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Month Oktober 2010

Exhibition — 1946, 1947, 1948

„1946, 1947, 1948 — Die vergessenen Jahrgänge der schönsten Schweizer Bücher in der Retrospektive“ is a retrospective on the years 1946, 1947 and 1948 of The Most Beautiful Swiss Books and an exhibition and discussion platform about elapsed an contemporary graphic design curated by Jenny Eneqvist, Roland Früh and Corina Neuenschwander in cooperation with Corner College.

Event — The Last Dot Dot Dot

„After ten years and twenty issues, Dot Dot Dot has managed to both shift the center of gravity and mark out new territory in the expanded category of critical writing about and around graphic design, and with issue 20 the journal comes to a close. R.I.P.“ (Marc Owens)

The journal with the never-ending title (and always-changing subtitle) announces its end (with a full stop). Stuart Bailey and David Reinfurt from Dexter Sinister invite you to mourn the twentieth and final Dot Dot Dot Magazine at Forde. Drinks will be served and a film projected.

Conversation — Given: 1. The Book, 2. A Stage

“Given: 1. The Book, 2. A Stage“ is a Conversation with Jan Wenzel about Spector Books (in German only) tonight at Salon Populaire.

Launch — This Week Issue #2

On Friday, 29th of October, This Week will be at Motto in Berlin with the officially launch of Issue #2 „Quarter Report I – Men With Ties“ by Alon Levin. There will be short presentations by each artist of all 3 issues made so far.

Impressions — 1/2 #4 Release

Yesterday, Laure of the 1/2 zine collective send me some impressions of their issue #4 release and exhibition at OFR gallery. I like the presentation very much and hope you’ll enjoy it too.

Conference — Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference

The Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference is a dynamic, two-day event focused on emerging practices and debates within art-book culture.

This year’s sessions address a wide array of subjects, including: experimental libraries, the so-called zine renaissance, fusion of art and design in typography, contemporary criticism, and new pedagogical approaches to the ever-expanding field of artists’ books.

Open Call — Zines in Jutlandia

Abdul Dube calls for contributions to the first zine exhibition in Århus with the working title „Zines in Jutlandia“. Alongside the exhition Abdul will host a ZineFactory (Cut, Copy, Collate: zine construction — A two day fanzine workshop) for everyone interested in selfpublishing. The Zinefactory takes place in conjunction with the Nybyggener (Settlers) experiment and will be held at the Ridehuset in Århus.

Interview — Salon Light #7

Yesterday opened the Salon Light #7 at the Point Ephémère in Paris. In occasion of this event Charlotte Cheetham ask some questions to the publishers and post these interviews beside pictures of the event on her Manystuff blog.

At the moment you’ll find there the interviews of Westphalie Verlag, Editions B42, Kaugummi, GAGARIN, The Institute of Social Hypocrisy, Book Works, Dynasty Zine, Dent De Leone & Åbäke and the list will be updated during the weekend.

Event — Magazine Pop-Up Store

Das Magazin (The Magazine) is a project space for international printing culture, design and contemporary art in Hamburg.

Magazine Pop-Up Store, the first event in this project space, features a wide range of magazines from all over the world.

Release — I’m not on fire

Opening and book presentation tonight in Leipzig

„I’m not on fire“ by Carsten Tabel, designed by Sam de Groot and published by Lubok Verlag is released on the occasion of the exhibition “The difference between you and me is that I’m not on fire” showing works of the artist at galerieKleindienst from October 21 to November 20, 2010.
A reading by the author of selected texts from “I’m not on fire” will take place at the Lubok Zentrale on October 29.