May 9, 2013
FRIEZE NEW YORK
FRIEZE Art Fair opens tomorrow in New York! From May 10-13 the fair will be held at Randall’s Island Park. This year’s fair includes over 180 leading contemporary galleries from 32 countries including: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA.
The fair will also include several additional programs including:
Frieze Projects: Seven specially commissioned, site specific, art projects curated by Cecilia Alemani.
Frieze Talks: A program of presentations and discussions featuring writers, artists and cultural commentators.
Frieze Sounds: Three commissioned audio works to be presented by BMW and premier during the fair.
Frieze Sculpture Park: Attendees will have the opportunity to experience large scale sculptures in a unique environment located along the waterfront of Randall’s Island.
Frieze Education: A new program organized by Free Arts NYC and Deutsche Bank that will give public schools and museum groups a chance to explore the fair through workshops about contemporary art and color theory.
List of exhibitors
Tags: Art and Culture
April 26, 2013
PAPER CHASE, LOS ANGELES WELCOMES INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR: PARIS PHOTO
Paris Photo, a hugely prestigious art fair, highlights historical and contemporary work in the photographic medium. The fair–which celebrates its seventeenth year–drew over 50,000 visitors to its November fair in the Grand Palais, and opened its first edition in the US last night, here in Los Angeles at Paramount Pictures Studios. The fair, which prides itself on the impressive collection of exhibitors it gathers, brings that excellence to LA, blending together more than 70 galleries and publishers from 14 different countries.
The choice to launch the American edition in LA was a conscious one, considering the undisputed significance of the city as a powerhouse and center of art–particularly for modern and contemporary features.
Director of Paris Photo, Julien Frydman, notes that “For us, this city, which in the last ten years has changed so much with so many galleries, was an obvious environment to create the fair. Once we secured the location at Paramount Studios, it was even more obvious because we were in this historical place where fiction meets reality.
By pairing the enriched influence of Paris and Los Angeles, the exhibition hopes to establish a beautiful, unsurpassed experience for the public. Highlights include the Andy Warhol BMW Art Car which Warhol painted in 1979, Matthew Brandt’s nightscapes, and more. Additionally, visitors have the opportunity to meet artists such as William Egleston, Catherine Opie, and Roe Etheridge via the fair’s book signings.
Besides the photography featured, the fair offers a program of conversations and screenings curated by Douglas Fogle. “Sound and Vision,” as the feature is called, includes an international roster of artists such as Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner who discusses the relationship of still and moving images as it pertains to film and cinema.
Paper Chase attended the opening to check out the scene. Arriving on the New York lot, there was an exciting energy, attendees roamed the streets visiting booths, sipping on cocktails and enjoying the multiple parties that were held as part of the kick off Thursday night. With an exhibitor list that includes many prestigious galleries and publishers such as Regen Projects, Perry Rubenstein, Artbook D.A.P and Aperture, the fair is sure to attract large crowds of supporters through the weekend.
Interested in attending the fair? Ticketing information is available here.
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April 19, 2013
Celebration in print, storytelling, arts at the LA Times Festival of Books
Photo from LA Times.
The LA Times will be hosting their annual Festival of Books this weekend, Sat., April 20-Sun., April 21. This will be the third year that the festival will be held at the University of Southern California campus, and it marks the first year that the LA Metro Expo line will be available to travelers headed to the event–parking is also available at the school for $10 per day.
The festival features multiple stages and booths throughout the entire campus where visitors can witness musical performances, cooking demonstrations, and where over 500 authors will participate in lively panel discussions, book readings and signings, and onstage interviews. Hungry readers and writers alike can visit the food court located at Cromwell field for various food trucks such as Crepe ‘n Around and the Palazzolotruck. Families will enjoy the Target stage (centered at McCarthy Quad on campus) which features children’s entertainment all weekend long including readings and sing-alongs.
Tickets are available for all the events around the festival for free online, though a $1 processing fee is required–however, the option remains to wait in the standby line to gain entrance. The festival also offers a cool app for Android and iPhones in order to customize a personalized schedule for the weekend.
Read more from the LA Times article or at the official event page.
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April 17, 2013
STANDARD GOODS COMING SOON!
Paper Chase is excited to be launching our new line – STANDARD GOODS. With a reformatted e-commerce platform, we will be able to offer some of our most notable products with custom options for all your printing needs.
The STANDARD GOODS line will include
All these items will be available in a choice of sizes, colors and paper stocks to help you achieve the perfect look. With lower prices and easy online ordering you can get your project completed with ease while still receiving the exceptional craftsmanship that Paper Chase Press has become known for. Be sure to keep a look out for the new line!
April 17, 2013
STOLEN SEAS DIRECTED BY THYMAYA PAYNE
Director and friend of Paper Chase, Thymaya Payne has been receiving great success with the release of his documentary Stolen Seas: Tales of Somali Piracy. The film chronicles the hijacking of the CEC Future, a Danish ship traveling just off the coast of Somalia, on its way to Indonesia. Since its release in January 2013, the film has received rave reviews. We were honored to have worked with Thymaya to print some custom portfolios and promotional posters for the release and are excited to see hear about the films continuous achievements.
Stolen Seas will be screening on April 19th at the Laemmle Beverly Hills theater with a Q&A afterwards.
For tickets go to http://www.laemmle.com/viewtheatre.php?thid=4
Seating is limited!
Watch the trailer
Buy the movie
April 16, 2013
hot off the press! Bookmarc notepads and cards
We were excited to once again to team up with Bookmarc to help create some custom notepads and note cards for their Bookmarc stores. Offered in wild cherry red and pewter grey, the notebooks and cards are a chic twist on the standard. The checkbook style notepads and square sticky notes come with a fun and useful graph paper interiors and the note card sets are offered small and large sizes. These are perfect for gifts for co-workers and friends. Find them at Bookmarc stores or online soon!
April 1, 2013
Lincoln Center Inside Out: An Architectural Account Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Our friends at Artbook and Diller Scofidio + Renfro have released a new book! Lincoln Center Inside Out: An Architectural Account Diller Scofidio + Renfro is the first comprehensive document to feature the extensive redevelopment of Lincoln Center which (DS+R) has been working on for the past eight years. Through a combination of photographs, drawings, renderings, archival records, texts and interviews Lincoln Center Inside Out describes the innovative design strategies that have dissolved the public/private divide and effectively turned the campus inside out.
Artbook will be hosting a panel discussion in conjunction with the book launch on April 9 2013. Diller Scofidio + Renfro along with MoMA Curator Barry Bergdoll will be there to discuss the behind the scenes of working on this historic building.
Read more about the event here
March 27, 2013
TWO SIDES DISPELS COMMON PAPER MYTHS
Two Sides US, an initiative focused on the responsible production and use of paper, has been hard at work to dispel rumors and myths regarding environmental impacts of paper. Self-interested groups such as Google have joined the Paperless 2013 initiative which, in recent years, has contributed to negative–and often misguided–environmental claims regarding paper use. These efforts include plugging Paperless 2013′s main tagline: “Save trees.” As we at Paper Chase have previously reported, however, these claims are overtly misleading and ignore the fact that e-media, too, has environmental impacts. Additionally, the Two Sides initiative, which is bolstered by companies in the Graphic Communications Value Chain including forestry, pulp, paper, inks and chemicals, pre press, press, finishing, publishing and printing, reminds us that “20% of US adults and 20% of UK households do not have access to the Internet. In fact, 45% of Americans over the age of 65 don’t own a computer.” Two Sides maintains that these Paperless supporters should actually enable a choice of outputs in order to truly consider their customers’ preferences. The Two Sides US initiative has been successful in garnering support via social media, and has even achieved its goal of reaching out to Google and the Paperless 2013 coalition (via an open letter), both groups removed misleading environmental claims from their websites and even altered the Paperless 2013 tagline. More information can be found here.
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March 25, 2013
Marc Jacobs & Jean Philippe Delhomme
Paper Chase was thrilled to have worked with leading designer Marc Jacobs to create a custom sketchbook and silkscreened posters featuring the artwork by renowned illustrator Jean Philippe Delhomme. The products made their debut at the first annual LA Art Book Fair last month at the Marc Jacob’s Bookmarc booth. This unique collaboration was an exciting project for us, we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. The notebook and posters will be available online at Bookmarc.
March 22, 2013
Japan sets record for printing smallest book
Toppan Printing, located in Japan, has printed what they claim is the smallest book in the world. The 22-page micro book, entitled Shiki no Kusabana (flowers of seasons), contains names and monochrome illustrations of Japanese flowers. Each page measures 0.75 millimeter and is impossible to read with the naked eye. Toppan explains that the 0.01 mm letters were created using the same technology as money printers use to prevent forgery. The company is currently applying to Guinness World Records to claim the title of world’s smallest book. The book is on display at Toppan’s Printing Museum in Tokyo, and can be purchased together with a magnifying glass and a larger copy, for 29,400 yen ($307).