No More Reality (the poster)

Jonathan Maghen, No More Reality (the poster)Jonathan Maghen, No More Reality (the poster)

Jonathan Maghen, No More Reality (the poster)
Silkscreen poster/print, 1/0, 19 x 35 inches
Printed on archival Kromekote ultra high-gloss 14 pt cover stock
Edition of 25 + 2 proofs, unnumbered
Published by Textfield

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The poster/print, No More Reality (the poster), was produced for the temporary bookshop and exhibition No More Reality, July 21 — August 25, 2011, which featured the works of Phil Chang, Arthur Ou, Eduardo Sarabia, and Anna Sew Hoy.

The bookshop and exhibition (and poster) title have been appropriated from the Philippe Parreno work, No More Reality (the demonstration), 1991, which is a four-minute video of children demonstrating, and chanting the slogan and title (“No More Reality”). The poster, illustrated by Darius Maghen, is based on a sign held by one of the children in the original Parreno work.

MS Sans

MacGregor Harp and Victor Hu, MS Sans

MacGregor Harp and Victor Hu, MS Sans
Softcover, 84 pp., offset 1/1, 6 x 8 inches
Edition of 500
Published by Cheap Art America

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A celebration of the mundane. MS Sans invites thirteen contributors to explore the potential of the typeface Microsoft Sans.

“Each glyph feels as if constructed from rigid individual bits expressing no empathy for the bows and straights of the other. Compare these letterforms to the negative spaces of its progenitor Helvetica; whence MS Sans borrowed its original file name, helv.tff. Inspect closely how the stems of the lowercase b, d, g, p, and q bend not to their respective bowls. O, daughters and sons of the New House what brother of Arial is this? What absent father’s nose is present in this numeral 1? And to whose crooked grandmother do we blame thine unspinely 8? Yet take no offense. Similar results manifest when a gaze is exercised on your humble narrator.”

— Stewart Smith

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fillip 14
Softcover, 112 pp., offset 2/1, 170 x 245 mm
Edition of 2500
ISSN 1715-3212
ISBN 978-0-986832-4-2
Published by Fillip

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Fillip is a publication of art, culture, and ideas released three times a year.

1. Series: Intangible Economies
2. Markus Miessen et al. Architectural Space as Agent
3. Vector Association and Kristina Lee Podesva Via Satellite
4. Diedrich Diedrichsen Living in the Loop
5. Michael Turner and Reid Shier Upon Further Reflection
6. Amy Zion Ascetic Desire
7. Kathy Mezei Shadows and Blind Spots
8. Ahmet Ögüt and Berin Golonu Between the Scaffold and the Ruin
9. End Matter: Commission: David Horvitz, Scotch Broom

Public Fiction 1

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Public Fiction 1, The Church Issue
Softcover, 64 pp., offset 2/1, 8 x 10 inches
Night Papers insert: Newspaper, 12 pp., web offset 1/1, 11 x 17 inches
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-0-615-49712-9
Published by Public Fiction

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Public Fiction is a quarterly based in Los Angeles and with Los Angeles as subject. This is the church issue.

Public Fiction takes form in print and space. The physical space, a storefront in Highland Park, gives a site to experiment with the topic at hand in real-time.

They 3

Azita Rasoli  and Marshall Rake, They 3

Azita Rasoli and Marshall Rake, They 3
Softcover, 40 pp., mimeograph 1/1, 130 x 210 mm
Edition of 100
Published by They Magazine

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They Magazine is a dialogue between literature and art. Each issue has a unique design and features stories from different authors centered around one unifying thought.

They 3 features short stories from Dallas Clayton, Cian O’Day, Reeves Wiederman, Arna Bontemps Hemenway, Jason Parham and Aaron Lake Smith.

Reference Work

Martine Syms and Marco Kane Braunschweiler, Reference Work

Martine Syms and Marco Kane Braunschweiler, Reference Work
Softcover, 98 pp., mimeograph 2/1, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Edition of 250, numbered
Published by Golden Age and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

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Reference Work is a conceptual business textbook.

As stated by Syms “Reference Work is the text I wish we had read prior to opening our business Golden Age. It contains original essays from Marco Kane Braunschweiler and I, the syllabus from the only business class we ever took, summaries from our favorite business books and a collection of resources that we’ve found helpful over the past four years. The book may be interpreted as sarcastic or irreverent, but I hope readers will notice our sincerity. It is difficult trying to enter the business world as a right brain thinker, not because those skills aren’t essential, but because that world is structured around hard metrics and art is difficult to quantify. Reference Work is intended to demystify some of the day-to-day operations of a cultural business and expand the definition of commercial success.”

The text was edited by Zachary Kaplan. The book was published with the assistance of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago on the occasion of We Are Here: Art & Design Out of Context, an exhibition curated by James Goggin.

No More Reality

Phil Chang
Arthur Ou
Eduardo Sarabia
Anna Sew Hoy

Temporary bookshop and exhibition
July 21 — August 25, 2011
Reception: Thursday, July 21, 6-8pm
Organized by Textfield, Inc.

Creatures of Comfort
205 Mulberry St.
New York, NY 10012
www.creaturesofcomfort.us
Creatures of Comfort New York is pleased to present No More Reality, a temporary bookshop and exhibition organized by Textfield, Inc. The bookshop and exhibition will take place in Creatures of Comfort’s adjacent project space at 205 Mulberry St.

In conjunction with the bookshop, which will feature current and archived titles from Textfield Distribution, there will be an exhibition of work by artists that Jonathan Maghen has collaborated with through Textfield to realize various publishing projects. The exhibition will feature the works of Phil Chang, Arthur Ou, Eduardo Sarabia, and Anna Sew Hoy.

The bookshop and exhibition title have been appropriated from the Philippe Parreno work, No More Reality (the demonstration), 1991, which is a four-minute video of children demonstrating, and chanting the slogan and title (“No More Reality”).

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der:die:das:, Issue e like eis (ice)
Softcover, 96 pp., offset 4/4, 200 x 270 mm
English and German
Edition of 1000
ISSN 1663-2508
Published by der:die:das:

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Born in Flames

Lizzie Borden, Born in Flames

Lizzie Borden, Born in Flames
Softcover, 32 pp., offset 4/4, 210 x 297 mm
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-0-9562605-9-8
Published by Occasional Papers

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Born in Flames, the publication, is an illustrated transcript of Lizzie Borden’s 1983 film ‘Born in Flames’, edited and designed by Kaisa Lassinaro. It includes an interview with Borden conducted in Los Angeles by Lassinaro, as well as the lyrics of Undercover Nation by The Bloods and Born in Flames by Red Crayola, kindly supplied by Adele Bertei and Mayo Thompson.

Born in Flames poses the question of whether oppression against women will be eliminated under any kind of social system. […] It is a fantasy presenting a group of women who, confronted with the very “ordinary” oppression women have been experiencing for decades, refuse to take it any longer and become armed fighters against the government. Their position is that oppression against women is not eliminated automatically with “socialism” — not only do political values have to change, cultural values must change and become embedded in practice.’

— Lizzie Borden in Heresies #16, 1983

In the spirit of Borden’s film, the publication was collectively funded by the following individuals and institutions:

Stuart Bailey, Heather Bradley, Eleanor Brown, Geoffrey Brusatto, Culturgest, Wayne Daly, Chris Evans, Beatrice Gibson, Nick Gordon, The Hawthorne Archive, Erna Hecey, Onno Hesselink, Will Holder, Jeff Khonsary, Koenig Books, Uriel Orlow, Falke Pisano, Philomene Pirecki, PrintRoom: Karin de Jong, Ewoud van Rijn, Pro QM, David Reinfurt, Jane Rolo, Catherine de Smet, Benjamin Thorel, Giulia Vallicelli, and Julia Zay.

The Artist as an Instigator of Changes in Social Cognition and Behaviour

Stephen Willats, The Artist as an Instigator of Changes in Social Cognition and Behaviour

Stephen Willats, The Artist as an Instigator of Changes in Social Cognition and Behaviour
Softcover, 96 pp., offset 2/1, 130 x 210 mm
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-0-9562605-6-7
Published by Occasional Papers

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Stephen Willats’ major essay The Artist as an Instigator of Changes in Social Cognition and Behaviour is re-issued for the first time by Occasional Papers. Published in 1973 by Gallery House, London — where Willats was Director of the Centre for Behavioural Art — and long out of print, the paper includes rigorous analyses of social forms of artistic production and descriptions of a number of projects by the artist.

The Form of the Book Book

Sara De Bondt and Fraser Muggeridge, The Form of the Book Book

Sara De Bondt and Fraser Muggeridge, The Form of the Book Book
Softcover, 96 pp., offset 2/1, 140 x 230 mm
Second edition
ISBN 978-0-9562605-7-4
Published by Occasional Papers

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A collection of essays on book design by Catherine de Smet, James Goggin, Jenni Eneqvist, Roland Früh, Corina Neuenschwander, Sarah Gottlieb, Richard Hollis, Chrissie Charlton, Armand Mevis.

The Master Builder

Sara De Bondt and Fraser Muggeridge, The Master Builder

Sara De Bondt and Fraser Muggeridge, The Master Builder
Softcover, 28 pp., offset 4/4, 130 x 230 mm
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-0-9562605-0-5
Published by Occasional Papers

$8.00 · out of stock

The Master Builder: Talking with Ken Briggs by Sara De Bondt and Fraser Muggeridge, is a slim (28 pp. plus covers) volume, the size (and look and feel, with coated and uncoated stocks) of a typical Briggs NT programme. It comprises an interview with Briggs, a short biography and portrait, plenty of pictures (24 in colour) of his pioneering posters and programmes for the theatre in the 1960s and 70s, and a detail of Briggs’ slide archive, carefully labelled with Dymo tape.

When asked about his structured, asymmetrical booking forms for the theatre, Briggs claims ‘I didn’t care about beauty or the lack of it. They are purely typographic,’ then goes on to explain his colour system: ‘from warm colours in winter to cool colours in summer: red, ochre, purple, bright blue and so on.’ Which is why he was known as the colourist.

Research Notes

Jürg Lehni and Alex Rich, Research Notes

Jürg Lehni and Alex Rich, Research Notes
Softcover, 20 pp., offset 1/1, 195 x 255 mm
Edition of 500
ISBN 978-3-905714-95-1
Published by Nieves

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In an attempt to celebrate how we find ourselves doodling while on the phone, testing pens in stationery shops, our belief in folklore, the need to misuse technology or whose idea it was to fly aero planes in formation to write messages across our skies.

The research notes selected from the archive A Recent History of Writing & Drawing hopefully provide references to things old, new and maybe forgotten which together can offer an alternative understanding of our habit to document thoughts and ideas. Upending assumptions that any one kind of communication is more authentic, more direct or more valid that any other, A Recent History of Writing & Drawing finds meaning, texture and poetry in the most unlikely places.