Those who act as ghosts
"Demonstrate the principles of "economy of scale" by painstakingly reproducing on a scale of one unit an object that has been optimized for production on a scale of thousands of units. The conceptual gesture of manually disassembling, scanning, printing, and reproducing a book that has already been industrially printed and bound, is a performance that isn't observed so much as inferred by the audience who encounters the reproduced object and becomes aware of whatever marginal differences between it and the original. Meanwhile, those books concern disconnections between labor, economy, and value."
-the BOX at Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, the Netherlands, 2022
-Ghent Art Book Fair, Ghent, Belgium, 2022
-it’s a book independence publishing fair, Leipzig, Germany, 2022
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"As the custodians of year 19, — Adriaan Van Leuven and Oliver Boulton — proposed a way of working through imitation. Be it a method, model or base; by adopting the action(s) of someone or something. Imitation, not so much in the aspect of ‘copying’, but in the idea of chewing, digesting and regurgitating an existing thing. Imitation, as something we do naturally, as a pedagogy; a process of learning. Imitation, as a coming inhale, exhale. Imitation as a means to reflect, detangle and recognise our surroundings, times, contemporaries, idols. Imitation as a way to embrace or confront one’s swamped reference pool. Imitation, as an open question, put to ourselves and our colleagues: how do you find your voice? At which point Kathy Acker yelled back at us: “Why [do] I have to find my own voice and where [is] it?”"
"The first publication on the work of Dutch power trio Experimental Jetset features almost two decades of graphic design praxis. Rather than a monolithic monograph, it is a very loose, personal archive, with essays by Linda van Deursen, Mark Owens, and Ian Svenonius, plus two photographic chapters with a selection of work by the studio, covering both printed matter and the documentation of site-specific pieces and installations. To conclude is a glossary-like anthology of texts (fragments of interviews, lectures, correspondence, etc.) previously written by Experimental Jetset, selected, edited, and structured by Jon Sueda.""
"WT Papier is the Paper-Repro office of the Werkplaats Typografie family. We offer a form of modified and self-described re-paper that reveals different degrees of its previous life. Using sheets exclusively from WT print runs collected throughout the year, the material is coated(er) with SunChemical white offset ink to give it a new life. This process gives the paper a unique surface. If you would like to experience the tooth of WT Papier, you can also order this paper dummy. Our paper dummies are perfect bound with cold glue or stapled, and contain print samples that demonstrate the unique properties of the paper in use. WT Papier dummies can only be ordered by format (A5, A4, A4+)."
with insertion of writing from qihang li