062 Gallery was founded in 2017 by S.Y Lim, a former Korean Pop singer now living and working in Chicago. Named after local zip code in Gwangju, South Korea, 062 is housed within the Zhou B Art Center in Bridgeport, Chicago and is committed to the promotion of global art discourse. 062 is an open platform for artists and cultural organizations. 062 supports the work of emerging and established artists through the dissemination of ideas, actions and conversations, and experimental exhibition formats. 062 is involved in ongoing collaborations with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Candor Arts, Defibrillator Gallery, Utrecht / Now Idea, The Korean government organization; The Korean Council for Justice and Remembrance and with numerous other artists, curators, and writers. 062 has presented internationally at various Art Book Fairs including in Chicago, Tokyo, Taipei, and Shanghai.www.062official.com
5x7 curates, designs and prints limited edition, 5x7 inch art editions. We collaborate with artists and designers from all over the world to enliven and challenge our format.www.5x7books.com
A Magic Mountain
A Magic Mountain is a Bay Area Risograph press that prints and publishes artist projects with collaborative and conceptual foundations. AMM provides artists with production, financial, and distribution support. AMM’s objective is to make the book-making process accessible to artists and to make their work available to a wider audience.www.alexarzt.com
I am a cartoonist, designer, fine artist, and self-publisher. I make comics, illustrations, and prints that take many forms. My goal is to make new stories in new ways that haven't been seen before. A lot of my comics and other printed work feature handmade tricks and special features such as fold-outs, pop-ups and peek-a-boos. I am also Chief Creative Officer of MrMiSocki, a sock brand that comes with comics about the characters (who are the socks). I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a BFA in Illustration in 2013, and my work was included in the Society of Illustrators' Comics and Cartoon Art Annual 3 years in a row in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Then MrMiSocki won the Silver Medal in the MoCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) Awards of Excellence in the Special Format category in 2017. Besides MrMiSocki, I write and self-publish all of my comics, which range in subject matter from semi auto-bio stories about my dog walking day job to funny animal stories featuring my own original character Miggy Mouse. I have also been published in a handful of anthologies, including kus!, Happiness Comix, Rotland Press’ American Fly Trap, and Weakly Comics.cargocollective.com/atpratt
Aint–Bad is an independent publisher of new photographic art. Founded in Savannah, Georgia, the collective is dedicated to publishing contemporary photography and text to support a progressive community of artists from around the world through online web features, printed periodicals, monographs, and exhibitions.www.aint-bad.com
My practice looks for the primeval belied by order, through experimental, hand-bound comics. I use design systems, sparse text and illustration, and print formats to gesture toward nebulous aspects of personal experience. Though slight, my books draw readers into open-ended narratives about interiority, feeling, and intimacy on the cusp of cognizance.alexkostiw.com/
Alicia's Klassic Kool Shoppe
Alicia Nauta is a Toronto artist and self publisher. She makes books and zines, screenprinted posters, textiles, and other multiples. Her focus is on analog ways of making, using xerox material to create collaged compositions. Her work often explores the dualities and exchanges present in all forms of human and natural life: with light, there is darkness; with progress, there is decline. The natural vs. manufactured world are often in tension with each other in her work; spaces are inhabited by plants and strange, shifting perspectives, suggesting possibility found in the uncertain and unwritten future. She is interested in multiples, created through various print methods, for their democratic and accessible qualities. She frequently collaborates with Eunice Luk of Slow Editions.alicianauta.com
Almighty & Insane Books
Almighty & Insane Books is a platform to examine/preserve history and culture from the city of Chicago through the medium of printed publications. Beginning with a focus on documenting visual ephemera produced by subcultures originating in late 20th century Chicago, the press is expanding its mission to work with Chicago artists, archivists, and historians on projects that further engage with the history of the city, including a forthcoming riso-printed, hand-bound artist book by Brighton Park artist Sir Charles titled "Letters to Chicago." Founded by Brandon Johnson, a native to Chicagoland who is currently living in New York City, Almighty & Insane Books seeks to create a bridge between these two cities and beyond.almightyandinsanebooks.com
Anna Haifisch / James Turek
Screen prints, Riso books and comic books in the tradition of funny animals from Leipzig, Germanywww.hai-life.com
Authorized to Work in the US
Authorized to Work in the US emerged from a foreign artist’s struggle for their work authorization in the United States. They publish new work by local and international artist. They display and share the work with the public on a tricycle on the streets of New York City. This mobile gallery project is called Riso Bike, and can be spotted in different neighborhoods in NY.authorizedtowork.us/
Bred Press is an artist books, comics, and zine publishing house located in Chicago. Started by Brad Rohloff in 2014, it provides a platform by which to support contemporary artists working within the medium of printed and published matter. I love you.www.bredpress.com/
Bricks from the Kiln
'Bricks from the Kiln' is a journal of critical writing and research edited by Matthew Stuart and Andrew Walsh-Lister between London, New York and Richmond. It pulls together pieces stemming from larger bodies of ongoing research, explorations begun but forced aside and newly unearthed archival fragments. Each issue has been accompanied by respective launches, exhibitions and events at Tenderbooks, LCC and Umlaut Gallery in London, the Graham Foundation and Chicago Architecture Biennial in Chicago, and Artbook MoMA PS1 in New York.www.b-f-t-k.info/
Undercurrents in international publishing, est. 2011 (London, UK)bronze-age.co/
Can Can Press
Can can press is a multi-disciplinary Art and design project founded by Gabino Azuela y Jackie Crespo in 2017.
Based in Mexico City, Can Can Press is focused on the experimentation, publication, distribution and manifestation of new creative proposals.
As a Publishing House, the project retakes the artist book by the new art of making books, creating a visual and conceptual narrative from the content to the form of the object.cancanpress.com/
Candor Arts is an independent press based in Chicago. The authors we select to publish share personal accounts of their lives—offering therapeutic perspectives on learning and healing. The projects always derive from human experience and often address contemporary issues in society. Many of the editions we design and produce are made by hand.www.candorarts.com/
CATACHRESIS is not a publisher. CATACHRESIS is not a distributor. CATACHRESIS is not a passing fancy. CATACHRESIS is the project of Evan Fusco in which they work with individuals with whom there is a mutual respect in order to put out into the world something which both individuals can be proud of. CATACHRESIS is what Jacques Derrida referred to as the original incompleteness of meaning, how a word has its initial meaning and then how it extends out; its use is “forced and necessary” and can allow for a rethinking of meaning. Through working with artists and writers who have something to say and allowing their words to get out into the world, CATACHRESIS puts into practice this idea. When one allows what they have to say to enter the world, modes of thinking change, ideas proliferate, and we hopefully leave the world a bit better than before. Its about giving access to those who would never think to publish their work in this way, or even think they could. Its what Fred Moten and Stefano Harney refer to as the subversive intellectual of the undercommons, stealing that of the academy to do the radical work. CATACHRESIS hopes to push past a one way approach to the world. Through books and zines and whatever other form the works need to take, we can give passionate people the tools necessary to take on the world. The world needs passionate people just as much as it needs new ideas, let us make sure that this work does not replicate, but push past that world we already live in.catachresis.persona.co/
Chloë Perkis is a non-binary, pangender artist from Chicago, IL. Their work involves comics, ceramics, and printmaking. Their book UGLY was featured in Best American Comics 2018.www.chloeperkis.com/
Christopher Branson creates projects that each share a simple home in whimsy, using a multi-disciplinary approach that combines shape, form, light & language through painting, sculpture, collage, illustration, installation, photography, publishing, furniture, writing & various formats of ephemera.christopherbranson.com/
Christopher Kardambikis and Paper Cuts
Christopher Kardambikis explores space, process, and form through books, zines, and prints. He has co-founded three artist book and zine projects: Encyclopedia Destructica in Pittsburgh, Gravity and Trajectory in San Diego, and 90 Proof Press in Los Angeles. Christopher has been an artist-in-residence at The Wassaic Project, Crosstown Arts, Pioneer Works, The Art Students League, The Millay Colony, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. He received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and MFA from the University of California, San Diego. He is currently an Assistant Professor at George Mason University.
Christopher is the host of Paper Cuts, a podcast that documents the contemporary world of zines and DIY publishing. In 2019, Paper Cuts has started to publish zines, comics, and prints. Their first artists include Mike Walton from Alexandria, VA; Mad Mohre from Adrian, MI; and Athena Naylor from Washington D.C.www.papercutszines.com
Clown Kisses Press
Started by three VCUarts Alumni Clown Kisses Press (CKP) was briefly known as "Clown Meat Press" this was quickly deemed to be "maybe a little too much". Next a risograph printer was purchased and the rest is history. CKP is a risograph press based in Richmond,VA specializing in zines, books, comics, prints, posters, etc. CKP works with emerging artists who may not have worked with the multiple before. Bringing this to painters, sculptors, etc allows those artists to create works that can be disseminated easily and cheaply to new viewers. CKP continues to be a place where we the artists/printers can experiment with our own work and allow other artists to do the same.www.clownkissespress.com/
Cold Cube Press
Cold Cube Press is a Risograph printing and publishing studio based in Seattle. We publish art comics, zines, poetry, and photography, and everything in between. Each year we put out an anthology of artists who make books from all over the world.www.coldcubepress.com/shop
Colour Code is a small press and print shop based in Toronto, ON Canada. Specializing in artist friendly Risograph and Screenprinting, we produce limited edition artist books, zines and print editions.shop.colourcodeprinting.com/
Columbia Books on Architecture and the City
Columbia Books on Architecture and the City aims to expand the ground of architectural discourse. Bringing together designers, scholars, planners, artists, theorists, and curators, often working outside of the expected formats of their fields, we focus on books that ask urgent questions about what architecture is and what it does. We hope to amplify new voices while reflecting on those who’ve shaped the field in vital ways, and to publish books that think deeply on the implications—whether political, ecological, cultural, or disciplinary—of architecture in its broadest sense. The imprint’s commitment to print is paired with experiments in digital and hybrid publishing methods, including the Avery Review, a monthly journal of critical essays on architecture; Avery Shorts, an experiment in email-based discourse; and our digital reader.www.arch.columbia.edu/books
Columbia College Chicago / MoCP / Skylark Editions
This table will showcase photography books from the Museum of Contemporary Photography, SKYLARK EDITIONS, and current student and alumni from the Columbia College Chicago Photography Department MFA Program.
The MoCP is the world’s premier college art museum dedicated to photography. As an international hub, we generate ideas and provoke dialogue among students, artists and diverse communities through groundbreaking exhibitions and programming. Our mission is to cultivate a deeper understanding of the artistic, cultural and political roles of photography in our world today.
SKYLARK EDITIONS is a non-profit publishing project based in Chicago and Atlanta that provides a platform for the creation and distribution of innovative photobooks by emerging and established artists.
Columbia College Chicago’s Photography MFA alumni have a strong reputation as well-rounded practitioners and ground-breaking fine artists. They have been recognized by the Guggenheim Fellowship Award, Aperture Portfolio Prize, the Whitney Biennial, and PDN’s 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, among others.shop.mocp.org/collections/publications
Conveyor is an independent publisher and studio for bespoke book printing and binding. Each year we commission several artist publications, as well as a magazine largely concerned with the intersection between science and art. With each book we experiment with the design, form, and material to make unique objects.conveyor.studio
DePaul Art Museum
DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) is a world-class museum located in the heart of Lincoln Park on DePaul University’s campus. Built in 2011, the LEED-certified building was designed by Antunovich Associates. DPAM presents rotating exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and houses a permanent collection of more than 3,500 objects, with strengths in modern and contemporary art and those with a direct connection to Chicago.
DPAM enriches DePaul University’s commitments to excellence, diversity and social concerns. Our purpose is to connect people through art and ideas that explore the vast range of human experience and expression. We provide an inclusive platform for innovative artistic voices with a program that bridges local and global concerns. DPAM is always free and open to everyone.resources.depaul.edu/art-museum/Pages/default.aspx
Endless Editions is a curatorial and publishing project devoted to producing materials by & for artists.www.endlesseditions.com/
ESTE catalyzes liberatory experiences through publishing and public programs. In collaboration with artists, educators, builders, and more, ESTE remembers and invites other ways of being for our current and coming generations.estearchives.info/
Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation
Eyeworks is an invitational festival focusing on abstract animation and unconventional character animation. Festival programs showcase experimental animation of all sorts, and include classic films and new works. Films included in the festival cover an extremely broad range of animation techniques and we concentrate on works made by individual artists, drawing on the lineage of avant-garde cinema as well as the tradition of classic cartooning. The aim of Eyeworks is to present works that engage aspects of the enormous potential inherent in the art form of artist-made animation.
Eyeworks was founded in 2010 by festival directors Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré. The festival is held annually in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, with additional curated programs presented elsewhere throughout the year.
For the first time we are creating an Eyeworks publication called Hammerspace to be released for our tenth annual festival happening this fall. It will be a perfect-bound book in an edition of 300, printed by Matt Davis at Perfectly Acceptable press. It will include essays, creative writing and artwork responding to a theme in animation. The Chicago leg of the 2019 festival is happening at the Block Museum cinema in mid-November, and we would like for the book release of Hammerspace to be at the CABF. Additionally we've had our annual Eyeworks posters printed over the past decade by Chicago printers / artists Sonnenzimmer, and we would like to have those at our table, as well as potentially a selection of books / comics created by some artists we have shown at the festival.
We don't have the finished contributions yet to attach as imagery but the links to images will give a sense of artists and filmmakers we have worked with.eyeworksfestival.com/
Fata Morgana Press
Fata Morgana Press is a women-owned and operated print shop and design studio in Bridgeport. Specializing in custom letterpress printing, offset editions, and artist’s book publishing, we approach each project as a collaboration. By inviting artists into our studio to participate in design and printing, we work to build meaningful relationships between people, material, and processes. We believe the work is stronger as a result of diverse perspectives. In addition to our print work, we work with small businesses and cultural institutions to craft brand identities and supporting materials informed by our experience as artists and craftspeople.www.fatamorganapress.com/
Filipino American Artist Directory
Filipino American Artist Directory is an independent initiative by St. Louis-based artist Janna Añonuevo Langholz to connect and make visible the broad community of visual artists of Filipino heritage living and working in the United States. It aims to increase the recognition of Filipino American artists through an online resource and series of publications, as well as group events, exhibitions, commissioned works, and collaborations with other artists and organizations.www.filamartistdirectory.com/
Flatlands Press / IS Press
Flatlands Press is a print and design studio located in Pilsen Ill. Flatlands has created art objects and printed ephemera for artists worldwide. For the last Six years, I have co-published with iS Press / Denver CO. / Raw Fury, a local scene zine with professional editorial standards that focuses on contemporary urban art from or connected to Chicago and Denver. Flatlands currently offers a space for community-minded artists to create, share, and inspire ideas.www.flatlandspress.com/
Flower Press is an equitable publishing practice centering women, femme, and queer artists and practitioners. We publish books, periodicals, zines, dreams, memories, ephemera, maps, cards, and more.
We empower artists to determine their publishing split and set their own prices, subverting the traditional structure of a consolidated publishing house. Artists retain all rights to their own work forever, meaning they can change prices at will and share publishing rights with whomever they choose.
We draw from the expertise of a constellation of relationships to produce and disseminate work, from printers to designers to producers to stockists. We're small, and we're new, and we're growing.www.flowerflowerpress.press/
Freak Comix is a collective operating out of the Bay Area with a focus on delivering comics content from voices unheard. By collaborating with creators from across the world, we aim to unite all who work in, read, or love comics; introducing one another to this collective sincerity.www.freakcomix.com/
Fully Booked is a unique & curated international platform for creative publications & artists' books from or of the Middle East, North Africa, & South Asia, anchored by three annual editions of the Dubai art book fair. The flagship namesake fair—the first of its kind in the Gulf—premiered in 2017 in Alserkal Avenue, during the annual Dubai Art Week.fullybooked.site/
Gallery 400 at UIC
Gallery 400, a not-for-profit arts space at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), supports contemporary art, architecture, and design through exhibitions, lectures, publications, and programs that prioritize interpretative reflection and critical inquiry.
Gallery 400’s mission is to be a contemporary art hub for social interaction, transformative experience, and multi-dimensional learning. Creating a place to connect, Gallery 400 actively positions its exhibitions and public programs as opportunities with which to build community and as avenues for learning in informal social settings.
Operating within the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago—the largest university in Chicago and one of the most diverse in the US—Gallery 400 endeavors to make the arts and its practitioners accessible to a broad spectrum of the public and to cultivate a variety of cultural and intellectual perspectives. Gallery 400 is recognized for its support of the creation of new work, the diversity of its programs and participants, and the development of experimental models for multi-disciplinary exhibition.gallery400.uic.edu/
Gelkheht is a collaborative project between Yewon Kwon and Benjamin Kraco utilizing audio and visual elements in a printed package. In addition, Yewon and Benjamin also create their own individual works and publications. Yewon also publishes the collective series PALLOR PINK. All projects are printed using various print techniques such as risograph, offset and silkscreen printing.https://yewonkwon.com/
GenderFail + Liz Barr
GenderFail is a publishing and programming initiative that seeks to encourage projects that foster an intersectional queer subjectivity. Our projects look at various forms of failure - from personal, public, and political perspectives - as a boundless form of creative potential. Our projects look at various forms of failure - from personal, public, and political perspectives - as a boundless form of creative potential.
Liz Barr is an interdisciplinary artist living and working between Philadelphia and Chicago, IL.genderfail.space/
Like lived moments, page spreads are experienced one at a time, and yet my zines are slight enough to constitute a sense of subjective present, a simultaneity not typically afforded to a prolonged sequential work. The intended effect is of a thought being articulated in real time, talked-through, rolled around in the hands like putty (and often, in the end, scrapped). The visual flow strives to subvert the implicit causal chronology inherent to books in general while exploiting that narrative expectation in the reader. No line of thought or ink is allowed to blossom unencumbered, as there are frequent interjections and reversals. Attempted profundities are sabotaged by invented onomatopoeia. A confluence of comics and collage, representational drawings point toward the Abstract, facilitating a dialogue between the rational and the nonsensical. ‘Mountains, Lies’ (2015) forces a reckoning between what is knowable and what can be merely stated; between what is represented and what simply is. ‘Cornkob igloo’ (2018) employs the clean line-work of corporate cartooning to confound that style’s usual aims of recognition and reassurance. The viewer is challenged to look beyond familiar forms to glimpse a recycled alternative; a foreign object with comfortingly soft edges. ‘Macho Cheese’ (2018) strives to aerate the culture of masculinity through exploration of its bitter life cycle, serving as a passive critique of the pervasive ‘manboy’ syndrome. Most recently, ‘Deitrus’ (2018) memorializes a personal misconception, while ‘Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear’ (2019) goads banality toward a paranoid punchline. In all these works, the tension between slander and celebration is a constant and unnerving presence.georgeporteus.com/
Gesamtkunst Werkshop is an art lab founded by Alessandra Norman and Lucas Bucholtz. The guiding principle of our collaborative project is Gesamtkunstwerk, or the total work of art. While this has historically meant the synthesis of fine art, music, theater and architecture, our current area of research involves the relational aesthetic at the nexus of fine art, craft, and social media. For the past several years we have been working on a concept we call Flora futurism, the aesthetic exploration of life in the post-desertification world, or alternatively a post-earth existence and how we might bring the flora of our home planet to other worlds.www.gesamtkunstwerkshop.com/
Ginger maps networks of creative people. In keeping with the logic of a network, all of the contributors were referred by an editor or contributor from a previous issue. As a feminist publication, we are committed to supporting the work of womxn, non-binary, and gender nonconforming individuals. Our goal is to produce a zine with a diverse range of forms, content, and perspectives.www.gingerzine.net/
Ben Marcus (b. 1983, Chicago) is a multidisciplinary artist whose bold and graphic style is deployed through comics, illustrations, murals and other large scale works that are inspired by myriad aesthetic traditions. Ben started Good-Bye Press as a publishing project in 2017, to publish and distribute his own graphic work and his collaborations with other artists.goodbyepress.bigcartel.com/
Hannah McHugh is a Chicago-based, interdisciplinary artist and writer. Her book-making practice is a combination of performative documentation, visual poetry, literal poetry, algorithmically-generated poetry, academic research, and practical jokes. She tries to be serious but not all of the time. She still hopes to be a great painter someday.hannahmchugh.com/books
Hat & Beard Press
Hat & Beard is an independent, Los Angeles-based publisher and print production house.
With our book imprint, Hat & Beard Press, we create original, illustrated nonfiction books of pop-cultural and historical significance that draw on existing cult audiences.
As a production house, via Hat & Beard Projects, we produce artist monographs in conjunction with art galleries, museums, nonprofits, and artists themselves.
We also champion the redesign and reissue of classic visual culture titles worth a second look.
Hat & Beard Films, meanwhile, works as the motion picture production arm of the company. Having produced two films, we are currently in production on two others.hatandbeard.com/
Haute to Death
Haute to Death (or H2D) is a dance party based in Detroit, MI. Co-created by artists Ash Nowak and Jon Dones, H2D collapses the space between sound and vision, for a post-studio experience that explores new frontiers in nightlife culture. For the past decade, H2D has become a social center of gravity for the city's creators, instigators, and other thrill-seeking bon vivants.
H2D pres. Emergency Nothing, is an on-going project bringing focus to Detroit artists. Often focused on singular works and installation, but also featuring zines, photo books, visual catalogues, etc. from their personal practice, and artists who occupy our dance floor.www.h2dsocial.club/
Homie House Press
Homie House Press is a skeleton bones crew of femmes creating + publishing in the foto book medium. We are photographers + book makers + educators holding space for and with QTPOC artists + other underrepresented communities. We are a playground where fotos become books, a safe space for secret stories and an open house for honest content. Find us migrating through the in between, the world wide web, and al otro lado del charco.www.adrianastories.com/homiehousepress
Created by Brooklyn artist J. Morrison in 2010, HOMOCATS is a visual art project connecting the modern popularity of the feline with social politics.
We aim to fight phobias, propose equal rights, combat cultural stereotypes, question social norms, and resist the Trump administration.
We publish zines, artist books, prints, and create handmade screenprinted goods.www.homocats.com/
Huner Francis is a slow/small imprint located in the midst of literature, document(ary), film, and collage. Our aim is to produce works that are field adjacent to our published artists primary output --- whether it be sketches, field recordings, notes, poetry --- the work is often slippery, contaminated, incomplete, and animated across/between disciplines. Upcoming projects coming from Huner Francis are a "playable" newspaper print of classical compositions from composer Nicholas Chase, a collection of archival source images informing the work of painter William Matheson, and a radio series from Roseanne Johnson based on Donna Haraway's "Camille Stories: Children of Compost."huner-francis.info/
Hverdag Books is a small publisher and Risograph studio in Oslo, Norway established in 2016 by the artist Jessica Williams. Hverdag = Everyday. We make publications for and about the everyday.www.hverdagbooks.com/
In Print Jerusalem
In Print is an independent art book fair based in Jerusalem. Our platform (founded in 2018) supports local artists, providing a new opportunity for artistic activity in Jerusalem. Our collection features over one hundred artist books and zines from international artists, with a special focus on Israeli and Jerusalem-based publications.
As former New Yorkers who are currently Jerusalem residents involved in the local art scene, we are very much aware of the unique voice of our community. Our platform’s mission is to highlight artists books, and give opportunities for artists in Jerusalem to gain exposure, share, and sell their books with a wide audience.
Our program consists of one annual book fair, independent pop-up events, and workshops. In addition, we have artistic collaborations in Jerusalem and abroad.
In 2018, we had our inaugural annual book fair in which we represented works by over 150 artists, collectives, and non-profit art institutions. Visitors had the opportunity to see and purchase over 300 books, these were separated into different sections according to category: artist books, zines, photography books, and a section of historical catalogues from monumental local exhibitions. At this event, we also curated a bespoke special books section, where visitors were given the rare opportunity to view a carefully selected group of special editions. This section acted as a separate exhibition in itself, and the books were carefully handled by professionals.
Our platform continues to grow through social media, and we continue to seek opportunities for collaboration. We are especially excited to exhibit outside of Jerusalem in order to expand our network and learn from our colleagues in the field.www.inprintjlm.com/
Inga is an independent bookshop in Chicago with a focus on self-published and independently distributed titles on art, design, film, and theory. The bookshop is located at 1740 W. 18th St. and is open on Sundays from 11am–4pm and Mondays from 1–8pm, in addition to on special occasions. We're closed on the last weekend of the month.i-n-g-a.com/
Institute 193 collaborates with artists, musicians, and writers to document the cultural landscape of the modern South.www.institute193.org/
Issue Press is an independent publisher of artist books, comics, multiples, and other printed matter based in Grand Rapids, MI.issue.press/
I'm a black Canadian illustrative artist based in Toronto, concentrating on drawing and screen printing. I've been exhibiting independently in small press fairs within Canada and internationally for the past few years, and am planning to release a new book project called What You Wish For, that focuses on the gaps between fantasy and reality. The environments that my characters inhabit are often hypnotically uncomfortable domestic spaces that contain a reflection of something they are wishing to attain. It is a look at living in a constant state of anticipation. I primarily make multiples in the form of screen printed textile and paper works, self-published risographed books, and printed apparel.www.jamiylalowe.com/
Jasjyot Singh Hans
I am an Indian illustrator based in Baltimore who is unendingly inspired by the confluence of music, fashion and pop culture. I have a constant regard for things past and a voracity for all that is current. Apart from my illustration practice, I really enjoy working on personal projects that amplify my voice as an individual and surround my identity as a gay, Sikh man. These projects exist as independent zines, comics and artbooks or editioned risographs and screen prints.
My next zine explores violence against Sikhs in post 9/11 USA, and how misrepresentation of a minority in contemporary world culture has dangerous consequences for real people belonging to those minorities. The zine will feature an all Sikh cast in fashion from Gucci's Fall 2018 collection (In the actual collection, a series of white presenting models wore Sikh turbans, sometimes turned backwards), and share some statistics/ case studies of violence/ harassment towards Sikhs.www.jasjyotjasjyot.com/
I make primarily digital art that is heavily inspired by the sensibilities of 70s airbrush artists as well as many contemporary non-airbrush artists. Much of my work is focused on making the digital look non-digital and risograph printing is one method I sometimes employ to this end. Most of my wares consist of risograph prints as well as a couple zines/comics and (hopefully) one longer art book by the time of the fair. I've also begun making t-shirts with an actual airbrush.www.instagram.com/josefminor/
By adopting the roles of image gatherer, entrepreneur, documentarian, object-maker, and organizer, Joseph Wilcox explores how institutional control and social power structures undermine the autonomy of the individual. He was the co-founder of LDOC, a free yearlong arts publication distributed on the Red Line train in Chicago, an artist-in-residence at LATITUDE Chicago, a HATCH Projects resident at the Chicago Artists Coalition, and the first place winner of The Bloooom Award by Warsteiner. Solo and two-person exhibitions include The Rangefinder Gallery (Chicago, IL), Chicago Artists Coalition (Chicago, IL), and Good Children Gallery (New Orleans, LA). He received his BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design and his MFA from Lesley University. On hiatus from living in Chicago, he now spends most of his nights in Walmart parking lots.www.joseph-wilcox.com/
Based in Logan Square Chicago, js.press is a creator of risograph, silkscreen, and augmented reality infused publications inspired by pattern-making and generative analysis of expansive collections. Collaborating with computer algorithms, poets, writers, and other creatives the work engages and analyzes historical material such as flocks of endangered bird stamps, gardens of flower stamps, LEGO instructions, martial arts handbooks, Calvin & Hobbes comics, and the occasional hippo mouth.www.jaradsolomon.com/
Kaitlin Kostus is a Chicago-based artist who self publishes zines about being female -identified in a world which constantly undermines the feminine. Using fine linework drawing and poetic text, her visual zines explore ideas of comfort, safety, mental wellness in the digital age, aging and the body, and finding power through vulnerability.lowmaintenance.bigcartel.com/
I'm an experimental artist that has been self publishing for the last 8 years. I collage found images with my own illustrations, using a combination of both analog and digital techniques.karissasakumoto.info
Since 1998 Kayrock Screenprinting has been operating as both a fine art publisher and printer in Brooklyn, NY. We invite artists who may not have a printmaking background, but whose work we feel is important and would function well in the realm of screen-printing, to visit the studio where we share our knowledge of the medium and create an original multiple together. We structure our edition sizes and pricing to keep our art affordable so anyone can afford to buy signed and numbered original work.www.kayrock.org/index.php
Kris Graves Projects
Kris Graves Projects collaborates with artists to create limited edition publications and archival prints, focusing on contemporary photography and works on paper. We focus all of our publications on current world issues including, but not limited to race, policy, social awareness, feminism, culture, and wealth. Our goal is to make books and prints affordable to every level of collector.www.krisgravesprojects.com/
Late Comeback Press
Late Comeback Press' name derives from the French term l'esprit de l'escalier--thinking of the perfect reply a little too late. As two Asian-American artists, we live within the hyphen, struggling, at times, to convey language that exists in one culture but not in the other. Communication and existentialism are the center of our art, flourishing in the space before choices are made, when the possibilities can seem paralyzingly endless or distinctively finite. We hope that our work connects with you, no matter who you are, or where you're from.latecomebackpress.com/
Leah Mackin / INTERNET ART BOOK FAIR
LEAH MACKIN is a visual artist who explores themes of reflection, response, and re-creation through performative publishing projects, often working collaboratively. In addition to individual titles published by Mackin, projects include The One Sheet (It’s just a sheet of paper with ink on it.), People’s Museums (in collaboration with Alina Josan, a Philadelphia-based publishing and performance project), Goo From the Earth (in partnership with Brittany DeNigris / a publishing venture that explores the fluid possibilities of mundane materials), and Waterwayzgoose (with Patti Swanson, a celebration of print + waterway histories that shaped the Industrial make-up of the US specifically looking at the Erie and the I & M Canals).
The INTERNET ART BOOK FAIR is a web-based publishing experiment. As a digital parallel to the analog book fair table, participants exhibit works on the frontpage of the website for a set duration. It is facilitated and promoted by Leah Mackin, who still can’t believe the URL was available.leahmackin.com
Libri Finti Clandestini
Libri Finti Clandestini is an experimental project based on the concept of recycle, in relation with design and publishing. Its aim is to create real book just using paper that people consider to be rubbish: paper coming from paper mills, found in abandoned buildings, letterpress printing proofs and more...
Indeed, dedicating a lot of time and attention to researching materials and working on ideas, the project concerns the creation of books and sketchbooks (patiently assembled one by one, hand-bound, stamped and numbered and then entrusted to artists, illustrators and printers to be finally completed) and the production of small pop-up editions (20-50-100 copies) and single-piece leporello books about an imaginary of the late nineteenth century, in which bizarre characters move and come to life when the pages are opened.
Started as a passion in 2013, last years LFC project took part in international fairs such as Taipei Art Book Fair, Toronto art Book Fair, Tokyo Art Book Fair and exhibited its artists’ book in Milan into the personal exhibition “Dal Caso Nasce Cosa” at Libreria Galleria Demetra in Milan (2017) curated by James Bradburne, director of The Pinacoteca di Brera.
Right now LFC books are distributed in more than 100 selected bookshops in several parts of the world.librifinticlandestini.com/
Limited Time Engagement
Limited Time Engagement publishes artists books and multiples - everything available in open editions for a limited time.
The close of each LTE edition is triggered by a pre-determined occurrence or event. These events are sometimes predictable, sometimes not.
LTE is a new venture by Kate Conlon and Boyang Hou (formerly of Fernwey Gallery and Fernwey Editions). LTE’s inaugural project, Game Theory, launched at CABF last year and subsequent release events were held in Berlin, Germany and Osaka, Japan, and Oak Park, Chicago. Game Theory explores the cultural and social significance of two-player abstract strategy games ranging in complexity from ‘tic-tac-toe’ to the almost infinitely complex Chinese game of ‘Go.’ The project is comprised of print editions and artist-designed game sets.www.limitedtimeengagement.com/
Maamoul Press is a multi-disciplinary collective for the creation, curation and dissemination of art at the intersection of comics, printmaking, and book arts. We seek to uplift work from a diverse range of creators from marginalized backgrounds, fostering the arts in those communities through publishing, workshops, exhibitions, and distribution.maamoulpress.com
Maña Industries Casa Fibra
Fibra is an independent publishing house with focus on hunting and collecting fiction moments on everyday life. It's a personal experiment moved by an amateur and mutant enthusiasm.casafibra.com.ar
Martian Press is a Los Angeles-based Risograph press dedicated to creating and publishing original content as well as producing zines and prints created by emerging artists and writers. Martian Press collects the outlandish, the otherworldly, the extraordinary and the ordinary and produces something meaningful from them.www.martian.press
Meekling Press is a small publisher, printer, and community arts organization in Chicago, founded in 2012 by graduates of The School of The Art Institute’s MFA in Writing program. We are a low-scale and DIT (Do It Together!) press, with a 100-year-old letterpress at the center of our operations. Our editions are generally handmade, at least partially printed on the letterpress, and hand-bound. We are as delighted to publish a single sentence as we are in publishing a novel-length work. What matters is language, playfulness, openness to the encounter, the way the work creates a space that’s very much its own. In this way we envision the process of bookmaking as a way to wed words and form, of creating a physical space where the book is not just a repository or vehicle for words but instead is considered essential to the work.www.meeklingpress.com
Mega Press / Panayiotis Terzis
Mega Press is an evolving Risograph publishing platform dedicated to showcasing dynamic and unique content that looks towards the tides of the future while marinating the detritus of the past in the turbulence of our present moment. We publish zines, print editions, and books by artists across various creative worlds.mega-press.us
Minchō is a six-monthly publication for illustration lovers and magazine collectors.
It hails from Madrid (Spain) with the aim of spreading the latest trends in graphics and to promote the reflection on illustration, its history and its relationship with other media such as animation, comic, graphic design and arts.
With a sleek and modern design, this magazine offers research articles, reviews, portfolios and interviews both in English and Spanish, besides a host of well-selected images. Minchō is an exchange of glances between critics and artists about the brief but intense history of contemporary graphic expression.
In addition, we published our first comic book, by mangaka Yuichi Yokoyama, in 2016.minchomag.com
Molly Colleen O'Connell & Chris Day
Molly Colleen O'Connell (b. 1986, FL) is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Chicago, IL. Her work mixes unbelievable truths and strange fictions to create a world of perverted feminist hallucinations. MCO’s work has been performed, screened and exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), AALA Gallery (Los Angeles), Evening Hours (New York), Waiting Room Gallery (Tokyo), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), MOHS Exhibit (Copenhagen), and sophiajacob (Baltimore).
Chris Day (b. 1986, FL) is an artist, designer, musician, printmaker and publisher in Chicago, IL. In media ranging from paint to sound he explores the state of contemporary life and its object idolatry. His has been experienced in one fashion or another at GAG (Chicago), ACE Hotel (NYC), Sophiajacob (Baltimore) and Cinders (NYC) among others. HIs publications can be found in both private and public libraries across the USA.www.mollycolleenoconnell.com
Most Ancient is the moniker under which Veronica Graham self-publishes her books and digital work. All of the books are created in-house and are authored either collaboratively or individually. Graham experiment’s with a wide range of print formats including comics, zines, art books, and supplemental ephemera for her digital projects. This year Most Ancient published a new book called NAT VS CIV. It is a collection of comic storyboards that are blueprints for the “Diatribes” VR exploration game. Readers are taken on a narrated journey through an arena room where Nature and Civilization are locked in an endless battle.www.mostancient.com
My Idea Of Fun
My Idea of Fun is an art and music archive with roots in Western, Pennsylvania. As it's membership has spread and grown, MIoF specializes in handmade and small-run publications, prints and other ephemera.Myideaoffun.org
NANG is a 10-issue print-only magazine which covers cinema and cinema cultures in the Asian world. The aim is to publish, issue-by-issue, a wonderfully rich and profound collection of words and images on cinema, for knowledge, inspiration, and enjoyment. Thanks to the collaboration of a unique group of guest editors and contributors, NANG broadens the horizons of what the moving image is in Asia, engaging its readers with a wide range of stories, contexts, subjects and works connected by the cinema.www.nangmagazine.com
Naranja Publicaciones is a bookstore and editorial that is located in Santiago, Chile, it specialized in artist-books, object-books, and experimental publications. We understand the book as a cultural medium in which the content and the object are found in communion around the message that the author wants to transmit.www.naranjalibreria.com
Our catalog is composed largely by works of Chilean authors who explore the possibilities of the book taking to the extreme its formal characteristics.
The editorial line of Naranja proposes to break the idea that the book is only a support of content which remains in silence in front of the words and images which accompany it. In this sense, Naranja is in constant search to generate conditions of visibility and dialog for the Artists' books and experimental publications both in Chile and abroad.
Nat Pyper is an alphabet artist working in publishing, performance, and video. They maintain an ongoing research practice on queer anarcho-punk zines of the late 80s and early 90s.www.natepyper.com
National Monument Press
National Monument Press is a publishing project by Oakland based artist Zach Clark focused on supporting the investigation and documentation of uniquely American stories through small edition artist books, zines, and printed matter, conceived of and completed largely through collaboration with other artists.nationalmonumentpress.com
New Archive is an independent publishing imprint founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2018. We work with contemporary artists to design and publish limited edition publications. We collaborate with our artists to transform their work for the printed page and generate an expanded vocabulary surrounding their practice. Independent, artist-run, and contemporary in practice, we work collaboratively between New York, California, and Michigan. Our projects are small editions utilizing recent advancements in digital printing to explore new applications and opportunities in book-making. Our publications are generally singular, focused in scope, and draw from a particular aspect of an artist's work to re-contextualize and expand the discourse around their work.
Our table at the fair will focus on our forthcoming release; RPG Gothic, a comprehensive 300-page catalog of fantasy fonts sourced from the internet by artist Kara Gut. The catalog is part design document, part poetic ULINE catalog. Fonts are highlighted by faux-pangrams—bits of text clipped from forums, comment sections, and stock-image descriptions under the search query of “fantasy”. RPG Gothic reimagines the font catalog as an appropriated internet archive.
Kara Gut’s work investigates the new shape of human intimacy formed by internet lifestyle, constructed detachment from reality, and the power dynamics of the virtual. She is specifically interested in how the patriarchal conversation within digital spaces can be subverted to generate new meaning.newarchive.co
We are an independent bookshop specializing in independently made and produced photography books.
Our focus is on small publishers and artists actively producing and promoting their work through the book format. Our artists stimulate the evolving discussion and landscape of contemporary photography.
We have no permanent address. Our shop flips the conventional bookshop model on its head by bringing the books to you! We exist through a series of pop-up events and book fairs. We have been around since 2014.nomadicbookshelf.com
Onomatopee Projects is a curating and editorially led public gallery and publisher that is particularly known for their self-initiated and transdisciplinary projects. Furthermore, they also host the projects of progressive individuals as well as artist-run and institutional organisations.
Taking the hub of Eindhoven as a starting point to mount globally relevant programs of various sizes and interests, Onomatopee produces visual criticality and advocates progressive culture: all to inspire in-depth experiences and to provide critical nourishment for all of us. Inspired by a DIY-attitude and a hunger for critical elevation, Onomatopee Projects discusses and mediates a habitual visual sanctuary of pop culture, power and other environments of visual consciousnesses alike.www.onomatopee.net
Each project – consisting of a boundary pushing exhibition and an elevating publication– uses exceptional cultural attention as a source of wonder and knowledge that identifies a current experience of visual culture. Onomatopee’s award-winning publications and experimental exhibitions are known for their technically smart, well-balanced designed lay-out and progressive editing. Assembling surprising teams of artists, designers, academic thinkers, creative writers, architects, exhibition designers, graphic designers and more; the exhibitions’ curatorial formats challenge contemporary topics in unconventional ways.
Other Forms Publishing develops new aesthetic and ideological forms for militant and experimental communication, criss-crossing the political economies of print-on-demand, offset lithography, and Risograph printing. In every publication, Other Forms investigates the implicit mutuality and asymmetries of aesthetics, mediatization, and forms of political communication.otherforms.net
Patient Sounds is a carefully curated private press record label and book publisher based in Chicago. Makers and distributors of fine cassette tapes, vinyl records, compact discs, zines, books, and other printed matters.www.patient-sounds.com
As a cartoonist and comics maker, my goal has consistently been to make work that challenges the traditional norms of the medium by trying to create works where the images push the narrative rather than the images being used to service a plot. I have maintained a self-publishing practice for the last 10 years, trying to release at minimum 2 titles per year. I am attracted to print and multiples as a conduit for artists because of their accessible and democratic nature.www.patrickkyle.com
Perfectly Acceptable Press
Perfectly Acceptable Press publishes short-run narrative artist books with an emphasis on synergy between content, craft, and form. Our aim is to create an object that pushes the boundaries of a zine without sacrificing accessibility. We produce all of our books in-house with Risograph duplicators.www.perfectly-acceptable.com
Platform Editions is an independent publisher and risograph print studio. We collaborate with artists, writers, designers, and institutions to produce and distribute a variety of publications and printed matter including books, catalogues, zines, and editioned prints.platplatformform.com
Possible Worlds is a community-driven, artist-run alternative art space consisting of a micro gallery, art + record shop, print studio, and project space. Founded in 2015, we are a platform for exhibitions, performances, workshops, artist multiples, publishing, community-building, mentorship, resource-sharing and other activities. Our focus is on electronic music and graphic art, and sharing the work of emerging, experimental, diverse, socially-engaged and underrepresented artists and groups, from Canada and internationally. Located within a 330 square foot storefront in Chinatown, Ottawa, Canada, Possible Worlds is the project of the art and music collective, Spins & Needles.
MISSION: To support the development of connections and creative work in Ottawa-Gatineau and beyond, forging intersections between art, music, design, education and across communities.
PLATFORM: Embedded in a diverse neighbourhood within a storefront, Possible Worlds challenges the traditional models in which cultural institutions engage the public, transforming the familiar consumer site into a learning and social site.possibleworldsshop.com
Press Press is an interdisciplinary publishing initiative established in 2014. Press Press's publishing practice is organized around two key goals; first, to shift and deepen the understanding of voices, identities, and narratives that have been suppressed or misrepresented by the mainstream, so far focusing on immigration and race in the United States; and second, to build networks of relationships through publishing practices centered on self-representation and gathering. Through an understanding of publishing as the act of gathering a public, Press Press’s streams of work include public cultural programming, an open-access publishing studio that’s based on an Exchange Economy, youth publishing workshops in an immigrant & refugee only space, and the ongoing production of print and digital publications. Press Press operates out of a storefront studio and library in Baltimore, Maryland and a production space in Los Angeles, California.presspress.info
Protozoa Books is the risograph self-publishing project of Brooklyn-based artist Leslie Lasiter. Leslie's work appropriates characteristics of digital iconography for the page, exploring the relationship between computer-generated and hand-drawn visual communication. Ephemeral elements of mail art such as rubber stamps and perforated lines, isometric illustrations found in out-of-print trade manuals, and the use of xerox and risograph printing technology inform the artist's bookmaking practice.leslielasiter.com
Publication Studio Hudson
We are a publisher of original books distributing through a global network, a printer and binder able to make books one-at-a-time and a social gathering place for those interested in publication or in publishing their own work.
Publication Studio (founded in 2009 in Portland, Oregon) prints and binds books one at a time on-demand, creating original work with artists and writers we admire. We use any means possible to help writers and artists reach a public: physical books, an online library, eBooks and unique social events with our writers and artists in many cities.
We attend to the social life of the book. Publication Studio is a laboratory for publication in its fullest sense – not just the production of books, but the production of a public. This public, which is more than a market, is created through physical production, digital circulation and social gathering. Together these construct a space of conversation which beckons a public into being.www.publicationstudio.biz
Founded in 2017, Risolve was born from a shared love of printmaking, design and innovation. Risolve celebrates Riso printing and works to expand the technical limits and boundaries of the digital duplicator process. Risolve provides print and publishing services to a wide variety of individuals and companies globally, including educating newcomers about the benefits and the beauty of Riso printing.risolvestudio.com
Robin Hustle is a community health nurse, writer, and ceramicist. A founding editor of collaborative publications The Land Line and Skeleton News, Hustle has also published the zines Curdled Milk, FEELINGS, Leftovers Again?! and Mirror Tricks. She has written about sex work, foraging, emotional labor, health, gender, and nurturance. Hustle has been a part of exhibitions at The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food, Gallery 400, Roots and Culture, and Woman Made Gallery. Her most recent publication is Careful Material, a book that celebrates the art space/convenience store Kim's Corner Food through writings by friends of the store and the art of proprietor Thomas Kong.
SAIC Photography Department
Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is committed to investigating the potential of the medium and extends into dynamic explorations of the photobook, artists’ book and zines. The Chicago Art Book Fair provides invaluable experiences for current photo students, recent alumni, faculty and staff at SAIC to share their printed matter and interact with other bookmakers and enthusiasts.www.saic.edu/academics/departments/photography/students-and-alumni
SAIC Printmedia Department
The Department of Printmedia at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers an interdisciplinary exploration of printmaking that prizes experimentation and values tradition. Our engagement with printed matter reflects the broad and multifaceted world of contemporary art, design and visual culture. Our curriculum includes courses emphasizing independent publishing and books forms, offset printing and comics.
I am an artist who makes books. My books are multiples, but also individual objects. I am responsible for all aspects of the books, including printing and assembly. Risograph printing is an integral part of my creative process. My books are comprised of a sequence of images that relate to each other as a whole. They're meant to be viewed, read, handled, and experienced.ubutopia.com
Secret Riso Club
Secret Riso Club Is a design and risograph studio based In Ridgewood, NYC.
At the studio, we work on our own projects, and also offer graphic design services, risograph printing, and photo printing services. We print zines, small publications, posters, cards, assorted material for local arts and community organizations, and flyers for bands, among other projects.www.secretrisoclub.com
Shelf Shelf is a Chicago-based publishing imprint and collaborative design practice founded by Lucas Reif and Austin White. Together they publish, feature, and distribute editioned works in multiple formats. Shelf Shelf began in Summer 2017, quite literally, as a duo of adjacent wall-mounted shelves in Reif and White's Palmer Square apartment. The shelves (and the wall space immediately above) initially functioned as a monthly-rotating display for art books, zines, prints, posters, and records. It wasn't long before this joint curatorial effort expanded to include original editions. In September 2017, Shelf Shelf hosted the release event for the fourth issue of "Disruptor," a bi-annual punk and hardcore photography publication edited, designed, and printed by Reif, and recently featured by Juxtapoz Magazine and Draw Down Books. Since then, Shelf Shelf has gone on to establish an impressive catalog of original publications, including an anthology of Chicago writers entitled "Poetics of the Ordinary," an illustrated interview series in collaboration with Rohan McDonald entitled "Rooms," and the fifth and sixth issues of Reif's "Disruptor" project. Shelf Shelf's most notable publication of the past year was the release of "ON / Being Read," edited by Gabrielle Welsh. In "ON," Welsh positions the "read" as a rhetorical-investigative framework to question the need for a queerness that is outwardly legible. A curated selection of twelve artists and writers share their own reads in "ON / Being Read," with expressions running the continuum of feeling not outwardly "queer enough" to quieting the anxiety of ostracism for being "too queer." This Fall, Shelf Shelf is ecstatic to be again working with Welsh for the release of "ON / Rules," which features contributions from Maria Gaspar, Guanyu Xu, Kristi McGuire, Johanna Hedva, and more.shelfshelf.store
Sming Sming Books
Formed in 2017, Sming Sming Books is an artist-run publishing studio based in the San Francisco Bay Area, producing a wide range of artists' books, zines, and editions. Each book is developed out of close conversation and collaboration with artists and writers whose work and ideas inform the book's design, materials, and printing choices. At its core, Sming Sming Books is committed to promoting critical discourse and advancing cultural equity through the format of publishing.www.smingsming.com
Snake Hair Press
Snake Hair is an independent publisher of zines, multiples, and artist books, focused on dismantling the white supremacist cis-het patriarchy. Committed to the inherent egalitarian nature of printmaking, a portion of all proceeds are donated to social justice organizations that work to create a more equitable society.snakehair.bigcartel.com
Soberscove Press seeks to make available art-related materials that fill a gap in the literature or are difficult to access. We also work with artists on the production of books that resonate with our list.soberscove.com
Some Odd Pilot
Someoddpilot is a creative studio that has recently published its first studio monograph, Space Becomes You, centered around the initiation, induction, and intake into a cosmic UFO cult centered around forgiveness, tolerance, spreading loving cosmic energy, and freeing yourself from the fear of modernity.someoddpilot.com
Space Cow Press
We are the community of young artists based in Tyumen, Siberia. Our mission is to use self-publishing and comics as an instrument of communication and collaboration. Living in isolated region of Russia far away from everywhere, we're observing the contemporary culture, trying to respond to current social and political issues and to find our way to speak with the outer world. Our aim is to give safe space and voice to everyone around who feels oppressed and isolated as we are. Alongside with publiching comics, we're organizing Comic Arts Tyumen, the only alternative comics festival in Russia that focuses on works by independent creators.www.instagram.com/spacecowpress/
Speciwomen is an online archive and annual print publication aiming to change the representation of young women artists in the arts, run by young women from all over the world from 15 to 23 years old. It was founded in 2016 by at the time sixteen year old, Philo Cohen, who is now in her last year at Sarah Lawrence College studying Art History. A few months after the launch of the project, Philo Cohen was invited to give a talk at TedxHewitt about the magazine and why it matters to change the representation of a new generation of women and femme artists.
The first printed issue of Speciwomen was published in June 2018, and is now sold in a number of museums and stores across the world. From New Museum to MoMA Ps1, to the Brooklyn Museum or Gagosian Gallery in New York to the Palais de Tokyo and Centre George Pompidou in Paris, to bookstores in Mexico City and Tokyo, we are working on having the most global and diverse distributions possible.www.speciwomenmagazine.com
Sybil Press (est. 2013) is a small print press, based in Baltimore and San Antonio, specializing in hand made print products: artist books, works of theory, philosophy, zines, prints, and other experimental printed subject matter. SP is especially interested in media theory and mystical, multicultural bricolage. SP has exhibited in Brooklyn, Boston, Baltimore, Philly, Chicago, Austin, and more. Named in honor of our friend, Sybil (1994-2012) a large portion of our sales are donated to animal welfare/rights orgs.www.sybilpress.org
Tamara Becerra Valdez & Chris Reeves
Chris Reeves and Tamara Becerra Valdez will share a selection of publications and printed ephemera based on creative research from their respective practices and collaborations. Our books tend to explore interests in localized vernacular, history, and creative possibilities in the archive. Valdez will share a selection of publications she has produced under the name, LOS LIBROS DEL FUTURO.tamarabecerravaldez.com
Tan & Loose Press
Tan & Loose Press is an independent publisher of limited edition artists prints and zines based in Los Angeles, CA. We pride ourselves on producing medium quality, Riso printed ephemera for the tasteless art collector.tlpress.bigcartel.com
Temporary Services & Half Letter Press
Half Letter Press is a publishing imprint and online store initiated by Temporary Services. Temporary Services is Brett Bloom & Marc Fischer. We have published booklets as an element of our collaborative work since 1998. We created Half Letter Press to publish and distribute book and booklet length works by ourselves and others. We are interested in using this endeavor to build long-term support and expanded audiences for people that work creatively in experimental ways. We are particularly interested in supporting people and projects that have had difficulty finding financial and promotional assistance through mainstream commercial channels.temporaryservices.org/served
The Donut Shop
Established in 2011, the Donut Shop is a small independent print + publishing operation based in Chicago, IL. focused on artist publications, editions and various other print ephemera.
The Donut Shop is a curatorial endeavor focused on selling affordable work that promotes emerging artists and engages new collectors. The Donut Shop began with a passion for Dunkin’ Donuts and a notion of making the art world fun. Using the model of the bakery as a method of distributing single works and editions the vernacular of food consumption is mimicked to define selection, packaging, and pricing within our online storefront.
The Donut Shop’ takes the collection into the physical world bringing the work directly to the audience. Combining an innovative form of artwork delivery and the public’s magical, wacky obsession with the donut, the aim is to encourage public engagement, accessibility, and empowered viewership at events and in the arts community.
With the ritual of selection, anticipation and savoring of one’s own aesthetic experience coupled with an affordable price point our hopes are that a conversation emerges from this process and makes buying and collecting less intimidating. Not only is it our goal to raise money and awareness for each artist but we would like to have the audience consider their effect on the economy of the local arts community and recognize that their participation is key to its continuance.www.the-d-o-n-u-t-shop.com
The Green Lantern Press
Founded in 2005, The Green Lantern Press is an artist-run, nonprofit organization dedicated to the production, integration, and dissemination of contemporary art, literature, and philosophy. Operating between Chicago, New York, and Santa Fe, the press produces noncommercial works: experimental art exhibits, critical print publications, and free public programs that facilitate the growth and development of select artist projects while engaging the surrounding community. In a world where the humanities must often defend themselves, The Green Lantern Press offers intimate examples of creative thought, demonstrating the value of artistic and intellectual pursuits in the public sphere.thegreenlantern.org
The Renaissance Society
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago presents contemporary art exhibitions, events, and publications. “The Ren”—as we are known by many—is an independent, non-collecting museum driven by an uncompromising commitment to artists and their ideas. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. Recent and forthcoming catalogues include Alejandro Cesarco, David Maljković, and Liz Magor.renaissancesociety.org
THE SEEN, Chicago’s International Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art, features in-depth writing on exhibitions, as well as highlight essays, artist profiles, and reviews. Born out of a need for international art criticism within the city and context of Chicago’s thriving art scene, THE SEEN was founded in 2013 by Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Cristello, and has continued to expand distribution and readership throughout the United States and Europe. With a network of Staff Writers reporting from around the world, THE SEEN features exclusive pieces and new commissions on the best in international contemporary art, which most recently has included special edition inserts that meld the art object and the printed page. Publishing twice a year in print, in addition to monthly online issues, the free, full-color, 175+ page journal is produced as a 12,000-count run and is available for distribution at multiple public locations throughout the city of Chicago, as well as select national and international distribution.theseenjournal.org
Track and Field
Track and Field is a collaborative publishing project of Marc Choi and Dimitry Tetin, graphic designers and educators from Seattle and Austin, respectively. Places and their relationships to the popular American imagination act as an organizing principle for the content and form of the majority of their projects. Their small-scale printed and digital works often question the relationship between place and identity, asking why our projection of self is often so intertwined with "where" we’re from. Thematically the work ranges from humorous to solemn— engaging time, loss and erasure on a personal, public and sometime geological scale. It allows for a constant replaying, revisiting and remembering of an absence and exists as evidence of their thinking and questioning, creating a physical and digital contemplative space for the audience. Some of the projects seek to interrogate the form of the book, while emphasizing media fluidity—the interplay that occurs when content exists across multiple analog and digital formats, but staying committed to production of objects and participation in the systems of circulation and distribution set up by the independent publishing community. Independently and collaboratively they have exhibited their work at Odds and Ends Book Fair, Chicago Art Book Fair, Short Run Comix & Arts Festival, Fully Booked, Northampton Art Book Fair, Boston Art Book Fair, DC Art Book Fair.trackandfieldstudio.com
UIC School of Design
The School of Design at UIC produces a range of experimental publications, in the context of advanced undergrad and grad studios, as well as by students working independently in school down-time. These publications comprise test scenarios for advanced and primitive aesthetics and urgent and goofy subject matters. Nearly all work is printed on the school Risograph.design.uic.edu
unbag is a new york city based community arts organization and network founded to create platforms for critical dialogue at the intersection of art and politics. We are a collective of artists, writers, technologists, and urbanists interested in centering discourses normally left out of mainstream art dialog, be it on the basis of race, gender identification, nationality, class, access to education, or institutional representation. We produce print publications, web projects, exhibitions, conversations, and other public events to that end.unbag.net
Walls Divide Press
Walls Divide Pressis a small press based in Memphis, TN. Walls Divide Press invites artists to come up with a concept for a zine or book. At no cost to the artists, WDP collaborates with the artists to design and publish new work. This process helps artists to generate new work (in a media they might not have worked in before), promote the artists' work, make it accessible to a wide audience, and foster a sense of community that encourages cultural exchange and DIY spirit. WDP curates and organizes events in Memphis to celebrate zines, books, and performance. WDP hosted our first artist-in-residence at our home and studio in March 2018.wallsdivide.com
Wendy's Subway is a non-profit reading room, writing space, and independent publisher located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Since 2013, Wendy's Subway has provided an open and versatile platform for expanding modes of reading, writing, and publishing together. Since 2015, we have published books of poetry, artists’ books, broadsides, and edited volumes to complement our programming initiatives and residency program, which centers the activities of independent libraries, special collections, and publishers. We consider publishing as a way to assemble publics and developwendyssubway.com
programs at Wendy’s Subway with this idea in mind. We are invested in the social function and value of books and their capacity for generating new, emergent social forms. Wendy’s Subway is dedicated to encouraging creative, critical, and discursive engagement with arts and literature, with the belief that equitable access to reading and collaborative forms of knowledge-production are catalysts for social transformation.
Western Exhibitions is a contemporary art gallery that shows thought-provoking, and visually innovative artists who work across most media, with an emphasis on personal narratives and cosmologies; LGBTQ artists and issues; pattern, decoration and surface concerns; works on paper; and artist books. Western Exhibitions presents unique artist projects, curated group shows and maintains a specific inventory of artist books and multiples, gathered together as a sister entity, WesternXeditions.westernexhibitions.com
White Fungus is a print magazine and publishing platform based in Taiwan. The publication began in 2004 as a protest zine and quasi political manifesto produced on a photocopier in Wellington, New Zealand. Now it is an international arts publication based in Taiwan that is distributed globally. Each cover of the magazine is derived from a scan of a can of "white fungus", a commercially produced pulped beverage from Taichung City.www.whitefungus.com
WORK/PLAY is an interdisciplinary design duo based in St. Louis, MO comprised of Danielle and Kevin McCoy. Together, they combine illustration, minimal contemporary design along with experimental printmaking techniques into their art practice. Their art books explore gender and identity by addressing issues rooted in race and inequality in America. Each book is designed and created in-house with WORK/PLAY and sold exclusively at Art Book Fairs around the country.www.w-o-r-k-p-l-a-y.com
XXXX is a site-specific confluence of established and developing interests, shared studio activities, and labor made public in the form of related ephemera and publications. XXXX includes Chicago- and St. Louis-based art, design and publishing studios Frontieriors, Hour Studio, Nicole Mauser, and Michael Worful.xxxx.privates.work
Zatara Press is an independent small press photobook imprint based around the medium of “Uniquely Designed and Collaboratively Crafted Artist’s Styled Photobooks”. Our photobooks are poetic art objects designed around the minimalist Japanese aesthetic view of Wabi-Sabi.zatarapress.com
Approaching zine culture through the lens of experimental publishing and publishing as artistic practice, Zine Club creates and facilitates a diverse range of print based art projects and exhibits these works at gallery's and art book fairs.zineclubing.cargo.site