Imprimatur – Latin for ‘let it be printed’ – will see 12 artists and designers commissioned to create new books or book installations that will ‘celebrate the art of books, book-making and illustrated story-telling’, according to organisers.
Aiming to ‘change preconceptions of who can be an author and what a book can be’, the project revels in the physicality of books, focusing on how form can work with narrative to create a tactile, material story, artwork and object.
The designers and artists commissioned for the project will be briefed to create work that explores ‘all elements of book production such as, for example, interventions pre- and post-printing, digital augmentation, and new methods of display whilst considering the sculptural qualities of print’, says Imprimatur.
The final works will be exhibited in Europe and North America from September this year.
A free event to help launch the project taking part this Wednesday in east London (which you can reserve tickets for here) will officially announce the opening of submissions, where artists and designers can submit their proposal for inclusion in the project.
Those artists selected will work closely with Blurb and Jotta to create the works for the London exhibition.
For more information about the project visit www.blurb-imprimatur.com.