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.

Pages

Home

About

Location

Facilities

Workshops

Membership

Shop

Press

Social

Email

Facebook

Twitter

  1. If you’re in London this weekend why not join us for a box making workshop at LCBA

  If you’re in London this weekend why not join us for a box making workshop at LCBA

 
    High Resolution

    If you’re in London this weekend why not join us for a box making workshop at LCBA

     
  2. Slide Shows - a fantastic project by Charlotte Cheetham, the independent curator behind one of our favorite blogs, Manystuff.org

    Slide Shows - a fantastic project by Charlotte Cheetham, the independent curator behind one of our favorite blogs, Manystuff.org

  3. Camden Arts Centre presents another exhibition by an important artists working primarily on paper - and to varying degrees, the book form (recent exhibitions include exhibitions of work by Jockum Nordström, Dieter Roth, and Dorothy Iannone).
Kara Walker11 October2013 - 5 January 2014Camden Arts Centre
"American artist Kara Walker (b. 1969) fills all three gallery spaces at Camden Arts Centre over the autumn months. Renouncing the sensitivity that often shrouds the subject, Walker’s work critically and unapologetically interrogates underlying racial and gender tensions. Through characters drawn from American popular literature, culture and history, she exposes the myths that lie beneath cultural archetypes and the darker aspects of human behaviour.

Walker’s new work reflects her current research into the White Supremacist movement and gun culture in the US. Peopled with subjects from both past and contemporary history, the work weaves together historical documents of slavery with more recent racial issues.

The exhibition brings together several important bodies of recent work. Dust Jackets for the Niggerati is a series of large graphite drawings, conceived as book covers for unwritten essays and works of fiction, which investigates pivotal transitions in black American history and the missing narratives of the black migration. Shown alongside a video installation of her shadow play Fall Frum Grace- Miss Pipi’s Blue Tale and intricately cut silhouette installations, the ‘wall samplers’, the exhibition addresses highly-charged subjects of repression, discrimination and sexual violence.

Connecting all of the work is an examination of power, racial myths and stereotypes. Using graphically simple and traditional media, Walker articulates suffering and violence within American history that continues to resonate in society today.” Camden Arts Centre presents another exhibition by an important artists working primarily on paper - and to varying degrees, the book form (recent exhibitions include exhibitions of work by Jockum Nordström, Dieter Roth, and Dorothy Iannone).
Kara Walker11 October2013 - 5 January 2014Camden Arts Centre
"American artist Kara Walker (b. 1969) fills all three gallery spaces at Camden Arts Centre over the autumn months. Renouncing the sensitivity that often shrouds the subject, Walker’s work critically and unapologetically interrogates underlying racial and gender tensions. Through characters drawn from American popular literature, culture and history, she exposes the myths that lie beneath cultural archetypes and the darker aspects of human behaviour.

Walker’s new work reflects her current research into the White Supremacist movement and gun culture in the US. Peopled with subjects from both past and contemporary history, the work weaves together historical documents of slavery with more recent racial issues.

The exhibition brings together several important bodies of recent work. Dust Jackets for the Niggerati is a series of large graphite drawings, conceived as book covers for unwritten essays and works of fiction, which investigates pivotal transitions in black American history and the missing narratives of the black migration. Shown alongside a video installation of her shadow play Fall Frum Grace- Miss Pipi’s Blue Tale and intricately cut silhouette installations, the ‘wall samplers’, the exhibition addresses highly-charged subjects of repression, discrimination and sexual violence.

Connecting all of the work is an examination of power, racial myths and stereotypes. Using graphically simple and traditional media, Walker articulates suffering and violence within American history that continues to resonate in society today.”
    High Resolution

    Camden Arts Centre presents another exhibition by an important artists working primarily on paper - and to varying degrees, the book form (recent exhibitions include exhibitions of work by Jockum Nordström, Dieter Roth, and Dorothy Iannone).

    Kara Walker
    11 October2013 - 5 January 2014
    Camden Arts Centre

    "American artist Kara Walker (b. 1969) fills all three gallery spaces at Camden Arts Centre over the autumn months. Renouncing the sensitivity that often shrouds the subject, Walker’s work critically and unapologetically interrogates underlying racial and gender tensions. Through characters drawn from American popular literature, culture and history, she exposes the myths that lie beneath cultural archetypes and the darker aspects of human behaviour.

    Walker’s new work reflects her current research into the White Supremacist movement and gun culture in the US. Peopled with subjects from both past and contemporary history, the work weaves together historical documents of slavery with more recent racial issues.

    The exhibition brings together several important bodies of recent work. Dust Jackets for the Niggerati is a series of large graphite drawings, conceived as book covers for unwritten essays and works of fiction, which investigates pivotal transitions in black American history and the missing narratives of the black migration. Shown alongside a video installation of her shadow play Fall Frum Grace- Miss Pipi’s Blue Tale and intricately cut silhouette installations, the ‘wall samplers’, the exhibition addresses highly-charged subjects of repression, discrimination and sexual violence.

    Connecting all of the work is an examination of power, racial myths and stereotypes. Using graphically simple and traditional media, Walker articulates suffering and violence within American history that continues to resonate in society today.”

  4. https://www.facebook.com/events/152808264925853/ https://www.facebook.com/events/152808264925853/
    High Resolution
  5. Card Game by Masanao Hirayama, one of the exhibitors at The Tokyo Art Book Fair 2013. Published by Nieves and Rollo Press. Card Game by Masanao Hirayama, one of the exhibitors at The Tokyo Art Book Fair 2013. Published by Nieves and Rollo Press.
    High Resolution

    Card Game by Masanao Hirayama, one of the exhibitors at The Tokyo Art Book Fair 2013. Published by Nieves and Rollo Press.

  6. We’re taking part in this weekend’s Your Park, Your Big Draw, part of the Campaign for Drawing. The event is this Saturday 12 October, from 11am – 5pm at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford E20 1DY. Free to the public.
LCBA will be running a sketchbook-making workshop at the Timber Lodge from 11:30am & 2:30pm. Free, booking is essential and there are two time slots to choose from. We’re taking part in this weekend’s Your Park, Your Big Draw, part of the Campaign for Drawing. The event is this Saturday 12 October, from 11am – 5pm at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford E20 1DY. Free to the public.
LCBA will be running a sketchbook-making workshop at the Timber Lodge from 11:30am & 2:30pm. Free, booking is essential and there are two time slots to choose from.
    High Resolution

    We’re taking part in this weekend’s Your Park, Your Big Draw, part of the Campaign for Drawing. The event is this Saturday 12 October, from 11am – 5pm at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford E20 1DY. Free to the public.

    LCBA will be running a sketchbook-making workshop at the Timber Lodge from 11:30am & 2:30pm. Free, booking is essential and there are two time slots to choose from.

  7. We’re back from our trip to Japan. We were in Tokyo visiting and participating in The Tokyo Art Book Fair 2013 organised by Zine’s Mate. We had an amazing time discovering artists and publishers, and we were thrilled to see so many visitors doing the same. Our book, Art & Leisure and Art & Leisure by Dante Carlos was available at the Zine’s Mate Shop during the fair. Thanks to ZINE’S MATE for the great work that they do and for letting us participate this year. Hope to be back next year!

  8. Looking forward to seeing Boabooks (Switzerland) at The Tokyo Art Book Fair.
Image of The Hacker Grail by Donatella Bernardi, Charlie Stern. Published by Boabooks. Looking forward to seeing Boabooks (Switzerland) at The Tokyo Art Book Fair.
Image of The Hacker Grail by Donatella Bernardi, Charlie Stern. Published by Boabooks.
    High Resolution

    Looking forward to seeing Boabooks (Switzerland) at The Tokyo Art Book Fair.

    Image of The Hacker Grail by Donatella Bernardi, Charlie Stern. Published by Boabooks.

  9. Art & Leisure and Art & Leisure by Dante Carlos, produced by LCBA, will be available at the Zine’s Mate Shop at The Tokyo Art Book Fair this weekend. We’re looking forward to visiting the fair and meeting everyone involved!

    via Zine’s Mate

    Zine’s Mate presents the 5th annual Tokyo Art Book Fair. Featuring close to 300 participants from 15 countries, the fair will be the largest gathering of art publishers, independent publishers and self publishing artists in Tokyo ever and by far the largest event of it’s kind in Asia.
    Entry to the fair is free, open to the public and regularly attracts over 5000 visitors over the course of the 3 days.

    THE TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR
    Dates: September 21st (Sat) 15:00-21:00
    22nd (Sun) 12:00-20:00
    23rd (Mon/National Holiday) 11:00-19:00
    Venue: Kyoto University of Art and Design, Tohoku University of Art and Design
    GAIEN CAMPUS(1-7-15 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan)

    For the list of publishers, click here.

  10. You can now pick up the new issue of The London Bookshop Map with artwork by artist Dora García at LCBA! You can now pick up the new issue of The London Bookshop Map with artwork by artist Dora García at LCBA!
    High Resolution

    You can now pick up the new issue of The London Bookshop Map with artwork by artist Dora García at LCBA!