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This site is an open-ended and ongoing, public domain repository of writings, research, interviews and information, collected and gathered by James Wrigley during an MA in graphic design and art direction. The overarching theme of this repository is responsibility, both from the creator and the publisher; examining topics such as ethics within arts, media and publishing, looking at the use of social and political ideologies within the creative and distribution process, andexploring areas of popular culture, individualism arts, education and language. The aim of this repository is to be both informative and useful, but to also act as a background, a base layer, to be the bottom line towards a new manifesto to all friends, artists, writers, curators, critics, photographers, illustrators, galleries, institutions and collectives.

This site is produced with the intent of collective sharing of information and opinion, using a number of social networks and platforms to compile information, articles and research shared from users across the world. As such every reasonable attempt has been made to identify owner of copyright. Any errors or omissions brought to my attention will be corrected as soon as possible.

James Wrigley

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John Miller and Maria Fusco on Print on Demand

John Miller: What do you think of publishing on demand? Recently, digital printing has made this much more feasible. Practically, it dramatically reduces overheads, but it also changes the interface between a book and its potential audience. For one, it means that there would, presumably, be less books out there waiting to be discovered in retrospect.

Maria Fusco: I like the idea of printing on demand and bypassing a surplus of books. I like the idea of production to desire. I like the idea of an active audience. I like the idea of readers. I like the idea of archives that are accessible to esotericists. The question that you have raised of course is whether all of these things can fit comfortably on the same shelf. Digital production on demand is a marketing quandary as it suggests on one hand that the book’s conceptual content is made fluid and released from the technical drudgery of making but at the same time the smaller amount of books about, the more valuable they may become in the future (regardless of production values). The efficiency suggested here then could appear simply as a conceit.

John Miller and Maria Fusco, “Publish/Perish,” in Put About: A Critical Anthology on Independent Publishing, ed. Maria Fusco and Ian Hunt (London: Book Works, 2004), 152.


A Conversation on Independent Publishing as Practice at the MoMA Library – 7-11-12

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Genderfail Archive Project

Independent publishers – Alaina Stamatis
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Aeon – Slow Thought: A Manifesto

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NPR – Are E-Books Actually Destroying Traditional Publishing?