Ellipsis after Closure Nicha Keeratiphanthawong & Tabea Nixdorff

Published by Nicha Keeratiphanthawong & Tabea Nixdorff, Arnhem, 2020, 132 pages (b/w ill.), 16 × 22 cm, English

Price: €24 (Out of stock)

Following endless digital threads of information and being in constant touch with ‘hardware,’ it is easy to forget one’s bodily presence and situatedness. Weavings, just like computer coding, are complex automated nettings. Only the point of rupture—a dropped stitch, like a bug in the code, a systemic error—redirects the attention outside of the machine by requesting a manual intervention.

To experience a gesture of repair and an analogue form of ‘networking,’ as a literal and tactile activity, we initiated two hole mending meditations conducted online, with participants at home, to relax the senses while focusing on fixing holes in garments and touching soft textiles. To feel the impact each detail has on a structure as a whole: disruptions in the weave of a garment cause holes to grow. By tracing the dropped stitches and patching up obvious ‘bugs,’ we remediate and re-activate unappreciated clothes without erasing traces of our bodies inhabiting them.

#2020 #nichakeeratiphanthawong #tabeanixdorff #werkplaatstypografie
Michel Foucault Letters Kevin Immanuel

Published by Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, 2009, 16 pages, 15.4 × 22 cm, English

Price: €7

Michel Foucault Letters documents artist Kevin Immanuel’s ongoing project archiving the supposed correspondence between the famous philosopher and a number of galleries and art institutions throughout Europe, North America, and China. The letters were, in fact, written by Immanuel himself, both as a literalization of Foucault’s emphasis on the importance of cultivating an “ironic stance” toward one’s present situation (in Immanuel’s case, the crisis of being a young artist trying to strike up a meaningful discourse with art institutions), and as a poignant critique of the relationship between art institutions and their patrons. Each letter contains a polite request to become a member of the institution, offers a monetary donation, and actively attempts to initiate a critical dialogue with the institution about its programming and exhibitions.

#2009 #werkplaatstypografie
Best Book, Don’t Care or, Poor Form from Fringe Areas Quinn Latimer

Published by Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, 2014, 22 pages (b/w ill.), 12 × 19 cm, English

Price: €7 (Out of stock)

“Best Books” is the subject of an annual workshop at Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem. “Best Book, Don’t Care or, Poor Form from Fringe Areas” resulted from the 2013 workshop led by Sophie Nys in collaboration with the participants of Year 13 and Year 14. Designed by Roland Früh, Sophie Nys & Yin Yin Wong.

#2014 #quinnlatimer #werkplaatstypografie
WT reader: Reader, aantekeningen exemplaar

Published by Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, 2017, 322 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 11.8 × 19 cm, English

Price: €15

Authors: Ronja Andersen, Danielle Aubert, Joel Colover, Valentina Desideri, Jason Dodge, Olya Domoradova, Paul Elliman, Rosie Eveleigh, Eloise Harris, Sarah Käsmayr, Maxine Kopsa, Raimundas Malasauskas, Robert Milne, Josse Pyl, Nerijus Rimkus, Charlotte Taillet, Maud Vervenne, Caroline Wolewinski

As part of Speelplaats, a parallel program of Werkplaats Typografie, participants challenged what was being offered in the school’s curriculum by introducing improvements or suggesting alternatives. Reader, aantekeningen exemplaar brings together these contributions made to the Speelplaats program alongside other like-minded initiatives by participants, guests and tutors in the shape of examples as well as reference texts.

Designed by Ronja Andersen, Nerijus Rimkus

#2017 #jossepyl #maudvervenne #maxinekopsa #nerijusrimkus #raimundasmalasauskas #robertmilne #ronjaandersen #rosieeveleigh #werkplaatstypografie
WT reader: The Summer Reader, Again, or A Diamond in the Rough

Published by Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, 2008, 256 pages (b/w ill.), 10.5 × 17.5 cm, English

Price: €12 (Temporarily out of stock)

Being at once a school and at the same time not a school, a workspace, the WT tends to want to comment on its own distinctive form of academic pursuit (by way of, amongst other outlets, these School Journals). And during this sometimes faltering, sometimes successful quest, I’ve often thought about Jacques Rancière’s Ignorant Schoolmaster. Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation, not least because it outlines an “intellectual adventure” whereby any hierarchy amongst the students and between them and their tutor dissolves.
– Editorial Considerations (fragment), by Maxine Kopsa

Including the work of;
Guy de Cointet, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scott Ponik, David Lieske, Stephen Willats, Na Kim, Morgan Fisher, Karl Nawrot, Boy Vereecken, Cecilia Costa, Joris Kritis, Julie Peeters.

#2008 #boyvereecken #joriskritis #maxinekopsa #scottponik #werkplaatstypografie