Category Archives: Books

I really want to host another exhibition or art fair in the near future, or perhaps a christmas fair?

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I really want to host another exhibition or art fair in the near future, or perhaps a christmas fair? With a range of artists, zine makers, jewellers, independent clothing companies, cake makers and perhaps even some cocktails thrown in there? I think it would be a great opportunity for local creatives to meet and show what they do.

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Self Publish, Be Happy

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Self Publish, Be Happy is s project aimed at helping aspiring photographers to produce their own books. And they have now released a work of its own.

Only two years old, Self Publish, Be Happy is a renowned hub for aspiring photographers and artists. Founded by Bruno Ceschel with aim of “celebrating, studying and promoting self published photo books” through events publications and the internet. Accompanied with workshops that show photographers how to make and distribute their own books.

SPBH are now publishing a book of their own; entitled AB&OC which features the work of Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin. It sounds like a fabulous book, made up of a selection of polaroids, including test shots for editorial shoots. There is a range of work in the book, including portraits of Amy Winehouse, Paula Rego to name a few alongside still lifes of skulls, leaves and a bird nest. The print run is 250 and with each book an original polaroid mounted on the cover.

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New Great Expectations

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Page 1 : Great Expectations brings together 70 leading designers and typographers and their interpretations of the first page of Dickens’ novel Great Expectations. This great GraphicDesign&’s project is a fabulous idea and the final book form is truly beautiful. The relationship between type, layout and how we read books has all been considered and it’s captivating to see the various interpretations, creating new experiences for readers of the classic novel.

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