Front and back cover slideshow of AS CELEBRATION, AS CRITIQUE, AS PLAY

AS CELEBRATION, AS CRITIQUE, AS PLAY:

RON HUNT, SELECTED WRITINGS (1957–2020)

Edited by Matthew Stuart & Andrew Walsh-Lister

148 × 210mm, 224pp. + dust jacket + insert

Edition of 400, ISBN 978-0-9956835-3-2

Published by BFTK, March 2020, London

ACACAP (£26 + shipping)

The first standalone title on the BFTK imprint, ‘As Celebration, As Critique, As Play’ pulls together selected writings by Ron Hunt across his varied career as a writer, librarian, curator, critic and self described ‘lapsed anarchist’. Structured as a ‘biographic bibliography’ supplemented with annotations and contextual notes, ‘As Celebration, As Critique, As Play’ combines commissioned writing and previously unpublished texts that range from exhibition catalogue essays and détourned Q&As, to A–Z indexes and cherry-picked readers. Writings reproduced in full include:

with photographs by Tom McCaughan

typeset in Janson Max Neue by Dinamo & Sam de Groot


Front and back cover slideshow of Bricks from the Kiln issue 4

BRICKS FROM THE KILN #4 (Preorder)

Edited by Natalie Ferris, Bryony Quinn, Matthew Stuart

& Andrew Walsh‐Lister

Edition of 700, ISBN 978‐0‐9956835‐2‐5

BFTK#4 Preorder (£9 + shipping)

BFTK#4 is published as event / publication, existing initially as a series of presentations and live events taking place across 2019/20, before being transcribed and supplemented as a printed issue. BFTK#4 is due for release in early 2020, if you preorder a copy you will be listed / thanked in the issue and notified of future events and progress via email.

Event One → LCC, London, 5 June 2019:

FIDELITY AND INTIMACY

Sophie Collins

TRANS.MISSION [A.DIALOGUE]

J.R. Carpenter

ALTAMIRALTAMIRALTAMIRA

Florian Roithmayr

GRAPHIC PROPRIOCEPTION

James Langdon

CO-ORDINATES FOR A NOIR B-MOVIE:

EXTRACTS A, B, C

Rebecca Collins

HOW DOES A WORK END?

Karen Di Franco

METONYMY (movement 1, 2 & 3)

James Bulley

Event Two → Inga Books, Chicago, 14 November 2019:

(Text in Circulation)

THE MECHANISATION OF ART

Edgar Wind, Natalie Ferris & Bryony Quinn

Event Three → Burley Fisher Books, London,

20 December 2019:

(Text in Circulation)

WHILE TRANSLATING…

Sophie Collins

Event Four → Pig Rock Bothy, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 31 January 2020:

TO SEE AND KNOW MORE

Maria Fusco

SNOW WHITE AND THE WHITE OF

THE HUMAN EYEBALLS

Joyce Dixon

EXTRACT FROM ‘MARTELLO STREET’

Naomi Pearce

Event Five → Pig Rock Bothy, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 31 January 2020:

(Text in Circulation)

‘HEIMAT’ BY FRIEDRICH HÖLDERLIN

TOWARDS A CLOSER READING

Phil Baber

Plus:

TRANSLATION AND THE LIPOGRAM

Kate Briggs

MULTI-STOREY: AN EXTRACT FROM A

WORK IN PROGRESS

Jen Calleja

typeset in Marist by Seb McLauchlan, developed and refined as the issue is assembled


Front and back cover slideshow of Bricks from the Kiln issue 3

BRICKS FROM THE KILN #3

Edited by Andrew Lister & Matthew Stuart

170 × 224.764mm, 120pp. + pvc dust jacket + insert

Published as text, image and sound

Edition of 700, ISBN 978‐0‐9956835‐1‐8

TTC‐120, October 2018, London & New York

BFTK#3 (£12 + shipping)

BFTK#3 supporting audio here

Intro

OSKA (movement 3)

James Bulley (p.2)

One

A TYPOGRAPHIC CHRONICLE

OF STOPS AND STARTS

Bryony Quinn (pp.3–12)

Two

OKAY, I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS

THAT I’D LIKE TO ASK

Matthew Stuart talks with Nayia Yiakoumaki

(pp.13–28)

Three

HET LIEDEKEN

Astrid Seme (pp.29–32)

Four

SOFT ROCK FOR HARD TIMES

Mark Owens (pp.33–44)

Five

CRAFTMANSHIP and AFTER CRAFTMANSHIP

Virginia Woolf with Paul Bailey and

Sophie Demay (pp.45–60)

Six

DISAPPEARING INSIDE A

RED GRANITE-CLAD CORRELATE

Till Wittwer (pp.61–70)

Seven

CAMPANOLOGIA BOLOGNA

Emma Smith (pp.71–74 & insert)

Eight

BRUCE MCLEAN INTERVIEWS HIMSELF

Bruce McLean and Bruce McLean (pp.75–86)

Nine

AFTEREADING

Alexandru Balgiu (pp.87–90)

Ten

‘A MIXTURE OF SEMANTICS, POETRY AND

MARKETING’ APPROACHES TO THE TYPEFACE

DESIGN OF INUKTITUT SYLLABICS

David Bennewith (pp.91–114)

Eleven

TELL ME, WHAT IS?

Nontsikelelo Mutiti and Tinashe Mushkavanhu

(pp.115–118)

Outro

OSKA (movement 3 reprise)

James Bulley (p.119)


Front and back cover slideshow of Bricks from the Kiln issue 2

BRICKS FROM THE KILN #2

Edited by Andrew Lister & Matthew Stuart

170 × 224.764mm, 84pp. + pvc dust jacket + insert

Edition of 700 (675 bound / 25 unbound)

ISBN 978‐0‐9956835‐0‐1

TTC‐106, November 2016, London

BFTK#2 (£12 + shipping)

PERIPHERIES

Ryan Gerald Nelson (signature-wraps A & G)

THE LANGUAGE OF ‘PERIPHERIES’

Ryan Gerald Nelson (pp.3–4)

PROGRESS MUSIC

James Bulley (pp.5–22)

PHOTOGRAPHS OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO (1964)

Daphne Oram (signature-wrap B)

IN THE BACKGROUND

Céline Condorelli & James Langdon (pp.27–34)

ALGORITHMIC ARABESQUE

Scandinavian Institute for Computational Vandalism (signature-wrap D)

VANDALIST ICONOPHILIA

Scandinavian Institute for Computational Vandalism

(pp.39–46)

MORE OR LESS

(Compiled by) Mark Simmonds (pp.51–58)

EXIGENCIES

Flights and Fissures / David Whelan (signature-wrap F)

NEURO-DEBTS

David Whelan (pp.63–65)

MALEVICH’S COFFIN AND THE MONUMENT QUESTION

Ron Hunt (pp.66–79)

AFTER NIJHOF & LEE

Rose Gridneff (pp.80–81)


Front and back cover slideshow of Bricks from the Kiln issue 1

BRICKS FROM THE KILN #1

Edited by Andrew Lister & Matthew Stuart

170 × 224.764mm, 138pp. + 2 inserts

Edition of 700, ISSN 2397‐0227

TTC‐090, December 2015, London

BFTK#1 (£12 + shipping)

*SOLD OUT*

FRAGMENTS OF A CONVERSATION WITH RON HUNT

Andrew Lister, Matthew Stuart & Ron Hunt (pp.1–20)

(read here)

RALPH RUMNEY: THE SHAPE OF HEADS TO COME

Natalie Ferris (pp.21–34)

THE LEANING TOWER OF VENICE

Ralph Rumney (pp.35–38)

OBSERVATIONS FROM A FIXED POSITION

James Langdon (pp.39–44 & insert #1) (read here)

VAPEGAZE

Mark Owens (pp.45–55)

WORDS FALLING FROM THE SKY LIKE BLOSSOM

Jamie Sutcliffe (pp.56–64)

WESTERING

Iain Sinclair (pp.65–88)

PICKING UP, TURNING OVER, PUTTING WITH

Traven T. Croves (pp.90–107)

“STAY HUNGRY. STAY FOOLISH”, SAID THE ACADEMY AND FED US TO THE LIONS. OR: STARVING WITH A LOT OF LOVE IN YOUR STOMACH

Parallel School (pp.108–117)

MUSIQUES D’AUTREFOIS, ÉCHOS D’AUJOURD’HUI: A STUDY ROOM ON THE WORKS OF PIERRE FAUCHEUX

Catherine Guiral (pp.118–136)

GRAND COUPES

Max Harvey, He Pianpian & Li You (insert #2)

ASIDES TO OUR TIME AND TO OUR CONTEMPORARIES

Andrew Lister & Matthew Stuart (inside cover folds)

(read here)


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