Sunday, December 13, 2009

New York, New York

The first of a series of about 30 silk screen prints by Franticham about New York to be published in spring 2010 in a book 23x35 cm in an edition of 69 copies. The cover of the book will be made of alluminium offset plates.
Prints are from pictures they took during their recent New York trip in October 2009.
Thes prints are from the Brooklyn bridge, view from inside MoMA, Patti Smith collage in MoMA, Obey sticker and Mike Tyson stencil.
Prints can be seen on

Thursday, December 3, 2009

geneva & montreux

Visiting swiss artist Gilbert Mazliah
in his house and studio in Troinex near Geneva.
I met the the first time Gilbert in the eighties in Luxembourg
and have since then printed regularly screen prints for him.

The alphorn echoing in Geneva's old city.
Originally the alphorn was used as means of communication
in the mountainous regions.

A visit at the MAMCO in Geneva.

Late afternoon in Montreux on the border of the Lac Leman.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Trip to Zurich

view from our room

Meeting with Fritz Sauter in Cabaret Voltaire.
Dada originated in this place with Hugo Ball,
Hans Arp and Tristan Tzara.

A present by Fritz Sauter..
an edition of dada prints he published in 1996

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Robert Brandy

Robert Brandy's Painting.
The first in the collection of Ham!
It arrived yesterday from Luxembourg.
what a beautiful painting!!

This painting is inspired by a text from Mikis Theodorakis
"Le Soleil et le Temps" of which Francis and Brandy
made a screen printed edition book over 25 years ago.

oxford and london book fairs

The Fine Press Book Fair at Brookes Univ. Oxford

The Small Publishers' Fair in the Conway Hall, London

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A drawing by Terry Kerins

Terry Kerins, an illustrator from Dorset in UK sent us this drawing. By chance we met him in Gibbons' book shop in Westport while we were presenting our Fluxus Box to the owner.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Frankfurter Buchmesse

A small stand at the world's biggest book fair.
All artists' books and fine press publishers are concentrated in a few rows in Hall 4 on the first level, which makes it easy for collectors to visit all of them.
From all the fairs we participated so far, this 2009 Frankfurt edition
was for us the most successfull of all.
With Jean Delvaux, René Boell and a cake for francis' 25th frankfurt fair..

Ray Johnson original drawing

We were lucky to find in the bookshop "Specific Object" in Chelsea Ray Johnson's book "The Paper Snake" published in 1965 by The Something Else Press, New York.
To our surprise the book had an original drawing of a ladder in ballpen by Ray Johnson.
An "adder" is a kind of viper snake.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Franticham in New York

New York Art Book Fair in PS1/MoMA in Long Island

Visit at our stand from Richard Kostelanetz from NY
and luxembourger poet Pierre Joris living in NY

Visit of Ken Friedman's Exhibition "99 events"

Ray Johnson's exhibition in the Feigen Gallery

and Allan Karpow's "Yard" exhibtion

In Bill Wilson's house looking at his vast Ray Johnson's archives
and works by his mother May Wilson

Joel Cohen (Sticker Dude) singing a couple of songs for Bill

making a frottage for our next "New York" project

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

London Art Book Fair

Very successfull book fair this last week end (sept 25-27). The Whitechapel Art Book Fair is a new version of the London Artists' Book Fair which took place before in the ICA.
Antic-Ham could not attend unfortunately. We have been awarded the Birgit Skiold Price for our book "Tokyo Umbrella". This price consists of a little cheque and the acquisition of the book for The V&A Museum.

Friday, September 11, 2009

wedding in istanbul

4 days of strolling in Istanbul's streets, 4 nights of parties for son Govinda's wedding and 2 books.

Monday, August 31, 2009

4 days in london

4 days in London with son Jaya

... and back to work in Achill.
An unusual picture from our screen printing studio.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


the 32nd book in the collection "C'est mon dada".
Fritz Sauter is a swiss "post-dada" artist and writer of theater and radio plays.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Reid Wood in ICA London

Reid Wood, american visual poet, sent us his picture showing proudly his book published by Redfoxpress in the bookshop of ICA in London.
We are very happy also to see our collection so well presented.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

fluxus artists

The last print (digital) for our "Franticham's Fluxus Island" project.
This Box edition is now offered for subscriptions .. see

Just need to assemble all the bits and pieces and we are ready to present this special limited edition in book fairs in London, New York and Frankfurt in autumn.

Monday, August 3, 2009

more prints for 'fluxus island'

3 more prints by antic-ham for 'fluxus island'
'fluxus poster' 'everywhere fluxus' and event card.