TXTbooks is an artist-run independent publishing initiative and risograph studio created in 2014 by Robert Blair, Thomas Colligan, Nichole Shinn, and Kurt Woerpel on occasion of the New York Art Book Fair. Since then they have participated in publishing fairs across the US and have zines stocked by Printed Matter, Draw-Down, and Ti Pi Tin; have works held at the New York Public Library and RISD Library; and have been featured on Catalogue Library and the Library of the Printed Web to name a few.
TXTbooks Promo FlyerNeedless to say our sales spiked a whopping 333% this year
TXTbooks "Grotxt" Rounded (Extended)A formalization of our unifying design element — the rounded stroke. Using the same line weight and "nib" brings all of our disparate drawing and handwriting styles under one mark, leveling the playing field and letting our differences show through. This mirrors our thoughts as a multi-disciplinary publishing project. The font itself can be used alone or paired with handwriting of equal line-weight. The font itself is crude and not perfectly made which feels fitting for a self-publishing project.
MarkIn as much as this mark is inherently stupid, what better way to let it live its stupid life than give it a dumb wiggle and loose technical specifications? What results is a *free* mark, open for any collaborator to re-interpret and spit back at us, so long as some shard of integrity remains.
SiteA simple storefront and archive with contact info. best to visit it live at http://www.txtbooks.us and also buy $200 worth of books. ;)
T-Shirt-Of-The-Month-ClubPromo flyer we drop into orders for our cash cow "t shirt of the month club" -- a loosely-followed monthly artist shirt project.
Instagram PostsZine releases, Deals, Travel Guidance, Cryptogram, Fair Announcements.
Business Paper ®Behind-the-booth exercises which ultimately end up as giveaways to replace business cards for *choice* patrons.