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Artists who do books

Throughout the year KALEID editions works closely with librarians, book dealers and private collectors; to advocate public special collections and represent European based artists who do booksJoin our mailing list or keep in touch via Twitter and Facebook.

Purchase artists' books online, sent by recorded delivery from our central London location. Join us at The London Art Book Fair and Arte Libris, Barcelona or to arrange an appointment to visit the studio please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

What to do : Wat te doen // Sebastiaan Fontein 

Edition of five hundred, 2012

"When I tell people that I am an artist with a part-time job, they often give me unsolicited advice on how to make money with art." 

Winner of the Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize 2013, acquired by MoMA Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.

£ 8.00

Remedy // Victoria Lucas

Edition of one hundred, 2013

Seven empty billboards situated on either side of the European Route E94, as one travels between the Athen's International Airport and the city centre. Once clad in brash advertisements, these large sculptural objects denote the current economic austerity in Greece.

Acquired by the Tate Library, MoMA Library and the V&A Museum, National Art Library.

£ 12.00 

Arana // Sofia Drescher

Edition of one hundred, 2013

A morality tale adapted from 'The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings', written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The narrative follows a girl who disobeys her parents and as punishment, is transformed into a spider. 

Acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library, MoMA Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.  

£ 16.00

Topless Celebrities // Peter Rapp

Edition of fifty, 2012

An interrogation of the banality of the celebrity industry and its displacement of art, culture and politics. Recommended by Ditto Press in Time Out London at The London Art Book Fair.

Acquired by MoMA Library, Brooklyn Museum and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.  
 

£ 20.00

Page Count // Amanda Andersen

Edition of one hundred, 2011

A reflection on book collection, ownership and reproduction, referencing both Sol Lewitt’s “Autobiography” and Jonathan Monk’s “Cover Version”. The documentation of all the books Andersen owns is arranged in order of page counts. This includes the conversation between Jonathan Monk and Seth Siegelaub “On Book Making & Book Collecting”.

Acquired by MoMA Library, Brooklyn Museum and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.  

£ 17.00

Touch // Peter Dekens

Edition of five hundred published by Tec Books, 2012

Stijn, a young man of 23 years old, was born blind and lives in a modest apartment somewhere in the city. This is the only place in the world where he can move so freely. Deken's photobook portrays an intimate and committed relationship of trust between the photographer and the photographed. 

Nominated for Dutch Doc Award 2013 & fotobook festival Kassel 2013 for 'best book of the year'. Acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library, MoMA Library, Brooklyn Museum, Boston Athenaeum and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.  

£ 18.00

Dark Matter // Victoria Browne

Edition of five hundred, 2008

A two-dimensional sheet of paper, cut, scored and folded into a three dimensional extended axonometric square; referencing Edwin Abbott's 'Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions' 1884, a combination a sociopolitical commentary of Victorian values and an epistemological definition of perception.

Acquired by the Tate Library and the V&A Museum, National Art Library, MoMA Library, Boston Athenaeum, Skillman Library, and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.

£ 20.00

olololo // Tamarin Norwood

Edition of one hundred and fifty, 2012

olololo is an action book commissioned by Modern Art Oxford and supported by Arts Council England. Each lasercut slotted page folds and rotates through the static tip of a pencil. As the pages are drawn away, they accumulate into a ‘handwritten’ circular sculpture.

Acquired by the Tate Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.  

£ 20.00

Trampolines and Bouncy Castles // Highchair Editions

Two photobooks and two posters, edition of fifty, 2013

Photographs of trampolines and bouncy castles appropriated from websites such as Ebay and Gumtree pay homage to Bernd and Hiller Becher's typographic work of industrial facades and gas tanks.

Acquired by MoMA Library.

£ 20.00

Bouvetøya: A Cultural History of an Isolated Landmass // Freddy Dewe Mathews

Edition of one thousand, 2013

The first published historical account of Bouvetøya, the most remote island in the world. Designed as a field manual featuring excerpts from dubious historical expeditions as well as fictitious events, the publication focuses on the island's emotional resonance, a place that despite being real exists more as fantasy. Supported by Arts Council England.

Acquired by MoMA Library, Brooklyn Museum, Skillman Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.
  

£ 20.00

Alpha, gala, omega, agelada // Chris Meighan

Edition of one hundred, 2013

The outcome of more than two years of research, during which the artist attempted to make cows from milk. This was eventually achieved; it proved possible to convert (absurdly large quantities of) milk into tiny cows. However, the result generated more questions than answers: how was this very subjective process to be presented and made relevant to others? What does it mean to make and to discover new things?

Acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library, MoMA Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.

£ 25.00

Black Light // Jane Grisewood

Edition of thirty, 2012

Observations of the annual solar eclipse at the solar telescope of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, whilst artist-in-residence at Kitt Peak, Arizona, USA.

Acquired by MoMA Library and the Skillman Library. 

£ 40.00

Getting Lost // Imi Maufe

Edition of twenty two, 2004

'A short, made long, by getting lost' journey by bicycle from Chichester to South Ambersham, in Sussex. Imi Maufe's bookmaking is influenced by journeys on foot, sail, ski and bicycle.

Acquired by the Tate Library.

Sold out 


The Fabric of Matter . The Matter of Fabric // Ariane Pauls

Edition of one hundred, 2012-13

Ariane Pauls challenges archival storage systems, infrastructures and collated information with her photographs and texts. Her observations on archives in the form of photographs, photograms, and texts as booklets, fold out posters and gatefolds, are all held together by elastics surrounding the spine. The complete piece comprises of ten inserts, with each new insert available every quarter, to be completed by December 2013.

Acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.
 

£ 50.00

Jura Eastwards / Westwards // David Faithfull

Edition of two hundred and fifty, 2010

A collaboration between artist and TS Elliot poetry prize winner John Burnside, at the Malt Whisky Writers’ Retreat Residency on the Isle of Jura, Scotland. 

£ 75.00

To the extend of / \ | & - // Sigrid Calon

Edition of four hundred and fifty, 2013

An exploration into grids; one hundred and twenty compositions of embroidery stitches, printed on a Risograph in eight different colour combinations.

Acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library, MoMA Library, Skillman Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.

Sold out 

Doves and Firebrands // Sue Doggett

Edition of five, 2013

Sue Doggett presents Giovanni Boccaccio’s 1361 biography of famous women as a condensed sequence of characteristics, not only to highlight the scope of women's achievements, but also to emphasise their gender.

Acquired by Brooklyn Museum.

£ 75.00

A Field (of interconnected realities) // Paula Rousch & Maria Lusitano

Open edition, 2012

A contemporary interpretation of Valentine Penrose's 'Dons des Féminines' (1951), an early precedent of the ‘écriture feminine’ or language of female desire and transgression. This study of the collage book combines historical fact with speculative fiction, presented as a newsprint boxed set and Video DVD.

Acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library and MoMA Library.
 

£ 90.00

Light Water Glass // Meghana Bisineer

Edition of ten, 2011

Transparent layers of film-stills overlap the cityscape of London, conceived whilst 'artist in residence' at The Southbank Centre's Saison Poetry Library.

Shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 and acquired by the Skillman Library.

£ 120.00

Luna Leporello // Nathalie Brans

Edition of ten, 2012

An intricately lasercut book conceived for an exhibition at Museum Elburg, in response to the Lunarium, an instrument showing the moon orbiting the earth. 

Acquired by MoMA Library, Skillman Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.  

£ 125.00

High Light Bell // Katherine Jones

Edition of fifteen, 2010

A pop up archetypal house that expands as the covers open, to reveal delicately  etched skeletal branches which envelop the lantern-like structure.

Selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2012. Awarded the Birgit Skïold Memorial Trust Prize for Excellence 2010. Acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library and the Skillman Library.

£ 200.00

N.8 - FERRARI 250 GTO // Kristien Daem

Special edition of twelve, 2013

A miniature model kit (FDS automodelli) of the most legendary car in the world, Ferrari 250 GTO. The model is deconstructed into eleven components and presented as abstract objects. Kristien Daem appropriates objects and imagery from our pre-digital culture, placing them in front of the camera and uses analogue techniques to obtain images that assert themselves as disparate signs of a world.

£ 190.00

A Formal Film in Nine Episodes, Prologue and Epilogue
A Critical Reader // Mario Pfeifer

Special edition of one hundred, 2013

Researched and solely produced in Mumbai, India this publication relies on local material and printing techniques to represent local craftsmanship, design, typography and textual production. The dust-jacket is hand-painted by Bollywood painter Suresh Sandal.

Acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library, Skillman Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.
 

£ 200.00

Home // Jonathan Ward

Edition of one hundred, 2011

A boxed set of fifty die-cut, home-based, visual narratives by fifty UK based illustrators curated by Jonathan Ward. 

Awarded the Birgit Skïold Memorial Trust Prize for Excellence 2012, acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library, Skillman Library and SAIC, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.  

£ 200.00

Repair Manuals for a Femme Fatale // Rose Smith

Edition of fifty, 2012

1970s repair manuals meet 1940s Femme Fatales, compiled as an informative box set that may help women to escape their cinematic fate in the hands of a film noir. Published by Women’s Studio Workshop, New York.

Acquired by Yale Library. 

£ 300.00

Montefiore Conca // Victoria Browne

Edition of twenty-five, 2011

A leporello binding of polymergravure prints circumnavigating Montefiore Conca's 14th Century Medieval Fortress. 

Selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011. Awarded the Birgit Skïold Memorial Trust Prize for Excellence 2011 and acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library.

£ 360.00

Stringskip der CERN // Victoria Browne

Edition of twenty-five, 2012

A double-sided engraving references 19th Century military mapping techniques and plays on locating the ever-elusive Higgs boson; to parody first beam events at CERN's large hadron collider. 

Awarded the Birgit Skïold Memorial Trust Prize for Excellence 2012 and acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library and the Skillman Library. 

£ 360.00

Unsent Letters // Danielle Creenaune

Edition of five, 2012

An ongoing series of visual letters reflecting journeys through distinct Spanish and Australian landscapes, available as a hand bound boxed set.

Manly Artists' Book Award 2013, Manly Library Sydney. 
Intaglio Printmaker Prize, KALEID 2012 London.

£ 475.00

War / Raw // Marcelle Hanselaar

Unique, 2013

Two unique books each bound with four hand coloured, re-worked etchings and aquatints corralled from Marcelle Hanselaar's solo exhibition 'Walking the line'. "I grew up with engraved books as my father was an antiquarian bookseller. Somehow I am keeping the lines open making picture books recounting strange and wonderful tales from dark continents which mirror our own secret and hidden selves."

£ 500.00 each

Pillow Book for Endless Nights // Marcelle Hanselaar

Edition of seven, 2011

A personal homage to Shunga, the Japanese art of eroticism. Hand bound as a collection of seven etchings with accompanying poetry and colophon.

Selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2012. Awarded the Birgit Skïold Memorial Trust Prize for Excellence 2011 and acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library.

£ 575.00

How to say 'I love you' in Greenlandic; An Arctic Alphabet // Nancy Campbell

Edition of fifty, 2011

In 2010 UNESCO declared the Greenlandic language in danger of extinction. This abecedarium for an oral culture, realised as a series of stone lithographs, examines the connections between orthography and colonisation, and typography and topography.

Awarded the Birgit Skïold Memorial Trust Prize for Excellence 2013 and acquired by the V&A Museum, National Art Library.

£ 450.00

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