"Logos of Production – Production of Logos" is graffitied on the facade of the former Jedinstvo factory (now a cultural youth center).
Lana Cavar and Narcissa Vukojević launch Excavations II, Logos of Production – Production of Logos at the Dan D festival in Zagreb.
Maia Asshaq speaks about Detroit and the Center for Abandoned Letterhead on Danish public radio.
International Typographical Union was included as part of Filip #18 Slide Shows, a project curated by Charlotte Cheetham. Videos are made by "artists, designers, booksellers and others working in the contemporary field of independent publishing." In it we describe our practice, interests and working methods a bit.
Paper Rehabilitation Project, Series 3 -- new blank books are in! With covers in ivory, gray and black. See our updated stock list.
Detroit, USA: Material, Site, Narrative
Curated by Kevin Kaempf, Kirsten Lenaars and Kerstin Niemann
The Center for Abandoned Letterhead on view at the Sullivan Galleries at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. We published a second edition of 80 Abandoned Letterhead catalogues for this show, with new specimens.
I.T.U. at Salon Light #9 at Palais de Tokyo, Paris!
Curated by Sylvie Boulanger and Charlotte Cheetham
The practical function of 12 networked publications with 4 books, 2 posters and 1 chart
Curated by Emanuele De Donno
Envelopes from the Center for Abandoned Letterhead and blank books from the Paper Rehabilitation Project on view at the Christophe Daviet-Thery gallery in Paris.
Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies: Lafayette Park, Detroit
I.T.U. work with Natasha Chandani = Placement. Our book about life in a Mies van der Rohe neighborhood in Detroit was published.
8/21 - 9/12/12
Curated by Katherine Maurer
Envelopes from the Center for Abandoned Letterhead on view at the Detroit Creative Corridor Center.
Lana Cavar and Narcisa Vukojevic gave a workshop and lecture about Judge a Book by Its Cover at D-Day, an excellent and fun regional design festival exhibiting authors under 35 years.
Sofia Design Week 2012
Lana was a guest curator for Sofia Design Week 2012. Together with Svetlana Mircheva and Adriana Dimitrova, she participated in creating festival's program and moderated talks. I.T.U.'s project Judge a Book by its Cover was exhibited at the festival.
CAMP / ANTI-CAMP: A Queer Guide to Everyday Life
Curated by Susanne Sachsse and Marc Siegel
I.T.U. designed materials for this excellent festival taking place in Berlin at HAU!
3/15/12 at 7 pm
I.T.U. with Maia Asshaq
PAPER REHABILITATION PROJECT
A Conversation About the Circulation of Paper
Printed Matter, Inc.
195 10th Avenue
Excerpt from conversation between Danielle Aubert and Harry Burstyn, owner of Downtown Paper, a high-volume paper recycler in Detroit.
DA: How would you define “scrap”?
HB: Scrap is anything that is discarded. Like old bread — it’s scrap, it’s garbage, but I feed it to the birds. Scrap is anything that’s discarded that someone else can use. Whether it’s food, plastic, glass, paper. But someone else can recycle it to make something new out of it. It’s the ecological circle. We eat the animal, we have a bowel movement, we create fertilizer, grass, plants, the whole nine yards.
DA: I think that’s what’s interesting here, it’s a side of the circulation of paper that I didn’t think about, or know existed. When I think about recycled content I think about recycling centers, like the one at Holden. But what you have here is on a much bigger scale.
HB: I’m not a bottom feeder. I’m a top feeder. We do paper that goes into the making of new paper, whether it be writing, printing, diapers, whether it’s feminine hygiene products, paper plates, paper cups, tissues, napkins. Bottom feeders are MRFs (Material Recycling Facilities), collection centers. Bottom feeders are bulk grades, newspaper, cardboard, mixed paper. It can go into cardboard, roofing shingles, chip board, packaging. It can go into making itself.
1/18/12 at 7 pm
PAPER REHABILITATION PROJECT, SERIES 1 & 2
A Conversation About the Circulation of Paper
Skalitzer Str. 68, im Hinterhof
12/9/11 at 6pm
PAPER REHABILITATION PROJECT, SERIES 1
Blank Book Launch
Short Presentation & Reading at 7 pm
Museum or Contemporary Art Detroit Store
4454 Woodward Ave
The blank books in this first series of the Paper Rehabilitation Project are made of stock found at a warehouse of excess, rejected and damaged paper. Each book contains four different sheets – Rolland Enviro, Oxford White, Cougar Natural Opaque, and Royal Cotton, manufactured by Cascades, Neenah, Domtar, and Wasau paper companies. We found three different stocks for the covers – blue and gray with a linen finish, and a plum, with a sort of faux-leather finish. They were bound by Janutol Printing on Detroit’s East side.
JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER
I.T.U. Zagreb with Narcissa Vukojević
Gallery at Croatian Designers Society, Zagreb
Photo by Ivan Mijić.
Judge A Book by Its Cover is a research project focusing on Croatian book cover design of the Yugoslavian era (1950-1990). We searched through over 10,000 books in public libraries, archives, private collections and second-hand bookstores for books to exhibit. We exhibited a relatively small selection of about 500 book covers at the Croatian Designers Society in Zagreb. The books, from over forty publishers, represent the work of more than fifty graphic designers. Many of these designers are relatively unknown to the public today.
9/24-25/2011, 12 - 6 pm
CENTER FOR ABANDONED LETTERHEAD
I.T.U. Detroit with Maia Asshaq
2128 Franklin Street, Detroit
Unused letterhead — paper that never met its full potential — is a kind of melancholic “pre-document”. In fact, because it bears out-of-date information it is rendered nearly useless. Its best hope is to be used as scrap paper or to be recycled. At the Center for Abandoned Letterhead we have collected paper from Detroit area businesses and organizations that have moved, changed their identities, or closed.
I.T.U., in collaboration with Maia Asshaq, will open the Center for Abandoned Letterhead for two days in a corner of Franklin Furniture store. This project takes place as part of the Detroit Design Festival.
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GRAPHIC #14 WORK & RUN: YOUNG STUDIOS