Unfold - a Celebration of Contemporary Artist Books and Book Designs





Unfold – a celebration of contemporary artist books and book design
14th - 22nd September

Exhibition opening party 14th September 6pm - 8.30pm

Open Studios - meet studio artists
14th September 2pm-6pm

Unfold – a celebration of contemporary artist books and book design

Unfold highlights the quality and variety of contemporary artists’ books and designs being created today. Including both multiples and unique works.
Exhibition opening party 14th September 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Open Studio
Unfold is supported by an Open Studio, we invite you to meet our studio artists.
14th September - 2pm-6pm

Lecture ‘Return to the Real’
londonprintstudio Director John Phillips discusses historical and contemporary use of traditional printing methods - a source for design inspiration
20th September - 7pm.

Image: Chisato Tamabayashi


londonprintstudio is an artist-run, not-for-profit artists studio, workspace, publisher and gallery based in West London. With traditional printmaking equipment as well as a digital studio, there is a gallery, a wide range of courses, access to specialist technicians and large format printing. londonprintstudio works with artists, community organisations, galleries, educational institutions and the public. Creative collaboration is at the heart of the studio's practice.

Founded in 1974 by John Phillips and Pippa Smith, under the name Paddington Printshop, londonprintstudio works with established and emerging artists while developing varied community based art projects. Over the years clients have ranged from the Sex pistols to Lucian Freud: social campaigns have included stop and search, tenants rights and property speculation. Recent projects include the international exchange of artists portfolios between London and Tehran, celebrating the artistic spirit in both capitals and the development of creative work based training and experience for young graphic novelists and illustrators. Alongside the gallery dedicated to contemporary printmaking, the studio offers a wide range of courses, and access to printmaking facilities for artists and the public.

We welcome people from different backgrounds to join us; as well as open access facilities, there a lots of events and courses; there's a postgraduate printmaking programme; and there's a residency programme for artists.

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