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Industry Friday : London centre for book arts, Simon Goode

Started the centre two & a half years ago.
Open access to the public,
Teach book binding, printing
Diagram by librarian Clive Philpot
Artist Ed Rucha
Taube Auebach – Diagonal Press
(More of a contemporary artist)
Ian Hamilton Finlay – based in Scotland & interested in visual poetry.
Sister Corita Kent – the screen printing Nun – focused on community outreach & allowing the public access to screen printing.
Nieves – another artist.
More recently there has been an increase in book fairs, independent book sellers, libraries.
Research….
Opening in 2012, for his research he studied BA book arts & crafts at London College of Communication.
Graduated in 2006, was such a niche market & so he decided to start his own studio.
Visited the US in 2011, spent 3 months there,
New York – Baltimore – Washington – Minnesota – Portland – Chicago – New Oregan – LA
Printed Matter in NYC was the first artist bookstore in the world.
The Studio in UK
Obtained equipment from the Nautilus Paper Mill.
Found a premises in Fish Island
They run workshops to the public every weekend & offer s membership scheme.they also run a bookshop.
Collaboration:
Exist primarily to allow artists access
to their facilities.
Nous Vous (illustration group)
Dante Carlos (artist)
Books from the future (summer school run by a couple)
Caragh Thuring
Nick Goss
Esme Winter (pattern maker)
Publication Studio –
They share their books across the networks of studios but also work independently with artists and commission.
Here are some photos I took during the talk.
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