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  1. Some new books in the LCBA Shop including Occasional Papers' newest title, Seeing Things: Collected Writings on Art, Craft and Design by Allison Britton. Some new books in the LCBA Shop including Occasional Papers' newest title, Seeing Things: Collected Writings on Art, Craft and Design by Allison Britton.
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    Some new books in the LCBA Shop including Occasional Papers' newest title, Seeing Things: Collected Writings on Art, Craft and Design by Allison Britton.

  2. A Good Book – an online collection of books personally chosen based on a broad criteria to try to figure out what makes a book ‘a good book.’ A Good Book – an online collection of books personally chosen based on a broad criteria to try to figure out what makes a book ‘a good book.’
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    A Good Book – an online collection of books personally chosen based on a broad criteria to try to figure out what makes a book ‘a good book.’

  3. An upcoming talk with artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz and Elinor Jansz from Four Corners Books. Chaimowicz is the artist behind the new edition of Madame Bovary published by Four Corners.
Open Talks: Marc Camille Chaimowicz
Thursday 13 Feb 2014 at Clore Studio and Wilson Road Lecture Hall

open―talks is a new series of talks conceived by the South London Gallery and Camberwell College of Arts. For its first iteration artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz discusses his work for the new edition of Flaubert’s classic novel Madame Bovary with Elinor Jansz from Four Corners Books. Comprising photographs, collages and found objects, this edition of Madame Bovary chronicles Emma Bovary’s attempts to escape the banalities of provincial life.
The talk is accompanied by a one-day presentation of objects and ephemera relating to the project and printed material produced by Camberwell Press.
open―talks, together with related publications and displays, offer an alternative curriculum that synthesizes the current interests and research focus of both institutions. Speakers are invited whose practice and research is seen as groundbreaking and of particular contemporary resonance and the talks will bring a selection of esteemed international speakers from the arts and cultural field to South London. 
An upcoming talk with artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz and Elinor Jansz from Four Corners Books. Chaimowicz is the artist behind the new edition of Madame Bovary published by Four Corners.
Open Talks: Marc Camille Chaimowicz
Thursday 13 Feb 2014 at Clore Studio and Wilson Road Lecture Hall

open―talks is a new series of talks conceived by the South London Gallery and Camberwell College of Arts. For its first iteration artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz discusses his work for the new edition of Flaubert’s classic novel Madame Bovary with Elinor Jansz from Four Corners Books. Comprising photographs, collages and found objects, this edition of Madame Bovary chronicles Emma Bovary’s attempts to escape the banalities of provincial life.
The talk is accompanied by a one-day presentation of objects and ephemera relating to the project and printed material produced by Camberwell Press.
open―talks, together with related publications and displays, offer an alternative curriculum that synthesizes the current interests and research focus of both institutions. Speakers are invited whose practice and research is seen as groundbreaking and of particular contemporary resonance and the talks will bring a selection of esteemed international speakers from the arts and cultural field to South London.
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    An upcoming talk with artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz and Elinor Jansz from Four Corners Books. Chaimowicz is the artist behind the new edition of Madame Bovary published by Four Corners.

    Open Talks: Marc Camille Chaimowicz

    Thursday 13 Feb 2014 at Clore Studio and Wilson Road Lecture Hall

    opentalks is a new series of talks conceived by the South London Gallery and Camberwell College of Arts. For its first iteration artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz discusses his work for the new edition of Flaubert’s classic novel Madame Bovary with Elinor Jansz from Four Corners Books. Comprising photographs, collages and found objects, this edition of Madame Bovary chronicles Emma Bovary’s attempts to escape the banalities of provincial life.

    The talk is accompanied by a one-day presentation of objects and ephemera relating to the project and printed material produced by Camberwell Press.

    opentalks, together with related publications and displays, offer an alternative curriculum that synthesizes the current interests and research focus of both institutions. Speakers are invited whose practice and research is seen as groundbreaking and of particular contemporary resonance and the talks will bring a selection of esteemed international speakers from the arts and cultural field to South London.

  4. Recently, we had the pleasure of working on a special hand-bound notebook project with Esme Winter. We will be sharing more photos and details about the notebooks soon.

  5. Printed Matter's second annual LA Art Book Fair is this weekend. This year, Printed Matter is presenting editions by artists Laura Owens, Patrick Lee, Parra, and Jeremy Deller (pictured above) to benefit the fair.  Printed Matter's second annual LA Art Book Fair is this weekend. This year, Printed Matter is presenting editions by artists Laura Owens, Patrick Lee, Parra, and Jeremy Deller (pictured above) to benefit the fair. 
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    Printed Matter's second annual LA Art Book Fair is this weekend. This year, Printed Matter is presenting editions by artists Laura Owens, Patrick Lee, Parra, and Jeremy Deller (pictured above) to benefit the fair. 

  6. Take a look at our most recent newsletter and find out what we’ve been up to and what we have planned for the coming months at LCBA.

  7. Read a short and fascinating history of SPACE, a unique and essential organization that provides creative workspace, advocacy and support for people working in the arts - LCBA is located in Britannia works, one of the artists studio buildings that SPACE manages. Read a short and fascinating history of SPACE, a unique and essential organization that provides creative workspace, advocacy and support for people working in the arts - LCBA is located in Britannia works, one of the artists studio buildings that SPACE manages.
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    Read a short and fascinating history of SPACE, a unique and essential organization that provides creative workspace, advocacy and support for people working in the arts - LCBA is located in Britannia works, one of the artists studio buildings that SPACE manages.

  8. via Showroom
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

  9. 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.

  10. 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)