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  1. Boo-Hooray in New York is exhibiting all nine issues of Semina by Wallace Berman. Along with the show, Boo-Hooray is publishing a 174 page softbound full-color catalogue reproducing each component of each issue. We’re big fans of Wallace Berman and Semina - if you’re able, we think the show will definitely be worth a visit.
Semina 1955-1964 Art Is Love Is God Sunday, December 8 - Thursday, January 9
Boo-Hooray 265 Canal Street, 6th floor New York, NY 10013

Boo-Hooray in New York is exhibiting all nine issues of Semina by Wallace Berman. Along with the show, Boo-Hooray is publishing a 174 page softbound full-color catalogue reproducing each component of each issue. We’re big fans of Wallace Berman and Semina - if you’re able, we think the show will definitely be worth a visit.
Semina 1955-1964 Art Is Love Is God Sunday, December 8 - Thursday, January 9
Boo-Hooray 265 Canal Street, 6th floor New York, NY 10013
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    Boo-Hooray in New York is exhibiting all nine issues of Semina by Wallace Berman. Along with the show, Boo-Hooray is publishing a 174 page softbound full-color catalogue reproducing each component of each issue. We’re big fans of Wallace Berman and Semina - if you’re able, we think the show will definitely be worth a visit.

    Semina 1955-1964 Art Is Love Is God
    Sunday, December 8 - Thursday, January 9

    Boo-Hooray
    265 Canal Street, 6th floor
    New York, NY 10013

  2. There’s a great list of participants at this weekend’s Volume Fair at the Library of Birmingham - Birmingham’s art, book, and print fair.


 http://www.libraryofbirmingham.com/event/Events/volumefairhttp://www.capsule.org.uk/event/volume-birminghams-art-book-print-fair/

There’s a great list of participants at this weekend’s Volume Fair at the Library of Birmingham - Birmingham’s art, book, and print fair.


 http://www.libraryofbirmingham.com/event/Events/volumefairhttp://www.capsule.org.uk/event/volume-birminghams-art-book-print-fair/
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    There’s a great list of participants at this weekend’s Volume Fair at the Library of Birmingham - Birmingham’s art, book, and print fair.

  3. A new app by our friends The London Bookshop Map is now available on iTunes!

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-london-bookshop-map/id741789886?mt=8

    AND there’s still a few seats available for tonight’s launch event at Hackney Picture House. The London Bookshop Map, in association with LUX, are screening The Joycean Society (2013) by Dora García and Interview Performance (1978) by John Cage in celebration of the launch of the new app.

    http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Dora_Garc_As_The_Joycean_Society/

  4. Yesterday, Nic from Nous Vous popped into LCBA to do some foil blocking for a special project.

    There’s an interview with the group over at the Walker Art Center's blog about an amazing (and massive) illustration project they did for the Walker recently (detail pictured above). You can find the interview here.

  5. Sorting out the foil samples - the next Foil Blocking workshop at LCBA is on Tuesday 3 December.
Foil blocking is a process of applying a metallic or ‘foil’ effect on the printing surface, using a heated press similar to letterpress. Sorting out the foil samples - the next Foil Blocking workshop at LCBA is on Tuesday 3 December.
Foil blocking is a process of applying a metallic or ‘foil’ effect on the printing surface, using a heated press similar to letterpress.
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    Sorting out the foil samples - the next Foil Blocking workshop at LCBA is on Tuesday 3 December.

    Foil blocking is a process of applying a metallic or ‘foil’ effect on the printing surface, using a heated press similar to letterpress.

  6. New bookbinding tools in the LCBA shop. New bookbinding tools in the LCBA shop.
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    New bookbinding tools in the LCBA shop.

  7. via Occasional Papers
OTO/LUX Christmas Fair  Sunday 8 December 201312–5pm

Stock up on your Christmas presents at the Cafe OTO/ LUX Christmas fair. With Records, CDs, prints, magazines, books, DVDs and more on offer from our favourite small publishers and labels including… OTOrokuLUXAlterAnother Timbre Cesura // AccesoChocolate MonkDitto PressElectric KnifeFour Corners BooksIncusLittle JoeLive Art Development Agency / This is UnboundM.I.E.Occasional PapersPANParadigm DiscsPenultimate PressTartarugaTest CentreTouch / TapewormTreaderWinebox PressThe WIREZero Books …plus food, drink, music and films from 12 noon. via Occasional Papers
OTO/LUX Christmas Fair  Sunday 8 December 201312–5pm

Stock up on your Christmas presents at the Cafe OTO/ LUX Christmas fair. With Records, CDs, prints, magazines, books, DVDs and more on offer from our favourite small publishers and labels including… OTOrokuLUXAlterAnother Timbre Cesura // AccesoChocolate MonkDitto PressElectric KnifeFour Corners BooksIncusLittle JoeLive Art Development Agency / This is UnboundM.I.E.Occasional PapersPANParadigm DiscsPenultimate PressTartarugaTest CentreTouch / TapewormTreaderWinebox PressThe WIREZero Books …plus food, drink, music and films from 12 noon.
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    via Occasional Papers

    OTO/LUX Christmas Fair
    Sunday 8 December 2013
    12–5pm

    Stock up on your Christmas presents at the Cafe OTO/ LUX Christmas fair. With Records, CDs, prints, magazines, books, DVDs and more on offer from our favourite small publishers and labels including…

    OTOroku
    LUX
    Alter
    Another Timbre
    Cesura // Acceso
    Chocolate Monk
    Ditto Press
    Electric Knife
    Four Corners Books
    Incus
    Little Joe
    Live Art Development Agency / This is Unbound
    M.I.E.
    Occasional Papers
    PAN
    Paradigm Discs
    Penultimate Press
    Tartaruga
    Test Centre
    Touch / Tapeworm
    Treader
    Winebox Press
    The WIRE
    Zero Books

    …plus food, drink, music and films from 12 noon.

  8. Can’t wait to get our hands on this new book from PictureBox

    In the Good Name of the Company: Artworks and ephemera produced by or in tandem with the Colby Printing Company

    Brian Roettinger, Christopher Michlig, Jan Tumlir
    Co-published with ForYourArt.

    "The Los Angeles–based Colby Poster Printing Company has been a friend to local artists ever since Ed Ruscha’s seminal Colby-printed announcement for the 1962 Pasadena Art Museum exhibition New Paintings of Common Objects. Their fluorescent posters have been disseminated on every high-traffic surface in the city, and their collection of over 150 wood and metal typefaces—usually bold and sans serif—are an integral part of Los Angeles’ visual aesthetic. Throughout the years, posters promoting everything from 1980s punk and heavy metal concerts to swap meets, street fairs, gun and bridal shows, local political campaigns and countless artist projects have been printed on Colby’s Heidelberg letterset press. A family-owned and operated union print shop since 1948, the Colby Poster Printing Company closed its doors forever on December 31, 2012. This book documents the print shop’s history and one of its final projects: a series of editioned posters by artists including Ruscha, Kathryn Andrews, Peter Coffin,  Eve Fowler, Jacob Kassay, Allen Ruppersberg, and Craig Stecyk. Printed in four neon-spot colors, this book is a unique tribute to Colby.”

    (Source: pictureboxinc)

  9. We’re looking forward to working with Faber & Faber on their new imprint, Faber Fine Press.
Find out more about the project here.
Above is one of the first editions from the Faber Fine Press imprint. A poem by Simon Armitage, ‘A Vision’, illustrated by Paul Catherall.

    We’re looking forward to working with Faber & Faber on their new imprint, Faber Fine Press.

    Find out more about the project here.

    Above is one of the first editions from the Faber Fine Press imprint. A poem by Simon Armitage, ‘A Vision’, illustrated by Paul Catherall.

  10. New from our shop: LCBA Bookbinding Tool Kit
Perfect for beginner bookbinders. Comes housed in a gift box.
Kit contains: 6” bone folder for paper folding, Shoe-maker’s knife for cutting paper, Pricker for making holes, Five bookbinding needles and six metres of linen thread for sewing, Brush for paste and glue and an LCBA organic cotton tote bag
There is an option to purchase the Bookbinding Tool Kit as a gift along a voucher for a one-day Introduction to Bookbinding workshop at LCBA New from our shop: LCBA Bookbinding Tool Kit
Perfect for beginner bookbinders. Comes housed in a gift box.
Kit contains: 6” bone folder for paper folding, Shoe-maker’s knife for cutting paper, Pricker for making holes, Five bookbinding needles and six metres of linen thread for sewing, Brush for paste and glue and an LCBA organic cotton tote bag
There is an option to purchase the Bookbinding Tool Kit as a gift along a voucher for a one-day Introduction to Bookbinding workshop at LCBA
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    New from our shop: LCBA Bookbinding Tool Kit

    Perfect for beginner bookbinders. Comes housed in a gift box.

    Kit contains: 6” bone folder for paper folding, Shoe-maker’s knife for cutting paper, Pricker for making holes, Five bookbinding needles and six metres of linen thread for sewing, Brush for paste and glue and an LCBA organic cotton tote bag

    There is an option to purchase the Bookbinding Tool Kit as a gift along a voucher for a one-day Introduction to Bookbinding workshop at LCBA