is an open invitation to equal Martin Kippenberger's average annual printed output of

  7.45 books.

Participants can begin at any time and announce the start date of their attempt by emailing

7.45 Books promotes collections of 7.45 books at art book fairs and exhibitions in addition to a touring library.

Read about the 7.45 books Joe Gilmore made during his Kippenberger Challenge on the AIGA Eye on Design website.

The Kippenberger Challenge is featured in the article 'De kunstcatalogus, een successtory’, written by Ilse van Rijn in Metropolis M (August/September 2016)

Past Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books) exhibitions:

Pierre Kamp Lab, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 7 – 31 October 2016

Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten Library, Amsterdam, 1 – 30 September 2016

Upcoming exhibitions featuring 7.45 Books:

The Best Dutch Book Designs of 2015, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 26 September – 30 October 2016

Alex Farrar's John Cleese on Creativity book nominated for The Best Dutch Book Designs of 2015!

Previous exhibitions featuring 7.45 Books:

de Appel Library & Archive, Amsterdam, 10 May – 12 June 2016

World Book Design 2014 – 1 5, P&P Gallery in Printing Museum, Tokyo, 5 Dec. 2015 – 28 Feb. 2016

Lajevardi collection, Tehran, 2 Oct. 2015

The Best Dutch Book Designs/ Best Verzorgde Boeken 2014, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 5 Sept. – 25 Oct. 2015 private view on 20 Sept. 2015

The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 books) will be a curated project at The Tetley, Leeds, UK, 7 – 22 March, 2015

The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 books) will be present at the 18th International Contemporary Artists' book fair, The Tetley, Leeds, UK, 7 – 8 March, 2015

Alex Farrar's The 'Suit' book nominated for The Best Dutch Book Designs of 2014!

7.45 books can currently be found in the following places...

in the Netherlands:

San Serriffe
30 Sint Annenstraat
Amsterdam 1012 HE

Buchhandlung Walther König
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
10 Museumplein
Amsterdam 1071 DJ

Boekie Woekie
16 Berenstraat
Amsterdam 1016 GH

Annet Gelink Gallery
187–189 Laurierstraat
Amsterdam 1016 PL

in the United Kingdom:

Village Bookstore
Unit 8/9 Balcony Level
The Corn Exchange
Call Lane
Leeds LS1 7BR

in Poland:

Raster Editions
Wspólna 63
00-687 War­szawa

in Germany:

Motto Berlin Skalitzer Straße 68
10997 Berlin

in Belgium:

Motto @ Wiels, Contemporary Art Centre
Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354
1190 Brussels

in Switzerland:

Motto @ Kunsthalle Basel
Steinenberg 7
CH-4051 Basel

Motto @ Jenisch Museum
Av. de la gare, 2
1800 Vevey

in Denmark:

Motto @ Charlottenborg
Nyhavn 2
1051 Copenhagen K

in Australia:

Motto Melbourne
The Magic Johnston Complex
27-29 Johnston Street
Collingwood, Melbourne

in France:

Motto @ Arsenic
Centre d'art scénique contemporain
Rue de Genève 57
1004 Lausanne

in Italy:

Bruno with Motto
Dorsoduro 1621/a

Cura Bookshop
Via Nicola Ricciotti, 4

in Canada:

Motto @ Or Gallery
555 Hamilton Street
Vancouver BC, V6B 2R1

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