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. A small but excellent exhibition of artists’ scrapbooks at the ICA, Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks, on view until 11 May 2014.
image of Novolino (2003-2005), Jean-Michel Wicker, via The Guardian A small but excellent exhibition of artists’ scrapbooks at the ICA, Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks, on view until 11 May 2014.
image of Novolino (2003-2005), Jean-Michel Wicker, via The Guardian
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    A small but excellent exhibition of artists’ scrapbooks at the ICA, Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks, on view until 11 May 2014.

    image of Novolino (2003-2005), Jean-Michel Wicker, via The Guardian

  2. We’ve got a few more spaces available for our upcoming Letterpress Nights: Four Evenings in May.
Letterpress Nights: Four Evenings brings people together at the LCBA studio, one evening each week for a period of four weeks, to learn and practice letterpress printing with help and guidance from expert printmakers.

Letterpress printing is a printing method with a long history. Printing from movable wood or metal type, and other relief surfaces, the letterpress process of printing yields a beautiful, crisp impression.
By the end of the four weeks, participants will print and take home an editioned print of their very own.
Suitable for complete beginners!
We’ve got a few more spaces available for our upcoming Letterpress Nights: Four Evenings in May.
Letterpress Nights: Four Evenings brings people together at the LCBA studio, one evening each week for a period of four weeks, to learn and practice letterpress printing with help and guidance from expert printmakers.

Letterpress printing is a printing method with a long history. Printing from movable wood or metal type, and other relief surfaces, the letterpress process of printing yields a beautiful, crisp impression.
By the end of the four weeks, participants will print and take home an editioned print of their very own.
Suitable for complete beginners!
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    We’ve got a few more spaces available for our upcoming Letterpress Nights: Four Evenings in May.

    Letterpress Nights: Four Evenings brings people together at the LCBA studio, one evening each week for a period of four weeks, to learn and practice letterpress printing with help and guidance from expert printmakers.

    Letterpress printing is a printing method with a long history. Printing from movable wood or metal type, and other relief surfaces, the letterpress process of printing yields a beautiful, crisp impression.

    By the end of the four weeks, participants will print and take home an editioned print of their very own.

    Suitable for complete beginners!

  3. Ivor Robinson, master bookbinder and teacher (28 October 1924 - 19 February 2014)
image from Robinson’s Introducing Bookbinding via Stopping Off Place Ivor Robinson, master bookbinder and teacher (28 October 1924 - 19 February 2014)
image from Robinson’s Introducing Bookbinding via Stopping Off Place
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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)

  9. 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.

  10. 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/