Publication Studio Guelph and the Studio Summit
by Anna Bowen
This weekend, April 13-14, 2019, marks the first ever Studio Summit in Guelph in conjunction with Kazoo!fest. Listen in to hear about Publication Studios, this global network of small publishers that make hand-bound books in small runs. Ten of the Studios are gathering in Guelph this weekend to enjoy workshops on bookmaking, paper marbling, and promotion, as well as keynote talks by Drawn & Quarterly’s Peggy Burns and PS Guelph author Rich Marsella. They will be showcasing their books and making books on demand at the Kazoo! Print Expo. Don’t miss it! For a full schedule, check out our facebook page or peek at the poster.
Here I got to interview bookmakers, friends, and collaborators Steph Yates and Curtis Walker about what makes PS tick.
From the Publication Studio website:
We are a publisher of original books distributing through a global network, a printer and binder able to make books one-at-a-time and a social gathering place for those interested in publication or in publishing their own work.
Publication Studio (founded in 2009 in Portland, Oregon) prints and binds books one at a time on-demand, creating original work with artists and writers we admire. We use any means possible to help writers and artists reach a public: physical books, an online library, eBooks and unique social events with our writers and artists in many cities.
We attend to the social life of the book. Publication Studio is a laboratory for publication in its fullest sense – not just the production of books, but the production of a public. This public, which is more than a market, is created through physical production, digital circulation and social gathering. Together these construct a space of conversation which beckons a public into being.