Zürich based Swiss graphic designer and publisher Urs Lehni's talk at Bookies introduces his long term multidisciplinary collaboration project on deceased American artist Wesley Willis.
Motto Distribution founder Alexis Zavialoff talks about his practice, the distribution channels and publishing models in today's art and design publishing. As a central figure in the field, Alexis is well positioned to comment on the ways how printed matters find their audiences in the contemporary climate of increased interest in small editions and artist -led publishing.
Estonian graphic designer and front man of Lugemik imprint Indrek Sirkel talks about the state of publishing and distribution in Estonia, Lugemik and other projects he's involved in.
Stephen Smith and Michael Swaney talk about their collaborative art and publishing project Scrollster at Bookies.
Researcher, photographer Kristoffer Albrecht maps out the history of the independent Finnish photobook. Albrecht defended his doctor's thesis on the subject of creative reproduction and has generously contributed to the history that's the topic of his talk.
Panel discussion with Linus Bill, Erik van der Weijde, Aurelien Arbet and Jérémie Egry. The four artists discuss their work and the role of publications in their practice. The stills in the beginning of the clip are from the group show hosted by Myymälä2 Gallery in April 2012 in conjunction with Bookies seminar.
Joseph Allen Shea introduces various Gallery A.S. projects and Izrock Pressings publications. The talk explores curatorial practices in different contexts from printed matter to gallery space.
Artist and founder of Napa Books and gallery, Jenni Rope introduces the books that she's published through the years.
Editorial designer Tuomas Jääskeläinen talks about the drive behind independent magazines, their inspirational effect on mainstream titles and their role as a test laboratory for new ideas and editorial models.