Category Archives: book design

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!

Getting into Book Design

storify logoInterested in book design? View our Storify story, Getting into Book Design, that showcases the best things about book design and tells you where to find out more if you’d like to get into book design in the UK.

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Click here to view our story on Storify

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.

Book Arts Newsletter: Issue no. 67

OUT NOW: The August/September issue of the BOOK ARTS NEWSLETTER, edited by Sarah Bodman and published by the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England (UWE).

book arts newsletter sarah bodman

IN THIS ISSUE:
Cover page – FLAG XI – PEACE by Christina Mitrentse

EXHIBITIONS IN AUGUST and September, INCLUDING:
Stephen Fowler. Obscure Small Press Publications and Unfinished Books. Bower Ashton Library, UWE Bristol.
Linda Welch. 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, USA
Multiple, Limited, Unique. The Center for Book Arts, New York
Claude Rutault. CDLA, France
Fine and Dirty: Contemporary Letterpress Art. Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis MN
Les paris sont ouverts. The Freud Museum, London
The Emblem of My Work. Shandy Hall, Coxwold, UK
Paper Art Exhibition. Bildungshaus St. Benedikt, Austria
Al-Mutanabbi Street Broadsides. Westminster Reference Library, London

COURSES, LECTURES, CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS, INCLUDING:
Bookbinding workshops with Lori Sauer
Print Workshops at St Brides, London
Handmade Printed Books with Theresa Easton
Scripture of the gaze: the space between word and image. Artist-led meetings in Sao Paulo, Brazil with Edith Derdyk
Weekend Courses in Artists Books, Denmark
Courses at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy

OPPORTUNITIES AND CALLS FOR ENTRIES INCLUDING:
The NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders announces the 3rd JCA Steel Bookbinding Design Competition
The Sixth Manchester Artists Book Fair
7th Moscow International Artists Book Fair
Songs of Innocence and Experience – A Book Project devoted to the works of William Blake
A Call to Celebrate THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY of bookartbookshop
Women’s Studio Workshop Opportunities for Artists

NEW ARTISTS PUBLICATIONS, INCLUDING:
Bracketpress
Crux Desperationis
THE ABC OF FEARS. Famous people’s phobias by Dmitry Sayenko
Future Fantasteek! No.11 by Jackie Batey
Room by Vishwa Shroff & Katsushi Goto
PLI Arte & Design No1.

REPORTS AND REVIEWS INCLUDING:
Sea of Lanterns by Ewa Monika Zebrowski and Anne Michaels. Review by Stefan Zebrowski-Rubin
The Artist in the Library. The University of East London, June 2011. Report by Nicholas Brown
Rosie Miles’ project – A Note for Book Arts Newsletter from Joseph J Field
Doverodde Book Arts Festival 2011, Denmark. Report by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck
2011 Southern Cross University Acquisitive Artists’ Book Award. Review by Doug Spowart

Next deadline: 1st September 2011 for the (late) September – October Newsletter.

Download this issue plus all the back issues from the Book Arts Newsletter website.

Pathways by Nicholas Rudd-Jones and David Stewart

Pathways: Journeys along Britain’s history byways, from pilgrimage routes to smuggler’s trails is another meaty project for Guardian Books. Artypeeps managed the production and proofreading from manuscript to final files while the design and layout was done by Two Associates and the excellent maps are by Darren Bennett. This was a big book with full colour integrated images throughout and various components in the text design that needed careful attention. Lots of hard work but a really fabulous job done by everyone involved (not least the authors!). You can get hold of it from Guardian Books.