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2014.05.17>

We are pleased to announce Whatever Press joins the artist book fair ART BOOK MARCHE, hold by gallery COEXIST TOKYO, from 7th June to 6th July.


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2014.04.15>

We are so glad to announce Radim Pesko, typographer in London, designed the Identity logo of 'BOEK DECK', which is run by Whatever Press. Now BOEK DECK is preparing more title for the renewal.


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2013.10.18>

We are glad to announce that our new series project 'Common Reader' starts with the launch of Karel Martens Lecture 'Un-Commissioned Works' (only in JP) as the first issue. You can buy it online bookshop 'BOEK DECK' run by Whatever Press and the stokist listed below. Now we are preparing the English edition and it will come soon!


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2013.10.03>

Thanks everyone for joining & coming our booth at Tokyo Art Book Fair 2013!


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2013.09.20>

This weekend Tokyo Art Book Fair is held and we join it! This Aphorism by Oscar Wilde is our theme this year in the back.

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2013.09.05>

We are pleased to announce that we join Tokyo Art Book Fair this year following the last year. Our Booth will be shared with split/fountain, NZ. We will feature the books regarding Karel Martens, the 2nd edition of 'Temporary Housing + Shelter' well recieved last year and the exclusively selected books from those of ideabooks, NL. See you there on 21st-23rd, Sep.


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2013.04.05>

The Proposal 'The Age without Master Copy - Critical Approaches towards Reproduction' (Feb, 2013) is Now Available to share in PDF, which was submitted for Tripple Canopy, but not accepted.


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2013.03.16>

'Temporary Housing + Shelter' Revised 2nd Edition was launched at Lepzig Book Fair invited by Book Strage organized by Parapera (Tokyo) & Spector Books (Leipzig), the independent Publishers.


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2013.01.22>

Whatever Press launched new project named Whatever Records(web), which seeks to the relation between Architecture/Design/Art and Music/Sounds. Please Follow un on Twitter.


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2012.12.18>

We finished all of 'Temporary Housing + Shelter' as the collaborative project with split/fountain in NZ.


We designed our publication in NZ, and print & binded in Japan. The at first we join the Tokyo Art Book Fair by occupying the outdoor space.Next the project moved to the New York Art Book Fair, and one more after the next week, it moved to Vancouver Art/Book Fiar.We joined the major 3 Art Book Fari this time. Thank you for all coming and buying our publication. Now the publication 'Temporary Housing + Shelter' is out of stock but, we will launch the second edition from the biginning of the next year at the Bookshops all over the world and BOEK DECK.
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2012.09.30>

We are pleased that Dante Carlos wrote about our booklet 'Temporary housing + shelter' on the blog 'The Gradient' in Walker Art Center's website.


photo_Dante Carlos

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2012.09.22>

WP & S/F organized a small conference fTable Talk' at TABF 2012 with Motto, Fillip, Back Cover, Mediabus/The Book Society and the Rietvelt Academie.

photo_mediabus

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2012.09.05>

Whatever Press & Split/Fountain present the latest project "Temporary housing + shelter" at the Tokyo Art Book Fair (TABF) 2012 (21st to 23nd, September). The new publication regarding this theme will be launched and available here. We also occupy the part of its place/space installating with Daikei Mills & Xin Cheng, held in 'Gaien campus, Kyoto University of Art and Design / Tohoku University of Art and Design'.


Publication Contributors:
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Invited by WP : Hirofumi Isoya (Artist), Momoko Usuda (Editor), Mariko Okazaki (Graphic Designer), Keisuke Kawaguchi (Architect), Fumie Kikuchi (Artist), Masashi Kido (Editor / Whatever Press), Azusa Kobayashi (Graphic Desinger), Gaku Shingu (Bookseller/Nanyodo), Nariaki Chigusa (Architect, Artist), Takeo Nakai (Gardener, Artist), Ryosuke Makitani(Architectural engineer), Suzuko Yamada (Architect), Lim Kyung Yong (Publisher + Bookshop manager/The book Society / mediabus

* Invited by S/F: Henry Babbage, Enrico Bravi, Xin Cheng, Bopha Chhay, Kah Bee Chow, Common Sense, Daikei Mills, et al., Asumi Mizuo (split/fountain), HIMAA, Rob Hood, Toshiaki Koga, Nell May, Michael Parr, onne terre, Jun Tsujimoto, Layla Tweedie-Cullen (split/fountain), Blaine Western. 

*Special ThanksFFutoshi Miyagi, Zines Mate, Patrick Tsai, Nayon Sung, Toshimasa Kimura etc.

*Photo_Nell May

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2011.09.18>

Our publication takes part in the Library of Independent Exchange (L.I.E), taken place as part of Come to Ours in Plymouth, UK (17th Sep – 21st Oct 2011).

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2011.09.12>

Some of our colleague joined "Approaches to What?" as one of the organizers at Asahi Art Squire (2011/09/02). šPhotos


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2011.05.02>

BOEK DECK EXTRA presents Talk Session 'Several Key Words About TAKASHI HOMMA's photography' as its 2nd Round Table at Utrecht/NOW IDeA (6th May 2011).



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  • 2011.02.18>

    Essay "FALLACY, REVISION, GENERATION" (Sep, 2010). Now Available in PDF. One of Research Plans written for Whatever Press.


    * Text_Masashi Kido (Editor | Whatever Press)

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    2011.02.10>

    We finished our presentation 'Les Faux-Monnayeurs& Katanuki' in D ai Y 03 at Claska.

     

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    2011.02.02>

    We are participating in D ai Y 03 from 5th/6th Feb, 2011 at Claska. Our presentation is inspired by the book 'Les Faux-Monnayeurs' of Andre Gide.




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    2010.12.12>

    BOEK DECK launches STUDY SESSION on Art, Architecture, Design, and their theories this December. This is one of the collaborative projects produced by Whatever Press & Utrecht/NOW IDeA, in which we regard book as a 'recorder' & 'player' of/towards the reality.



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    2010.10.18>

    We are participating in LLOVE by presenting BOEK DECK, a 30 days temporary bookshop / library from 22 Oct to 23 Nov, 2010 at Daikanyama i Studio.

    [Concept]  BOEK DECK | Play Stop Record

     
    * cooperation_ Idea Books & Utrecht | Now IDeA *sketch_Kozo Kadowaki (Architect in cooperation)

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    2010.08.02>

    Thank you for coming. We finished our presentation 'Private Library' at the Tokyo Art Book Fair 2010.


    * cooperation_ Idea Books & Utrecht | Now IDeA

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    2010.07.26>

    We are participating in the Tokyo Art Book Fair 2010 from 31th July to 1st August at Arts Chiyoda 3331.




    STUDY SESSION & LECTURE



    | STUDY SESSION 01 |

    "Karel Martens & Werkplaats Typographie : Permutation, Medium Specific, Generative Space" (20th, Dec, 2010 at  NOW IDeA)


    Speakers_Kiyonori Muroga  (Editor in Chief  | IDEA  magazine), Toshiaki Koga (Editor | Whatever Press) , Toshimasa Kimura  (Designer | Whatever Press)

    Moderators_Masashi Kido (Editor | Whatever Press), Takashi Kato (Whatever Press) / Cooperation_Hiroshi Eguchi (Utrecht/NOW IDeA | ZINES MATE), Futoshi Miyagi (Utrecht/NOW IDeA | ZINES MATE)


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    | BOEK DECK LECTURE  03 |

      "Toward Re-Editing Relationship - Extended Shapes & Forms : To Re-intepretate Relational Aesthetics by Nicolas Bourriaud" (23rd, Nov, 2010)


    Speakers_Noriyuki Tsuji  (Curator, Translator  | Art Coefficient), Hideyuki Nakayama  (Architect | Hideyuki Nakayama Architecture), So Hashizume  (Graphic Designer | sososo.com)

    Moderators_Masashi Kido (Editor | Whatever Press), Toshiaki Koga (Editor | Whatever Press)
    * photo_Untitled (Sand )  (1993-1994) by Felix Gonzalez-Torres


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    | BOEK DECK LECTURE  02 |

      "Active Use of Error : Misinterpretation, Overwriting and Play : Looking Back on New Babylon of Constant Nieuwenhuys" (15th, Nov, 2010)


    Speakers_Yoshikazu Nango (Sociologist | An Assistant Professor at Tokyo University), Jo Nagasaka (Architect | Schemata Architecture Office), Kozo Kadowaki (Architect | An Assistant Professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University)

    Moderators_Masashi Kido (Editor | Whatever Press), Toshiaki Koga (Editor | Whatever Press)
    * photo by  Takashi Kato


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    | BOEK DECK LECTURE  01 |

    "Transformation in Art Distribution & Dissemination / Galleries, Art Fairs, Associations, Art Book Fairs, Independent Publishers" (3rd Nov, 2010)


    Speakers_Hideki Aoyama (Gallerist | Aoyama| Meguro, New Tokyo Comtemporaries), Hiroshi Eguchi (Book Shop Owner | Utrecht, NOW IDeA, Tokyo Art Book Fair), Toshiaki Koga (Editor | Whatever Press)

    Moderators_Masashi Kido (Editor | Whatever Press), Takashi Kato (Journalist | Whatever Press)
    * photo by  Hiroshi Eguchi



    PUBLICATIONS




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    "Temporary housign + shelter"
    (Sep, 2012) / Available


    photo_Dante Carlos

    *Editors:Masshi Kido, Momoko Usuda, Layla TC, Asumi Mizuo, Bopha Chahay
    *Design:Laya TC


    Publication Contributors:

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    Invited by WP : Hirofumi Isoya (Artist), Momoko Usuda (Editor), Mariko Okazaki (Graphic Designer), Keisuke Kawaguchi (Architect), Fumie Kikuchi (Artist), Masashi Kido (Editor / Whatever Press), Azusa Kobayashi (Graphic Desinger), Gaku Shingu (Bookseller/Nanyodo), Nariaki Chigusa (Architect, Artist), Takeo Nakai (Gardener, Artist), Ryosuke Makitani(Architectural engineer), Suzuko Yamada (Architect), Lim Kyung Yong (Publisher + Bookshop manager/The book Society / mediabus

    * Invited by S/F: Henry Babbage, Enrico Bravi, Xin Cheng, Bopha Chhay, Kah Bee Chow, Common Sense, Daikei Mills, et al., Asumi Mizuo (split/fountain), HIMAA, Rob Hood, Toshiaki Koga, Nell May, Michael Parr, onne terre, Jun Tsujimoto, Layla Tweedie-Cullen (split/fountain), Blaine Western. 

    *Special ThanksFFutoshi Miyagi, Zines Mate, Patrick Tsai, Nayon Sung, Toshimasa Kimura etc.


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    - "LLOVE Catalogue" (Oct, 2010) / Out of Stock



    Produce & Supervise_Hiroshi Eguchi, Editorial Direction_Masashi Kido, Toshiaki Koga, Book Design_Toshimasa Kimura, Poster Design_ So Hashizume, Contributors_Yoshikazu Nango, Takeshi Murakuni, Suiren Higashino, Kaori Ieyasu, Ayumi Higuchi, Norihiko Terayama, Translation_Futoshi Miyagi, Bas Valckx, Project Manegement_Takashi Kato, Futoshi Miyagi, Co-operation_Momoko Usuda, Naoko Aono, Print_Surutokoro

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    - "Vormgeving" (July, 2010) / Out of stock

     
    Editorial Direction_Masashi Kido, Toshiaki Koga, Design_Toshimasa Kimura, Project Manegement_Takashi Kato





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