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SPRINT—Independent Publishers and Artists' Books Salon  |  Milano

November 2020 – January 2021  |  8° edition  |  in collaboration with

Istituto Svizzero – Spazio Maiocchi




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Workshop held by Collletttivo – an open source type foundry founded in 2017, and a network of people who promote the practice of type design through sharing and collaboration,

with two special remote Lectures by Loraine Furter - a graphic designer based in Brussels, nourishing Armenian, Spanish, French & Swiss roots, specializing in hybrid publishing, research, and intersectional feminist projects as Badass Libre Fonts by Womxn and the collective Bye Bye Binary - and Nina Paim - Brazilian curator and design researcher based in Basel, co-founder of Futuress, a platform for design politics -

The workshop is Free and will be managed in person - when possible - or in remote version, for a limit of people selected from the portfolio.

The Workshop is developed for SPRINT20 mutated edition in the context of the exhibition The Most Beautiful Swiss Books set up in the Istituto Svizzero headquarters - but not visible to the public due to the current health situation.

In such a particular moment SPRINT transforms itself into an expression of mail art, to keep alive and visionary that relationship of exchange and dialogue, dedicated to independent publishing and artist's books, which the platform has been explore since 2013.

This edition condenses its perimeter into a a collector's piece envelope that will contain material produced specifically and partly edited by the same Artists/Publishers involved in the initial physical version of the Art Book Fair & Public Program 2020.

Inside the envelope, in addition to unpredictable multiples and traces of past & present collaborations, you will also find the first SPRINT publication - in tabloid format - in which the profile of all the realities involved will be deepened together with many contents.

SPRINT envelope will be sent Free, for a limited number, upon registration by 29 November 2020.

In addition to this physical dimension, SPRINT will also have a digital Program or 'quasi' stretched until January 2021.


SPRINT is a non–profit artist–led platform, since 2013, devoted to investigate – in a sustainable environment and inclusive gaze – the multiple ways in which contents, supports and languages emerge in independent and artist publishing. SPRINT is composed by an Art Book Fair & Public Program [Display, Screening, Performance, Talk, Workshop, Frequencies, Fundraising Party - when the conditions exist to perform], a Warm-Up series, a Risograph Printing Studio [soon] and a growing Collection, with the collaboration, in this years, among others of 


[past selected Artists and Theorists - extract] Félicia Atkinson, Barokthegreat & Sequoyah Tiger, Alessandro Bava, Silvia Bianchi [Libros Mutantes], Buenos Tiempos, Int. [Alberto García del Castillo & Marnie Slater], Enrico Boccioletti, Pierrick Brégeon, Ulises Carrión, Charlotte Cheetham, Xin Cheng, Collletttivo, Cõvco, Claudia de la Torre, Derek Di Fabio, Tiger Dingsun, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Sara Enrico, Julien Fischer/RATS, Fillip, A Frei, Eilean Friis-Lund, Ronnie Fueglister, Chiara Fumai, Loraine Furter [Bye Bye Binary & Badass Libre Font by Womxn], Gabber Eleganza, Pia Howell, IDIOLETTA [Mattia Capelletti, Costanza Candeloro], Maria Guggenbichler, Maren Karlson, Tania Grace Knuckey, Rada Koželj, Lafawndah, Leonhard Laupichler, Elisabeth Lebovici, Stefanie Leinhos, LGG$B, Giorgio Maffei, Beatrice Marchi, Dòra Maurer, Antoine Orand, Nina Paim [Futuress], Francesco Pedraglio, David Reinfurt [1/2 Dexter Sinister, 1/4 The Serving Library, 1/1 O-R-G inc.], Elena Radice, Clément Rouzaud, Caterina Riva, Guadalupe Rosales [Veteranas and Rucas/Map Pointz], Christoph Schifferli, Andy Simionato & Karen Ann Donnachie, SUBBACULTCHA!, Stella Succi, Tomboys Don't Cry, Natália Trejbalová, Vava Dudu, Wutangu


[past selected Publishers - extract] A Dance Mag Beirut, Actual Source Provo US, AKV Berlin, Altalena Milano,  

Amphibia Turin, Andròmina Barcelona, Anthology Editions NY, Arcadia Missa London, Archive Books Berlin, Archivio Magazine Turin, Atelier Èditions Los Angeles, Atlas Projectos Lisbon,  backbonebooks Berlin, BATT Coop Paris, Marcello Jacopo Biffi Milano, Blood Becomes Water Sofia, Boabooks Geneva, Café Royal Books Southport UKCamilla Candida Donzella Milano, Capricious NY, Colorama Berlin, Colpa Press SF, Compulsive Archive Milan, Dale Zine Miami, Ddoogg Vancouver, Delema Books with Paper Rad NY, Dominica LA, Edition Fink Zurich, Everyedition Zurich, Exo Exo Paris, Frankenstein Magazine Milan, Friends Make Books Turin, Fuzao Studio Milano, Girls Like US Amsterdam, Gloria Glitzer Berlin, Good Press Glasgow, It's Freezing in LA! London, Ikuru Kuwajima Moscow, Jungle Books St. Gallen CH, Kabul Turin, Kaleidoscope Milano, Kld Repro Copenhagen, Knust Press Nijmegen NL, Landfill Editions Nottingham, Leebinsoyeon Seoul, Stefanie Leinhos Leipzig, Licit Illicit Milan, Masala Noir Paris, Montez Press HamburgNERO Rome, Nieves Zurich,  NXS World Amsterdam, Occulto Magazine Berlin, Onomatopee Amsterdam, Panayotis Terzis NY, Perimeter Edition Melbourne, Petunia Paris, Pirlo Magazine Zurich, Poetic Pastel Press London, Prima Materia CAN, Public Collectors Chicago, Self Pleasure Publishing Milano, Shelter Press Rennes, Skinnerbook Jesi, Soybot Wien, Stay Alone Tokyo, Stolen Books Lisbon, Tabloid Press Berlin, Temporary Service & Half Letter Press Chicago/Auburn, Terranova Barcelona, TLTRPreß Berlin, Ultra Eczema Antwerpen, Viaindustriae Publishing Foligno, White Fungus Taichung City TW, Witty Kiwi Turin, & many others...