bookleteer blog

bookleteer blog header image 5

Entries Tagged as 'bookleteer'

Magna Carta 800 Sets

February 2nd, 2016 No Comments

June 2015 was the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta – considered by many to be the keystone to Britain’s constitutional and democracy. To celebrate and see the impact this document has had, over six months in 2015 I published a series of 6 books, each containing several texts from across the […]

Tags:   · · · · · · ·

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 […]

Tags:   · · · · · ·

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 […]

Tags:   · · · ·

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, […]

Tags:   · · · ·

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 […]

Tags:   · · · ·

‘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 […]

Tags:   · · ·

‘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 […]

Tags:   · · · · ·

‘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 […]

Tags:   · · · ·

City As Material joins ARCHIZINES World Tour

March 27th, 2012 No Comments

As I mentioned a while back, ARCHIZINES – an archive of independent architecture zines, journals and magazines from around the world, curated by Elias Redstone – recently embarked on a world touring exhibition. Last week we were invited to submit a publication from City As Material, to be shown at the New York and Berlin venues […]

Tags:   · · · ·

DOG EAR: The Bookmark Zine

March 13th, 2012 No Comments

A very clever idea, this. DOG EAR is a magazine in the form of a concertina bookmark, with ten slim pages of writing and illustration selected from online contributions. It’s available for free from independent bookshops and libraries (cunningly hidden between the pages of books to perk up surprised readers, I like to imagine). I […]

Tags:   · · · · ·

Zineage Kicks

March 6th, 2012 No Comments

I haven’t featured any Zine related stuff on the bookleteer blog for a while now, so whilst we’re busy producing the eBooks for City As Material 2, I thought I’d share a blog I’ve just discovered. Zineage Kicks is a behind the scenes look at a number of the early Zines of guest contributors, chronicling […]

Tags:   · · · · ·

City As Material 2: Thetford

February 20th, 2012 2 Comments

Last Thursday we travelled to Thetford, Norfolk, the first destination of City As Material 2, centered on the theme of ‘Migrations’. Joining us were Andrew Hunter and Lisa Hirmer from Dodolab, Josie Mills from the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, and Leila Armstrong. Oh, and the “itinerant avian scholar” (in his own squawks), Professor William […]

Tags:   · · · · · ·

City As Material 2

February 14th, 2012 No Comments

This Thursday we’re traveling to Thetford with Dodolab, alongside Josephine Mills from the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery and Leila Armstrong, for the first of the next round of City As Material events, centered on the theme of ‘Migrations’. Following in the fluttering wings of Professor Starling, who will be investigating the passages of Starlings […]

Tags:   · · · · ·

ARCHIZINES World Tour

January 30th, 2012 No Comments

City as Material recently became part of ARCHIZINES, an archive of independent architecture zines, journals and magazines from around the world, curated by Elias Redstone. I was lucky enough to be able to talk about City as Material and self-publishing at Archizines Live, part of November’s Friday Late at the V&A. Now the collection is touring […]

Tags:   · · · ·

Poetry & short story pamphlets with bookleteer

January 26th, 2012 No Comments

I’ve been thinking a fair bit about bookleteer’s role in creating poetry pamphlets and short story collections, and the lack of much of either from budding bookleteers. It’s boggling – they suit the format perfectly as portable, pocket sized A6 books, or the grander A5 size, and can be made very quickly without any design […]

Tags:   · · · ·