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  1. 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.
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    Card Game by Masanao Hirayama, one of the exhibitors at The Tokyo Art Book Fair 2013. Published by Nieves and Rollo Press.

  2. 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.
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    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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.
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    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!
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    You can now pick up the new issue of The London Bookshop Map with artwork by artist Dora García at LCBA!

  7. New hand printed flyers for Bookbinding Workshops at the London Centre for Book Arts.
Start seeing these around town soon!

    New hand printed flyers for Bookbinding Workshops at the London Centre for Book Arts.

    Start seeing these around town soon!

  8. To The Extend of / \ | & ­­­­- by Sigrid Calon, one of the many wonderful exhibitors at The London Art Book Fair 2013.­­ To The Extend of / \ | & ­­­­- by Sigrid Calon, one of the many wonderful exhibitors at The London Art Book Fair 2013.­­
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    To The Extend of / \ | & ­­­­- by Sigrid Calon, one of the many wonderful exhibitors at The London Art Book Fair 2013.
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  9. Not to be missed this weekend:

Saturday 14 September 2013, 6 – 10.30pm  X100. An exhibition of books from 100 launches at X Marks the Bökship, 2008 – 2013  “Since X Marks the Bökship opened in Cambridge Heath Road with Donlon Books in 2008, there have been 100 launches in the shop of books by independent publishers.  They include first issues of journals, pamphlets, artworks, box sets, an eBook, a website, a typeface, all published by artists, curators and designers who experiment with production as much as content. They range from photobooks to plays, printed in short-runs on Riso, Digital, Print-on-demand and Photocopier. Each book launch is unique, accompanied by exhibitions, performances, readings and on-site production, often last minute, energetic and fun. They have bought together individual publishers to create a local publishing community producing an increasing body of work.
The 100th launch will be marked on Saturday 14th September with an exhibition of these books. Publishers include: Wassinklundgren, The Coelacanth Press, Savage Messiah, Novel Publication, The Everyday Press, Nieves, Future Fiction, The Mock, Death Approaches, Succulent Legume, Vague Paper, The Book of the Film, Dis Voir, Don’t Bother, True True True, Primary Information, Stanley Picker Gallery, Preston is my Paris, LET, RCA, Uncanny Editions, Dark Windows Press, Palaver Press, Lazy Gramophone Press, Mono Paper, Monika Magazine, General Enquiry, Giorgio Sadotti, Anna Barham, OK Do, The Vanity Press, Bedford Press, The Woodmill, Schizm Magazine, Ditto Press, FormContent, Autonomedia, IRP, The Centre for Recent Drawing, Paper Tiger Books, Hato Press, Circular, Precinct, Savoury Days/1994 Editions, Ella Finer, Kuboaa, Monaco Magazine, Article Press, Rong—Wrong, LemonMelon, An Endless Supply, Focal Point Gallery, Unrealised Projects, Wysing Arts Centre, Publication Studio, Flee Immediately, Unfurnished Editions, Propeller Island, F.R.DAVID, Patrick Goddard, Disturber Magazine, Me and My Friends, Da Thirst, Spector Books, VerySmallKitchen, Bad Press, Misery Connoisseur, Corporeal, Works That Work Magazine, Ludovica Gioscia, Young, Fresh and Relevant, Project Paper, Daniel James Wilkinson, Tombstone Press, Rachel Cattle & Steve Richards, Komplot, Nathan Witt, The Fernand Baudin Prize, Boiled Egg, Passenger Books, Allotrope Press, N0 Demand, X Marks the Bökship.” Not to be missed this weekend:

Saturday 14 September 2013, 6 – 10.30pm  X100. An exhibition of books from 100 launches at X Marks the Bökship, 2008 – 2013  “Since X Marks the Bökship opened in Cambridge Heath Road with Donlon Books in 2008, there have been 100 launches in the shop of books by independent publishers.  They include first issues of journals, pamphlets, artworks, box sets, an eBook, a website, a typeface, all published by artists, curators and designers who experiment with production as much as content. They range from photobooks to plays, printed in short-runs on Riso, Digital, Print-on-demand and Photocopier. Each book launch is unique, accompanied by exhibitions, performances, readings and on-site production, often last minute, energetic and fun. They have bought together individual publishers to create a local publishing community producing an increasing body of work.
The 100th launch will be marked on Saturday 14th September with an exhibition of these books. Publishers include: Wassinklundgren, The Coelacanth Press, Savage Messiah, Novel Publication, The Everyday Press, Nieves, Future Fiction, The Mock, Death Approaches, Succulent Legume, Vague Paper, The Book of the Film, Dis Voir, Don’t Bother, True True True, Primary Information, Stanley Picker Gallery, Preston is my Paris, LET, RCA, Uncanny Editions, Dark Windows Press, Palaver Press, Lazy Gramophone Press, Mono Paper, Monika Magazine, General Enquiry, Giorgio Sadotti, Anna Barham, OK Do, The Vanity Press, Bedford Press, The Woodmill, Schizm Magazine, Ditto Press, FormContent, Autonomedia, IRP, The Centre for Recent Drawing, Paper Tiger Books, Hato Press, Circular, Precinct, Savoury Days/1994 Editions, Ella Finer, Kuboaa, Monaco Magazine, Article Press, Rong—Wrong, LemonMelon, An Endless Supply, Focal Point Gallery, Unrealised Projects, Wysing Arts Centre, Publication Studio, Flee Immediately, Unfurnished Editions, Propeller Island, F.R.DAVID, Patrick Goddard, Disturber Magazine, Me and My Friends, Da Thirst, Spector Books, VerySmallKitchen, Bad Press, Misery Connoisseur, Corporeal, Works That Work Magazine, Ludovica Gioscia, Young, Fresh and Relevant, Project Paper, Daniel James Wilkinson, Tombstone Press, Rachel Cattle & Steve Richards, Komplot, Nathan Witt, The Fernand Baudin Prize, Boiled Egg, Passenger Books, Allotrope Press, N0 Demand, X Marks the Bökship.”
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    Not to be missed this weekend:

    Saturday 14 September 2013, 6 – 10.30pm
    X100. An exhibition of books from 100 launches
    at X Marks the Bökship, 2008 – 2013

    “Since X Marks the Bökship opened in Cambridge Heath Road with Donlon Books in 2008, there have been 100 launches in the shop of books by independent publishers.

    They include first issues of journals, pamphlets, artworks, box sets, an eBook, a website, a typeface, all published by artists, curators and designers who experiment with production as much as content. They range from photobooks to plays, printed in short-runs on Riso, Digital, Print-on-demand and Photocopier.

    Each book launch is unique, accompanied by exhibitions, performances, readings and on-site production, often last minute, energetic and fun. They have bought together individual publishers to create a local publishing community producing an increasing body of work.

    The 100th launch will be marked on Saturday 14th September with an exhibition of these books.
    Publishers include: Wassinklundgren, The Coelacanth Press, Savage Messiah, Novel Publication, The Everyday Press, Nieves, Future Fiction, The Mock, Death Approaches, Succulent Legume, Vague Paper, The Book of the Film, Dis Voir, Don’t Bother, True True True, Primary Information, Stanley Picker Gallery, Preston is my Paris, LET, RCA, Uncanny Editions, Dark Windows Press, Palaver Press, Lazy Gramophone Press, Mono Paper, Monika Magazine, General Enquiry, Giorgio Sadotti, Anna Barham, OK Do, The Vanity Press, Bedford Press, The Woodmill, Schizm Magazine, Ditto Press, FormContent, Autonomedia, IRP, The Centre for Recent Drawing, Paper Tiger Books, Hato Press, Circular, Precinct, Savoury Days/1994 Editions, Ella Finer, Kuboaa, Monaco Magazine, Article Press, Rong—Wrong, LemonMelon, An Endless Supply, Focal Point Gallery, Unrealised Projects, Wysing Arts Centre, Publication Studio, Flee Immediately, Unfurnished Editions, Propeller Island, F.R.DAVID, Patrick Goddard, Disturber Magazine, Me and My Friends, Da Thirst, Spector Books, VerySmallKitchen, Bad Press, Misery Connoisseur, Corporeal, Works That Work Magazine, Ludovica Gioscia, Young, Fresh and Relevant, Project Paper, Daniel James Wilkinson, Tombstone Press, Rachel Cattle & Steve Richards, Komplot, Nathan Witt, The Fernand Baudin Prize, Boiled Egg, Passenger Books, Allotrope Press, N0 Demand, X Marks the Bökship.”

  10. If you were curious how we printed our Letterpress Workshop flyers, here’s a peek. We used 12pt Monotype border No. 103 to create the polka-dot pattern.

    If you were curious how we printed our Letterpress Workshop flyers, here’s a peek. We used 12pt Monotype border No. 103 to create the polka-dot pattern.