Title of publication: The White Zine Name of artist: Matt Martin Additional contributor/s: n/a Design: Self Published Editor: Matt Martin Series name: n/a Press: B RAD Publication date: October 2013 Place of publication: Brighton, UK Edition size: 50 Format: Zine Size: A5 Number of pages: 52 Type of printing: digital photocopier Type of paper: 120 gsm white Name of printer: Buz Number of pictures: 36 Price: 8.00
Description of book: A 2 week documentation of life in Hong Kong, studying the weird, the beautiful and the loneliness.
The best thing about self-publishing: Making things that you can give to your friends and holding your work rather than it being on a screen. Self publishing keeps me creative and always thinking.
Title of publication: Errata Name of artist: Jeroen Lambertyn Additional Contributors: introduction by Ilke Gers (Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem), transcript of two conversations with my mother Design: Bosco Hernández (Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem) Editors: Bosco Hernández and Jeroen Lambertyn Series: n/a Press: self-published Publication date: July 2013 Place of publication: Ghent, Belgium Edition size: 150 copies Format: soft cover (with uncut fore-edge) Size: 20.5 x 26 cm Number of pages: 116 Type of printing: digital offset on HP Indigo by Netzodruk, Gorinchem, NL Type of paper: 80g wood-free offset (images) & K642211 wrapping paper (text) Type of binding: saddle stitch by Geertsen handboekbinderij, Nijmegen, NL] Number of pictures: 140 Price: 25 euro
Description of book: I started this project as a way to search for memories. A lack of memories could be the lack of a narrative – no ways of connecting experiences nor giving them context. The editing of memories is a constant process. I felt that I had little left to edit. I decided to take the archive of negatives that my parents kept, as the raw material to base my selection on. The archive is finite, it fades out shortly after my father passed away, when I was 11 years old. While looking back, I realised that few pictures had survived the editing process. I found few memories. The images didn’t work like I expected them to, or rather, like I wanted them to. The only pictures I still remembered were the ones hanging in our living room. They were the ones that were constantly shown to us, to our family and friends. They represented our family and were responsible for branding my memory and my past. We are not always the curators of our own past. However, by selecting and presenting pictures we show others and ourselves a certain image, which affects how we are remembered and how we remember. Errata is an attempt to reclaim this curatorship and to (re)write my personal, visual history. It’s an appendix; an annex to the photo albums my parents made. The choices I made are based on the different roles I play: protagonist, author and photographer.
The best thing about self-publishing: freedom of choice.
Title of publication: Tan Lines Name of artist: EARL GRAVY (Emma Kemp & Daniel Wroe) Additional contributor/s: Jen Hutton (writer), Lisandra Vasquez (photographer), Adriana Widdoes (writer). Design: EARL GRAVY Editor: EARL GRAVY (ourselves) Series name: n/a Press: EARL GRAVY Editions Publication date: April 2014 Place of publication: Los Angeles, CA (USA) Edition size: 100 Format: Softcover Size: 21.5 cm x 14 cm Number of pages: 100 Type of printing: Digital Type of paper: 60lbs Premium Name of printer: Print Management USA Number of pictures: n/a Price: 25$ (£15)
Description of book: The book begins with its cover: a lenticular print of a drawing we made which becomes visible only when viewed through a plastic viewfinder. The elusive entry point of this publication is indicative of its insides, which are split into (rough) sections dissecting the unique complexities of L.A through signature aspects such as palm trees (non-native, imported), tanning salons (despite it being a city with an annual sun rate of 86%), the mirage/oasis/illusion (movie props) and New Age practices (spiritual leadership, divination, etc). Each page was designed separately as an individual image, meaning the book functions almost curatorially, each page a unique manifestation of the overall theme(s).
The best thing about self-publishing: You get to use the gradient tool a whole lot.