Melbourne. The issue includes:

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS’ BOOKS EXHIBITIONS INCLUDING:

Invisible Cities And Hidden Landscapes, curated by Cath Fairgreave, UWE Bristol
Object Poems – Curated by David Abel, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, USA
Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany
The Silent Scream: Political and social comment in books by artists, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Drawing with Fire: An exhibition of laser cutting by book and paper artists, curated by Tom Sowden, Northumbria University, UK
Art & project bulletins 1-156 / September 1968 – November 1989, Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, France
60|40, Gustavsberg Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Marinus van Dijke, A walk, a hundred years, a reconstruction, De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, The Netherlands
SCOTT McCARNEY VisualBooks, an exhibition of new works at Light Work, Syracuse, USA
Keith Smith: Book by Book, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, NY, USA

COURSES, LECTURES, CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

Creative bookstructures by Hedi Kyle, a workshop with Suzanne Schmollgruber at Leksands folkhögskola, Sweden
Bookbinding workshops with American book artist Emily Martin in Wiltshire, UK
Wire Edge Bindings workshop with Daniel E Kelm in Stockholm, Sweden and Loose & Simple Bindings II, with Cristina Balbiano d’Aramengo at Jouper
Design, Stockholm, Sweden
Rubber Stamp workshop with Stephen Fowler, Paper Village, Bristol, UK
The State Library of Victoria in partnership with Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford presents: Love and Devotion: Persian Cultural Crossroads. A conference at the State Library of Victoria, 12th – 14th April 2012, Melbourne, Australia

OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDING:

Doverodde Book Arts Festival IV & Symposium – 2012
bookartbookshop’s Bookart Competition December 2011
Minnesota Center for Book Arts is seeking new artists’ books for consignment in its retail store.
Venice Summer Residencies 2012 at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia
Call for Entries: The Vandercook Cocktail
Call for Artists for Turn the Page artist’s book fair 4th and 5th May 2012
Book Works is looking for proposals for a new series of projects from artist/writer
collectives or individual art practices engaged with emerging political struggles.

ARTIST’S BOOK FAIRS & Festivals INCLUDING:

Oxford Fine Press Book Fair, UK
Small Publishers Fair, London, UK
Handmade & Bound, London, UK
Artists’ Book and Independent Publishing Fair, Walsall, UK
Annual Book Arts Festival, MCBA, Minneapolis, USA

NEW ARTISTS’ PUBLICATIONS INCLUDING:

Alfred Jarry A Pataphysical Life by Alastair Brotchie
A Benedictionary by Benedict Phillips
Doug Beube: Breaking the Codex
soundbites 4 tha reVelation 2012 by Daevid Allen
Grab The Uranium by Craig Atkinson
Selection by Hannah Fussner
Pride Prejudice Passion by Karen Hanmer
Libraryland by Oslo David
Two new books by Rare Autumn

Reports & Reviews Including:
The new Marches Book Art Group
Polish Artists’ Books From The End Of The 20th And The Beginning Of The 21st Centuries. Report by Jadwiga Tryzno
We Are Book Arts, Camberwell Book Art MA Show. Review by Abigail Thomas
The Artist’s Book in Slovenia 1966 – 2010, exhibition at the London South Bank University. Report by Lara Gonzalez

STOP PRESS!

grahame galleries + editions in Brisbane reopens with a new exhibition and call for artists.
Book Crafts with Geff Newland, Ochre Print Studio, UK
2012 CFPR Professional Development Summer Institute
Hazell Designs Books has lots of upcoming festive events
New works by Gracia & Louise on show in three exhibitions over November

Download issue 69 of the Book Arts Newsletter (PDF) or visit the main website for the newsletter to view and download all current and previous issues.

Getting into Book Design

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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:

EXHIBITIONS IN SEPTEMBER and October, INCLUDING:

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

COURSES, LECTURES, FAIRS, CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS, INCLUDING:

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

OPPORTUNITIES AND CALLS FOR ENTRIES INCLUDING:

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

NEW ARTISTS PUBLICATIONS, INCLUDING:

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
KART 28
The Artist’s Book Yearbook 2012-2013

REPORTS AND REVIEWS INCLUDING:

Loose and simple bindings 2 Monte Mesma, Italy June 2011. A report by Diana Illingworth-Cook
INVISIBLE CITIES’ AND HIDDEN LANDSCAPES by Cath Fairgreave
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

LINKS

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.

The Art of Typographic Animation

Kristen here. I know it’s bad form to blog about the same thing twice in such a short time, but I have to share this beautiful typographic animation by Matt Young. It was produced for Penguin to publicise their fascinating book about translation – Is That a Fish in Your Ear? by David Bellos. Such a fine piece of animation. I’ve got the full creative jels over this one.

Animation – Is That A Fish In Your Ear? – David Bellos from Penguin Books on Vimeo.