Less Than 500 Press

Less Than 500 Press

Mark Callard/ Foxhole Magazine How did you become involved in artist’s books? About ten years ago, I started writing poetry as a way of staying sane during a long period of mental ill health and rubbish jobs. My friend’s sister is a graphic designer, and 

Jan Hopkins

Jan Hopkins

What is the focus of your practice? For me the artist’s book moves in and out of the digital realm. I work with machine generated text printed on demand by mini printers driven by Raspberry Pi computers, images drawn by robot and text on screens, 

Nise McCulloch

Nise McCulloch

How did you become involved in artist’s books? By accident really. Books and literature have always been central to my career & voluntary work. I was working on a writing project exploring destruction in literature which turned into a wider, interdisciplinary artistic venture producing a 

Grania Hayes

Grania Hayes

How did you get involved in artist’s books? I became involved in making artists books whilst printmaking with Michelle Avison at Morley College. One day she suggested we should make books.  At first, I was reluctant, but I had a go and I cut vinyl 

Kim Bevan

Kim Bevan

How did you become involved in artists books ? I first found out about artists books whilst I was doing my Master’s in Fine Art at Leeds. My lecturer, Chris Taylor, showed us a range of books as part of a group session and then 

Hilke Kurzke

Hilke Kurzke

How did you become involved in artist’s books? After my PhD, while looking for a job, I rekindled my older hobby of binding books. When I first started out with binding, in the 90s, I learned from books that I borrowed (and photocopied) at my 

Joanna Robson

Joanna Robson

How did you become involved in artist’s books? I became involved with artists’ books during studying for my MA in Authorial Illustration at University College Falmouth.  I was interested in the idea of telling stories within a single picture, and as the pictures I made 

Carla Moss

Carla Moss

How did you become involved in artist’s books? I started making artist’s books because of my concern for the planet. I wanted to create things that were smaller and more portable whilst still maintaining my artist practice. This included making one-off books of drawings, books 

Islam Aly

Islam Aly

How did you become involved in artist’s books? In the spring of 2000, at the exhibition titled One of a Kind Artists’ Books in Cairo, I saw books unlike any I had ever seen before. They were different in their concepts, structures, techniques, and materials; 

David Armes                         Red Plate Press

David Armes Red Plate Press

How did you become involved in artist’s books? I first started making books to mark the process and progress of residencies. (See: the ‘Locational’ series.) The act of turning the page to reveal a different aspect appeared to be an ideal way to present the