THE KIPPENBERGER CHALLENGE






















BOOKSHOP CHALLENGERS NEWS
Joe Gilmore
2 Feb. 2018 – 2 Feb. 2019

1
Void ( )
21 × 29.7 cm, 200 pages

Documentation of a website (http://www.qubik.com/zr/), rotated 90º anticlockwise and printed across 200 pages. Published by Yagland. Purchase: http://www.qubik.com/void-book/




2
POP
21 × 29.7 cm, 16 pages

Found magazine. Published by Yagland. Edition of 50 copies.






3
C
21 × 18 cm, 12 pages, edition of 50

The third in a series of alphabet-titled books which investigate the form, structure and topology of the book through design-led algorithms. Published by Catalogue Library.




4
Humpty Dumpty in Finnegans Wake
27 × 20 cm, 62 pages, edition of 12

A copy of the pages in Finnegans Wake (James Joyce, Faber & Faber, 1950) in which reference is made to Humpty Dumpty, as listed in A Second Census of Finnegans Wake: An Analysis of the Characters and Their Roles (Adaline Glasheen, Faber & Faber, 1972). Glasheen writes that Joyce "carried uncertainty to its logical end and questioned all the systems that man has shored against his chaos." Identity (or lack of) is one of the strategies Joyce used to create uncertainty in both Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. This book is inspired by the early structuralist bookworks of Ulises Carrión. Self-published. Photocopy, printed in b/w, comb bound.

5
BETA
29.7 × 21 cm, 16 pages, edition of 50

The 16 page signature is the basic building block of codex binding. BETA is one of 24 sections: a book-within-a-book. Each book in the series forms a chapter, documenting a process-led enquiry into reproduction and printing. Published by Yagland.


6
ALPHA
29.7 × 21 cm, 16 pages, edition of 50

ALPHA is the first of 24 16-page photocopy books, each titled with the letters of the Greek alphabet. Published by Yagland






7
GAMMA
29.7 × 21 cm, 16 pages, edition of 50

GAMMA is a homage to Dieter Roth's book, Bok 3b, which consists of 250 pages cut out of comic books with die-cut holes. Published by Yagland.




8
Interval
29.7 × 42 cm, 22 pages, edition of 3

A graphic score in the form of a book, commissioned by the Letra / Tone Festival of graphics and music, Berlin. 8-10 March 2019. Risograph printed in three colours.