Launch — Decathlon Books @ Printed Matter

Dec­ath­lon Books invites you to cel­eb­rate the launch of the tenth and final book and there­fore the end of the pro­ject on March 30th 2012 at Prin­ted Mat­ter, New York…

Duncan Hamilton and Peter Suth­er­land (founder of Dec­ath­lon Books) will be present­ing the com­plete col­lec­tion of books. They will also be launch­ing a lim­ited edi­tion box set that col­lects the books and prints togeth­er and exhib­it­ing a new set of mimeo­graphed prints fea­tur­ing an image from each artist in the series.

Dec­ath­lon Books is an inde­pend­ent pub­lish­ing pro­ject foun­ded in 2009 by Duncan Hamilton and Peter Suth­er­land. The aim of the pro­ject was to pro­duce ten books over a two-year peri­od fea­tur­ing a col­lec­tion of artists Duncan and Peter felt were inter­est­ing and deserving of wider atten­tion.

The books were designed to work as a set and so are form­ally con­sist­ent — pro­duced simply and quickly on a web press in Queens, NYC. Each book is let­ter sized with a two-col­or cov­er and off­set prin­ted interi­or (occa­sion­ally with an addi­tion­al print or poster insert). Between 2009 and 2011 Dec­ath­lon pub­lished books by Mark Gonzales, Todd Jordan, Misaki Kawai, Estelle Hanania, Til Ger­hard, Jack Greer and Mag­gie Lee, Tomoo Gokita, Misha Hol­len­bach, Tony Cox and Padraig Timoney.”
 — Prin­ted Mat­ter

Artist Jack Greer will also be installing a win­dow dis­play for the event.

Prin­ted Mat­ter, Inc.
195 Tenth Aven­ue
New York, NY 10011

March 30th 2012 from 7 to 9pm