In August 2017, me and five of my peers from the MA Book
Arts course at Camberwell College of Arts organised a two day mini residency in
Manchester. The aim of the residency was to create a publication collaboratively
from start to finish in two days.
We were interested in trying out drawing and writing ‘exercises’ that
we had found in a book about design education. Using this as a starting point, we
went on to cut and paste our experiments into a rough layout for a pamphlet
book and poster. The poster/pamphlet/poetry books we had seen at Manchester
Metropolitan’s Library’s Special Collection inspired us to make it in this
style. We Risograph printed and bound the book in the bookbinding workshop at
Manchester School of Art in an edition of 102, at aprox 21cmx14cm in size,
printed on recycled paper and staple bound.
The publication is called ‘You Are Doing Three Things, High
on Marshmallows’ and will be available to buy at the Bristol Comic and Zine
Fair 7th October 2017.