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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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/

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.