Assign & Arrange

Sternberg Press  |  September 2014
Assign & Arrange: Methodologies of Presentation in Art and Dance aims to map the exchanges and transgressions between art and dance. Terms like mise-en-scène, situation, setting, choreography, and installation are used to define modes of presentation or to specify visitors’ aesthetic experience. Images facing in various different directions, the letter ‘n’ mirrored in itself and the occasional reading instruction turn this book into a performance in itself.

re-create

Canterbury School of Architecture  |  September 2014
The Re-create project, in which the University of the Creative Arts was involved, set out to strengthen economic prosperity of town centres through supporting the development of cultural hubs and premises in the heart of those. Various courses at UCA Canterbury, Farnham and Rochester were working within this thematic framework with the aim to publish the results in a series of eight publications. The brief was to find a visual language that could encompass the content of all these various courses. The cover connects these courses by the way of name, bringing all publications together.

art and economy

Landia Foundation Art and Economy  |  August 2014
The Landia Foundation for Art and Economy supports artistic projects exploring different aspects of the capitalist economic system. The publication includes a series of texts and artistic projects reflecting on those issues, addressing and negotiating questions of urgent social relevance. The wrap-around cover could be a page from the Financial Times newspaper, accidentally wrapping the book.

Hayley Tompkins

The Modern Institute  |  July 2014
This publication includes the last five exhibition of the artist Hayley Tompkins.

Kin | Richard Gorman

the MAC  |  May 2014
Richard Gorman has spent the past twenty years refining his vision of, and his fluency, in paint. He developed a compositional language and tonal spectrum that are his own. He insists that his paintings mean no more or no less than what they are. This publication shows just that – the pleasure of shape, line, colour, texture and scale in his work. It also shows the pleasure of the form of the book, the heaviness of the cover, the tactile qualities of the paper, the way the publication opens flat in your hand …

Visual Cultures as ...

Sternberg Press  |  September 2013
The series sets out to promote the still relatively new academic field of visual culture to a wider audience. Each short book consists of two essays and a conversation. With simplicity and clarity being one of the main concerns the form of book only inserts itself at the beginning of the essay/conversation in the shape of a folded top hand right corner. The text area on the cover formally mirrors this shape.

Sea Women | Mikhail Karikis

Mikhail Karikis  |  December 2012
An artist book on the community of the haenyeo, female sea-workers on the North Pacific island of Jeju. The haenyeo dive up to eight times a day to depths of up to twenty meters with no oxygen supply to catch seafood, collect seaweed and find pearls. Each dive lasts up to two minutes and is punctuated by a combination of sounds, including a high-pitched breathy shriek or whistle. The diving women make a living by constantly negotiating the limits of that which sustains them, their breath. This publication seeks to materialize this negotiation through the materiality of a printed publication as well as the layout of its content.

Deontology | Keith Coventry

Ridinghouse | Karsten Schubert  |  September 2012
Keith Coventry is known for his works which co-opt philosophical or art-theoretical positions as a way of testing and questioning the boundaries of such ideas. His newest body of work, The Deontological Pictures, is an extension of this approach. These variations of black paintings – some much darker and others with undulations of lighter greys and browns – are produced by slavishly following a set of rules which, to the artist’s mind, safeguards against any wayward aesthetic or ethical judgement having taken place.

Graphology

The Drawing Room  |  May 2012
Graphology: drawing from automatism and automation explores questions about medium-specificity through the combination of works from very different eras and created by various technologies. The featured artworks and essays investigate the human hand as a living seismograph of inner life, yet concurrently address the ‘mechanical unconscious of the machine’ which imposes itself on the human eye. It reaches back to the beginning of the 20th century and includes artists who translate human agency into different forms of systematised representation, between the trace and the sign, between writing and drawing, between automatism and automation.

All Stuff is Farce | Maud Cotter

Maud Cotter  |  November 2010
Maud Cotter's work often include strangely transformed homely objects extending, mirroring, overflowing, therefore creating unexpected connections. The high gloss coated paper with full colour images of her work are interleaved with 6 b/w concertina fold-out sections on uncoated paper. Those sections, intervening in her work but also extending it to the outside of the publication, depict snapshots taken by the artist as inspiration for her work as well as they mirror, replace, focus in on the work on the opposite page.

A_ Impossible Reader

open-dialogues  |  July 2010
A_ Impossible Reader is incomplete, unbound, personal and portable. It is (not) a record, (not) a document, (not) a marker of absence, (not) a work of art. It was exhibited in After Live, Norwich Arts Centre containing texts from SPILL: Overspill, an Open Dialogues project exploring the event of criticism in relation to performance and the SPILL Festival 2009.. It was to be printed and assembled inhouse by Norwich Arts Centre with the following instructions – print 3 x A4 sheets, cut according to cutting lines, fold once parallel to the long side, slot into each other as on sample provided, cut A4 printed sheet with cover in half, wrap one cover/bellyband around folded assembled booklet aligned with the open edge of booklet, seal with sticker.

(W)reading Performance Writing

Live Art Development Agency  |  July 2010
Commissioned by the Life Art Development Agency, Co-Director of Open Dialogues Rachel Lois Clapham, assembled twenty practitioners from diverse fields of poetry, theater, visual art and performance on the topic of Performance Writing. The design of the guide aims to further encourage the active read initiated by the writing. While the guide has been designed to work primarily as a pdf publication a one-off hard copy special edition playing with different papers, weights, tactile surfaces, colours etc ... is available to be assembled/disassembled in the Study Room of the Live Art Development Agency. It can also be downloaded here.

Homologue

Tamarin Norwood  |  July 2010
Homologue is a blog and print publication. The blog. is in its third year; the publication was launched in July 2010 with Volume I: TEXT AS. TEXT AS proposes and tests analogies for textual and literary operations.

forever foreign | Rina Banerjee

Haunch of Venison  |  April 2010
A publication accompanying the Haunch of Venison show Forever Foreign | Rina Banerjee. The publication consists out of two booklets, one displaying her drawings and one her sculptural work, held together by a transparent wrap around. The two covers placed side by side make up the world, embossed into the shimmering cover card. The title forêver föreign is written (and therefore pronounced) differently every time it appears, language always foreign to itself. The inside evokes the feel of a novel, the captions form part of a story.

Staying | Oreet Ashery

Artangel  |  January 2010
Oreet Ashery was asked by Artangel to lead a workshop with 12 lesbian asylumn seekers. During this workshop each participant created a fictional character to speak about the traumas and events experienced. The publication / pack contains 12 cards and one book, held together
by an x-rubberband. Each card displays one of the characters with a short text about the character and questions to the reader. The self-covering booklet has an exposed spine, exposed and vulnerable just like the asylumn seekers themselves. It contains essays by various lawyers and writings / interviews with and by the women.

Play for Today: Cornelius Cardew

The Drawing Room  |  November 2009
A publication accompanying the Drawing Room show Cornelius Cardew: Play for Today interspersed with essays by Michael Parsons, Andrea Phillips, Adrian Rifkin, Rob Stone, John Tilbury, Ultra-red, Grant Watson and a photo-essay by the Otolith Group. The typographic
play of the title evokes the beat of the book.

-ing : spatial acts

Canterbury School of Architecture  |  September 2009
This publication showcases research and work by staff and students of Canterbury School of Architecture. The suffix -ing establishes various modes of performative spatial production. The cover of the publication, perforated to be ripped apart into 12 cards, reads – if put together – the word SPACE. The inside cover acts as an alternative contentspage with quotations of each of
the texts containing the different -ing words highlighted on the cover. The grid, created by the perforations, and the relation of each card to a text within the book, guides the graphical rhythm
of the different texts within this publication. An index of -ing words closes the book.

Touching the City

Canterbury School of Architecture  |  September 2009
Touching the City investigates the ways in which we interact with the city and explore our relationship with the unremarkable spaces we use and inhabit every day. Different papers and paper-weights, a fold-out map and the use of the tactile card for the cover underline this notion
of touching. The design further emphasizes the trajectory of the walk in the books' full colour center section.

ch-ch-ch-changes | artists talk about teaching

Ridinghouse | Karsten Schubert  |  August 2009
This volume of newly commissioned interviews by John Reardon focuses on artists teaching
in the UK and Europe. The title relates to a period of time when certain artists entered the world
of teaching with the idea of being able to change things. The gradient on the cover and on the opening pages of the book reflects this gradual change.

Paula Kane: Studio Wall

International Centre for Fine Art Research  |  July 2009
This publication (one book, two cards and two booklets with texts by Mikey Cuddihy and Ian Heywood) takes 'the assemblage as a starting point, (...) to generate an open textual-visual conversation, juxtaposing fragments of thought, written notes and provisional indices, with photographs of the paintings to which they refer, in situ, clustered, regrouped or standing alone, creating a narrative that indicates the paintings themselves as sites of enquiry.' (ICFAR)

student online magazine

P.S. | Peter Szondi-Instituts für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft  |  February 2009
The title of the magazine – P.S. – is a wordgame on the founder of the institute Peter Szondi and on the abbreviation post scriptum. Marit graphically developed this editorial concept further by creating a succession within the structure of the magazine. The title of the first magazine is P.S.1, the first text P.S.1.1, the first page of the first text P.S.1.1.1; the second text P.S.1.2, etc … The texts are starting at the bottom of the page, further evoking the idea of a post scriptum.
Download the complete pdf-magazine here.

Cropper | Caroline Bergvall

Torque Press  |  December 2008
The title and typographic concept of this publication reflects on the play with the english Cropper (a machine or person that cuts or trims something) and the norwegian Kropper translated into english as bodies (body of work, autobiographical body). The x-height of a letter / typeface (indicated by the lines within the title on the cover and the blanks on the first and the last page) is also known as corpus size. The folded and perforated sections of this publication need to be torn open in order for the text / body of work to become fully visible.

project : perform

School of Architecture and Landscape, Kingston University  |  September 2008
The different coloured papers in this publication visualise the structure of the first year studio in
the School of Architecture and Landscape at Kingston University. The exposed spine and the greyboard cover further accentuate the notion of performance and process.

adjacencies

Canterbury School of Architecture  |  July 2008
The title adjacencies reflects the intimacy of the school itself and the fact that everyone works
in such close proximity to one another. Further it reflects the organisational non-linear structure
of the book and its narrative of colour coding based on the façade of the schoolbuilding itself.

Re: | Hayley Tompkins

The Drawing Room  |  June 2008
This singer sewn artist book accompanied Hayley's first solo exhibition at The Drawing Room. Designed in collaboration with the artist.

extensive : intensive

Canterbury School of Architecture  |  June 2008
The title reflects on diagrams of practitioners, academics and students and how they modulate our reading and practice of space. The design as well as the physical properties of the book (such as the PVC cover and the different papers) underline this notion.

Fault Lines | Art in Germany 1945 – 1955

Ridinghouse | Karsten Schubert  |  March 2007
Fault Lines offers an insightful account of art and artists in Germany in the wake of the Second World War, and of the reconstruction of German artistic culture in the early stages of the Cold War. The design of this publication takes into account the concept of the fault line, also understood as a split or a rift.

Secret Theory of Drawing

The Drawing Room  |  October 2006
A catalogue accompanying the Drawing Room show Secret Theory of Drawing exhibiting
works by David Austen, Trisha Donnelly, Olafur Eliasson, Ceal Floyer, Ellen Gallagher,
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Patrick Ireland, Alan Johnston, John Latham, Mark Manders, Matt Mullican, Anri Sala, Bojan Šarcevic, Joëlle Tuerlinckx and Cathy Wilkes.
The design of the cover and the invite (see publicity section) evokes notions of displacement
and obliquity, in line with the curatorial concept.

now and then

Tate  |  January 2006
This publication contains an overview of the 2004 / 2005 art now projects. To maintain the slanted feel of the art now leaflets (see publicity section) the flaps are cut at an angle and the typography throughout the book plays with the idea of slantedness.

Paintings | Richard Gorman

Alternative Entertainments Ltd  |  December 2005
An important part of Richard Gorman's artistic practice is process, such as stretching and nailing the linen, mixing the colours, etc ... In this publication, the pages displaying his paintings are framed by pages with collages of images of these processes, overlayed in various degrees of transparency. The hardback cover is cut flash with the bookblock.

Research in Progress

London College of Communication  |  November 2005
This publication, designed as a role of multiple A3 posters and held together by an elastic band, accompanied the exhibition of work by staff at the School of Graphic Design of the London College of Communication. Each poster represents a member of staff. When rolled up, the various lengths of the name boxes generate a unique rhythm, changing according to the diameter of each roll. Designed in collaboration with graphic designer Ben Richards.

silver seed | Anya Gallaccio

Ridinghouse | Karsten Schubert  |  August 2005
This publication contains images of seeds taken by Anya Gallaccio with an electro scanning microscope at the Natural History Museum. The silver foil-blocking and the silver-lining as well
as the bright yellow endpapers are setting the stage for the seed and the sun.

Froth on the daydream | David Austen

Broken Glass  |  August 2005
A small catalogue accompanying the exhibition David Austen: Froth on the daydream.
'The drawings are about love. They show figures usually alone but sometimes two, locked
in a sexual embrace. The drawings are funny but also very lonely. The novel Froth on the Daydream by Boris Vian has been part of me for twenty-five years since picking up the first edition in a second-hand bookshop. It described a world I have been longing for and desiring
ever since. The drawings are not illustrations of the novel as such but inhabit a world I think
about in response to reading and holding the book.' (David Austen)

Lucia Nogueira

The Drawing Room  |  May 2005
A publication with drawings by the influential Brazilian artists Lucia Nogueira. The idea of a picture book sets the tone for the graphic concept of this book.

The Situationist International

Black Dog Publishers  |  April 2005
Comprising a comprehensive record that includes a study of the Situationist International's
far-reaching ideas about the 'society of the spectacle', this book also provides an insight into the Situationist legacy. The extensive footnotes run into the text, acting as a second narrative parallel to the main body, becoming a Situationist disruption, while opening up new ways of reading.

Éclat | Caroline Bergvall

ubu.com  |  November 2003
'The product of a year-long collaboration between Bergvall and the designer Marit Münzberg, ubu's web version of Éclat ups the ante on what can be done with a poetry e-book. The print version of Éclat, a slender yellow-covered volume,(…) the text itself was the byproduct, or
page interpretation, of a walk-through performance environment that Bergvall had developed
the previous year. This Acrobat version is the first in our series to use color as a central component, thereby complicating the screen-to-print relationship and foregrounding the invisible DMZs of technological remediation, but it also investigates the very architectural borders of a computer text file, thus turning the once innocent 'margin' into a malleable facet of its poetic grammar (and the page into a frame of a flip-book). This document, a sort of fetish object in itself despite its immateriality, makes of our screens and printers vessels of language.' (ubu.com)
Download the complete pdf-book here.

Drawing on Space

The Drawing Room  |  June 2003
A catalogue accompanying the Drawing Room show Drawing on Space exhibiting works by Russell Crotty, Katja Davar, Graham Gussin, Alan Johnston, Takehito Koganezawa, Julie Mehretu, Nasreen Mohamedi, Max Neuhaus, Paul Noble, Silke Schatz, Tomoko Takahashi,
Bjarni Thórarinsson and Oliver Zwink. The typography within the publication further articulates
the spatial concept of the show.

Break Down Inventory | Michael Landy

Ridinghouse | Karsten Schubert  |  July 2001
This publication contains the complete list of Michael Landy's belongings, destroyed during
the Artangel Break Down project. It has an untrimmed fore-edge, which simulates an endless computer print-out. Designed in collaboration with designer Richard Hollis.