IT’S A BOOK, IT’S A CHANCE, IT’S A TIMES NEW ROMANCE
Independent Publishing Fair
Leipzig, 19th of March, 2016
»It’s a Book« is an independent publishing fair taking place on 19th of March 2016. The fair will be hosted at the Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig, simultaneously taking place with the official Leipzig Book Fair held at the Leipzig Messe.
Practitioners from the international independent publishing scene look forward to meeting with visitors interested in exchanging books and ideas.
Originally initiated by Leipzig based publishing house Spector Books in 2010, the organization and management of the fair was handed over to the students from the graphic design department of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig three years ago.
»It’s a Book« showcases 40 publishing houses and around 20 student projects.
Begrüßung / Introduction:
Prof. Oliver Kossack, Prorektor, HGB Leipzig
Prof. Markus Dreßen, Albrecht Gäbel, Teresa Rudolf, Teresa Schönherr
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Johannes Schneider: »Drucker kämpfen«
Prof. Dr. Michael Giesecke: »Die Gutenberggalaxy und die Krise der Nationalstaaten«
Christoph Knoth: »Screenager – The history and possible future of the screenshot«
Experimental Jetset: »Playlist«
Jan Blessing: »Büro-Offsetdruck«
We are looking forward to seeing you!
For further information, please download our leaflet pdf.
We welcome self-initiated book and graduation projects, especially related to graphic design and bookmaking as well as young authors who are looking for publishing partners.
Thanks for all submissions, impressive in quantity and quality.
We're looking forward to meeting our guests with their book-projects:
Marion Alina Kliesch
Louis De Belle
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst
Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig
04107 Leipzig, Germany
12 AM – 9 PM
Admission is free.
Take tram line 8, 14, exit stop »Neues Rathaus«
Take tram line 10, 11, exit stop »Münzgasse«
Take bus line 89, exit stop »Wächterstraße«
Generously supported by
»It’s a Book…« is organized by students of the graphic design department, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig: Jördis Behncken, Paul Ludwig Berzl, Sibel Beyer, Anna Luise Bräuer, Anne Dietzsch, Teresa Rudolf, Teresa Schönherr, Birger Straehler, Felix Walser
Supervised by Prof. Markus Dreßen and Albrecht Gäbel
Graphic design by Anna Luise Bräuer and Anne Dietzsch