Weekly Inspiration – A series of blog posts sharing our favourites within the categories of business, culture, indie publishing and design.
I have been looking forward to this week for quite some time and you are probably wondering what is so special about this week? The answer to that question is the London Art Book Fair, which is returning to the Whitechapel Gallery for its seventh year.
Ilustration credit – The London Art Book Fair 2015
The fair is free and open to the public, and you can explore some of the best in international arts publishing, showcasing artists´books, catalogues, zines, rare publications and brand new releases. Moreover, this year the fair has a Scandinavian Focus, with support from the Embassies of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. So join me and explore the work of over 90 independent publishers, from 10-13 September, and be a part of a compelling programme of talks, workshops and book signing throughout the weekend.
Here is a small selection of some of my favorites, but I´m really looking forward to explore all the exhibitors:
Photo credit – Hato Press
I had the pleasure of doing an interview with the very talented people at Hato Press three months ago. They are an independent printing and publishing house based in East London, who specialize in Risograph printing and have a very playful approach to their work.
Photo credit – Hoxton Mini Press
Another favorite of mine is Hoxton Mini Press, which is an independent publisher located in East London, who makes beautiful collectable art books. In June we published a great interview with Martin Usborne, one of the owners of Hoxton Mini Press, and talked about how a random meeting with 86 1/2-year-old Joseph Markovich from East London, created the foundation of Hoxton Mini Press. His passion for creating collections of books and the challenges of being an independent publisher of niche publications.
Nobrow is one of my all time favorites when it comes to visual publishing. Their approach to their work is very vivid and they have received great recognition worldwide.
Photo credit – Flying Eye Books
Flying Eye Books is a part of the award-winning visual publishing house Nobrow, with a focus on children´s storytelling and non-fiction. I just recently came across Flying Eye Books and what caught my interest is their excellent eye for design and illustrated content.
Lastly, I´m very excited to see and meet the people behind Four Corners Books, which is a not-for-profit organisation making publications for both art and book loving audiences.
For more information about the London Art Book Fair
go visit: www.whitechapelgallery.org
Thursday 10 Sep, 6pm-9pm (Opening Evening)
Friday 11 Sep, 11am-6pm
Saturday 12 Sep, 11am-6pm
Sunday 13 Sep, 11am-6pm