THE KIPPENBERGER CHALLENGE



















BOOKSHOP CHALLENGERS NEWS
Thomas Eykemans
1 Apr. 2018 – 1 Apr. 2019

1
The Lines That Make Us
ISBN 978-1-7327641-0-1
14 × 21.5 × 3.5 cm, 450g, 228 pages

A collection of thirty stories and thirty photographs by Seattle bus driver Nathan Vass. Perfect-bound paperback with flaps. Published by Tome Press in an edition of 250.


2
Look Around: Selections from the Eykemans Collection
ISBN 978-1-7327641-2-5
20.5 × 25.5 × .5 cm, 300g, 72 pages

A formal catalog of artwork from a personal collection featuring paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures from Erdman to Rembrandt. Perfect-bound paperback. Published by Tome Press in an edition of 50.



3
Flip Phone Orphans
ISBN 978-1-7327641-1-8
19 × 24 × 1 cm, 290g, 72 pages

There was a brief window of time between 2002 and 2007 when cellphones suddenly had tiny cameras and anybody could take photographs anywhere at anytime. Smartphones did not yet exist and ever-present social media was still years away. With no audience, who were these inconveniently-formatted, poorly-composed, garishly-exposed, low-resolution, blurry snapshots for? This collection of orphaned photos is from a more innocent time, free from the burden of documenting a curated life. Spiral-bound paperback. Published by Tome Press in an edition of 50.

4
Makeready
23 × 30.5 × 0.5 cm, 72g, 16 pages

A makeready sheet tests color and ink coverage when offset printing. These are often printed on recycled scrap paper, resulting in surprising juxtapositions as different books print upon one another. This salvaged makeready overlays Chinese paintings onto Dutch etchings. Facsimile paperback that unfolds into a poster. Published by Tome Press in an edition of 50.