Book Du Jour: The Father Shore By Julia Borissova

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Title of publication:
The Farther Shore   
Name of artist: Julia Borissova   
Additional contributor/s: n/a
Design: Julia Borissova
Editor: Self-edited
Series name: n/a
Press: Self published
Publication date: 2013
Place of publication: St.Petersburg, Russia
Edition size: 100
Format: Soft cover, thread-stiched binding + additional cardboard cover
Size: 155x220mm    
Number of pages: 152
Type of printing: Digital
Type of paper:  Materica Gesso 120 gr (cover spread 180 gr)    
Name of printer: Xerox Color 1000
Number of pictures: 85
Price: 55 euro + shipping

Description of book: The book “The Farther Shore” is about how the history of the past and present endowed with memory intertwines in today’s space. The pictures for this book were taken in Russia on the Volga River where in the 1930’s a hydrosystem was built.  The area of about 4600 was flooded and as a result 800 villages and towns, 3 cities, 5 monasteries, hundreds of churches and old cemeteries went under water. One of the main issues which became starting point for the creation of this book is why during the evacuation of flooded land some people preferred to stay in their homes and die but not to leave their native places?
I was interested in what is left unsaid and unseen. I wanted to show and to give an opportunity to feel that these people and places are our history and that one day this story could disappear forever.
The book “The Farther Shore” was selected for the shortlist of the 50 books in the International Photobook Festival 2013 in Kassel, Germany. 

The best thing about self-publishing: The best thing is 100% creative freedom and the control in all the stages of publication.

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SPBH ♥ Campbell Sibthorpe


Campbell Sibthorpe

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Book Du Jour: Habana Frikis By Rebecca Topakian


Title of publication: Habana Frikis
Name of artist: Rebecca Topakian
Additional contributor/s: n/a
Design: Rebecca Topakian
Editor: self edition
Series name: n/a
Press: n/a
Publication date: April 2013
Place of publication: Arles, France
Edition size: 25 copies
Format: softcover
Size: 14,5x19cm
Number of pages: 32
Type of printing: laser printing
Type of paper: Recycled paper 70g
Name of printer: self printing
Number of pictures: 23
Price: 10€ / contact at

Description of book: Habana Frikis is a fanzine-like book documenting the cuban punk/hardcore/metal scene in the context of political and cultural closeness. In Cuba, internet doesn’t exist and no contact whatsoever is possible with the rest of the world – people can hardly travel and are not allowed to speak with tourists. Listening to rock music in a country where rock’n’roll was forbidden until 1966 is a very controversial political gesture and the “frikis” (spanisation of “freaks”) appear as rebel to the government.

The best thing about self-publishing: Keep the DIY attitude.

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SPBH ♥ Calum Cochrane


Calum Cochrane

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Book Du Jour: Dots, Fungus, Crystals & Moonlight
By Taisuke Koyama

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Title of publication: Dots, Fungus, Crystals & Moonlight
Name of artist: Taisuke Koyama
Additional contributor/s: n/a
Design: Taisuke Koyama
Editor: Taisuke Koyama
Series name: n/a
Press: n/a
Publication date: 2013.9.15
Place of publication: Tokyo, Japan
Edition size: 300 with Serial Number
Format: Hardcover
Size: 21.6cm x 30.4cm
Number of pages: 48
Type of printing: Offset Printing
Type of paper: Coated Paper
Name of printer: Daishinsha Inc. (Japan)
Number of pictures: 29
Price: ¥2,500- / $25- / €20- / £15-

Description of book: During the summer of 2013, I have participated to the “Artist-in-Residence at the Soy Sauce Warehouse” project, a part of the 2013 “Setouchi Triennale”, on Shodoshima island, Japan. 
I have made four new series during this project and exhibited them in a hundred-year-old soy sauce warehouse. This self-published book is a final result of this project. It covers 19 plates of my new works and installation views. Special edition with an acrylic box framed small print is also available.

The best thing about self-publishing: Freedom and self-responsibility

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