Sunday, 7 November 2010

MMU Artist Book Fair

We went to Manchester's 5th artist book fair and it was fun fun fun in the (lack of) sun sun sun! I unfortunately had to leave early but I did take a few snaps before I left...

Our table:

The lovely Helen of Hello Memo, also selling work by friends

Karoline Rerrie's lovely work

Chiu getting excited with the jacob's ladder

Simon Goode looking at our table

Sorry there's not many pics everyone, I thought I had loads more but obviously not! I saw some other people taking snaps so please upload them if you can! :) x

Manchester Book Fair 2010

Some photos of the Manchester Artists Book Fair, with the rather successful ABC stand.

Chius Collection
Everyone elses...
My hord after a successful swap with some of the other stalls.

Finally.. a view from the sellers side.

Cool stuff guys!

Tris' Owls

My three best owls using two semitransparent overlapping colours, flying over land and sea to deliver their letters.

twit twoo

Thursday, 28 October 2010

5 minute badge

Chiu showed us the badge maker quickly the other day & gave us 5 minutes to come up with something, so i did a little bunny :)

Joe's 2 colour double sided poster

My Arms Speak To Me And I Listen
What my first unit of my second year at bcu has produced.
Its size A1 and double sided,
I have used two colours, utalising the overlapping colours and
the paper to make the third and forth colour.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Poppys postcards for Manchester book fair

a few photos of my first 2 colour prints! 5 of the 6 postcards that will be for sale, check out my blog for more photos and other stuff x

L5 Printers :D

some cheeky snaps from Lucie's L5 printing group! yay Joe, Poppy, Tris & Katie

Busy Bee

Soo this is what I've been up to the past week.
Screen printed a lovely big jellyfish poster and put down the first colour on my tote bags, will post again when they're finished!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Call for submissions for the Manchester Artists' Book Fair 6th November

Manchester Artists' Book Fair
6th November 2010
We are very proud to have been approached by Manchester Metropolitan University to run this years Artists' Book Fair. Now in it's fifth year the book fair has become well renowned for presenting the best in contemporary books.

On show will be 40 stands of hand-made journals, hand-printed and bound editions, altered books and lots more, from artists and small publishers from the North West region and around the UK.

There will also be events, exhibitions and short courses in bookmaking and letterpress run to coincide with the fair.

Entrance will be free, and all artists and makers are there to discuss their work. There are lots of bargains to be had too, and the work is truly beautiful, the wealth of craftsmanship and creativity on show outstanding.


Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Getting your work at B'ham Zine Fest

Hi everyone,

I'm sure you all know from previous posts that we have a table at the first ever Birmingham Zine Festival collectively, and that I said I'd sit at it. If you want your work at the table then cool! Just contact me at about getting your work to me. However, it seems that I won't really be sitting at the table. Here is a bit of the email I got from the organisers:


- We'll be accepting up to 10 zines, comics or booklets from each person.
- We'll be setting up from 11am (fair opens at 12noon). You can bring your zines along at any point during the day, but the earlier you can bring them, the more you'll be likely to sell!
- We'll record how many zines you give us and you'll receive ALL the money from any sales your publications make!
- You'll need to collect your money and any unsold publications from the communal table your publication is on. Again, this can be done at any point throughout the day, but the later the better (the fair finishes at 6pm).

So just to clarify I asked how the day will go, and got this email back:

Hi Chloe,

That's okay! The festival organisers will be selling zines on the communal tables. The idea is for people to give their zines to us, we'll sell them and when you need to leave the fair, you can collect your money and any unsold copies. We won't take any sort of cut from the money your zines make.

So you won't need to sit at the table and sell your zines! You'll be able to enjoy the fair, exhibitions and workshops!


So we won't be sitting at the tables but I assume we get to set them up. Bad because we won't be able to answer questions anyone may have about our work, or be able to change prices according to sales, but good because we will find it easy to go around the whole festival and look at everything at our own pace rather than worrying about getting back to the table.

SO *to put a long post short!* I suggest we maybe meet at 10.30 at New Street Station if you'd like your work on the table/ would like to go to the festival together. Please please PLEASE contact me about putting work on the table, I don't want to be the only one! And people I've been contacting on facebook have no excuse! My email address is Sorry about the long post!

Chloe x

Tuesday, 17 August 2010


The London Art Book Fair 2010 will take place at the Whitechapel Gallery from 24-26 September 2010.

The London Art Book Fair is an annual event devoted to international art publishing. Hosted by the Whitechapel Gallery in association with Marcus Campbell Art Books, The London Art Book Fair presents the work of individual artist publishers, galleries, magazines, colleges, arts publishing houses, rare book dealers and distributors alongside a wider associated programme of talks and events.

Monday, 2 August 2010

A new fair in manchester in october!

At the beginning of October there will be a brand new multiple and zine fair, so I thought I'd share the link here:
It's free or at least very cheap (they've not decided yet!) so well worth a look in.

Also, this is a link to a good group on facebook about zines:!/pages/Zines/326008610171
It's got loads of info on it about things happening all over the world. Enjoy! x

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Birmingham Zine Fest

Is anyone doing the birmingham zine fest? There's a link to the facebook group in the title. I asked about tables with ABC in mind and this is the email I got back:
How many of you would there be? We have communal tables for people who have 2-4 zines each- would this be suitable? Unfortunately table space to have your own table is limited and we are just sorting through table booking emails to see what room we have!

So let me know if you're already sorting out a table for ABC, and if not then please let me know if you'd like to join in selling your stuff. I'm happy to take other people's stuff too that can't make it to the actual event. Just please let me know asap so I can let the people know if we want a table or not :)

Thanks! Chloe x

Saturday, 3 July 2010

The screen-print makes its mark again

Great article for budding screen printers

"It’s low-tech, low-cost high art: a printing method beloved by the Pop Artists is back"

Friday, 18 June 2010

great screen printed books and stuff from nobrow!!

+++++++ just had a mad two day print session with some Thai exchange students - some great work produced! Made me think anyone in Birmingham wanting to print in June/July lets get together - Hey! Why wait until September!

Wednesday, 2 June 2010


Hey everyone!

I'd really like to take a few artist books etc to Made, at Tunbridge Wells on Saturday 21st August. Is anyone else interested? They're doing half tables for free right now, but if a few people wanted to go then we could ask for a full table (although obviously this would probably cost us money but I'm happy to pay to sell my work). The train from Birmingham might be quite expensive but it'll be in the summer holidays so we might want to all go separately from wherever we live at home anyway. There's quite a few fairs etc coming up/booking now, so if you spot any then please let everyone know :)

Chloe x

The website for Made is in the title of this post, or here:

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

The 13th Contemporary Artist's Book Fair Leeds!

Me and Sarah travelled to Leeds on the 12th- 13th March for our favorite book fair! The spectacular Parkinson Court held the fair within Leeds University. The fair was extremely busy over the two days and we had a great time making quite alot of money! ha ha.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

a conversation over tea

opsi i deleted it cuz i thought i had it in the wrong place :s
anyways, this is my design silk screen print. the plan is to experiment further with it once its printed. work over the top with acrylic and ink, and digitally. all color saved on serperate layers so thats the seperation done i think :) any crit on how to make it better or any suggestions for if it dosnt work as a silk screen.

Monday, 8 February 2010

BIAD Screen Printing Service

If you are currently studying or teaching at BIAD then this is for you!
Please go to this Blog page for more information and click FOLLOW Blog.
ABC are offering a FREE screen printing service!!! OH MY!
Dont miss out xx Daisy

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Lancashire Zine, Artist Book + Multiples Fair

Murray went on the Friday
Sarah and Daisy went the Saturday
Run by the Wonderful Craig Atkinson of Cafe Royal