Independent Publishing Fair
Leipzig
15th of March 2014


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Event
“It’s a Book…” is an independent publishing fair taking place on 15th of March 2014 at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig, in correspondence to the Leipzig Book Fair. Entrepreneurs of the international independent publishing-scene are looking forward to meeting interested visitors and exchanging books and ideas.
Formerly initiated by Spector Books, this year’s event is organized by students of the department of graphic design and will open at the Academy of Visual Arts for the first time. Further, some celebrating is waiting ahead: The Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig commemorates its 250th anniversary, this year’s fair is accompanied by the 20 years jubilee exhibition of the Walter-Tiemann-Prize and finally, the first “BUGRA – Internationale Ausstellung für Buchgewerbe und Graphik” opened in Leipzig 100 years ago. This “International Exhibition of Printing Arts and Graphics” in Leipzig was initiated by Max Seliger, back then director of the Leipzig Art Academy.

By recalling the past, the general importance of such institutions is broached: Hasn’t their existence become anachronistic, even dispensable? How do they still influence contemporary education in the field of graphic design and typography? Switzerland being the official host nation of this year’s Leipzig Book Fair, a symposium of lectures by various Swiss guests will be resuming the questions.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

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Participants
Archive Books
argobooks
August Verlag
BLEK Verlag
Boabooks
BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE Verlag
Cabinet Gold van d’Vlies
CAMELOT
Camera Austria
dienacht Publishing
ECAL – Master Art Direction
disadorno edition
Edit – Papier für neue Texte
edition fink
Edition Taube
everyedition
FOTOHOF Edition
Gloria Glitzer
Institut für Buchkunst
Kodoji Press
KOOKbooks
Lubok Verlag
Materialverlag
Merve Verlag
MMKoehn
Motto Books
MZIN Bookstore
Naives and Visionaries
Rainoff
Raum für Publikation
Spector Books
Textem Verlag
Théophile's Papers
Valiz
Zweizehn
1%ofONE VERLAG
2G12b
4478ZINE
&So


Students’ Projects
To extend the fair to a platform of ideas and contacts, we are inviting all students to apply with their publishing projects. Young designers can meet protagonists of the international independent publishing scene at individual stands. All self initiated book projects, graduation projects, both especially related to graphic-design and bookmaking, and young authors/initiators looking for a partner in publishing, are most welcome. A number of participants will be offered the chance to present their works at “It’s a Book…”. Find a coalition, publish your first edition!

Thanks for all submissions, impressive in quantity and quality.
We're looking forward to meeting our guests with their book-projects:

Ann Richter
Anton Stuckardt & Maximilian Gilleßen
Clemens Jahn
Daniel Poller
Fabienne Wyss
Frieder Oelze
Jana Topel & Franziska Sander
Katarína Dubovská
Kim Ki Chang
Laura Sirch
Lisa Stöckel
Marius Schwarz
Markus Stumpf
Maximilian Schachtner & Moriz Oberberger
Nicolas Polli
Norman Behrendt
Nuno Beijinho & Rita Matos
Rana Karan, Thomas Köck & Konstantin Küspert
Rudy Guedj & Ronja Andersen
Salome Grand & Rahel Preisig
Sara Hardegger & Malin Gewinner

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Lectures

10.00
Begrüßung / Introduction

10.15
Stephanie Jacobs:
„… nicht Pulver und Blei, sondern Lettern und Druckerschwärze“ – 100 Jahre Internationale Ausstellung für Buchgewerbe und Graphik(Bugra) Weltausstellung, Geburtstagsgabe und Volksfest zwischen Friedensmission und Kriegswirklichkeit.

11.00
Günter Karl Bose:
„Fetisch Tschichold“ – Jan Tschicholds Werk ist weder zeitgemäß noch inspirierend. Wie schaffte er es, sich zum „godfather“ der modernen Typografie aufzuschwingen?

12.00
Mittagspause / Lunch

13.00
Laurenz Brunner / Tan Wälchli:
Back to Back to the Future Book (EN)

14.00
Franziska Burkhardt, Ruedi Wyss, Ulrich Binder:
Warum gibt es für die Kunst keine Rezepte?

15.00
Tania Prill / Sebastian Cremers:
kritisch politisch – Hans-Rudolf Lutz (1939–1998),
Schweizer Typograf, Autor, Gestalter, Verleger, Sammler, Visual Director, Lehrer.

16.00
François Rappo:
TM, Dornröschen und andere Geschichten

Lectures will be held in german.
In cooperation with Mirjam Fischer and Eveline Wüthrich

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Location
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst
Academy of Visual Arts
Wächterstr. 11
04107 Leipzig, Germany
www.hgb-leipzig.de

10 AM – 9 PM
Admission is free.

Take tram line 8, 14, exit stop “Neues Rathaus”
Take tram line 10, 11, exit stop “Hohe Straße”
Take bus line 89, exit stop “Wächterstraße”


Generously supported by
Swiss Federal Office of Culture, Bern
Swiss Art Council Pro Helvetia
DZA Druckerei zu Altenburg
Pöge Druck, Leipzig


Colophon
“It’s a Book…” is organized by students of the graphic design department, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig
Celine Ducrot, Katrin Ertel, Albrecht Gäbel, Carolin Gießner, Margarete Keltsch, Lea Kontak, Patrick Liebisch, Teresa Rudolf, Felix Walser, Josephine Walter, Cristina Zickert
Supervised by Prof. Markus Dreßen

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