PLY presents Smallprint on Paper: 01

Written by on March 9, 2016 in Arts, News, What's on - No comments
Smallprint on Paper 01, Ply

Smallprint on Paper is a new Manchester publisher of books, artists works and everything in between. 10th March 2016 sees the launch of Smallprint on Paper:  01, a book launch and exhibition at PLY. Project 01 is a new collaborative book of photography by the owners of Smallprint, Alex Lewis and Daniel Dobson.

The book is a study in vision and perspective, as after ten years of friendship, but never working together, the pair were struck by the similarities in their shots. For the project, Daniel and Alex shot a set of spontaneous, diary-like and personal images, then used javascript code to create truly random positioning for the 85 photographs within the book.

Smallprint 01, Ply

This random selection is reflected into all the design choices from the book cover, flyer design, to the positioning of frames for the exhibit of 50 of the images in PLY.

Smallprint, Ply

The photographs take a look into how the removal of authorship creates a new form of collaboration. By combining their photographs as one, the artists give up their own perspective.

We’re excited to work with a brand new local publisher, Smallprint’s outlook is different and exciting. It’s great to see the art and publishing scene grow and we’re delighted to be part of it.” ~ Beki Rymsza, Marketing manager for PLY

Smallprint on Paper: 01 adds to PLY’s ever evolving arts programme, as it joins the work from more international artists including Andrew Salomone, Will Broome, Swifty and Scott Weiner amongst many other artists from the UK and beyond.

PLY presents Smallprint on Paper: 01 / Thursday 10th March 2016 – Wednesday 30th March 2016 / FREE
PLY / 26 Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DW