London Centre for Book Arts (LCBA) is the UK’s only open-access resource and education centre dedicated to book arts. Located in Fish Island, near Hackney Wick in east London.

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  1. Currently on view at Corvi-Mora:
Everything is About to Happen14 March - 26 April, 2014An ongoing archive of artists’ books selected by Gregorio Magnani

Currently on view at Corvi-Mora:
Everything is About to Happen14 March - 26 April, 2014An ongoing archive of artists’ books selected by Gregorio Magnani
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  2. Upcoming bookbinding workshops at LCBA - for bookings and more information on these and other workshops, please visit http://londonbookarts.eventbrite.co.uk/ See you at the studio!Bookbinding: Travel Notebook Saturday 26 April 2014 2 – 6pmBookbinding: Link Stitch Binding Sunday 27 April 2014 10am–1pm Bookbinding: Drum Leaf Binding Sunday 27 April 2014 2 – 5pmBookbinding: Limp Paper Binding Sunday 4 May 2014 11am–5pm Upcoming bookbinding workshops at LCBA - for bookings and more information on these and other workshops, please visit http://londonbookarts.eventbrite.co.uk/ See you at the studio!Bookbinding: Travel Notebook Saturday 26 April 2014 2 – 6pmBookbinding: Link Stitch Binding Sunday 27 April 2014 10am–1pm Bookbinding: Drum Leaf Binding Sunday 27 April 2014 2 – 5pmBookbinding: Limp Paper Binding Sunday 4 May 2014 11am–5pm
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  3. New! We now carry a selection of Esme Winter pattern papers at the LCBA shop. Visit us Tuesdays through Saturdays 11am to 6pm https://goo.gl/maps/xgKAP New! We now carry a selection of Esme Winter pattern papers at the LCBA shop. Visit us Tuesdays through Saturdays 11am to 6pm https://goo.gl/maps/xgKAP
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    New! We now carry a selection of Esme Winter pattern papers at the LCBA shop. Visit us Tuesdays through Saturdays 11am to 6pm https://goo.gl/maps/xgKAP

  4. Had the chance to attend a tour of the new Moyra Davey exhibition, life without sheets of paper to be scribbled on is masterpiece, at the Camden Arts Centre last night. A fantastic show by an artist whose relationship to literature is at the heart of many of her projects.
A collection of her writings, I’m Your Fan, has been published for the occasion by Camden Arts Centre and Camilla Wills

Moyra Daveylife without sheets of paper to be scribbled on is masterpiece11 April – 29 June 2014Camden Arts Centre Had the chance to attend a tour of the new Moyra Davey exhibition, life without sheets of paper to be scribbled on is masterpiece, at the Camden Arts Centre last night. A fantastic show by an artist whose relationship to literature is at the heart of many of her projects.
A collection of her writings, I’m Your Fan, has been published for the occasion by Camden Arts Centre and Camilla Wills

Moyra Daveylife without sheets of paper to be scribbled on is masterpiece11 April – 29 June 2014Camden Arts Centre
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    Had the chance to attend a tour of the new Moyra Davey exhibition, life without sheets of paper to be scribbled on is masterpiece, at the Camden Arts Centre last night. A fantastic show by an artist whose relationship to literature is at the heart of many of her projects.

    A collection of her writings, I’m Your Fan, has been published for the occasion by Camden Arts Centre and Camilla Wills

    Moyra Davey
    life without sheets of paper to be scribbled on is masterpiece
    11 April – 29 June 2014
    Camden Arts Centre

  5. Always a pleasure to have the guys from Nous Vous stop by the LCBA studio. Here’s Will printing from a linocut on our Vandercook last week.
(photo via @simongoode on instagram) Always a pleasure to have the guys from Nous Vous stop by the LCBA studio. Here’s Will printing from a linocut on our Vandercook last week.
(photo via @simongoode on instagram)
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    Always a pleasure to have the guys from Nous Vous stop by the LCBA studio. Here’s Will printing from a linocut on our Vandercook last week.

    (photo via @simongoode on instagram)

  6. Had a great time hosting Together Design at the LCBA studio for a private letterpress and bookbinding workshop yesterday.

    If you’re interested in corporate events or private hire please contact us at hello@londonbookarts.org - we’re happy to provide costs and help with planning.

  7. Tomorrow night at X Marks the Bökship!

Launch of Original Risographies
Thursday 10 April 2014, 6.30 - 9pm Work-form and Studio Operative present Original Risographies, a new publication of explorations, printed on a Riso RP3700. Featuring contributions from An Endless Supply, Adrian Holme and Peter Nencini, with an introduction from Darryl Clifton. These contributions respond to, and expand upon, the instructions and observations presented by Bruno Munari in his seminal book Original Xerographies. Original Risographies re-applies Munari’s visual notes on reproduction to a context familiar to many contemporary practitioners. It aims to explore every potential of the Risograph printer through a series of controlled and uncontrolled experiments. Each publication will itself be an original, documenting a series of print samples and tests. From colour registration to ink concentration, every factor of this reproduction printing method is explored. Munari considered each original Xerograph as a unique outcome, with photocopying inverted to become a process for producing new images. Original Risographies pays homage and takes forward this idea, considering the machine as a tool for making work and not just reproducing it. Part manual, part investigation, Original Risographies will add to an ongoing discussion regarding image production and reproduction in the context of this particular machine. As this printing process becomes increasingly widely used especially in the creative industries, Original Risographies celebrates the machine as it is now and the potential it has to develop how we look at images. Printed in an edition of 500.http://www.work-form.co.uk/original-risographieshttp://www.studio-operative.co.uk/ Tomorrow night at X Marks the Bökship!

Launch of Original Risographies
Thursday 10 April 2014, 6.30 - 9pm Work-form and Studio Operative present Original Risographies, a new publication of explorations, printed on a Riso RP3700. Featuring contributions from An Endless Supply, Adrian Holme and Peter Nencini, with an introduction from Darryl Clifton. These contributions respond to, and expand upon, the instructions and observations presented by Bruno Munari in his seminal book Original Xerographies. Original Risographies re-applies Munari’s visual notes on reproduction to a context familiar to many contemporary practitioners. It aims to explore every potential of the Risograph printer through a series of controlled and uncontrolled experiments. Each publication will itself be an original, documenting a series of print samples and tests. From colour registration to ink concentration, every factor of this reproduction printing method is explored. Munari considered each original Xerograph as a unique outcome, with photocopying inverted to become a process for producing new images. Original Risographies pays homage and takes forward this idea, considering the machine as a tool for making work and not just reproducing it. Part manual, part investigation, Original Risographies will add to an ongoing discussion regarding image production and reproduction in the context of this particular machine. As this printing process becomes increasingly widely used especially in the creative industries, Original Risographies celebrates the machine as it is now and the potential it has to develop how we look at images. Printed in an edition of 500.http://www.work-form.co.uk/original-risographieshttp://www.studio-operative.co.uk/
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    Tomorrow night at X Marks the Bökship!

    Thursday 10 April 2014, 6.30 - 9pm

    Work-form and Studio Operative present Original Risographies, a new publication of explorations, printed on a Riso RP3700. Featuring contributions from An Endless Supply, Adrian Holme and Peter Nencini, with an introduction from Darryl Clifton.

    These contributions respond to, and expand upon, the instructions and observations presented by Bruno Munari in his seminal book Original Xerographies. Original Risographies re-applies Munari’s visual notes on reproduction to a context familiar to many contemporary practitioners. It aims to explore every potential of the Risograph printer through a series of controlled and uncontrolled experiments. Each publication will itself be an original, documenting a series of print samples and tests. From colour registration to ink concentration, every factor of this reproduction printing method is explored. Munari considered each original Xerograph as a unique outcome, with photocopying inverted to become a process for producing new images. Original Risographies pays homage and takes forward this idea, considering the machine as a tool for making work and not just reproducing it.

    Part manual, part investigation, Original Risographies will add to an ongoing discussion regarding image production and reproduction in the context of this particular machine. As this printing process becomes increasingly widely used especially in the creative industries, Original Risographies celebrates the machine as it is now and the potential it has to develop how we look at images.

    Printed in an edition of 500.

    http://www.work-form.co.uk/
    original-risographies
    http://www.studio-operative.co.uk/
  8. New from the LCBA shop: two titles published by X Marks the Bökship; The Postcard is a Public Work of Art and Man Aarg! Poetry, Essay, Art Practice.

    Available both online and at the LCBA studio.

  9. Tomorrow evening is the launch of Becoming Invisible by Ian Whittlesea, published by Everyday Press, at Marcus Campbell Art Books.via Anagram Books
Join us for the Book Launch of Ian Whittlesea’s new book: Becoming Invisible, published by The Everyday Press. The artist will be present, the book will be sold at a special discount. Drinks will be served.About the book:
Becoming Invisible is a guide and visual primer that draws on the literature of Rosicrucianism, theosophy and esoteric yoga. It describes how, through visualisation and breathing exercises, the reader will be able to split light into its constituent parts and then recombine the seven colours of the spectrum to form a glowing white cloud that envelops its creator. Thus, potentially, anyone can achieve the goal of becoming invisible. Ian Whittlesea is an artist whose work is concerned with the ability of text to transform the physical and psychic state of the viewer. His translation of Yves Klein’s Les Fondements du Judo was published in 2009 and his newly illustrated and appended edition of Mazdaznan Health & Breath Culture in 2012. These texts, along with Becoming Invisible, have been collectively described as ‘instruction manuals for transcendental exercise’.http://www.marcuscampbell.co.uk/Marcus Campbell Art Bookshop
image via Ian Whittlesea Tomorrow evening is the launch of Becoming Invisible by Ian Whittlesea, published by Everyday Press, at Marcus Campbell Art Books.via Anagram Books
Join us for the Book Launch of Ian Whittlesea’s new book: Becoming Invisible, published by The Everyday Press. The artist will be present, the book will be sold at a special discount. Drinks will be served.About the book:
Becoming Invisible is a guide and visual primer that draws on the literature of Rosicrucianism, theosophy and esoteric yoga. It describes how, through visualisation and breathing exercises, the reader will be able to split light into its constituent parts and then recombine the seven colours of the spectrum to form a glowing white cloud that envelops its creator. Thus, potentially, anyone can achieve the goal of becoming invisible. Ian Whittlesea is an artist whose work is concerned with the ability of text to transform the physical and psychic state of the viewer. His translation of Yves Klein’s Les Fondements du Judo was published in 2009 and his newly illustrated and appended edition of Mazdaznan Health & Breath Culture in 2012. These texts, along with Becoming Invisible, have been collectively described as ‘instruction manuals for transcendental exercise’.http://www.marcuscampbell.co.uk/Marcus Campbell Art Bookshop
image via Ian Whittlesea
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    Tomorrow evening is the launch of Becoming Invisible by Ian Whittlesea, published by Everyday Press, at Marcus Campbell Art Books.

    via Anagram Books

    Join us for the Book Launch of Ian Whittlesea’s new book: Becoming Invisible, published by The Everyday Press.

    The artist will be present, the book will be sold at a special discount. Drinks will be served.

    About the book:

    Becoming Invisible is a guide and visual primer that draws on the literature of Rosicrucianism, theosophy and esoteric yoga. It describes how, through visualisation and breathing exercises, the reader will be able to split light into its constituent parts and then recombine the seven colours of the spectrum to form a glowing white cloud that envelops its creator. Thus, potentially, anyone can achieve the goal of becoming invisible.

    Ian Whittlesea is an artist whose work is concerned with the ability of text to transform the physical and psychic state of the viewer. His translation of Yves Klein’s Les Fondements du Judo was published in 2009 and his newly illustrated and appended edition of Mazdaznan Health & Breath Culture in 2012. These texts, along with Becoming Invisible, have been collectively described as ‘instruction manuals for transcendental exercise’.

    http://www.marcuscampbell.co.uk/
    Marcus Campbell Art Bookshop

    image via Ian Whittlesea

  10. New books available from the LCBA shop - both online and at the LCBA studio.

    The Unsophisticated Arts, Barbara Jones

    Teaching and Learning as Performing Arts, Robert Filliou