In October, Gratuitous Type will be visiting Vancouver to join some of our favorite publishers at the first ever Vancouver Art/Book Fair, hosted by Project Space and Fillip. We’ll be selling copies of Issue 1 (sold out online!) and 2, as well as a few projects from our friends here in New York. If you’re in the area, please come by and say hi!
Gratuitous Type (along with some of my most favorite magazines ever!) is on view at the Facing Pages 2012 Magazine Library this weekend. Very excited to be part of this super biennial independent magazine festival. If you’re attending, make sure to stop by the exhibition for a look at the new issue.
Issue 2 (coming soon!) subject Visual Editions has something very special planned for the next Friday Late event at the V&A. 150 readers will be peppered throughout the museum, reading aloud from VE’s Composition No. 1 in a real-life manifestation of the “book in a box” experience. If you’re in London, check it out on November 25th. For the rest of you, stay tuned for Issue 2, where I speak with co-founders Anna Gerber and Britt Iversen about the “love and mischief” of book-making.
Nice article on some of North Brooklyn’s indie art publishers. Of note: Brainwaves is a curated showcase of artist books, ‘zines, and prints at Storefront Gallery in Bushwick. Also really excited to learn about Booklyn, an artist-run, nonprofit that promotes artist books as an art form and educational resource. Both organizations have exhibitions opening this Friday. A great opportunity to check them out if you haven’t had the chance to before. (Photo by Hrag Vartanian via Hyper Allergic)
Mark your calender for June 11—Volume Number, presented by Triple Canopy and Printed Matter, will offer a discussion of the past, present, and future of artists’ publications. Participants include Paul Chan (Badlands Unlimited), Angie Keefer (The Serving Library), Matt Keegan (North Drive Press), David Platzker (Specific Object), and Colby Chamberlain (Triple Canopy), who will moderate. Event begins at 6 pm at Dia:Chelsea in New York City, admission is free.