First issue – Self publishing book fair

14. October 2011

Aside the big exhibition halls at Frankfurt´s book fair young designers, artists, authors and publishers showed publications as well as complex designed collector´s pieces between the 14th and 15th of October 2011.

Thereby profit was of secondary importance. Rather it focuses on designs and prints as an independent artistic form of expression. Simultaneous basis Frankfurt e.V. organized a conference about the topic “Print Culture – Dead or Alive?!.”

Pioneers of Europe´s self-publishing scene got a chance to speak. Among them the internationally renowned Swiss designer and publisher Urs Lehni (Rollo Press) and the famous designer team of Åbäke from London, which distributes magazines as well as fashion and music. The blogger Charlotte Cheetham of “Manystuff”.

The exhibitor list:
AKV Berlin (DE),
Album (DE),
Catalogue (UK),
Dent-De-Leone (UK),
Edition Fink (CH),
Edition Taube (DE),
Fillip (CA), fourfiveX (DE),
Für Dich Verlag (BE),
Gloria Glitzer (DE),
Grilli (CH),
Hands on Papers (DE),
Horizonte (DE),
JSBJ (FR),
Jung und Wenig (DE),
KRITIKA (LT),
Lubok Verlag (DE),
Manystuff (FR),
Mathias Ringgenberg (NL),
mono.kultur (DE),
Nero Publishing (IT),
Nieves (CH),
Occasional Papers (UK),
oodee (UK),
Prima Publications (DE),
Random Press (DE/PT),
Rollo Press (CH),
Ruine Magazin (DE),
Shake Your Tree (DE),
Slanted (DE),
Spector Books (DE),
Stefan Marx (DE),
tri-publications (CH),
Werkplaats Typografie (NL).

We are already thrilled about the continuation in the next year. At “Second Issue”? More information here: First Issue – The Self-Publishing Book Fair for Design and Art. http://issue-ffm.com.
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