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the Periodical issue 6

March 30th, 2013 No Comments

We’re now half-way through our first year of publishing the Periodical and we’re delighted to share another quirky gem – Hard Hearted Hannah : The World of the Strange and Bizarre by Cartoon de Salvo. Back in 2009, Alex Murdoch, Artistic Director of theatre group Cartoon de Salvo, had a residency with Proboscis to explore […]

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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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Introducing… the Periodical

July 14th, 2012 1 Comment

An eccentric monthly publication for an era of eclectic exploration More and more beautiful, thought-provoking and inspiring eBooks are being created with bookleteer all the time so, with a nod to such illustrious forebears as William Hogarth, Joseph Addison, Jonathan Swift, Laurence Sterne and Charles Dickens we’re creating the Periodical, a regular monthly publication to […]

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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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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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‘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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‘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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‘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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Pop-Up eBooks: ‘Tangled Threads’

April 12th, 2012 No Comments

It seems that the posts tagged with ‘Pop-up’ on the bookleteer blog have been getting a lot of attention, so I’m reaching back into the Diffusion archive to satisfy you lot. ‘Tangled Threads’ was an eBook designed to act as a film storyboard, as part of Proboscis’ Sensory Threads project. Scripted by Karen Martin and […]

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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 […]

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Book Sculpture Panoramas

January 17th, 2012 No Comments

Guy Laramee has produced these spectacular sculptures carved from old tomes, excavating covers and pages to build intricate panoramas of natural landscapes and ancient structures. A wonderful paradox of taking away to create, they look as if they have been unearthed, rather than meticulously composed. Mountain valleys and steppes, an idealised japanese garden complete with […]

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‘The Beast’ – An animated interactive poem

January 4th, 2012 No Comments

Hello again, welcome back. A little treat to spur on 2012 now, with an animated interactive poem by agency Studio Juice, written by singer Laura Marling and illustrated by artist collective Shynola, entitled The Beast. Taken from the song of the same name, from her latest album A Creature I Don’t Know, it describes the […]

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Material Conditions – Launching 15/12/11

December 9th, 2011 No Comments

On December 15th we are launching a new series of eBook commissions called Material Conditions. This series asks professional creative practitioners to reflect on what the material conditions for their own practice are, especially now in relation to the climate of change and uncertainty brought about by the recession and public sector cuts. The contributors […]

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The Unedited Author by Kevin Harris

December 5th, 2011 No Comments

The unedited author by Kevin Harris Most writers have one or two trusted readers-of-drafts, critical friends who are relied on to make suggestions and offer that gentle critique that we didn’t know we needed. And the closer we get to conventional publication, the more likely we are to find ourselves working with an editor who […]

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Being 18 in the past and today by Katrina Siliprandi

November 29th, 2011 No Comments

Being 18 in the past and today: using Bookleteer for a museum-based project with young people by Katrina Siliprandi Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service Young people working on ‘Project 18’ carried out and recorded 39 interviews in people’s homes, at Norwich Castle museum and in residential care homes. They amalgamated quotes from these interviews with […]

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