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Artist Publishers Reflect on Book Waste
Various Artists

Artist Publishers Reflect on Book Waste

Artist Publishers Reflect on Book WasteArtist Publishers Reflect on Book Waste
Various Artists
Half Letter Press

Contributing artists: Emily Larned, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Sarah Nicholls, Gato Negro Ediciones, Paul John, George Wietor, Karin DeJong / PrintRoom.


48 pages
220 x 140 mm
ISBN Not Available


Building on our previous publications like Book Waste BookSelf-Reliance Library and What Problems Can Artist Publishers Solve? we invited 7 artist publishers to reflect on their experiences of waste in the making of their books. They describe problems they faced in the past and are working to avoid in the future, lessons learned, changes they are making or have made to make their work less wasteful, interesting things they do with waste materials, and tips or tricks to have a less ecologically damaging publishing practice.

We are thrilled by the texts written by each contributor. They are honest, informative, thoughtful, and demystify a hidden aspect of publishing that is always present and rarely discussed in an open way.

Each booklet includes two sheets of bound-in overprinted book waste provided by Paul John of Endless Editions and Temporary Services, making each copy slightly different and unique.

About the Publisher
Half Letter Press is a publishing imprint and online store initiated by Temporary Services. Temporary Services is now two people—Brett Bloom & Marc Fischer. We have published booklets as an element of our collaborative work since 1998. We created Half Letter Press to publish and distribute book and booklet length works by ourselves and others. We are interested in using this endeavor to build long-term support and expanded audiences for people that work creatively in experimental ways. We are particularly interested in supporting people and projects that have had difficulty finding financial and promotional assistance through mainstream commercial channels.