About Graphic Design. Richard Hollis. Occasional Papers.

Posted in graphic design, typography, writing on June 13th, 2012
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About Graphic Design. Richard Hollis.

The book features a comprehensive selection of writings by renowned graphic designer, graphic design theorist and historian Richard Hollis, including interviews, essays, letters, articles, lectures and course outlines. About Graphic Design is densely illustrated with over 500 thumbnail images.

Edited by Richard Hollis
Designed by Richard Hollis with Pedro Cid Proença

D 19€


Graphic Design: History In The Writing (1983-2011). Occasional Papers.

Posted in graphic design, typography, writing on June 13th, 2012
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Graphic Design: History In The Writing (1983-2011).

The first anthology of its kind, Graphic Design: History in the Writing (1984–2011) comprises some of the most influential published texts about graphic design history. The book documents the development of the relatively young field of graphic design history from 1983 to today, underscoring the aesthetic, theoretical, political and social tensions that have underpinned it from the beginning. Included in the anthology are texts by:

Jeremy Aynsley
Steve Baker
Andrew Blauvelt
Piers Carey
François Chastanet
Wen Huei Chou
Denise Gonzales Crisp
Brian Donnelly
Johanna Drucker
Steven Heller
Richard Hollis
Robin Kinross
Ellen Lupton
Victor Margolin
Ellen Mazur Thomson
Philip B. Meggs
Gérard Mermoz
Abbott Miller
Rick Poynor
Martha Scotford
Catherine de Smet
Teal Triggs
Massimo Vignelli
Bridget Wilkins

Edited by Catherine de Smet and Sara De Bondt

D 25€


Street Talk: Amsterdam. Stephen Willats. Occasional Papers.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 4th, 2011
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Street Talk: Amsterdam. Stephen Willats.

“Two people together is the basic unit for expressing society, and the complexity of expressions between two people is mirrored in the wider formal and informal networks of culture. The act of walking together, side by side, is fundamental to acts of sociability; it introduces fluidity and transience in the coding of language in a relationship when perceived by an external observer. (…)”
Stephen Willats

Sewn by hand with orange and blue thread,
Includes fold-out map
Supported by Cassochrome
Size 15 x 22cm
32 p
Soft cover
Full colour throughout
ISBN 978-0-9562605-8-1

D 12€


Occasional Papers @ Motto Vancouver. 17.09.2011

Posted in Events, Film, Motto Vancouver event, Motto Vancouver store on September 11th, 2011

Born in Flames: Screening and Talk @ Motto Vancouver
September 17, 5 – 8pm

Motto Vancouver and Fillip are pleased to present a special launch event in conjunction with the recent release of Born in Flames published by Occasional Papers, London. Based on Lizzie Borden’s 1983 film of the same name, the book investigates New York’s radical feminist and lesbian communities through an account of a fictional dystopia set ten years after a peaceful Socialist revolution.

Artist Kaisa Lassinaro and publishers Sara De Bondt and Antony Hudek will join us from London via Skype to introduce the project, followed by a screening of Borden’s film (running time: 80min).

The launch will occur alongside a special presentation of Occasional Papers’ back catalogue, on view at Motto Vancouver through October. Founded in 2008 by De Bondt and Hudek, Occasional Papers is a non-profit publisher devoted to the histories of architecture, art, design, film and literature.

For more information see: http://occasionalpapers.org/

Born in Flames. Lizzie Borden. Occasional Papers

Posted in Film, Motto Berlin store, politics on June 9th, 2011
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Born in Flames. Lizzie Borden

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 L.A. 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.

Size 21 x 29.7cm, 32 p, soft cover, full colour throughout

D 12 €

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History in the Making: Workshop 1 & The Form of the Book Book (2nd edition) 01.12.2010 Forde/Motto, Geneva

Posted in graphic design, workshop on November 24th, 2010
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History in the Making: Workshop 1
01.12.2010, 2pm – 6pm
Forde/Motto hosts a public workshop developed by Sara De Bondt and Catherine de Smet on the histories and historiography of graphic design, involving a group of students from the Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne and their tutor Roland Früh. The first in a series, the workshop is aimed at compiling material for a reader on graphic design history, to be published by Occasional Papers, coinciding with the ‘Graphic Design: History in the Making’ conference at St. Bride Library (London), 6 May 2011.

The Form of the Book Book (2nd edition)
01.12.2010, 6pm
Launch of the second edition of The Form of the Book Book, edited by Sara De Bondt and Fraser Muggeridge. Special drinks will be served.

11, rue de la Coulouvrenière
CH-1204 Genève
+41 (0)22 321 68 22

The Portable John Latham. Antony hudek and Athanasios Velios. Occasional Papers

Posted in Motto Berlin store on September 26th, 2010
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The Portable John Latham.
Edited and introduced by Antony Hudek and Athanasios Velios
Published by Occasional Papers.

Size 17 x 25cm, 112 p, soft cover

This book features a selection of documents from the personal archive of the late British artist John Latham, presently maintained in his last home and studio in Peckham, South London. Through reproductions of letters, invitation cards, exhibition reviews, performance scripts and images, the publication retraces Latham’s pioneering practice over six decades, from the late 1940s to his death in 2006. Published on the occasion of John Latham: Anarchive in association with Whitechapel Gallery, the book also includes an interview by Charles Harrison from 1968 and a glossary section.

D 16€
Available for distribution.

The Body Event: Language is a Flawed Medium @ Pro qm. 3-18.09.2010

Posted in Uncategorized on August 30th, 2010
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The Body Event: Language is a Flawed Medium
David Toop and John Latham
September 3 – 18, 2010

September 5, 8pm: “John Latham Films 1960 – 1971”, film presentation with an
introduction by Antony Hudek

Pro qm, Almstadtstr. 48-50, 10119 Berlin
Fri. / Sat. 11- 8 pm
Sunday 5.9 2-10 pm

In the context of “Unter dem Motto 2010”, Pro qm presents an exhibition and
event about the work of the British artist John Latham. “The Body Event:
Language is a Flawed Medium” is the third iteration of David Toop’s sound
work for computer and voice made with John Latham in 2004, two years before
the artist’s death. The sound work will be presented together with a
selection of documents and books.

On Sunday, September 5th, 8pm, a program of films by John Latham will be
screened and introduced by Antony Hudek (co-editor with Athanasios Velios of
“The Portable John Latham”). The films are part of a newly-issued DVD of
John Latham’s films co-published by LUX and Lisson Gallery, which
includes all the artist’s completed films as well as previously un-seen
performance documentations. The exhibition and event is co-organized with
Occasional Papers, London.

“The Body Event” was first presented at John Latham’s exhibition “God is
Great” at Lisson Gallery, London, in 2005. In 2009, the composition was
re-configured at Flat Time House, the artist’s former home in Peckham, South
London. Musician, writer and curator David Toop has followed John Latham’s
practice closely, from his first encounter with the artist’s work in 1968 to
becoming a member of Artist Placement Group in the 1970s and a privileged
interlocutor in Latham’s later years. Toop recently curated with Tony
Herrington an exhibition at Flat Time House entitled “Blow Up: Exploding
Sound and Noise (London to Brighton 1959-1969)”, and will be performing the
premiere of his score based on Latham’s theories, “FLAT TIME/sounding”, at
Whitechapel Gallery, London, on 5 September 2010.

John Latham (1921-2006) was one of the most significant British artists of
the second half of the twentieth-century – a pioneer in the fields of
experimental film, painting, sculpture, and performance. Most importantly in
his own eyes was the concept of Event Structures and Flat Time Theory, which
he saw as revolutionizing not merely art but science, philosophy and

photo: Walia; courtesy ‘Contemporary British Artists’, Bergstrom+Boyle Books
London, 1979

Occasional Papers

Occasional Papers publications

Posted in Motto Berlin store on May 9th, 2010

The Form of the Book Book, edited by Sara De Bondt and Fraser Muggeridge.
D 15€

The Master Builder – Talking with Ken Briggs, by Sara De Bondt and Fraser Muggeridge.
D 7€

Art in Ruins and Unknown Stranger, London 1994, an unpublished project for Frieze.
Edited by Eva Weinmayr, co-published by Occasional Papers and FormContent.
D 7€

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Available for distribution.