We aim at establishing a collection of the most outstanding artistic works using print-on-demand technology and platforms and are especially interested in works that make creative or subversive, critical use of it. Our collection will grow through curatorial acquisition and artist's/author's contributions. It will be an important resource for the study of print-based experimental publishing, art and literature in the post-digital era.
At the end of our three-year research, our collection will be preserved and made publicly available in one of the prime European universal and research libraries: the Bavarian State Library. In addition, it will be published on our website and in a catalogue.
Artists, writers, authors, designers and publishers are invited to contribute to our research and collection.
We are interested in any recommendations and submissions and would like to learn from your experience with print-on-demand platforms, production and distribution. Feel welcome to approach us with any anecdotes, experiences, misprints, failures, reviews or works that belong to this field.
Please note: Our collection is a work-in-progress. Its online database went online on March 16, 2021 with the first 50 titles of our collection. In the months after that, the rest of our collection, which will include over 200 titles, will be entered little by little. So keep checking back, there will always be new things to discover. During this time of growing the collection, we are also still open to recommendations and submissions. We look forward to your feedback!
andreas [dot] buelhoff [at] fau [dot] de
annette [dot] gilbert [at] fau [dot] de