Author: Kay Higgins

books with covers made of rough chipboard paper, showing cover title "FRESCOES etc. Dramatic Sketched by OUIDA" with the work "pseud." written in cursive next to the name "OUDIA". On one of the books can be seen a glimpse of a vibrant pink paper inside the front cover before the book's actual pages.
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This week: Frescoes by Ouida (update: sold out!)

We’re beginning book production again, at reduced speed like everything else these days. We will be in the studio once a week to make a short run of a book from a public domain work, government document, or bootleg file. All of these will be books we haven’t made before and are probably not likely to make again — once they’re gone (at a very reasonable price plus shipping), they’re gone. Whatever small amount of… read more This week: Frescoes by Ouida (update: sold out!)

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#MMIWG report available soon

We produced a few copies of the Executive Summary of the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls this past weekend. We’ll be working out a different way to distribute them than we did with the Truth and Reconciliation report, as we had some problems responding to all of the requests for that one. Watch our instagram and facebook accounts, or this site, for updates.

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The 2nd Scorpion and Felix Prize

Publication Studio Vancouver is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the second The Scorpion and Felix Prize, a book prize for emerging artists. One artist will be selected by a jury to receive an honorarium of $500 and to have their book published by PSV. Submissions are due on February 1, 2019 Submissions are open to all emerging artists who have demonstrated an interest in publication as an artistic practice through their work…. read more The 2nd Scorpion and Felix Prize

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Dirty Money — BC corruption report pay-what-you can bound copies

Want to read the recent BC government report on money laundering, but you’re not crazy about scrolling through a 250-page PDF? Just like we did with the DTES Local Area Plan, Truth And Reconciliation Commission summary, and the Site C Inquiry, we’re making bound hardcopies for you to read. At our summer residency we’ll be selling these on a pay-what-you-can basis ($15 suggested). That means you can visit us at the Libby Leshgold Gallery at… read more Dirty Money — BC corruption report pay-what-you can bound copies

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It’s difficult to put a painting in the mailbox — Summer 2018 residency at Emily Carr University

We’re back in operation again at It’s difficult to put a painting in the mailbox: Toward New Models of Artists’ Publishing at the Libby Leshgold Gallery. From now until September 16th 2018, we’ll be making books in the gallery (located at Emily Carr University, 520 East 1st Avenue) and participating in talks, panels and workshops. We also have some book launches coming up, starting with the launch of AK04, another zine+tape release from Agony Klub…. read more It’s difficult to put a painting in the mailbox — Summer 2018 residency at Emily Carr University

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Yesterday Was Once Tomorrow launch party & talk Friday March 2

Friday, March 2nd, 7-9pm Selectors’ Records/Publication Studio Vancouver 8 East Pender Street, Vancouver BC Join us to celebrate the launch of Yesterday Was Once Tomorrow (Or, A Brick Is A Tool), co-published by Publication Studio and Plug-In ICA, and edited by Kegan McFadden. The evening will feature a brief presentation by the editor, and music by DJ Lyndsay Pomerantz. Yesterday Was Once Tomorrow is a document of, and writing about, a unique moment in art… read more Yesterday Was Once Tomorrow launch party & talk Friday March 2

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Site C Inquiry Final Report – pay-what-you-can in person or $15 + shipping online

BCUC Site C Inquiry 300 pages, $15+$10 shipping We now have printed and bound copies ready of the British Columbia Utilities Commission’s final report on their inquiry into the planned Site C Dam. For those of you who are following this inquiry, you probably know that the executive summary and final report were released on November 1, and that the 300-page PDF is available online. Not everybody wants to read a complex document on their… read more Site C Inquiry Final Report – pay-what-you-can in person or $15 + shipping online

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Scorpion and Felix Prize 2017 Winner Announcement

Publication Studio Vancouver is pleased to announce the inaugural Scorpion and Felix Prize, a book prize for emerging artists, is to be awarded to Tracey Vath. Vath is a recent graduate of Langara College‚Äôs Fine Arts Program. She will receive a prize of $500 and her book will be developed, published and distributed by PSV. Honourable mentions go to Scott Elliot, an Irish artist currently based in Norway, and two Vancouver-based artist teams made up… read more Scorpion and Felix Prize 2017 Winner Announcement

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Whitney Houston et al launches Wednesday, January 25

Agony Klub and Publication Studio Vancouver are pleased to present Whitney Houston, et al: essays around popular music. Inspired by Bret Easton Ellis’s chapter on Whitney Houston in his controversial novel, American Psycho (Vintage, 1991), editor/author Casey Wei invites five writers to explore their own relationships to popular music, resulting in essays on Marianne Faithfull, MIA, Kanye West, The 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards, Wiz Khalifa, My Bloody Valentine, Patti Smith, and more by Brit… read more Whitney Houston et al launches Wednesday, January 25

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Book launch for Tyler Brett: Every Building & Some People in Bruno SK circa 2011

Saturday, November 26 2016, 7pm Join us for the launch of Tyler Brett’s new book Every Building & Some People in Bruno SK circa 2011 at Publication Studio/Selectors Records, 8 East Pender Street, Vancouver BC. The book is a series of matter-of-fact representations of everyday life in the town of Bruno, suitable for colouring by adults or children or for quiet enjoyment. Printed and bound on-premises by Publication Studio, it is available for the reasonable… read more Book launch for Tyler Brett: Every Building & Some People in Bruno SK circa 2011