Artist Publishers Reflect on Book Waste
By Temporary Services and Emily Larned, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Sarah Nicholls, Gato Negro Ediciones, Paul John, George Wietor, Karin DeJong / PrintRoom
Temporary Services, Fort Wayne, IN and Chicago, IL, 2022
Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Color: Four color RISO plus additional colors on waste sheet insert pages.
Building on our previous publications like Book Waste Book, Self-Reliance Library and What Problems Can Artist Publishers Solve? we invited 7 artist publishers to reflect on their experiences of waste in the making of their books. They describe problems they faced in the past and are working to avoid in the future, lessons learned, changes they are making or have made to make their work less wasteful, interesting things they do with waste materials, and tips or tricks to have a less ecologically damaging publishing practice.
We are thrilled by the texts written by each contributor. They are honest, informative, thoughtful, and demystify a hidden aspect of publishing that is always present and rarely discussed in an open way.
Each booklet includes two sheets of bound-in overprinted book waste provided by Paul John of Endless Editions and Temporary Services, making each copy slightly different and unique.