June 13, 2013

Gettin' MARRIED + Paper Pusher & Papirmasse at Broken Pencil's NXNE Zine Fair!

If you are sensing a theme from the last three posts... yes, Paper Pusher and I are collaborating a lot more. That's because (spoiler alert) I just married JP King, the paper pusher himself. We joined forces when we moved in together a year ago, but as our wedding date approached we both realized that we really want to make this whole small-press thing a team sport for real. We have been exhibiting and tabling together more (at events such as The Commonwealth and this weekend's NXNE Zine Fair), and we will be soon announcing a few other very exciting collaborations.

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For those not in the know, Paper Pusher is a small printshop (run out of our home) that specializes in artist-made products and prints using a risograph. Basically a never-ending stream of incredibly talented people come traipsing up our stairs, and I get to see their beautiful files turn into incredible prints like this:

and this:

and this:

 and this:

and this (my new book - more on that soon):

Jp King is also an artist who makes beautiful collages like this:

and crazy contraptions like this Exquisite Corpse typewriter machine (pictured here at Art Metropole during their recent book symposium):

All this goes to say: this weekend we are tabling at the NXNE zine fair, put on by Broken Pencil!

There's a nice blog post about it here, with a full list of vendors: http://www.brokenpencil.com/news/broken-pencil-and-nxne-present-a-small-press-arts-fair

But all you need to know is:

Ryerson’s campus (Gould Street, across from Balzac coffee)  
Saturday, June 15 
11am – 4pm

Hope to see you there!

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