Tombolo Presses

Co-founded in 2013 by Alexandru Balgiu, Thierry Chancogne, Brice Domingues, Sacha Léopold and Pascal Trutin, Tombolo Presses is a publishing house expanding the web revue “Tombolo” with the affinities and contradictions of the practice & reflection of graphic design.
This association brings editorial, curatorial projects produced with the energy of artists, graphic designers, theorists, students & teachers, all active on theoretical and exchange platform “Tombolo”.
This structure's ambition is to present experimental publications and/or transitional in the field of graphic design extended to visual arts. The image as text and text as image.
 
Kevin Desbouis - A Long List Of Safe Words - (A.L.L.O.S.W)

2019
French edition
A compilation of texts, poems and stories whose title is borrowed from the safe words used in BDSM practices.
Christophe Lemaitre - Deux pierres retrouvées d\'Amedeo Modigliani
2019
French edition
An interpretative study of a catalogue published on the occasion of the discovery of two sculptures in the canal of Livorno in 1984. Attributed to Modigliani, these sculptures were, in fact, a student hoax.
Lauren Tortil - Une généalogie des grandes oreilles
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Une généalogie des grandes oreilles is the result of an iconographic research conducted by artist Lauren Tortil over the past three years on what she calls “Big Ears”: these military surveillance devices that call upon mediated listening – an increased listening through a mediator, such as a tool, an instrument, an architecture, a system, etc.—and that the modern man has relentlessly improved with the purpose of anticipating potential dangers.
Glassbox
2019
French edition
A retrospective of the work of one of the first artist-run spaces in Paris, offering an overall reflection on the emerging conditions of independent and collective spaces, and the way they have impacted the institutional and art scene.
Guillaume Pinard - Du Fennec au Sahara
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
First monograph.
Anthologie Aires de jeux au Japon
2019
French edition
A landscape of Japanese playgrounds, at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, design, pedagogy and contemporary art.
Poptronics
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
This publication celebrates 10 years of Poptronics, a French online media dedicated to net-culture: net-art, video games, music and sound art, hacktivism, post-digital art… For its tenth anniversary, Poptronics brought up a collective archive of its materials, revisited by the French digital art scene.
Léna Araguas - Nouvelles de l\'Ouest
2018
French edition
Epistolary portrait of a seaman by his daughter (artist's book).
Simple Gift
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
A visual  sprechgesang opera by Florent Dubois arranged by officeabc, with a libretto by Jill Gasparina, Stephen Knott, Aurèle Nourisson, Joël Riff, and Guiral & Domingues.
Par nos propres efforts - Documenter, lire, opérer et montrer les « manières de faire »
2018
French edition
An educational investigation on the relationship between design and techniques.
Christophe Jacquet - Bienvenue
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
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.
Sarah Vadé - Boy
2017
no text
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.
Arthur Fouray - Screen
2017
English edition
Artist book whose title embodies the aesthetical research led by Arthur Fouray on the shift between painting and the cinematographic experience. The publication alternates a series of painting/serigraphy on cushions and textual and typographical experimentation.
Ce que l\'édition fait à l\'art - Extraits d\'une collection
2017
French edition
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.
The Life and Death of Works of Art
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
out of stock
A collection of stories and of theoretical texts focusing on the modalities of existence of artworks, starting with a collection of items that used to be works of art.
Sarah Tritz -
2016
French edition
First catalogue devoted to French artist Sarah Tritz, whose work is characterized by a multidisciplinary approach (sculpture, painting, collage, drawing). With texts by Claire Moulène and Paul Bernard, as well as an interview with the artist by Sandra Patron and Franck Balland.
Postdocument (Reader)
2015
texts in English and French
This reader brings together the first 8 issues of Postdocument, the magazine on exhibition photography.
La fille, le fruit, le perroquet et la piqûre à cheval
2013
French edition
An overview of the contemporary state of print design.


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