Sunday, 30 November 2008

Altenative Press Fair 1st February

Hi people! We plan to attend this event! I have paid for a table, and would like ink-soup issues 1&2, make-us-money, and the ABC zine and cheap book section to be represented. I need help however, with someone manning and selling our work (an enthusiastic, organized, and friendly soul, who is willing to sell their own as well as other people's work - you will be briefed and your train fare will be paid for)

If there are no takers then we will have to pull out of this event, as I am hoping to attend Angouleme at the same time! And will report back to you on this event!!!

Note! The Alternative Press Fair is more an opportunity for the lower priced end of books to be marketed, while The "Artist's books" will be represented at Leeds & Bristol, which Mario, has kindly offered to pay for!

Tuesday, 25 November 2008


HEY!! I'm booked in for 3:00 on 12 dec for a free 30 minute artist book surgery, apparently they'll discuss your work with you! Theres a couple more slots left..


12th International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair

taking place in Leeds, UK, 6 & 7 March 2009.

This fair is probably more fine art orientated - but again I personally will be selling at either the pound, or the 5 pound mark. You should all take the opportunity to re-package your work, and make another set of limited editions! I myself will be re-designing many of my original works, but also looking forward to exploring new designs!

Monday, 17 November 2008

Liverpool Artist Book Fair

Jatinder sold another!!! Can I be your agent Jatinder!! Charlotte!!! I can never keep a secret - you made 45 pounds!! Roo sold stuff, I sold a very small number, and Sarah lynch sold a few. This time round it was very fine art orientated (according to John B)

Here are some pictures taken by John:

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Fold Request

Chiu, your magical, wonderful A4 Chiu fold, could you post up the template? I remember the middle square part...but I know there was two more cuts somewhere...You can email me if you want to keep it a secret >.> I'll even buy one off you on Tuesday, just wanted it now because I have no patience o.o


Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Artist Book Fair Liverpool

This Saturday the 15th of November!!

Charlotte! Get Folding, Jatinder! Get packaging! John Barrett will be going up on Saturday, and I may give Roo's books for him to take. Not sure if mine will go yet - I may work on them - Anyone interested have work ready by THURSDAY! sorry for late notice, but John just mentioned he was going today (not as a biad rep)

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Manchester! Our first Outing

Yes! That's how much we made, one hundred and eighty one pounds and fifty pence. The Bad news is there where quite a few non-sellers, reasons of which will vary between books - We will have an analytical session for all those interested!

A few mentions, Jatinder sold one at twenty pounds, and was the star of the show - A lady from the Tate gallery collection almost bought one, and even returned to apologize for not purchasing the book - there were several professional reasons why the book may have been turned down - again to discuss!

Roo sold 66 pounds worth, and was the overall best seller - 10 books and 8 postcard sets, and quite a few book of secrets (but I keep the money of those for my train fare) - Roo email me to let me know how you want the money transferred

In a frantic last minute spree near the end of the day, a woman finally bought one of Johan's!

Here are some pictures of our table, I will post more of the event later:

Thanks to Jess for coming up, and making the time fly by with that northern banter! You did well to put up with me for the whole day!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Go! Go! ABC's first outing!

A drawing to wish ABC's first outing very best of luck and fun.

I really want to be there tho.....

Sunday, 2 November 2008

We will be here - ABC's first outing!

The Third Manchester Artists' Book Fair

Saturday 8th November 2008

10am - 10.45am Guest Speaker

11am - 5.30pm Fair open to the public

11am - 4pm MMU Artists' Books special collection open

Sir Kenneth Green Library and Holden Gallery
Manchester School of Art
Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints Campus
Oxford Road

Guest Speaker Neil Crawford on Artist Book Collecting,
10am in the Sir Kenneth Green Library

Fair opens 11.00am in the Holden Gallery, Grosvenor Building

45 stands and the MMU special collection of artists' books