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Endings and Beginnings

February 2nd, 2016 No Comments

Last Autumn, after 3 years and much fun selecting and sending out fine publications made and shared on bookleteer, I decided to end the Periodical’s monthly service. There were a number of reasons – some practical and financial – but I felt that as a project it had achieved as much as it could in […]

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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 […]

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the Periodical issue 22

July 26th, 2014 No Comments

July’s issue, Sprouting Bonds : how growing our food connects us to places, land, families and culture is a handbook of results from the Grown Edible and Meaningful project, based in Leeds in 2013. A collaboration between universities and local community organisations, it explored the meaning of growing food and how it connects people to […]


the Periodical issue 21

June 30th, 2014 No Comments

June’s issue, Pride of the Moor, is a contemporary folksong created by musician Jim Causley and artist Simon Pope as part of Simon’s project “A Song, A Dance & A New Stannary Parliament”. The project was commissioned by Spacex gallery in Exeter and explored the history and local significance of tin mining on Dartmoor as […]

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the Periodical issue 20

May 29th, 2014 No Comments

May’s issue, Recollections by Harold Lun, is the first fruit of our collaboration with The Museum of Soho – drawing on material from their archives. This book is a facsimile of letters and photographs in the archive sent by Harold Lun and describing his childhood growing up in Soho during the 1920s, 30s and 40s. […]

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the Periodical issue 19

May 10th, 2014 No Comments

April’s issue (a bit delayed due to Easter and school holidays), Metalanliguistica, is a departure from recent selections – a book of experimental literature by Nick Norton. In his own words, “Metalanliguistica is the investigation as an invention, the dream made as documentary; a work of nights and days hung on the Fibonacci Scale, it is […]

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the Periodical issue 18

March 31st, 2014 No Comments

On November 23rd 1644, 369 years ago, John Milton published his Areopagitica, a speech to the English Parliament calling for unlicensed printing and freedom of expression. Reading it now, in the light of the unfolding Snowden revelations, it is all the more poignant in the face of massive state surveillance of private communications. How far […]

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Soho Memoirs

March 14th, 2014 No Comments

I’m very excited to announce that we are collaborating with the Museum of Soho to produce a series of Soho Memoirs from materials in their archive. The three initial books are by people who grew up or worked in Soho during the first part of the twentieth century and were recorded or written during the […]

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the Periodical issue 17

February 27th, 2014 No Comments

Whisker returns with its third issue under the increasingly assured editorial helm of Hazem Tagiuri. Featuring new work by Joani Reese, FMJ Botham, Kylie Grant, Alex Howard and Hazem himself, its a rich stew that transports the reader to deftly delineated imaginary worlds built of words, impressions and feelings. From Hazem’s introduction, “Three dots. Three […]

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the Periodical issue 16

February 6th, 2014 No Comments

A few months ago I met accessibility and sensory design consultant, Alastair Somerville, who was in town to demonstrate using simple and cheap visualisation tools such as the 3Doodler pen. Over coffee we chatted about 3D printing, data manifestation and some of the tools and techniques we’ve each developed. Alastair showed me a material he […]

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the Periodical issue 15

December 20th, 2013 1 Comment

In a playful mood for Christmas & Hogmanay we’re enclosing our own Play Guide book which accompanies the Outside the Box PlayCubes – three sets of 9 cubes each : Animal Match; Mission Improbable and StoryMaker. Each set is designed for free play and to help you improvise stories and games of your own; no […]

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the Periodical issue 14

November 28th, 2013 No Comments

Lost Possessions by Kevin Harris and Martin Dudley explores how, through a series of vignettes, we experience a kind of community through loss of things – gloves, scarves, hats, a bootee, a tie. Things which soon become a common feature of railings, benches and other street furniture, inviting us to speculate on how they became […]

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the Periodical 1st Anniversary

November 12th, 2013 No Comments

It’s hard to believe that its been a year since we sent out the first issue of the Periodical, but here we are thirteen months later already planning our 14th issue. In that time we’ve sent out selections from 36 different publications made and shared on bookleteer to our subscribers, as well as special gifts […]


the Periodical issue 13

November 5th, 2013 No Comments

October’s is the Periodical‘s first anniversary issue and we have two delights, Projects not Programs by the Institute of Cultural Inquiry is a manifesto by the Los Angeles creative group, the Institute of Cultural Inquiry that caught my eye both for its playful aesthetic and its message of open-ended creative exploration. The New Wizard of […]

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the Periodical issues 11 and 12

September 28th, 2013 1 Comment

After our holiday break in August the Periodical bounces back with issues 11 and 12. I am really proud to present two books made as part of a pilot project I took part in last year in Papua New Guinea: An Experiment in the Recording, Presentation and Circulation of Traditional Ecological Knowledge by Giles Lane […]

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