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  1. New workshops added: LCBA on Eventbrite
New items in our shop: LCBA Online Shop New workshops added: LCBA on Eventbrite
New items in our shop: LCBA Online Shop
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    New workshops added: LCBA on Eventbrite

    New items in our shop: LCBA Online Shop

  2. A new edition from Booksfromthefuture - including a contribution from Dante Carlos on the making of Art & Leisure and Art & Leisure, produced by LCBA in 2013.
Thought Experiments in Graphic Design EducationEditors: Yvan Martinez and Joshua Trees Design: Ponto
Thought Experiments in Graphic Design Education documents an international mix of experimental, reflexive and speculative projects made by students, educators and practitioners who continue to question how and why graphic design is studied and practiced.

Contributors: Bart de Baets, Stuart Bailey, Delphine Bedel, Victor Boullet, Lionel Bovier, Dante Carlos, James Corazzo, Daniel Eatock, Bianca Elzenbaumer, Kenneth Fitzgerald, Fabio Franz, John Hammersley, Harrisson, Ken Hollings, Brockett Horne, Scott King, Ken Kirton, Jono Lewarne, Alexander Lis, Yvan Martinez, Armand Mevis, Rens Muis, Silas Munro, Sebastian Pataki, Stuart Price, Darren Raven, Alexander Shoukas, Rebecca Stephany, Jon Sueda, Joshua Trees, and many more. A new edition from Booksfromthefuture - including a contribution from Dante Carlos on the making of Art & Leisure and Art & Leisure, produced by LCBA in 2013.
Thought Experiments in Graphic Design EducationEditors: Yvan Martinez and Joshua Trees Design: Ponto
Thought Experiments in Graphic Design Education documents an international mix of experimental, reflexive and speculative projects made by students, educators and practitioners who continue to question how and why graphic design is studied and practiced.

Contributors: Bart de Baets, Stuart Bailey, Delphine Bedel, Victor Boullet, Lionel Bovier, Dante Carlos, James Corazzo, Daniel Eatock, Bianca Elzenbaumer, Kenneth Fitzgerald, Fabio Franz, John Hammersley, Harrisson, Ken Hollings, Brockett Horne, Scott King, Ken Kirton, Jono Lewarne, Alexander Lis, Yvan Martinez, Armand Mevis, Rens Muis, Silas Munro, Sebastian Pataki, Stuart Price, Darren Raven, Alexander Shoukas, Rebecca Stephany, Jon Sueda, Joshua Trees, and many more.
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    A new edition from Booksfromthefuture - including a contribution from Dante Carlos on the making of Art & Leisure and Art & Leisure, produced by LCBA in 2013.

    Thought Experiments in Graphic Design Education
    Editors: Yvan Martinez and Joshua Trees
    Design: Ponto

    Thought Experiments in Graphic Design Education documents an international mix of experimental, reflexive and speculative projects made by students, educators and practitioners who continue to question how and why graphic design is studied and practiced.

    Contributors: Bart de Baets, Stuart Bailey, Delphine Bedel, Victor Boullet, Lionel Bovier, Dante Carlos, James Corazzo, Daniel Eatock, Bianca Elzenbaumer, Kenneth Fitzgerald, Fabio Franz, John Hammersley, Harrisson, Ken Hollings, Brockett Horne, Scott King, Ken Kirton, Jono Lewarne, Alexander Lis, Yvan Martinez, Armand Mevis, Rens Muis, Silas Munro, Sebastian Pataki, Stuart Price, Darren Raven, Alexander Shoukas, Rebecca Stephany, Jon Sueda, Joshua Trees, and many more.

  3. Allen RuppersbergFOR COLLECTORS ONLY (everyone is a collector)
Everything is About to HappenAn ongoing archive of artists’ books selected by Gregorio MagnaniFriday 14 March 2014
greengrassi with Corvi-Mora will present Everything is About to Happen, an ongoing archive of circa 300 artists’ books. Books by: AND Publishing and Åbäke, Kasper Andreasen, bilsterZine, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Mariana Castillo Deball, Michael Dean, Arnaud Desjardin, Paul Elliman, Karl Holmqvist, La Bibliothèque Fantastique, Louis Lüthi, Sara MacKillop, Jurgen Maelfeyt, Dan Mitchell, Sophie Nys, Simon Popper, Preston is my Paris, Alessandro Roma, John Russell, Izet Sheshivari, Erik Steinbrecher, Triin Tamm, Erik van der Weijde, Jean-Michel Wicker.




















Allen RuppersbergFOR COLLECTORS ONLY (everyone is a collector)
Everything is About to HappenAn ongoing archive of artists’ books selected by Gregorio MagnaniFriday 14 March 2014
greengrassi with Corvi-Mora will present Everything is About to Happen, an ongoing archive of circa 300 artists’ books. Books by: AND Publishing and Åbäke, Kasper Andreasen, bilsterZine, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Mariana Castillo Deball, Michael Dean, Arnaud Desjardin, Paul Elliman, Karl Holmqvist, La Bibliothèque Fantastique, Louis Lüthi, Sara MacKillop, Jurgen Maelfeyt, Dan Mitchell, Sophie Nys, Simon Popper, Preston is my Paris, Alessandro Roma, John Russell, Izet Sheshivari, Erik Steinbrecher, Triin Tamm, Erik van der Weijde, Jean-Michel Wicker.
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    Allen Ruppersberg
    FOR COLLECTORS ONLY (everyone is a collector)

    Everything is About to Happen
    An ongoing archive of artists’ books selected by Gregorio Magnani
    Friday 14 March 2014

    greengrassi with Corvi-Mora will present Everything is About to Happen, an ongoing archive of circa 300 artists’ books. Books by: AND Publishing and Åbäke, Kasper Andreasen, bilsterZine, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Mariana Castillo Deball, Michael Dean, Arnaud Desjardin, Paul Elliman, Karl Holmqvist, La Bibliothèque Fantastique, Louis Lüthi, Sara MacKillop, Jurgen Maelfeyt, Dan Mitchell, Sophie Nys, Simon Popper, Preston is my Paris, Alessandro Roma, John Russell, Izet Sheshivari, Erik Steinbrecher, Triin Tamm, Erik van der Weijde, Jean-Michel Wicker.

  4. We’ve updated our online shop with new items including books on bookbinding, books about book arts, artist books, prints, tools, and materials.

    Everything in our shop is carefully selected and all proceeds from the shop go towards supporting LCBA’s mission.

    You can always visit the LCBA shop Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11am–6pm.

    Read more from our March newsletter

  5. Muriel Cooper and Ron MacNeil, Messages and Means course poster, designed and printed at the Visible Language Workshop, MIT, c. 1974
Messages and Means: Mureil Cooper at MITFebruary 25 – March 28, 2014 Arthur Ross Architecture GalleryColumbia University Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 pmwww.arthurrossarchitecturegallery.org 
http://messagesandmeans.com/Muriel Cooper worked across four decades at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in overlapping roles as a graphic designer, teacher, and researcher. Spanning the transition from print, to early explorations of digital typography, to fully evolved information environments, Cooper’s tenure at MIT maps onto one of the most dynamic periods of the school’s technical, conceptual and theoretical development. As the first Design Director of the MIT Press, Cooper established a comprehensive publishing program and designed books like The Bauhaus (1969) and Learning from Las Vegas (1972). As co-founder of the Visible Language Workshop, she taught experimental printing, tested large-format Polaroid photography, and integrated video systems in MIT’s Department of Architecture. And at the MIT Media Lab, she developed some of the earliest computer interfaces and educated a generation of designers. Throughout, her approach remained consistent: creating tools and systems for rapid feedback, dissolving boundaries between design and production, and restlessly seeking out new problems.There is still no magic way — but we propose to keep working at it.

    Muriel Cooper and Ron MacNeil, Messages and Means course poster, designed and printed at the Visible Language Workshop, MIT, c. 1974

    Messages and Means: Mureil Cooper at MIT
    February 25 – March 28, 2014
    Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery
    Columbia University
    Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 pm
    www.arthurrossarchitecturegallery.org

    http://messagesandmeans.com/

    Muriel Cooper worked across four decades at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in overlapping roles as a graphic designer, teacher, and researcher. Spanning the transition from print, to early explorations of digital typography, to fully evolved information environments, Cooper’s tenure at MIT maps onto one of the most dynamic periods of the school’s technical, conceptual and theoretical development.

    As the first Design Director of the MIT Press, Cooper established a comprehensive publishing program and designed books like The Bauhaus (1969) and Learning from Las Vegas (1972). As co-founder of the Visible Language Workshop, she taught experimental printing, tested large-format Polaroid photography, and integrated video systems in MIT’s Department of Architecture.

    And at the MIT Media Lab, she developed some of the earliest computer interfaces and educated a generation of designers. Throughout, her approach remained consistent: creating tools and systems for rapid feedback, dissolving boundaries between design and production, and restlessly seeking out new problems.

    There is still no magic way — but we propose to keep working at it.

  6. The artist books of Stanley Brouwn
from the article 'In Search of Stanley Brouwn' by Oscar van den Boogaard in the current issue of Frieze Magazine (online version of the article available for subscribers and registered users only) The artist books of Stanley Brouwn
from the article 'In Search of Stanley Brouwn' by Oscar van den Boogaard in the current issue of Frieze Magazine (online version of the article available for subscribers and registered users only)
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    The artist books of Stanley Brouwn

    from the article 'In Search of Stanley Brouwn' by Oscar van den Boogaard in the current issue of Frieze Magazine (online version of the article available for subscribers and registered users only)

  7. luminousbooks:

Part of the Book Works showcase at Luminous 25th February - 12th April! @bookworksuk (at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)
luminousbooks:

Part of the Book Works showcase at Luminous 25th February - 12th April! @bookworksuk (at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)
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    luminousbooks:

    Part of the Book Works showcase at Luminous 25th February - 12th April! @bookworksuk (at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)

  8. Supervised Bindery Access @ LCBA

    We’ve added two days (four sessions) of Supervised Bindery Access to our calendar in March.

    A chance for people to work on independent projects in the LCBA bindery with advice and guidance from experts.

    Supervised Bindery Access is perfect for people who have taken either bookbinding or foilblocking workshops at LCBA in the past. You can revisit skills that you learned in a previous workshop and create your own work from start to finish. There will be an expert on hand to answer any questions that you may have.

    Tools and equipment will be available for use and we will have materials available for purchase.

    We encourage those interested to email us at hello@londonbookarts.org to see if the session is right for their project.

    To find out more, and for bookings please follow the links below.

    Supervised Bindery Access

    16 March 2014, 11am to 1pm

    16 March 2014, 2 to 6pm

    30 March 2014, 11am to 1pm

    30 March 2014, 2 to 6pm

  9. It’s a Book
Independent Publishing FairLeipzig15th of March 201410 AM – 9 PM It’s a Book
Independent Publishing FairLeipzig15th of March 201410 AM – 9 PM
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    It’s a Book

    Independent Publishing Fair
    Leipzig
    15th of March 2014
    10 AM – 9 PM

  10. Did you know Friends of LCBA get discounted rates on courses at East London Printmakers? We’ve teamed up, and we’re offering Friends of LCBA and Members of ELP reduced rates on courses at both studios.Become a Friend of LCBAFind out about courses at ELPFind out about workshops at LCBA

    Did you know Friends of LCBA get discounted rates on courses at East London Printmakers? We’ve teamed up, and we’re offering Friends of LCBA and Members of ELP reduced rates on courses at both studios.

    Become a Friend of LCBA

    Find out about courses at ELP

    Find out about workshops at LCBA