A Short Essay on Ephemera

Simon Cutts

2015

A Short Essay on Ephemera began as a response to initial questions posed by Steven Leiber for his book Extra Art : A Survey of Artists' Ephemera from 1960 - 1999 held at CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art in San Francisco in 2001, and later at the ICA London. The essay became more developed as Some Coracle Ephemera, for Some Forms of Availability, RGAP and Granary Books 2007. The form here is that of a parallel-lined spiral, a typographical structure made by Colin Sackett in 2011. This was made for a cardboard drinks mat entitled A Beverage Coaster for the Ephemera Dealer Steven Leiber from the Bay Area, but never fully issued in that form. An edition of 25 porcelain plates, 25cm in diameter.

€80.00 O

aglio 6 olio 2015

Duncan Chappell, Erica Van Horn, Simon Cutts

2015

aglio 6 olio, from 1983, was one of the 81 books salvaged from the fire in thr Mackintosh Library at the Glasgow School of Art on May 23rd 2014. This was the only Coracle book to be affected, and was photographed by the Librarian, Mr. Duncan Chappell in June 2015. 8pp, with 4pp laminated cover, 150 x 105, digital print and letterpress, stapled, ed.200

€5.00 AB

Construction Storage Despatch

Martin Rogers

2015

Martin Rogers, printer, sculptor, and publisher, was the exemplar of a condition that had become prevalent after the nineteen-sixties. He had moved the physical materials of his work to the production of multiple objects in printed form, to books and publication, eventually embracing the idea of publishing as the platform for the work. At the same time, in the way he avoided the side-track, even the cul-de-sac, of the so-called artists book, he becomes emblematic of that repositioning. With this book we attempt to site this as a different model. The work moves from its Construction through Storage to its Despatch into the world as Publication. 74 pp, 4-colour offset. Casebound 22 x 16.5cm. 300 Copies.

€15.00 CB

Modern Dutch Interiors

Erica Van Horn & Simon Cutts

2014

36pp xerox, with 8 tipped-in samples of corporate envelope interiors in cut window-mounts, with envelope interior endpapers.105 x 150mm, sewn and casebound with cover image embossed inlay. 150 numbered copies. Peter Foolen, the Dutch editor, sent the envelope interiors for this collection, which have a plain-ness and consistent simplicity. They employ reduced repetition, assmmetry, and even at times a formal randomness approaching camouflage. They bring the nineteenth century origin of the printed envelope interior as a means of hiding the contents into our time, and are mostly of banks, water and road-rescue companies, and other governmental institutions.

€25.00 AB