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12 Contributors, 5 Publications, 5 Years

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Recognizing the surging interest in independent artist book-making and self-publishing, paired with a critical lack of writing about contemporary artist books, Temporary Services (Brett Bloom and Marc Fischer) asked, “Can we briefly stop to think about what people are actually making, in the midst of the sea of small edition and hard to find titles?”

The duo turned to friends in the field, asking them to write about five titles from the past five years. Published in 2016, 12 Contributors, 5 Publications, 5 Years is now an excellent time capsule of artist books published during the first half of the second decade of the 21st century as well as a key resource for scholars and students interested in artist book printing and the practice of independent art publishing. 

Contributors include Draw Down (USA), Banu Cennetoğlu (BAS, Istanbul); Abdul Dube (Aarhus); Jen Hofer (Antena, Los Angeles); Karin de Jong (PrintRoom, Rotterdam); Emily Larned (Impractical Labor/ILSSA); Antoine Lefebvre (Paris); Stephen Perkins (Green Bay); David Senior (MoMA Library, New York); Eva Weinmayr (AND publishing, London); George Wietor (Issue Press).

Edited by Temporary Services 

Published by Half Letter Press, 2016
Printed in an edition of 500

Softcover, 40 pages, saddle-stitched binding, 2-color Risograph and offset, 5.5 × 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-0-9818023-4-3