THE ART OF READING YOU
There is an increasing problem of representation in the publishing industry and untold damage to the environment. Very little emphasis is placed upon resolving this.
Here we are today and tomorrow, looking to represent some artists and designers from Latin America. However, this activity may not be enough as we are moving from territory to territory and the work is constantly evolving.
Editorial Facsimile was established in 2014 and has been crossing borders ever since, facilitating international exposure as a publishing house.
Aims: The three main aims in our publishing house are community, diversity and equality. We are open to hear more suggestions.
Reproduction is important but sometimes you do not need to make a publication, reuse the ones already printed, say something new from them.
Turn the page and move on. Your ideas need the right environment to grow up. Gardens and books are a great combination. Quiet libraries are safe places too.
Of course we do special books willing to be part of special collections, but we also do things to change people’s minds in order to be more inclusive.
Fair trade helps independant publishers, we participate in art book fairs and zine festivals to do this and make friends. We encourage you to discover brilliant projects and support emergent publishers.
Read whatever you want, not just what the publishing industry offers.
Remember to read as much as you can.
Read twice if possible.
Expect from us zines, artists’ books, rare books, ephemera.
Rather than high quality and quantity, we also expect to open a dialogue and arouse curiosity within you.
Addressing problems of individuals and collectives of misrepresentation, misunderstanding, among others in remarkable institutions and underground spaces.
Discuss books with friends and family. Keep in mind that the book is one of the most influential objects in all of human history. We invite you to discover, enjoy and expand the idea of what can be a book today.
It is a constant challenge to open a multilingual dialogue and intersectional perspectives through publications and exhibitions in spaces and audiences that presume to be equal and inclusive.
NO also means NO in the publishing industry. Eventually after several “NO’s”, you will experience a “YES”. But, if you feel the need to express something urgently, do it yourself, you are the best person to promote your own ideas and emotions.
Grrrrrrrrrrr! The publishing industry is a monster! We can’t compite at all but we are not afraid of that. Hopefully it will run out of paper someday.
You (the reader) are the most important person for keeping a book alive, without you it is just another object. Be grateful for your books, if you don’t need them anymore, find someone who does.
Once one leaves Latin America, one continues crossing borders. Our publishing activity is aware of a resilient community of Latin Americans living abroad, embracing the challenge to be visible and to be proud of their roots.
Usually we are open to an organic collaboration.
If you like what we do, we will like what you do, the rest will follow.
PUBLISHING MANIFESTO written by Rafael MC at Bibliothèque Centre Pompidou, Paris
First limited edition reproduced at UAL: Camberwell College of Arts, South London
Launched on the ocassion of ‘EL DESEO Latinxs Exhibition’ in Apiary Studios E2 9EG
Private View: Thursday 23rd May,2019 17.00 - 19.30 hrs