A One-Day Self-Publishing Fair
Publish and Be Damned, the One-Day Self-Publishing Fair is in its 5th year and will again take place at Rochelle School on Sunday 3rd August 2008.
The fair provides a network for artists, writers, and musicians to distribute and disseminate material amongst other producers, and the public.
Publish and Be Damned (PaBD) continues to profile individual and experimental approaches to making and distributing publications outside of the commercial mainstream. The fair encompasses cut ‘n’ paste ‘zines, critical journals, glossy periodicals, self-published DVDs, and collaborative publishing projects in a broad selection of formats and interpretations. The fair offers a rare opportunity to discover a wide variety of publications and to meet their producers.
This year, for the first time, PaBD has invited three special projects to participate. Ooga Booga is a shop in Los Angeles run by Wendy Yao. The focus is on independent culture, mostly selling artist books and multiples, music, and clothing as well as staging performances and events. For this year's Publish And Be Damned, Ooga Booga are focusing on a selection of American artists' publications, particularly those from the West Coast.
LUX is an arts agency that explores ideas around artists' moving image practice through exhibition, distribution, publishing, education and research. For Publish and Be Damned LUX will offer an opportunity to sample artists’ film and video production in a project room gathering together DVDs from an international network of artists, as well LUX’s own publications.
London's radio-arts station Resonance104.4fm will produce Podcast and Be Damned, a special Publish and Be Damned audio literary anthology and make it available for download as a podcast within 24 hours of the fair. Featuring material drawn from, or which responds to Publish And Be Damned, supplemented by an eclectic smattering of prose culled from literary history.
The fair continues to feature regular favourites, such as Starship from Berlin, Slimvolume, Public Works, Guestroom and Centrefold, and publications new to the fair, A Calzone, Flypaper, and FormContent. We are also very pleased to be hosting overseas participants from South Africa, Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and France, amongst others. We are also pleased to welcome many brand new publications, The Internet in Print, URA!, Bastón Blanco and St. Pierre et Miquelon, amongst many others.
A Calzone, Abake and Aurelient Froment, The Arts Pneumonia, Audio Theory, Bart Wells, basso, Bastón Blanco, Borbonesa Publishing, Brownsierra, Centrefold, Clod Magazine, Control, Copenhagen Free University, Dan Mitchell, Daniel Baker Donkey Head, Dark Star, [deletia], [diff.] Andreas Reihse, DIK Fagazine, Diplomacy in Reflex, Donald Urquhart, Le Edizione Della Luna, The Eel, The Evidence, FACEHUG, Fever Zine, FLATWORK, Flypaper, FormContent, Frozen Tears, Fucking Good Art, Guestroom, Hate Magazine, i-cabin (texts), Impulsive Random Platform, Interlude, The Internet in Print, Intoart, Junior Aspirin, Local Folk, Lux, Michalis Pichler, Making Do, Mark Pawson, Matt Magazine, Meeuw Muzak, mono.kultur, msdm, Mute, The Newpaper, Not-Yet, One Square Kilometer Audio Guide, Ooga Booga, Pablo Bronstein, Pablo Internaçional Magazine, PAPERBACK, Piece of Paper Press, Piktogram, Poppy Books, Pork Salad Press, Public Works Publis hing, Rachel Cattle & Steve Richards, Radical Vans & Carriages, The Rebel, Resonance FM, Rollo Press, Savage Messiah, Sick Happy Idle, Slimvolume, Starship Magazine, Stellar (Third Person Publications), St. Pierre et Miquelon, Strange Attractor Press and Strange Attractor Journal, Transition Editions, Typocrat, URA, USELESS, The Vacuum, Vargas Organisation, London, Variant, Vomit in the Mainstream, The Wayward Canon, Mark Aerial Waller / Giles Round (Simon and the radioactive flesh), WeAreTheArtists, What They Could Do, They Did, White Collar, Zeitschrift, 2020
Publish and Be Damned is run by Sarah McCrory, and Joe Scotland.
The fair was originally conceived in 2004 at Kit Hammonds and Emily Pethick.
Supported by Arts Council England, London and The Elephant Trust
With kind assistance from The A Foundation and Studio Voltaire
Arnold Circus London E2 7ES
12 - 6pm Free admission