Artist Publishers Reflect on Book Waste by Temporary Services

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By Temporary Services and Emily Larned, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Sarah Nicholls, Gato Negro Ediciones, Paul John, George Wietor, Karin DeJong / PrintRoom
Temporary Services, Fort Wayne, IN and Chicago, IL, 2022

Building on our previous publications like Book Waste Book, Self-Reliance Library and What Problems Can Artist Publishers Solve? we invited 7 artist publishers to reflect on their experiences of waste in the making of their books. They describe problems they faced in the past and are working to avoid in the future, lessons learned, changes they are making or have made to make their work less wasteful, interesting things they do with waste materials, and tips or tricks to have a less ecologically damaging publishing practice.

We are thrilled by the texts written by each contributor. They are honest, informative, thoughtful, and demystify a hidden aspect of publishing that is always present and rarely discussed in an open way.

Each booklet includes two sheets of bound-in overprinted book waste provided by Paul John of Endless Editions and Temporary Services, making each copy slightly different and unique.
Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.5", 48 pages
Materials: Staple-bound, 4-color RISO on paper


Half Letter Press


Half Letter Press is a publishing imprint and online store initiated by Temporary Services—Brett Bloom & Marc Fischer, who have published booklets as an element of their collaborative work since 1998. Half Letter Press was created to publish and distribute book and booklet length works by themselves and others, and to use this endeavor to build long-term support and expanded audiences for people that work creatively in experimental ways.