Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Mail art for Anna Boschi's (Italy) project "How We were".
Photograph taken in 1969 in Belgium.
At that time we were not called hippies but Beatnicks.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas eve

Small dolls' head on a stick we bought in Westport.
Of course we did some more printing on Christmas Eve:
we wanted to finish this lovely print
from Bernhard Zilling from Berlin.
We couldn't wait to see the final result.

Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

fishbox screenprints

Hans Witte (Germany) Pierre Garnier (France)
David Dellafiora (Australia)
Susanna Lakner (Germany) JM Calleja (Spain)

Prints for a new edition box containing 25 works by different artists
hand printed in 69 copies
on the theme of fish

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Exhibition in Leeds

New Books by Antic-Ham and Francis made specially for an exhibition in Leeds which has as theme "From Book to Book"
This exhibition is curated by Chris Taylor and John McDowall from the University of Leeds and will be held in spring 2008 in The Leeds City Gallery.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

new project of limited edition- fish box

This print is from Tim Stampton from Ireland.
25 artists from 12 countries participate to this project
which will be printed in 69 copies.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Shaman screen prints

2 screen prints by Francis and Ham
for Wilhelm Schramm from Austria
for his assembly edition to the theme of Shamans.

Friday, December 7, 2007

new acquisitions

Who would think that in County Mayo you might find interesting hand printed books.
Yesterday we bought at Gibbons Bookshop in Westport 2 little books with woodcuts produced in the sixties by Paul Peter Piech.
Paul Peter Piech was born in 1920 in Brooklyn and moved to London where he founded Taurus Press in 1959. He was also teaching graphic design and printing.
Piech died in 1996.
Gibbons Bookshop has been taken over recently by an american, John Hurst, who is collector of fine press books aswel. It's a pleasure to have someone around here understanding and promoting artist's books and fine press editions.
Our own collection can be seen on
by clicking on title "new acquisitions"

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Mail from Australia

Today we received 35 pictures from Richard Tipping from Australia. to be published as a book "Subvert I sing" in our collection of visual poetry "C'est mon dada".
We met Richard in October at the Small Publishers' Fair. We loved his work and thought it would fit perfectly in our series of books.
Richard is poet, artist and publisher, and teaches design at the University of Newcastle in Australia.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

mail art for Sticker Dude

Mail Art from Antic-Ham and from Frantic (Fan mail)
sent to Art 101 gallery in Brooklyn
for the solo art exhibition of Joel S. Cohen (the sticker dude)

Monday, December 3, 2007

Storm in Achill

Last saturday..
Storm force winds
and 14 meter waves..
That is the winter over here in Achill.