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Book launch – Working in the Edges I & II Monday 20 January 6-9pm The Showroom63 Penfold StreetLondon NW8 8PQ

AND Publishing and The Showroom invite you to the launch of a number of new publications produced as part of Working in the Edges I & II. Working in the Edges I & II were short evening courses exploring histories, concepts and methods of print-on-demand.  The participants tested the mechanics of the automated process and developed direct responses to the limits of the medium by intervening and disrupting it. They produced self published books through POD services or borrowed desktop copier/printer and found ways to customise, improve or challenge the limitations they come with. Participants include:
 II: Vicky Turnbull, Gabriel Humberstone, Tatiana Baskakova, 
Rosalie Schweiker, Tom Kemp, Joy Gerrard, Ania Bas, Rahel Zoller I: Rachel Dowle, Kate Mahony, Camran A Mirza, Sarah Dorrington, Shelley Calhoun, Melanie Sweeny,  Lidia Ginga Cozzupoli, Manjinder Sidhu, Edward Gillman, Joyce Cronin, Veronica Peat, Lucy Soni,  Shela Sheikh, Mélanie Dautreppe-Liermann, Margherita Huntley

    via Showroom

    Book launch – Working in the Edges I & II
    Monday 20 January
    6-9pm
    The Showroom
    63 Penfold Street
    London NW8 8PQ

    AND Publishing and The Showroom invite you to the launch of a number of new publications produced as part of Working in the Edges I & II.

    Working in the Edges I & II were short evening courses exploring histories, concepts and methods of print-on-demand.
    The participants tested the mechanics of the automated process and developed direct responses to the limits of the medium by intervening and disrupting it. They produced self published books through POD services or borrowed desktop copier/printer and found ways to customise, improve or challenge the limitations they come with.

    Participants include:


    II: Vicky Turnbull, Gabriel Humberstone, Tatiana Baskakova, 
Rosalie Schweiker, Tom Kemp, Joy Gerrard, Ania Bas, Rahel Zoller

    I: Rachel Dowle, Kate Mahony, Camran A Mirza, Sarah Dorrington, Shelley Calhoun, Melanie Sweeny,
    Lidia Ginga Cozzupoli, Manjinder Sidhu, Edward Gillman, Joyce Cronin, Veronica Peat, Lucy Soni,
    Shela Sheikh, Mélanie Dautreppe-Liermann, Margherita Huntley

  2. A new exhibition of poster designs by legendary graphic designer Tom Eckersley opens tomorrow at the London College of Communication. 2014 marks the centenary of his birth, and the show brings together Eckersley’s posters from the LCC archives along with works by those who he inspired during his long career as a designer and educator.



Tom Eckersley: Master of the PosterPrivate View: Friday 10 January 2014, 6:00 – 9:00pm Exhibition Open: 11 – 29 January 2014, 10:00am – 5:00pm (closed on Sundays) London College of Communication Elephant & Castle SE1 6SB A new exhibition of poster designs by legendary graphic designer Tom Eckersley opens tomorrow at the London College of Communication. 2014 marks the centenary of his birth, and the show brings together Eckersley’s posters from the LCC archives along with works by those who he inspired during his long career as a designer and educator.



Tom Eckersley: Master of the PosterPrivate View: Friday 10 January 2014, 6:00 – 9:00pm Exhibition Open: 11 – 29 January 2014, 10:00am – 5:00pm (closed on Sundays) London College of Communication Elephant & Castle SE1 6SB
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    A new exhibition of poster designs by legendary graphic designer Tom Eckersley opens tomorrow at the London College of Communication. 2014 marks the centenary of his birth, and the show brings together Eckersley’s posters from the LCC archives along with works by those who he inspired during his long career as a designer and educator.

  3. A special offer to all Friends of LCBA from our friends at East London Printmakers:

    Check out our new Taster Course for 2014 at East London Printmakers and have a go at linocut, screenprinting, etching and monoprinting

    A great introduction to East London Printmakers' studio and to a variety of techniques. 

    Book a spot here.

    Friends of LCBA are entitled to the concessionary rate!

    (Source: eastlondonprintmakers-archive, via simongoode)

  4. View of the new Graham Foundation bookshop designed by Ania Jaworska, Chicago, 2013. Photo Travis Roozée. View of the new Graham Foundation bookshop designed by Ania Jaworska, Chicago, 2013. Photo Travis Roozée.
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    View of the new Graham Foundation bookshop designed by Ania Jaworska, Chicago, 2013. Photo Travis Roozée.

  5. … on a side note to the previous post - the MoMA Library and the Ray Johnson Estate both have fantastic Tumblr pages here & here.
momalibrary:

Laurie Anderson “For Instants: Part 5” at De Appel in Amsterdam (1977)
… on a side note to the previous post - the MoMA Library and the Ray Johnson Estate both have fantastic Tumblr pages here & here.
momalibrary:

Laurie Anderson “For Instants: Part 5” at De Appel in Amsterdam (1977)
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    … on a side note to the previous post - the MoMA Library and the Ray Johnson Estate both have fantastic Tumblr pages here & here.

    momalibrary:

    Laurie Anderson “For Instants: Part 5” at De Appel in Amsterdam (1977)

  6. Looking forward to the new catalogue for the recent MoMA New York exhibition Please Come to the Show, Part I (1960-1980). Editied by David Senior with texts by Clive Philpot and Will Holder and published by the always wonderful Occasional Papers and MoMA. Out February 2014.
momalibrary:

Little flyer from a Ray Johnson show of collages. Received by the library in 1955. Note on the back suggests it was perhaps shown at Wittenborn’s One-Wall gallery in 1952. A sad inductee in the Hall of Shame of past library stamping practices. —ds
Looking forward to the new catalogue for the recent MoMA New York exhibition Please Come to the Show, Part I (1960-1980). Editied by David Senior with texts by Clive Philpot and Will Holder and published by the always wonderful Occasional Papers and MoMA. Out February 2014.
momalibrary:

Little flyer from a Ray Johnson show of collages. Received by the library in 1955. Note on the back suggests it was perhaps shown at Wittenborn’s One-Wall gallery in 1952. A sad inductee in the Hall of Shame of past library stamping practices. —ds
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    Looking forward to the new catalogue for the recent MoMA New York exhibition Please Come to the Show, Part I (1960-1980). Editied by David Senior with texts by Clive Philpot and Will Holder and published by the always wonderful Occasional Papers and MoMA. Out February 2014.

    momalibrary:

    Little flyer from a Ray Johnson show of collages. Received by the library in 1955. Note on the back suggests it was perhaps shown at Wittenborn’s One-Wall gallery in 1952. A sad inductee in the Hall of Shame of past library stamping practices. —ds

    (via pleasecometotheshow)

  7. Tables - one of many great new features of Printed Matter, Inc.’s new website. Tables - one of many great new features of Printed Matter, Inc.’s new website.
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    Tables - one of many great new features of Printed Matter, Inc.’s new website.

  8. This past weekend we stopped by the Cafe OTO/LUX Christmas fair and picked up 'The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech' from the lovely Four Corners Books This past weekend we stopped by the Cafe OTO/LUX Christmas fair and picked up 'The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech' from the lovely Four Corners Books
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    This past weekend we stopped by the Cafe OTO/LUX Christmas fair and picked up 'The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech' from the lovely Four Corners Books

  9. The new Ad Reinhardt exhibition at David Zwirner showcases his lesser-known cartoons alongside his famous black-on-black paintings.
Slide show of his cartoons
Art Spiegleman on Ad Reinhardt The new Ad Reinhardt exhibition at David Zwirner showcases his lesser-known cartoons alongside his famous black-on-black paintings.
Slide show of his cartoons
Art Spiegleman on Ad Reinhardt
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    The new Ad Reinhardt exhibition at David Zwirner showcases his lesser-known cartoons alongside his famous black-on-black paintings.

    Slide show of his cartoons

    Art Spiegleman on Ad Reinhardt

  10. X-Operative, installation view, Wysing Arts Centre, 2013. Photo: Michael Cameron
We finally had the chance to visit Wysing Arts Centre this past weekend, and we were thrilled to see X-Operative, the exhibition and project space by X Marks the Bökship. This coming weekend, there’s a series of publication launches, readings and performances to mark the closing of the exhbition. If you haven’t yet visited, we highly recommend it.
(You can also pick up one of the few remaining copies of Dante Carlos’ Art & Leisure and Art & Leisure at the exhibition)https://www.facebook.com/events/618986371494656/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regularhttp://www.wysingartscentre.org/whats_on/exhibitions

X-Operative, installation view, Wysing Arts Centre, 2013. Photo: Michael Cameron
We finally had the chance to visit Wysing Arts Centre this past weekend, and we were thrilled to see X-Operative, the exhibition and project space by X Marks the Bökship. This coming weekend, there’s a series of publication launches, readings and performances to mark the closing of the exhbition. If you haven’t yet visited, we highly recommend it.
(You can also pick up one of the few remaining copies of Dante Carlos’ Art & Leisure and Art & Leisure at the exhibition)https://www.facebook.com/events/618986371494656/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regularhttp://www.wysingartscentre.org/whats_on/exhibitions
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    X-Operative, installation view, Wysing Arts Centre, 2013. Photo: Michael Cameron

    We finally had the chance to visit Wysing Arts Centre this past weekend, and we were thrilled to see X-Operative, the exhibition and project space by X Marks the Bökship. This coming weekend, there’s a series of publication launches, readings and performances to mark the closing of the exhbition. If you haven’t yet visited, we highly recommend it.

    (You can also pick up one of the few remaining copies of Dante Carlos’ Art & Leisure and Art & Leisure at the exhibition)

    https://www.facebook.com/events/618986371494656/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

    http://www.wysingartscentre.org/whats_on/exhibitions