Scroll down for a list of publishers taking part in Small Publishers Fair 2019. You’ll find a short description, website link and an image for each one.
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A Published Event
Australian collaborative publishing platform of artist/writers Justy Phillips and Margaret Woodward. Hybrid works fuse critical writing, prose, book-works, video, installation and performance.
Mette Ambeck is a Danish designer, curator, teacher and book artist. Twice winner of the Birgit Skiöld Memorial Trust Award for Excellence.
Offline publisher of poetry books and The Analog Sea Review. Edited by writer and poet Jonathan Simons who is based in Freiburg and Austin, Texas.
Animation, multi-media, installation and book artist, Anne Rook is based in London. Publications feature fruit labels, drawing and short poetical prose.
Printmaker and book artist exploring images and how they form in the eye and in the mind’s eye. Also installations and public art. Based in Lille, France.
Hyemee Kim lives in South Korea and Ireland. She makes artist books using photographs, collage, drawings, silkscreen printing and writing.
Publishes works of graphic literature by emerging and established ‘authorial illustrators’. Linked to the MA Illustration: Authorial Practice at Falmouth University. Run by Stephen Braund.
Publisher of the “anti-tradition” of the European avant-garde literary and artistic dissent since 1983. Many books in translation. London-based. Edited by Alastair Brotchie and Malcolm Green.
Bad Betty Press
Publisher of new poetry, run by poets Amy Acre and Jake Wild Hall. Collections, anthologies, pamphlets, and limited edition mini-pamphlet series Bad Betty Shots. Rooted in live poetry. London-based.
BBruno is an offshoot of AMBruno, a coalition of artists with diverse practices who, having a common interest in the book as medium, make works to given subjects.
Best Books by Bernard and Anwyl
Based near Stroud in rural Gloucestershire. Bernard Fairhurst and Anwyl Cooper-Willis are fine artists who make dead-pan, slightly unhinged and (mostly) hand-made books.
Henriëtte van Egten (Netherlands), Rúna Thorkelsdóttir (Iceland) and Jan Voss (Germany) are artists who make books and run Amsterdam’s Boekie Woekie Book Shop and Gallery.
Research cluster, artist book press and publisher at University for the Creative Arts in Farnham. Director Emmanuelle Waeckerlé. Critical writing, experimentation, collaboration and research.
London-based artist and photographer working with photographs, text, drawings, collage and projection to create artist’s books and small installations.
Short fiction, poetry, translations and other work which ‘might otherwise fall through the cracks…’ (The Guardian). The press of London-based poet, writer and editor Charles Boyle.
London-based installation and book artist. Books, cards and artworks. Many publications are hand-cut or pop-up; most are colourful.
Clod Magazine & Books
Home of the satirical ‘Clod’, using anecdotal ridicule to drag the concept of ‘zine’ through the dirt and beyond. Also poetic, esoteric, off-shoot editions.
Printer-publisher and editor of spaces since the 1970s. Directed by writer and artist Erica Van Horn and poet, artist and editor Simon Cutts. Previous bases in Liverpool, London and Norfolk; now in Ireland.
Daniel Lehan Books
London-based book artist. Surreal, collaged books, postcards, tourist guides, and letter cards – laser and riso printed.
London-based print-maker and book artist. Artist’s books, editions and ephemera.
Print maker and book artist based near Ashford in Kent. Makes books using vegetable and fruit papyrus.
Letterpress broadsheet published by Nick Loaring (The Print Project and Shipley Wayzgoose) and Pat Randal (Nomad Letterpress, Cheltenham).
2014-founded imprint of writer and poet MW Bewick and artist and editor Ella Johnston. Based Wivenhoe, Essex. Fiction and non-fiction, poetry, photo-essays and illustration.
Dutch artist and poet. Much of her work involves responding to existing books, texts and images, reworking them into new (visual) literature.
2014-founded imprint of Liverpool-based artist making intimate, limited edition, letterpress-printed artist’s books and ephemera.
Sole-proprietor Mike Nicholson, London-based artist/writer, illustrator, storyboard artist and tutor. Focal point being the diaristic ‘bio auto graphic’ zine series.
Concrete, Gaelic & modernist poetry, founded in 1996. Run by poet Nicholas Johnson, who is based in Hastings where he also runs the Black Hut Festival.
Fine Press Poetry
Letterpress printed illustrated poetry editions by major poets including Armitage, Duffy, Longley and Muldoon. Founded 2013 by Andrew Moorhouse. Based in Rochdale.
Award-winning independent publisher specialising in contemporary fiction and long-form essays. Founded in 2014 by Jacques Testard. Based in London
GG Print Studio
Swedish print studio, intaglio printmaking and letterpress, with a focus on book art. Exchange programme for artists, poets and graphic designers. Studio managers, Lina Nordenström and Lars Nyberg.
London-based book artist making colourful folded books printed by hand. Recent work has been cut, paste and photocopy.
Artist and book seller. Artist’s books, editions and ephemera exploring systems and language. Lives and works in Bath.
Haverthorn Press (HVTN)
Poetry press edited by Surry-based poet and writer Andrew Wells. New imprint Interruptions edited by French poet, translator and book artist Iris Colomb, seeks poetic artists’ books.
Book artist, illustrator and teacher, based in Surrey. Artist’s books exploring gardens and landscapes through material and form using printmaking, photography and illustration.
Cambridge-based book artist, illustrator, printmaker and teacher. 2018 winner of the World Illustration Award for the artist’s book ‘Blackrock Sequence’.
Artist and printmaker, making books since 1985 as an integral part of his practice. Also makes prints, paintings and box works. Based in East Sussex.
Collective of translators and editors. Founded and run by Cécile Menon. Short new writing by award-winning francophone female authors previously unavailable in English or in the UK. London-based.
M · H Limited Editions
Martha Hellion is a Mexican book artist, curator and founder of the Center of Research and Documentation on Artists’ Publications, Mexico City. Co-founder of the influential Beau Geste Press (Devon, 1970-76).
The imprint of Sharon Kivland: artist, teacher, writer and editor, working in London and France. Essays, experimental fiction, critical writing and writing about reading / re-reading.
Book artist, self publisher, experimental paper maker and workshop leader. London-based.
Mark Pawson / Disinfotainment
One-man production line of publications occupying the territory between artists books and zines, plus postcards, badges, multiples and other ephemera. London-based. Rubberstamps, HP LaserJet Pro 401d and Print Gocco.
Founded 1973 by artist Laurie Clark and poet Thomas A Clark, who also run Cairn Gallery in Pittenweem, Fife, where they are based. Artists’ books and poetry collections.
Imprint of Christine McCauley a London-based artist and book artist. Books & prints explore place and the impact of the past on the present.
Otto is a screen printer, illustrator and
book artist, and runs a printmaking
workshop near Bath. Influenced by
Russian Constructivist design, books
include printing manuals and sci-fi
p’s and q’s press
Christine Tacq prints mainly intaglio and letterpress books, also small books using new technologies. Publications include translations, anthologies and other collections. Based in Thame, Oxfordshire.
Publisher of experimental poetry leaflets and books, constrained, formal and visual poetry. Edited by writer, Anthony Etherin who is based in Shropshire.
Peter Foolen Editions
Eindhoven-based designer and publisher of books and editions (portfolio’s and prints) of contemporary art. Publications made with artists, poets and writers from across Europe.
Poetics Research Centre
Research centre for poetry and poetics including concrete and visual poetry, and performance. Run by Redell Olsen, Robert Hampson and Will Montgomery. Based in Bedford Square, London.
Poetry, prose, interdisciplinary projects and anthologies. London press, founded 2019 by publisher and editor Jess Chandler, co-founder of Test Centre and House Sparrow Press.
Berlin-based press of English artist, editor and translator Malcolm Green. Artist’s books, postcards, and Seedy CDs. Fluxus, pataphysics, founding member of the Dieter Roth Academy.
Artists books, mail art and multiples; photography, screen and risograph printing from Belgian artist Francis Van Maele. Based west coast of Ireland.
Working with objects, images, books, language and education. Re-interpreting the everyday world through observations and visual connections. Based in London.
Illustrator, designer, print-maker and teacher. London-based. Books, cards and commissions; rubber relief print, drawing and painting; wit and whimsy.
Sheffield-based artists Paul Salt and Susan Shaw work together, creating unique books and small editions, using words, images, objects, print, mixed media, structure and binding.
Second String Press
The imprint of London-based book artist Matthew Kay. Chap books, editions, prints and zines feature collages, poetic pie charts and other ambiguous diagrams.
Editor, publisher and translator Tony Frazer founded Shearsman magazine in 1981, shortly followed by Shearsman Books. The Bristol-based press has published over 800 poetry titles.
The Caseroom Press
Barrie Tullett and Philippa Wood’s publishing collective explores the function and format of the book through collaborations with illustrators, designers, painters, poets, sculptors and musicians.
The Last Books
Founded and run by Amsterdam-based writer and typographer Phil Baber and artist Snejanka Mihaylova. Experimental literature and poetry, plus contemporary art, performance and theory.
Publisher of contemporary concrete and visual poetry and other forms of expression at the crossroads between the literary and visual arts. Editor Joakim Norling is based in Malmö, Sweden.
Creator of artists’ books based on the natural world since the 1990’s. Also makes paper sculpture and collage. Hampshire-based. 2019 John Ruskin Prize shortlisted.
‘Terraced publishing house’ begun by Colin Sackett in 2011: an imprint for the visual and literary arts, cultural geography and history, music and bibliographic studies.
Solo and collaborative books combining text with photography and printing to develop visual narrative and new ways of reading. Founded 1970s, run by artist Helen Douglas. Scotland-based.
International collective of book artists working collaboratively to make artists’ books and show bookworks together. Coordinated by book artist Pauline Lamont-Fisher who is based in Hereford.
William Allen Word & Image
Dealer in concrete poetry, visual poetry, conceptual art, artist’s books and ephemera; modern poetry; art theory publications and small press archives.
Laughter is the artistic expression of Tokyo-based Yasushi Cho, who publishes books of reconstructed images made of printed matter collages and snapped photos.