Book Arts – Useful Links

Artists, Designers, Practitioners

Tauba Auerbach, is a visual artist working across many disciplines including painting, artists’ books, photography, and sculpture.
She founded Diagonal Press in 2013 with the intention of creating “publications in open editions,” where “nothing [is] signed or numbered.”

Tauba Auerbach’s RGB Colorspace Atlas
Tauba Auerbach’s RGB Colorspace Atlas

Irma Boom, Dutch designer and one of the world’s forefront inspirational bookmaker. Read about her and her favorite books here.

Jonas Voegeli is a Swiss graphic designer whose work is dedicated to book and editorial design. Read more about him here.

Watch Simon Goode, from the London Centre for Book Arts, presenting and discussing a range of different book formats.

Collections, Platforms, Projects and Online Libraries

Images of the online booklet library
Booklet library

Booklet is a publisher and library in Tokyo and New York. Booklet focuses on the details that make ideas legible and publishes the work of cultural producers whose work positions a way of thinking.

Collectif Blanc is a curatorial platform exploring the new territories of publishing and design in print. We curate thematic exhibitions of local and foreign content and a daily blog of inspirations. We aim at sparking discovery and bringing together new audiences, guest curators, editors, designers, artists, librarians and printmakers of professional and amateur backgrounds.

Monoskop is a wiki for the arts, media and humanities, with an extensive library of fine art, architecture, moving image, sound and music, literature and also features an online library of artists’ publishing.

UbuWeb is a completely independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts, founded in 1996 by poet Kenneth Goldsmith. It is a large web-based archive available on the internet and offers visual, concrete and sound poetry, expanding to include film and sound art mp3 archives.U

Post Digital Publishing Archive ( P—DPA) is a project that systematically collects, organizes and keeps trace of experiences in the fields of art and design at the intersection between publishing and digital technology. The archive acts as a space in which the collected projects are confronted and juxtaposed in order to highlight relevant paths, mutual themes, common perspectives, interrelations, but also oppositions and idiosyncrasies. P—DPA is maintained by Silvio Lorusso.

A selection of the queer archive work
Queer Archive Work

Queer.Archive.Work (QAW) is a nonprofit reading room, publishing studio, and project space based in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. QAW was founded by artist Paul Soulellis to support artists and writers with free, open access to space and resources for experimental publishing, with a special focus on queer practices.

Futuress is a feminist library of blind spots, untold stories, and missing narratives within design history and theory. That is to say, a library that collects what so far has been neglected by mainstream design discourses. Futuress books do not yet exist, they have still to be researched, written down, and published. Imagine a library that makes the invisible visible.
A library of future possibilities.

Self Publish, Be Happy is an organization dedicated to shaping contemporary photography and visual culture through publishing, online and offline events, and education programmes.

Monthly Book Arts Newsletter, edited by Sarah Bodman