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Nieves
Juillet features a small selection of Ronan Bouroullec's recent drawing.

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Nieves
Will Sweeney's new graphic narrative is set in a retrofuturistic England ruled by a twisted elite who exploits a population inhabiting decadent urban centers. Monsters populate this strange world, and humanity's last chance lies in the power of the Vorpal Sword—a metaphysical blade of vital creative energy…

bilingual edition (English / French)
Edition Patrick Frey
Some four thousand Polaroids depicting nearly fifteen years in the life of artist and former director of the Lausanne art school, ECAL. This photographic diary offers an intimate and erotic portrait of Keller, from its time in 1970s New York to trips to South America and Europe. With texts by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Stéphanie Moisdon.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Tombolo Presses
Bienvenue intends to bring back to life the forgotten story of the publication of Pour Jean Sénac, a book dedicated to gay poet and Algerian nationalist Jean Sénac. This edition gathers old and contemporary documents by graphic designer Christophe Jacquet on the project, and features a long conversation between Jacquet and Thierry Chancogne.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Empire – Books
Facsimile reprinting of Paul Rand's graphics standards manuals for the redesign of the visual identity of the multinational technology company IBM from 1962 to 1987.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Empire – Books
temporarily out of stock
Facsimile reprinting of Danne & Blackburn's graphics standards manual for the redesign of NASA's visual identity in 1975.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Faire
The first four issues of the critical review dedicated to the analysis of Graphic design, published by Empire books (studio Syndicat). Each publication documents a specific object, addressed by a renowned author: the Rouge-gorge series at Éditions Cent pages by S.P. Millot; the database colorlibrary.ch by studio Maximage; the monograph Recollected Work by Mevis & Van Deursen; and the invitation cards by the artist Stanley Brouwn.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Faire
Issues 5 to 8 of the critical review dedicated to Graphic design. Compilation includes studies on the following subjects: an Instagram post by studio Experimental Jetset for the Paradiso cultural centre in Amsterdam; a series of gestures, from Harun Farocki to L'Architecture Aujourd'hui; the publication Parallel Encyclopedia by Batia Suter; Charles Mazé & Coline Sunier's residency at the Villa Médicis.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Faire
Issues 5 to 8 of the critical review dedicated to graphic design, around Robert Brownjohn, Klaus Scherübel, Julia Born, Simon Starling et Poster of Girl, Revue Emmanuelle.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Faire
Issues 13 to 15 of the critical review dedicated to graphic design. Compilation includes studies on Peter Bil'ak's essay on the exhibition of graphic design; the posters produced by M/M (Paris) for CDDB-Théâtre de Lorient; and the collaboration between studio Spassky Fischer and Marseille's MUCEM.

French edition
JRP|Ringier – Hapax
This publication revives the fascinating adventure of Pierre Keller's invention and dissemination of the “Kilo-Art,” the “Swiss standard for art measurement.” For the two years 1972 and 1973, the young artist—now a key figure of the contemporary artistic and pedagogical scene in Switzerland—dedicated his life to what he called “conceptual art with realization.”

French edition
Incertain Sens – Grey Series
Contemporary perspectives on artists' publications twenty-three interviews with twenty-five artists who make publishing an artistic practice).

French edition
Franciscopolis
An history of graphic design before modernity: this first volume is a transdisciplinary collection of documents recording the existence of graphic design before the development of the written form.

French edition
Tombolo Presses
An educational investigation on the relationship between design and techniques.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
Julien Blaine's new collection of poetic, visual and typographic experiments.

French edition
Strandflat
temporarily out of stock
A panorama of the world of do-it-yourself fanzines.

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Centre d'édition contemporaine
This artist's book is characteristic of Jean-Michel Wicker's work with typography and graphic design. It features a series of graphic works, a “tree of life” produced in collaboration with Marlie Mul, a text by Harry Burke, and a recipe for Alsatian plum pie by Charlotte Wicker. The publication's inserts reproduce collages and paintings by Wicker.

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Nieves
Weekly tear-off calendar featuring 52 drawings of a cartoon dog in a wide range of situations expressing the feelings and conceptions that our modern society associates with Sundays.

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Nieves
This artist's book is based on an Adirondack furniture book donated to Philippe Weisbecker 20 years ago by a New York friend who worked in a hardware store.

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United Dead Artists
Set in a grotesque and colorful decorum, the new kaleidoscopic visions of Keiichi Tanaami intertwine the obsessional patterns of the great Japanese master—eyes, military aircraft, eroticized flesh, and pop culture icons.

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Tombolo Presses
Anthology of selected commercial ads published within the US Playboy from 1960 to 2003, Boy constitutes a visual commentary on the normative representations of desire and on the masculine consumer's ideal of life at the end of the 20th century.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
Three interconnected essays on typography.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
This unique, small format companion to the exhibition “Revolution Every Day” is inspired by the tradition of Soviet tear-off calendars. The book has 365 calendar pages with daily entries featuring a range of images and texts drawn from primary and archival source materials that explore the historical and experiential dimensions of revolution. It presents short essays and original contributions from curators, artists, and scholars, and illustrations of all of the works in the exhibition.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
Halway between the catalogue and the conceptual publication, Road to Victory presents Pittas' re-reading of exhibition designer Herbert Bayer's 1942 eponymous propagandist show at MoMA. It gathers works by Pittas stemming from his reflection on this historical exhibition, archives, and an anthology of essays by acclaimed authors.

English edition
Shelter Press – Books
Fanzine-like artist's book gathering historical anecdotes on modern print culture.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Perfect Cherry Blossom presents the first and long-awaited collaboration between British artist Oliver Payne and Japanese pop artist Keiichi Tanaami. For this new series, Payne has reworked original drawings by Tanaami, adding stickers featuring motifs from Japanese “bullet hell” video games.

English edition
X Artists' Books
High Winds is an artist's book written by Sylvan Oswald, with graphics by Jessica Fleischmann. This “western phantasmagoria” is a bedtime book for adults based on Oswald's experiences with insomnia, gender transition, and moving to Los Angeles.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
This catalogue documents two exhibitions by Xavier Antin inspired by William Morris' anticipation novel News from Nowhere. The French artist draws from the thinking of The Arts & Crafts movement's inspirer to provide a reflection on the mutations of craftsmanship and design.

French edition
Soldes Almanac
An illustrated almanac on arts, science, and society, dedicated to the wise men and the fools.

French edition
Centre des livres d'artistes (CDLA)
The catalogue of Claude Closky's exhibition of artists' books at CDLA, as part of the 40th anniversary of the Centre Pompidou. Kalavryta—the font used in the publication was created specially for the occasion by the French artist.

French edition
Tombolo Presses
This exhibition catalogue offers a thorough examination of the artist's book as both an artistic and editorial medium. Focusing on the collection by Jean-Paul Guy, the publication presents 68 artists' books by the likes of Ed Ruscha, Dieter Roth, Michael Snow, and Robert Barry.

French edition
Supernova – Books
Vitesse Photon Target is a long-running poem combining typographic and syntactic experiments with the theme of space research.

French edition
EnsAD
Published on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the foundation of The French National School for Decorative Arts, this catalogue documents and expands a unique project built around a workshop gathering former and actual students, and an extraordinary exhibition of 250 posters in the Paris metro.

English edition
Obliquite
The first issue the new experimental design review focuses on new types of design practice, be it a happening, performance, installation or game. Seven international designers have been invited to expand on the themes and questions at the heart of their explorations, through essays and interviews.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Signature Strengths reproduces in full the four books in the series “No-Frills” published in the early eighties. Inspired by the unadorned packaging of a grocery brand, the series editors designed genre fiction books with similar straightforward and experimental approaches. The volume is completed with enlightening notes on genre writing and mass-market publishing.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Released in parallel of an exhibition at Kunstverein München, this USB card gathers a collection of electronic works by Dexter Sinister produced from 2008 to 2015.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
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Built by the design collective Metahaven, the project Black Transparency questions how information is organized globally and what role the concept of transparency occupies within it. This book engages transparency's junctions with design, architecture, and pop culture through Metahaven's research on technology, structures of information, networks and the Internet.

English edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
A collection of misprinted sheets originating from books designed by graphic designer Manuel Raeder: a “behind the scene” project, which documents the early stage of book production and its conventions.

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Edition Patrick Frey
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An artist's book on worldwide monetary iconography.

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Terranova
The third issue of Gong! brings the psychedelic tradition back to life with a series of handcrafted black & white illustrations by graphic designer Arnau Pi.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
This book is an overview of the exhibition program of Bart van der Heide from 2010-2015, which he realised as the director of Kunstverein München. Each exhibition is presented by a corresponding booklet, containing all texts and images (with Silke Otto-Knapp, Tobias Madison, Keren Cytter, Willem de Rooij, Richard Tuttle, Simon Denny, Rebecca Warren...).

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Les presses du réel – Contemporary art
Through 650 images drawn from the French National Institute for typographic research unpublished archives, this catalogue tells the untold story of a period of profound technological change, exploring the little-known world of typography design through a diverse selection of projects drawing on both an age-old craft tradition and the most radical innovation.

bilingual edition (English / French)
JRP|Ringier – Catalogues, Biennales & Collections
ECAL – University of Art and Design Lausanne is recognized as a world reference in terms of graphic design. This success is largely based on a strategy of workshops that allow students to learn from the best Swiss and international designers on the school premises. This book retraces projects conducted in the Bachelor's Graphic Design and Master's programs between 2010 to 2015.

Errant Bodies – Records (CDs / DVDs)
An acoustic-phonetic approach of book's corporeality in 38 tracks.

La Tranchée Racine
The graphic tabloïd's brand new issue—for the first time in full color.

La Tranchée Racine
temporarily out of stock
Special issue published to celebrate the 22nd edition of L'Étrange festival—dedicated to the strangest and most provocative cinema.

French edition
Soldes Almanac
Featuring: Jeremy Rifkin, Sabine Rabourdin, Mounir Fatmi, Tidiane N'diaye, Arthur H & Loulou Picasso, Messieurs Delmotte, Tobie Nathan, Jean-Paul Curnier, Anaïs Nony, N.-.D.-des-Landes, Zapata an the state of Chiapas, Papuan people, original comics from Camille Lavaud, Martes Bathori, Philippe Lardy...

French edition
Nieves
Paris céramique is the result of a four-day ceramic workshop that took place in Paris in 2013 with Bastien Aubry, Dimitri Broquard, and Adrien Horni, following an invitation by Thomas Mailaender.

trilingual edition (English / Italian / French)
Bat / <o> future <o>
A corpus of contemporary Roman inscriptions, which testifies the importance of language—institutional as well as popular—in the collective space of the streets (artist's book).

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Toupée
A series of short visual stories designed with refinement by Japanese artist Koyama, whose subtle's pencil stroke, narrative use of geometric forms and application to render textures contributed to build a most fascinating artist's book.

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