Posted in art, design, distribution, graphic design, illustration, magazines, photography on September 26th, 2009


Lodown magazine has launched an extra visual-fueled DTP #1 = Desk Top Publishing.
The publication is in a bigger format, presenting the images of paintings, objects, and photography in full playful experiments.
Contributed by various artists such as Tom Sachs, Daniel Joseph, Mike Mills, Stefan Marx and many many more. Available now.

9 Euros

Buy it

Fantastic Man # 10

Posted in fashion, magazines, Motto Berlin store on September 25th, 2009


The 10th issue of FANTASTIC MAN is graced with Mr. EWAN McGREGOR on the cover, who can also be found inside. Other gentlemen featured in this issue are Swedish scientist and sword swallower Dr. HANS ROSLING, the make-up artist Mr. PETER PHILIPS of CHANEL, plus the vivid and exceptional journalist Mr. HAMISH BOWLES. These insightful profiles are mixed with an array of other curiosities, with topics ranging from steaks to pickpocketing and the options in coat hangers. The fashion in this issue is full of contemporary men looking amazing in an array of surprisingly formal suits, which feels super correct for the mood of the moment. Plus: an exclusive preview of THE GENTLEWOMAN, an upcoming new title from the makers of FANTASTIC MAN.

Gagarin # 19

Posted in art, magazines, Motto Berlin store on September 25th, 2009


Gagarin issue # 19

Ed Rusha
Petrit Halilaj
Paul Chan
Ermias Kifleyesus
Pierre Bismuth
Danny Devos
David Maroto

D 17€


Publish and Be Damned Fair 2009, 27.09.09.

Posted in design, fashion, magazines, Motto Berlin store on September 24th, 2009


Publish and Be Damned Fair 2009
27 September 3pm-8pm

Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, E2 6HG

Publish and Be Damned are pleased to announce the 6th annual self-publishing fair which will take place at Oxford House in Bethnal Green on Sunday 27 September from 3pm-8pm. Surveying a wide range of independent local, national and international publishers of magazines, fanzines, journals, diaries and periodicals, Publish and Be Damned celebrates publishing as a creative and critical space for presenting artists’ work. As with previous years, the fair celebrates experimental approaches to making and distributing the work of artists, writers and musicians outside of the commercial mainstream. In addition we will have room dedicated to performances and talks throughout the afternoon.

This year’s fair also marks some new initiatives for Publish and Be Damned. Our recent participation in Subvision in Hamburg as well as the London fair are opportunities for us to collect content for the new publication ‘The Damned’ which will be distributed to all PABD members. The membership scheme, which has also been implemented this year, enables the creation of a forum or network between members that encourages the exchange of publications and participation in PABD’s events throughout the year. The funds received from the membership fees has also allowed us to hire a larger space than in previous years, enabling us to invite more participants as well as help fund the attendance of more international publishers.

Participants at Publish and Be Damned 2009 include: Participants at Publish and Be Damned 2009 include: 9 to 09 Stone Canyon Nocturne, 20×20, 23 Sticks: From Walden Pond to Hackney Baths, A3, Additions and Place, An Endless Supply, Argo Books, Attention Please: A Manifesto Club Album, Arty and Garageland, Bareface, Bart Wells Institute, Basso, Bedford Press, The Book of the Film, Brighten the Corners, Butch Top Fuck Anywhere, Chroma, Clod, Cluster Art Magazine, The Coelacanth Journal, Control, Copenhagen Free University, Copie de Voyage, Cowards/Carnivores, Dik Fagazine, Diplomacy in Reflex, Drawing on Sand, Duke Press, Eastside Projects, The Eel, An Endless Supply, Eye Lust Magazine, Errore zine, Eva Weinmayr, Hard Mag, IM Projects, Impulsive Random, In Fluence Magazine, Infopool, The Institute of Social Hypocrisy, Institution of Rot Editions, Famicon Express, Fast Women & Slow Horses, Form Content – The Mock and Other Superstitions, Fun, Fur, Furniture Music, Gandt, Gym Class Magazine, Junior Asprin Records, Knights Move, Lubok, Making Do, Marbled Dreams, Matt Magazine, Monika, mono.kultur, Monster Emporium Press, Morel Books, Morphica, Motto, Museum Paper, Mute Magazine, Nero, Noisegate, Occasional Papers, Orient Press, Oxid, Pablo Internacional, Paper for Emerging Architectural Research, Pen Pusher Magazine, Pensive Limpet, Performance, Michalis Pichler, Pink Mince, Pigiarniq, Poppy Books, PowWow, Preston is My Paris, Provence, Provincial Forge, Proximity, Readymade, Salon fur Kunstbuch, Sara MacKillop, Soft, Spare Ribs, Spring Drum Press, Starship Magazine, Succulent L’egume, Supercream, Tough Crowd, Traumnovelle, Under/Current Magazine, (un)limited store, The Unready, Unrealised Projects, Donald Urquhart, Useless, Utterly Mindless Thrills, X Marks the Bökship


Publish and Be Damned is taking place in conjunction with the Whitechapel Artists Bookfair, which will be held from Fri 25 – Sun 27 Sept.

Kilimanjaro 9

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, Motto Berlin store on September 22nd, 2009


“I LOVE WE” is the newly anticipated Edition of the bi-annual art and
Cultural title Kilimanjaro.

On sale NOW!

Featuring “Point Blank” by beloved William S Burroughs, Gregor Muir amongst others.
Box set limited Edition available.

Available at Motto and other specialist bookshops all around the world.



Posted in art, books, distribution, photography on September 22nd, 2009
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A beautiful ( and glossy ! ) hard cover book of photography by Klara Källström with poems by Viktor Johansson.

29 EUR.

UTRECHT : new titles arrived

Posted in art, books, distribution, fashion, illustration, Motto Berlin store on September 17th, 2009

We have new books from UTRECHT in the store !

Spoken Words Project
The first visual book from one of the most unique fashion brands from Tokyo – Spoken Words Project has its own artistic direction which is beyond fashion. The book comes with the original textile cloth.
16 Euros

100 Things in My Room
The drawings of 100 things from the artist Misato Ban`s room are compiled into one book consisted of 100 pages. This is the first edition of the paperback series from Utrecht.
10 Euros


Posted in Uncategorized on September 16th, 2009
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As contribution to the event framework ’Survival Kit’ Egija Inzule (LV/CH) and Maja Wismer (CH) will curate an exhibition with and about books. Focusing on the double role of books within the field of art both as self-contained aesthetic entity and as a medium of information and discourse, a selection of exhibition catalogues, artists’ books and art theory publications will be displayed.
According to the concept of ’Survival Kit’ the books will be put on view in an empty shop in the city center of Riga, becoming a temporary bookshop, with most of the books also being for sale. Furthermore the exhibtion wishes to expand into a discursive platform: lectures, presentations and performances are scheduled. A special event will focus on the Latvian art book scene.
Among the invited guests are the curator and co-founder of the Berlin based art bookstore pro qm Axel John Wieder, the Stockholm based artists’ duo Goldin+Senneby, Alexis Zavialoff from Motto distribution, Flash Institut, estonian graphic designers Indrek Sirkel and Asterisk* – a mobile bookstore. In parallel to the exhibition Zürich based graphic designers Urs Lehni and Lex Trüb will hold a workshop with students of the graphic design department of the art school in Riga. The exhibition will also host ”The most beautiful Swiss Books 2008”.
In collaboration with the LCCA the exhibtion will host the book launch of the first Latvian translation of Theodor W. Adorno’s text ’Dialectic of Enlightenment’.

Exhibition evening program:
11.09. 18:30 Axel J. Wieder (Stuttgart/Berlin)
12.09. 19:00 – 01:00 Bookstore Asterisk* (Tallinn)
13.09. 14:00 – 18:00 Bookstore Asterisk* (Tallinn)
13.09. 18:30 Indrek Sirkel (Tallinn)
14.09. 18:30 Timothy Hall (London)
15.09. 18:30 Goldin + Senneby (Stockholm)
16.09. 18:30 Alexis Zavialoff, Motto Distribution (Berlin)
17.09. 18:30 Discussion: Giants’ fight
18.09. 18:30 Mirjam Wirz, Flash Institut (Zürich, Vilnius)
19.09. 18:30 Discussion: Publishing for a small audience – rules, market, potential


Fantom Magazine – First Issue this fall.

Posted in distribution, magazines, photography, Uncategorized on September 16th, 2009


You were perhaps lucky to get the free preview copy this summer, mostly if you were in Milan or Nyc.

Fantom magazine’s first issue is coming later this fall. More soon!

Paradis #5

Posted in fashion, magazines, Motto Berlin store, photography on September 12th, 2009


The long awaited issue n. 5 of Paradis Magazine just arrived (plus a limited amount of copies of issue 1, and issue 4!!).

Featuring the photoshoot by Jurgen Teller with Raquel Zimmermann and Charlotte Rampling in the Louvre.

19,50 €