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Material Conditions: Epilogue

October 8th, 2012 1 Comment

Last December we published Material Conditions, a set of eight commissioned books exploring what it means and takes to be a professional creative practitioner. Inspired by the title of a behind-the-scenes blog post which followed, we’ve added a new chapter to the series, continuing a discussion which seems ever more relevant in the current climate. […]

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ARCHIZINES World Tour – New Dates for Autumn

August 6th, 2012 No Comments

The ARCHIZINES World Tour is continuing its traversal of the globe, with added dates for Autumn. This collection of independent architecture zines, journals and magazines from around the world, curated by Elias Redstone, and featuring a publication from our very own City As Material, will be on show in various countries over the following weeks. Check […]

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More recently printed books

July 11th, 2012 No Comments

Here’s two more books created with bookleteer which have recently been published with our Short Run Printing service. ‘We Are All Food Critics: The Reviews’ was printed for Soho Parish Primary School, so that every child who wrote a review for the Soho Food Feast 2012 could have their own copy and show off their […]

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Shi Cheng: Short Stories from Urban China

July 9th, 2012 No Comments

Shi Cheng: Short Stories from Urban China, recently published by Comma Press, gathers ten fictions by writers from cities of varying affluence, nature and distance in contemporary China, not to mention the varying styles of prose and stances of the protagonists. Dispelling the naive notion of a vast land of unified thinking, Shi Cheng (“ten […]

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Soho Food Feast: We Are All Food Critics – The Reviews

July 6th, 2012 No Comments

In May, Proboscis supported the children of Soho Parish Primary School at this year’s Soho Food Feast – a community fundraising event held for the school at which many of London’s celebrated chefs and restaurants provided signature dishes to raise money. We designed a special eNotebook alongside Fay Maschler, Restaurant Critic of the London Evening […]

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The Haunter Field Trip

July 2nd, 2012 No Comments

The other week we fled London for serene, sunny Dorchester, joining Tim Wright and Joe Flintham, as well as a handful of intrepid walkers eager to try out The Haunter box they have developed. Enamoured with the surroundings and bewitched by the box, we followed the routes Tim had set for the day. Walking, talking, […]

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Recently printed books

June 29th, 2012 No Comments

Greetings, bookleteers. Thought you might like to see two books which have been published recently using our Short Run Printing Service. Axis Design Architects have used bookleteer once again, this time for ‘Community Consultation & Neighbourhood Planning’, which showcases their work with residents during design processes (they even mention using our blank Storycubes during workshops!) […]

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City as Material x The Haunter – Tuesday 19th June

June 13th, 2012 No Comments

For our next City As Material venture, we will be working with Tim Wright on his new digital public art project The Haunter, inspired by Thomas Hardy’s ‘Poems of 1912/13′, enacted 100 years after Hardy wrote his famous sequence of verses mourning the death of his first wife, Emma. Participants will embark on walks along […]

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Your Stories… So Far

June 12th, 2012 No Comments

To coincide with our recent price reductions for A6 Short Run printed books, and lower minimum print run of just 25 copies, we are offering 50 books for the price of 25 for anyone wanting to make and print their own pocket portfolio, using the discount code “PORTFOLIO2012″. Giles showcased two great examples of bookleteer […]

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Professor Starling’s Thetford-London-Oxford Expedition

May 31st, 2012 No Comments

We’ve just published our latest entry in the City As Material series: ‘Professor Starling’s Thetford-London-Oxford Expedition’ – three books documenting the investigative excursions of Professor William Starling and his research team (Lisa Hirmer and Andrew Hunter of DodoLab, Josephine Mills of the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge artist Leila Armstrong, and Giles Lane and […]

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‘The Evolution of Books’

May 23rd, 2012 No Comments

Reading an article by novelist Nick Harkaway on ‘The Evolution of Books‘, I was struck by what sounds like a very fitting description of bookleteer, particularly in the light of last year’s bookreader and QR code updates. After concocting a brilliant, Terry Pratchett inspired scenario for future book technologies to diffuse any stale printed vs […]

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‘We Are All Food Critics’ – Bookleteer @ Soho Food Feast

May 21st, 2012 No Comments

Bookleteer will be at this year’s Soho Food Feast on Saturday 26th May – a one-day event of demonstrations, tastings and cooking contests, boasting many of London’s most renowned chefs and restauranteurs, in aid of Soho Parish Primary School. We’ll be encouraging children from the school to sample dishes and become food critics for the day, capturing […]

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‘Acquired for development by…’ – A Hackney Anthology

May 9th, 2012 No Comments

Allow me to highlight an intriguing new book by the recently established Influx Press, who specialise in site-specific fiction. ‘Acquired for development by… A Hackney Anthology’ is a collection of short stories and poetry inspired by the London borough of Hackney, penned by twenty-five established and upcoming writers. It caught my interest as Giles and […]

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Bookleteer at Magazine Library 10, Japan

April 24th, 2012 No Comments

Hot on the heels of our recent representation at the ARCHIZINES World Tour, City As Material will also be featuring in Magazine Library 10 in Japan, from May 3rd to May 13th, 2012, alongside a diverse selection of books created with bookleteer over the years. “Magazine Library is a travelling series of events and exhibitions that […]

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‘Walking is political’

April 18th, 2012 No Comments

Let me draw your attention to a brilliantly written, striking piece which was featured in the Guardian a few weeks back. ‘Walking is political‘, by Will Self, is an edited version of his inaugural lecture as professor of contemporary thought at Brunel University, lamenting our increasing detachment from innate cognitive abilities when traversing the urban […]

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