James Langdon. A School for Design Fiction. Spector Books

Posted in books, design, writing on March 20th, 2014

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A School for Design Fiction

A school for design fiction was convened on 8 November, 2013 at Gallery for Contemporary Art, Leipzig. This itinerant school employs the curious genre of ‘design fiction’ to assert storytelling as the primary function of design, assuming that every artefact has the potential to express the character of the culture that produced it. This publication documents and expands on the founding of the school through a series of imagined scenarios. These include a drama at the printer for architect Augustus Pugin in 1836, the history of the universe as observed on an English hillside in 1937, the first human trial of split brain surgery in California in 1961, and a Scottish speech synthesis studio in 2013.

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Eine „Schule für Design Fiction” wurde am 8. November 2013 in der Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig gegründet. Diese wandernde Schule beschäftigt sich mit dem obskuren Genre der „Design Fiction”: Geschichtenerzählen wird hier als die Hauptaufgabe von Gestaltung angesehen und zwar unter der Prämisse, dass jeder Artefakt das Potential hat, etwas über die Kultur auszudrücken, in der er produziert wurde. Das Buch dokumentiert und erweitert die Schulgründung durch eine Serie imäginärer Szenarien: ein Drama, das der Architekt Augustus Pugin mit einem Buchdrucker 1836 erlebt, die Geschichte des Universums von einem englischen Berghang aus im Jahr 1937 betrachtet, die erste neuchirurgische Split-Brain-Operation an einem Patienten in Kalifornien

Author: James Langdon
Publisher: Spector Books
Language: English/Deutsch
Pages: 128
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783044669274

€20.00

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BOOKSTORES from TOKYO @ Motto Berlin. 22.03-05.04.2014

Posted in books, design, events, illustration, Japan, photography, zines on March 19th, 2014

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Japanese books and stationery fair @ Motto Berlin
Saturday 22 March – Saturday 5 April 2014
Opening on 22 March – from 5 pm

Five independent bookstores from Tokyo are coming to Berlin:

Motto Berlin presents the small fair ‘BOOKSTORES from TOKYO’ for two weeks. A project which introduces new & old Japanese books selected by five independent bookstores in Tokyo, run by young owners in their 20s to 30s, as well as a collection of unique stationery products made in Japan.

http://bookstoresfromtokyo.info/
https://www.facebook.com/bookstoresfromtokyo

Bulletins Of The Serving Library #6. Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, David Reinfurt (Eds.). Sternberg Press.

Posted in design, distribution, fashion, graphic design, Journals, typography, writing on February 21st, 2014
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Bulletins Of The Serving Library #6. Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer, David Reinfurt (Eds.). Sternberg Press.

This issue doubles as a retroactive non-catalog for the group exhibition “White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart” at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania (February 6, 2013-July 28, 2013), curated by Anthony Elms.

Contributions by:
Angie Keefer, Robin Kinross, Joke Robaard, Brian Eno, Nick Relph, Eli Diner, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Stuart Bailey, Sarah Demeuse, Adolf Loos, Kuki Shuzo, Eli Diner & Sanya Kantarovsky, Perri MacKenzie

Pages: 160 + insert
Language: English

15€
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In-Between Things, Giacomo Santiago Rogado. Book launch and screening @ Motto Berlin. 06.02.2014.

Posted in art, books, design, events, Motto Berlin event, painting on February 4th, 2014
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Amanda Haas Design & Studio Rogado are happy to invite you to the book launch of:
 
Giacomo Santiago Rogado 
“In-Between Things”

Thursday, February 6th, 2014, 7-9pm, @ Motto Berlin, Skalitzer Str. 68, Berlin.
With drinks, video screening and selected works on display.

Texts by Christy Wampole
Design by Amanda Haas
Published by Studio Rogado, Berlin
ISBN 978-3-033-04226-1

€ 38.00

Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating. Giorgio Camuffo & Maddalena Dalla Mura. Bolzano University Press.

Posted in books, design, graphic design on November 25th, 2013

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Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating. Giorgio Camuffo & Maddalena Dalla Mura. Bozen Bolzano University Press.

In recent years, graphic designers have become increasingly interested and engaged in the exhibition context as a space of production, mediation and dissemination. In June 2012, the international conference Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating brought together a number of graphic designers, curators and critics engaged in exhibition-making and curating. The proceedings feature contributions by Brave New Alps, Charlotte Cheetham (Manystuff.org), Mieke Gerritzen (Museum of the Image, Breda), Lungomare/Lupo&Burtscher, Prem Krishnamurthy (Project Projects), and Jon Sueda, as well as extracts from the discussions that followed each panel.

2013, 160 pages, 17 x 24 cm
Language: English

Price: €18

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Dear Herb. ECAL.

Posted in design, distribution, history, magazines, photography, typography on November 23rd, 2013
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Dear Herb. ECAL.

In October 2012, a group of 10 students from the Master Art Direction course at ECAL travelled to New York for a one week workshop at the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography. This publication is the result of interviews and photographic interpretations of the heritage of Herb Lubalin, with a specific focus on and around Eros Magazine.

Price: €12.00

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Mockup x 36. Pierre Fantys, François Rappo. ECAL.

Posted in books, design, photography on November 23rd, 2013
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Mockup x 36. Pierre Fantys, François Rappo. ECAL.

This book published by ECAL brings together editorial projects and images produced by students under the leadership of Pierre Fantys and François Rappo, in charge of the ECAL Art Direction Master from 2009 to 2012, as well as students from the editorial design course by the Visual Communication Department (Bachelor Photography, Media & Interaction Design, Graphic Design) and by the Master Art Direction). All the works included and the publication itself represent that last phase of the R&D project in Multimodal Publishing supported by the HES-SO strategic fund (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland).

Softcover, 1500 pages.
Language: French/English

Price: €35.00

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Motto @ X Marks the Bökship. 7-10.11.2013.

Posted in art, books, design, events, poetry, Stores, writing on November 4th, 2013
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Thursday 7th November

Motto presents: TLTRPReß @ X Marks the Bökship.

Inc. Publication launch of The Significance Of The Photographic Image In A Filmic Context by Paulius Petraitis, accompanied by a presentation by the author.

Motto will present TLTRPreß titles, as well as a range of selected publications from various publishers.

18 – 21h

Motto @ X Marks the Bökship is a temporary, accommodated bookstore project which is open daily from 11am, 7th – 10th November 2013.

X Marks the Bökship
210 / Unit 3 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ
UK

Ulisses. Stéphane Le Mercier. Édition incertain sens.

Posted in books, design, literature on October 19th, 2013
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Ulisses. Stéphane Le Mercier. Édition incertain sens.

A collection of reproductions of the many translations of Ulysses, scanned by Stéphane Le Mercier at the James Joyce Centre in Dublin, Ireland.

Softcover, 44 pages.

Price: D €10

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Our Group Wourk. Ziga Testen, Peter Rauch, Cornelia Durka.

Posted in books, design, distribution, graphic design, history, writing on September 28th, 2013
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Our Group Wourk, Ziga Testen, Peter Rauch, Cornelia Durka.

‘Work’, how does one spell it even? There is only one way to describe what we did during that time, which is ‘to make things ours’, to be upfront about the collectivity, about the conditions of our output. 

It was our group, and hence what we announced to be presented in the exhibition at SKC in 1979 on that poster became part of our wourk. If you wish to argue that there is no meaning to be ascribed to that lapsus, so be it. But I was there, I saw our group wourk.

“Our Group Wourk” is an attempt to NOT write a biography of Yugoslavian graphic designer Dragan Stojanovski. Stojanovski was the in-house graphic designer at SKC Belgrade (student cultural centre), a state-funded cultural institution established after the 1968 student uprisings to contain, pacify and institutionalize student culture as an “organized alternative”. At the same time, it was a place of avant-garde experimentation and new forms of political activism and self-organization. Dunja Blazevic, a director of the visual arts department at the SKC in the 1970s refers to Stojanovski as Yugoslavia’s first conceptual designer.

This publication was prompted by conversations and encounters with Sasa Stojanovski, Biljana Tomic, Sklavko Timotijevic, Ljubinka Gavran, Milica Tomic, Slobodan Jovanovic and Dunja Blazevic with Ziga Testen, Peter Rauch and Cornelia Durka in Belgrade in April 2013.

Published by Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.

If it wasn’t for the support of CuratorLab – Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, this publication would not have been possible.

Softcover, 80 pages.

Price: D €8

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