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.

We will participate in Moveable Types at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, 7–9 February 2020

Read about the 31 books Guus van der Velden made during his Kippenberger Challenge in this blog post.

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 Oct. 2016

Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten Library, Amsterdam, 1 – 30 Sept. 2016

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

18th International Contemporary Artists' book fair, The Tetley, Leeds, UK, 7 – 8 Mar., 2015

Previous exhibitions featuring 7.45 Books:

The Best Dutch Book Designs/ Best Verzorgde Boeken 2015, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 26 Sept. – 30 Oct. 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