Container Corps is a publication design studio, printshop, bindery, and exhibition space that serves as a platform for the creation, distribution, and discussion of new arts publications. We publish books-as-projects, or books-as-works in themselves, or primary sources. Our publications use the means of their production as an avenue of expression.
The books we publish are collaborations between artists and their ideas and our skills as editors, publication designers, and printmakers. They are works of art in themselves, rather than documentation of works in other media.
Our vertically integrated, design/build studio allows ideas (concepts, images, texts, research), materials (paper, ink, board, cloth, thread, glue), and technique (layout, typography, printmaking, binding) to coalesce into a fully realized type of publication.
Container Corps departs from traditional publisher-artist relationships in a few important ways. First, we never ask for exclusive copyright on the work we publish, only permission to print the book we're publishing at the time. We think its ok (no, awesome!) if this same work is published elsewhere, in other forms and media. Second, our royalty structure is much closer to the relationship of a venue to a musician or a gallery to an artist (ie, we give a lot more of the money we make from the books to the artists).
We are always accepting submissions for new publications. Drop us a line with your ideas, and a few examples of your work. If you email us, make the subject "Submission." We'll get back to you if we want to pursue a project, but it might take us a while.
If you mail us work, we won't be able to mail it back to you unless we get a self-adressed envelope with postage.
We offer wholesale prices to bookstores, galleries, and museum shops.
If you're a press person in need of a review copy or high-resolution images from any of our publications, let us know.
We send out occasional emails with information about upcoming book releases, exhibitions, and other events. If you'd like to keep abreast of what we're up to, use this form to subscribe.
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