Inscription is an exciting new publication featuring work by practitioners – book artists, printmakers and writers – alongside academic discussion. Its focus is not just on the meanings and uses of the codex book, but also the nature of writing surfaces, and the processes of mark-making in the widest possible sense: from hand-press printing to vapour trails in the sky; from engraved stones to digital text.
Issue 1 launched in autumn 2020 and includes:
- articles on topics as diverse as eighteenth-century monument engravings, Kafka’s notebooks, the preparation of lithographic stones, and the heterogeneous contents of Sir Hans Sloane’s library
- an intriguing dos-a-dos, reversible format
- cover design by photographer Erica Baum
- a large double-sided print from artist Jérémie Bennequin
- a rotating Augmented Reality text from digital artist-in-residence, Craig Saper
- an EP vinyl record of the writer Sean Ashton reading from his work ‘Living in a Land’
- a separate text booklet from the issue’s poet-in-residence, Craig Dworkin
- and a hole in the middle.
Inscription is both a journal of cutting-edge research and a playful and innovative multimedia artefact. It is issued in a limited edition of 500 by the experimental publishing imprint Information as Material.
Purchase Inscription Issues 1 & 2
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An initial subscription for Issue 1 'Beginnings' (available now) and Issue 2 'Holes' (forthcoming 2021) costs £70.00, including postage worldwide.