AND about

What we do
Devised in 2009, AND is a platform exploring print on demand technologies to publish conceptually driven artists' books. Photocopied or glossy printed, we define print on demand as a method, a tool to directly and immediately interact and communicate an idea to an audience. Due to short print runs (starting from one copy), low productions costs and almost no storage costs, we can develop and sustain an adventurous, inquiring, creative practice without having to compromise and conform the conventions of a mass market. 1

In 2011, we launched AND Public, a framework for the production and dissemination of self-published artworks/books through print on demand. Our goal is to piggyback on this automatic process, using the low cost, fast turn around and advances in digital technologies to extend and self sustain practice.

Our approach
…showing what the conjunction AND is, neither a union, nor a juxtaposition, but the birth of a stammering...
AND... AND... AND...'
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AND is driven by research and collaborative engagement. We are based at an art school and it is the uniqueness of this creative laboratory, which provides artistic freedom and head space for experimentation. AND has established its own print on demand workshop at Central Saint Martins Archway campus as a flexible and reactive site for multiple roles and functions within the art college.

Distribution & Sales
Our office is small and mobile. A bespoke bookshelf contains our current collection and can be seen popping up in locations to explore modes of distribution. Our footprint mirrors our technology in that we only print as many copies as necessary and we only use as much space as necessary. These decisions are dictated by context, desire, place, time and funds. On our online platform we commission, publish, exhibit and distribute artists’ books every year based on Calls to Action.

AND books can be found at these locations

Art Metropole
Chelsea College of Art and Design
Special Collections

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Donlon Books
East Side Projects
e-flux book coop
Half Letter Press
ICA London
Luminous Books
Motto Distribution
Oxford Brookes University Library
Printed Matter
section 7 books
Site Gallery
Werkplaats Typografie
X Marks the Bökship

Who we are
AND is run by Eva Weinmayr, Lynn Harris & Andrea Francke

What else we do
We lead workshops and give talks. We’re also interested in partnering on relevant projects.
Please get in touch if you are interested in speaking to us about a potential collaboration.

Contact
AND Publishing
96 Teesdale Street
London E2 6PU
and.publishing@csm.arts.ac.uk

Support
AND Public is kindly supported by Higher Education Innovative Funding and the University of the Arts SEED fund.

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1 Chris Anderson illustrates in Wired Magazine, and in his book 'The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More ' a retail strategy selling a large number of unique items in relatively small quantities. This strategy supposedly applied by business as Amazon makes it possible to create a complex market for niche products, which would not be available through conventional sale and distribution channels. Wired Magazine, (Issue 12.10, October 2004)

2 Gilles Deleuze and Claire Parnet, A conversation - What is it for? in Dialogues (page 9-10), New York Columbia University Press