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SPRINT — a platform on independent and artist publishing  

is a non-profit artist-led project, devoted to investigate – with an intersectional approach – the multiple ways in which contents, supports and languages emerge in publishing. We welcome small projects and complex productions that cross experimentation, researching and archives with attitude.
Books as hooks to be hauled down new paths, discover alternative perspectives and approach multiple voices, often stressing forms and formats, in a dance of the perimeter and symphony of the sequence, performing pages.

Every last weekend of November SPRINT—Independent Publishers and Artists’ Books Salon's program includes an Art Book Fair [SMABF], Talks, Workshops, Exhibitions, Performances and a Fundraising Party.

The SMABF tables are cost-free for all selected exhibitors* as a sign of tangible support to the community, as the access for the public. The first edition took place in Milano in 2013.


Since 2019 we promote the itinerant Warm-Up format to develop projects focused on unique titles and specific publishing adventures and itinerant Spin-Offs of the Art Book Fair.

*Tables are free for small/medium entities, at our discretion, for the more structured ones, we reserve the right to formulate exchanges that allow the sustainability of all coordinates involved in the event. For commercial realities that would like to promote art publishing projects or processing techniques/materials related to print, we can consider collaborations, write to us.



via Arquà 14

20131 Milano, Italy,

EU, Solar System

— An Idea by
non-profit association

— In collaboration with GALATTICA 

non-profit association

— Curated & Designed by Dafne Boggeri

— Fundraising
Leonardo Caldana

— Special Project
Ilenia Arosio

— Production 

Clelia Colantonio

— Assistant & Coordinator
Maddalena Manera

– Coordinator Volunteers
Francesca Rossi

– Coordinator Talk
Elena Bertacchini

— Official Type
Apfel by Luigi Gorlero
for Collletttivo

Thanks for submitting!


We use Apfel Grotezk font designed by Luigi Gorlero for Collletttivo, an Open-Source type foundry and a network of people promoting the practice of type design through mutual exchange and collaboration.

Apfel is vailable in Regular, Mittel, Brukt and Fett cuts. 

Apfel Brukt is a Collletttivo bespoke project, a low-carbon-footprint version of Apfel Regular, which allows to save your printer up to 18% of ink.
Developed on the occasion of SPRINT 2019, Apfel Brukt was amplified thanks to the collaboration
 with Pirelli HangarBicocca in occasione of Milano Re–Mapped Festival, episode curated by SPRINT in the summer of 2022.

Download Apfel Grotezk ⟶ HERE


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