Contemporary Artists’ Books and Book Designs exhibition at londonprintstudio


Londonprintstudio, which regularly includes comic art and supports new comic artists in its events program has just announced Unfold, an exhibition highlighting the quality and variety of contemporary artists' books and designs.

The way that we see books is changing. As as we adjust to digital culture, production of book art in affordable printed paper is developing rapidly, with increasing interest in innovative structures and design. In Unfold, artists tell stories in cut out, folded, bound, unbound and manipulated formats. There are even characters that appear and disappear on the paper page. The work of 31 artists is featured, who have been inspired by everything from tragic epic stories to found objects.

There are over 50 works on display, some as multiples, others as unique works. Most are for sale.

John Phillips, Director of londonprintstudio said 'the creation of the book has evolved into an art form. We are very pleased to share the beautiful works in this exhibition.' The exhibition presents works by a range of artists working in the UK and Europe, working in a number of different genres, including selected works by artists from Italian PrintAboutMe Micro-Press. Some of the artists incorporate their own writing as well as art practice in their books. Others tell the most poetic stories without words. Works are on sale from £30 upwards.

This exhibition is presented as part of London Design Festival and will run until Saturday 2nd November. It was curated by the londonprintstudio team..

The artists showing work in the exhibition are: Julia Allison, Peter Bennett, Alex Brady, Clare Bryan,Sarah Bryant, Joao Carrilho, Anwyl Cooper-Willis, Dolores de sade, Susan Deakin, Debbie Ding,Theresa Easton, Alice Gauthier, Coo Geller, Peter and Frances Grant, Anna Guazzotti, Charlotte Hall, Highchair Editions, Gareth Johnson, Penelope Kenny, Ronald King, Kaho Kojima, Paul Laidler,Joel Lardner, Sylvia Libedinsky, Chris Mercier, PrintAboutMe | micropress, Ruth Simons, Charlotte Steel, Chisato Tamabayashi, Linda Toigo, and Mark Wingrave.

• The Unfold Exhibition runs from Saturday 14th September until Saturday 2nd November 2013. Admission Free , Tuesday – Saturday 10.30am – 5.30pm. More info via or


The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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