Pump up the Volume

 A line-up including KLF frontman, writer and £1million-burner Bill Drummond, designer Morag Myerscough and a raft of brilliant print aficionados are heading to Birmingham this week for the three day Volume event.

Book, Extra Special People
Book, Extra Special People

Volume is a celebration of independent publishing, with print, illustration, zines, art and books on show.

Haworth + Hayhoe
Haworth + Hayhoe

As well as stalls, there will be a number of art commissions to see, including artists Haworth + Hayhoe’s Library Project, a miniature interactive library installation.

Bill Drummond
Bill Drummond

Drummond will be delivering the keynote speech at the opening night on 5 December, presenting his new work – an over view of his career entitled BOOKS: 12 Years, 25 Paintings, 100 Questions, & The 17.

Morag Myerscough's Pavilion at the Library of Birmingham

Source: photo credit Gareth Gardner

Morag Myerscough’s Pavilion at the Library of Birmingham

Morag Myerscough will be accompanying Drummond alongside ‘punk rock design performance’ group The Highliners.

Bookplate, Alex Brady
Bookplate, Alex Brady

Throughout the weekend, the event will host a number of workshops and panel talks, including discussions on digital technology and how it will enhance publishing and writing, copyright, libraries of the future and the publishing economy.

Karoline Rerrie - Pair of Sirins
Karoline Rerrie – Pair of Sirins

Visitors to the workshops will be invited to try their hands at roller printing, making an entire zine in one day, letterpressing and Reduction Lino Printing.  

The print fair takes place on Friday and Saturday, featuring work from independent publishers, printworks, artists and organisations, including Werkplaats Typograhpie, Strange Attractor, Dent-De-Leone, Exitstencil and Imprint Press.

The Bridges of Budapest - Gemma Lacey
The Bridges of Budapest – Gemma Lacey

On Saturday, highlights include a Roller Printing workshop led by Stephen Fowler and Illustrator, designer, cartoonist and lecturer Dan Berry imparting his wisdom on how emerging designers and artists can promote and distribute what they do.

WhnicPRESS
WhnicPRESS

Volume runs from 5 – 7 December at the Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Birmingham B1

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