Booksfromthefuture presents a ten-day summer course in London on conceptual book design and print production for students and graduates. Taught by designers and educators Yvan Martinez and Joshua Trees, with guest talks and seminars from artist Jaime Gili and art historian Gabriela Mendoza. There are 20 places available and open to international applicants. The course runs from July 9–20.
Jamie Gili is a Venezuelan artist based in london. Participants will each design a book about his work, focusing on his lesser known practice of wall paintings installed in private spaces, whilst exploring the book as a contemporary project space. One book will be selected for publication and all books will be showcased in one of Gili’s future exhibitions.
Booksfromthefuture is both a publisher and a school. Conceived as a think-and-do tank, Booksfromthefuture unites scholarship and apprenticeship towards the production of books that investigate different tomorrows in publishing in collaboration with external clients. Booksfromthefuture champions conceptual design through practical production. Books that question and experiment with ‘bookness’, whether print, digital or spatial. Booksfromthefuture mentors designers and artists to become independent thinkers and practitioners with the experience and confidence to initiate and sustain their own projects, collaborations and futures.
For more information about Bookfromthefuture and the course, visit their website.