The U Press


The latest issue of The U Press, a beautifully-designed and complimentary quarterly paper by Underscore (conceived and designed by award-winning design studio HJGHER) highlights three book artists who “stand firm on their belief in a traditional medium and its delicate endurance”: Eriko Hirashima of La Libreria, Adelene Koh of DDDots, and me. An excerpt:

More than a container for words, books have historically been part of traditional art forms, with pages, covers, and spines transforming into artistic experiences. Working with bookbinding, paper cutting, and typography, among other skills, book artists tell a story using more than the words printed on the page.

We sit down with three book artists in Singapore to talk about their personal history with the book and their connection with this gentle craft.

The U Press can be found at nearly 250 joints around town.

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This weekend, The U Factory at Gillman Barracks hosted the first annual Singapore Art Book Fair, a fair specializing in contemporary art books and ‘zines. I was unable to attend. Did you? Thoughts?