Future Fantasteek! Mini-Tour has just opened at the Stuart Hall Library, INIVA (Institute of International Visual Arts) Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA
Here are some photos of the show kindly taken by Sonia Hope - Library Manager.
Here are some great photos of the Future Fantasteek! installation at the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, USA. 30th October - 20th November 2012
Many thanks to Paige K. Johnston, Manager of Special Collections, John M. Flaxman Library, for the photographs. The show contains the Future Fantasteek! Mini-Tour and some examples of serial zines from the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.
Over 600 artist’s book listings from 207 national and international artists. Reference listings of: collections, libraries, archives, bookshops, galleries, centres, design print and bind, publishers, dealers, presses, studios, competitions, fairs, festivals and exhibitions, journals, reference books, organisations, societies, websites, academic projects, touring programmes and courses.There's also a double-page spread all about the Future Fantasteek! Mini-Tour. http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/abyb11.htm
Future Fantasteek! Issue No.11 - Sunbeams From Cucumbers is out now. Softback Zine printed in colour on cream, yellow and tinted papers, saddle-stitched. A5 size containing 16 printed pages. Blue card cover with small dye-cut and free saint card insert. Brighton 2011, edition size of fifty. This issue features two guest artists.
There's an article about Future Fantasteek! zines in the current issue of Printmaking Today Vol 20 No2 Summer 2011. The feature's written by Sarah Bodman - Senior Research Fellow for Artists' Books at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR), where she runs projects investigating and promoting contemporary book arts.
The Future Fantasteek! Mini-tour has now opened at the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA. Celebrating ten issues, Future Fantasteek! is on display along with the original sketchbooks in the Lilly Library foyer, Duke University East Campus, from June 20-October 7, 2011.
It features Future Fantasteek! No.10 and information about the mini-tour of all ten issues plus sketchbooks, now about to start showing at At Bower Ashton Library, UWE Bristol. Plus lots more information about artists' books, opportunities and exhibitions.
I recently produced artwork for the HOME Artists' Book. It consists of 50 die-cut houses exploring the individual home-based memories of 50 British illustrators. This special collection will be for sale throughout the exhibition at Quay Arts, Sea Street , Newport Harbour, Isle of Wight PO30 5BD I'll post more images of the finished book when I have some.
ISSUE TEN : FEBRUARY 2011 Royal Wedding Souvenir Issue
Softback Zine printed in colour on cream paper, saddle-stitched. A5 size containing 16 printed pages. Silver metallic cover. Issue Ten: Brighton 2011, edition size of fifty.
Who’d have thought it... ISSUE TEN, of this rambling nonsense. The Damp Research team have been trotting out this stuff for FIVE years now. At some point you might have thought someone would find something better to do ...but apparently not. Well, the walls of money have stuck to rich people again and University is now soooo expensive only the Queen can afford to send her eldest son, don’t even bother sending girls - they just need to be pretty these days, start saving up for a boob job and sod the degree... (unless it’s in cosmetic surgery) Damp Research - thinking for you, because you’re watching X-Factor...
Future Fantasteek! on tour at LCC Date: 1 March – 6 April, 2011 Times: Mon – Thurs, 9.30am – 8.15pm; Fri 9.30am – 5.45pm; Sat 10am – 3.45pm Venue: London College of Communication Library, Elephant & Castle, SE1 6SB
To celebrate its tenth edition, Jackie Batey’s serial zine Future Fantasteek! – a collection of humorous sketchbook drawings/doodles all done on the train – will be on show at the LCC Library from the 1 March to the 6 April. The exhibition forms part of a tour which takes the ten zines (along with a 78 page catalogue) across the UK and the US. http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1943328
Future Fantasteek! will be celebrating the tenth issue in Feb 2011.
I decided to arrange a small touring exhibition consisting of the ten zines but also showing the sketchbooks (done on the train) that feed them. I've decided to set of two exhibitions, one to the UK and one to the USA.
The catalogue is now available to buy prior to the exhibition. You can flick through it here, this book will also tour with the zines. Thanks to everyone who's been involved, I'm looking forward to the start of it all. There's a list below of the venues so if you want to see Future Fantasteek! the first ten issues all together you know where they'll be...
The U.K. Locations
1 March 2011 – 6 April 2011 University of the Arts London, LCC, London.
27 April 2011- 14 June 2011 Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE, Bristol.
5 Sept 2011 – 28 Oct 2011 The Library, Hereford College of Arts, Hereford.
21 Nov 2011 - 13 Jan 2012 INVIA, Institute of International Visual Arts, London.
1 Feb 2012 - 1 March 2012 The Ministry of Books, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth.
The U.S.A. Locations
1 April – 31 May 2011 Colorado College Special Collections, Colorado Springs, CO.
27 June - 7 Oct 2011 The Sallie Bingham Center, Duke University, Durham, NC.
30 Oct – 20 Nov 2011 Joan Flasch Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.