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First Issue: Self-Publishing Fair for Design and Art
Åbäke, Urs Lehni, Marco Balesteros & Sofia Gonçalves, Charlotte Cheetham , Jan Wenzel , Kai von Rabenau, Roland Früh
Friday, 14.10.2011 - 3:00 pm to Saturday, 15.10.2011 - 9:00 pm


basis e.V. Gutleutstraße 8-12 60329 Frankfurt am Main

Dead or alive?
No other branch predicts its own demise as often as the book industry. Yet despite the apodictic book-is-dead lament of many experts, countless new books are again being published this year. Now, parallel to the Frankfurt Book Fair, a new event is being launched. Self-publishing in design and art is the topic of this fair, organized under the general heading Print Culture – Dead or Alive?!. As the title implies, the event is going to be the first edition, followed by a Second and a Third Issue and many more in the future. This is a new start and a new idea, demonstrating that print is not at all dead, but rather in the process of reinventing itself right now. Producers – such as designers, authors or artists – finance, publish and distribute their own books, catalogues, magazines and collectibles themselves. Digital print and Internet make this possible. Books are part of their artistic production – are a personal form of expression. First Issue is held in close cooperation with basis e.V. and is part of their fall program (Herbstprogramm).

Fair (Free Admission)

Book stalls, Public Presentations by Plakatwerkstatt and Copy Shop,

Exhibitions First Issue and fourfiveX Editions and special events.
15:00 – 21:00 on both days.

Conference (Tickets required)
Conference program on both days from 15:00 – 20:00

further informations:

fair 3 - 9 p.m.
Bar 8 p.m.
conference 4-8  p. m.

Åbäke / Dent-De-Leone
Urs Lehni / Rollo Press
Marco Balesteros & Sofia Gonçalves
Charlotte Cheetham / manystuff
Jan Wenzel / Spector Books
Kai von Rabenau / mono.kultur
Roland Früh / Werkplaats Typografie


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