Caitlin Akers

1st Ed. Residency


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.

The other collaborators are…

Klara Vith, Nora Schmel, Lena Wurz, Charlotte Rimmer and Stephanie Muqiu Yang.