This project is based on our shared obsession with objects, plasticity, pedantry, commodity, printed materials, and the frenzy of their circulation.
We make artists’ publications, postcards, posters, packaging, pamphlets, and other printed things. We are thinking about the potential of artistic practice and the byproducts that can be disseminated in de-centered modes.
We envision to be an artist-run space that self-sustains through the revenues generated from the press activities. Until we get there, we lean on intentionally funded projects, but eventually we aim to be liberated from the yokes of funding structures and its scarcity-driven model.
We aim to provide cost-accessible printing and binding for zines, artists’ books, publications, posters, etc. Please see our Printing page to see colours, papers, binding options, and price list.
Some of our operations will be approached through modes of gift economy. Stay tuned for more details.
All of our commercial print jobs go into keeping the press running and to help us pay artist fees for commissioned projects.
We would like to thank Loft 112 for generously providing a free studio space as we take our first steps. We thank Calgary Arts Development for helping us fund the upcoming projects. Please keep a look out for these publications in the near future.