Printed & Published — Bracketpress Exhibition

Manchester Artists Book Fair

Next door to our exhibition... on Saturday 6th November, we'll be at the Manchester Artists Book Fair.

On show will be 40 stands of hand-made journals, hand-printed and bound editions, altered books, zines and prints, from artists and small publishers from the North West and around the UK.

The book fair takes place at The Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art, Cavendish Street, All Saints, Manchester. M15 6BR.
Doors open 10.00am until 6.00pm. Entrance is free.
For further information: www.hotbedpress.org


Brave Old World by Tom Hodgkinson

a forthcoming book from Hamish Hamilton.

here's a preview of the book cover that we've just designed.


The Synthetics album release

A great new cd from The Synthetics,
with 4-colour letterpress printed packaging to boot
] printed by Bracketpress [

CD available to buy from: http://www.thesynthetics.co.uk/

MP3 download from Amazon or itunes


new book: Kommune by Youth

A new edition from Bracketpress...

We are pleased to announce the publication of the third collection of poetry, prose and illustrations by renowned record producer and musician Youth. Written over the past few months the main recurring theme is community: "Now more than ever, where we live increasingly in isolated and virtual worlds afraid of the unknown. Where fear rules and we are taught that stranger means danger. Where we are conditioned to distraction through the hollow promises of marketing bourgeoisie via consumerism and entertainment. Community becomes even more relevant and still more important. This is where we can share, help and learn from each other. Where we can regain our personal sovereignty and re-discover our divinity and humanity."
– from the introduction by Youth

The book is available to buy at venues hosting Killing Joke's 'Absolute Dissent' tour which is currently shedding much light and joy across many parts of Europe and will move on through America and Canada during December.
We have a limited number available for immediate dispatch through the web site.

170mm x 128mm, hardback, pp.80, printed on Vancouver Book 80gsm with coloured end papers, gold foil-blocked cover, b/w text and illustrations
Published 27th September 2010

£17.50 UK
£18.00 Ireland & Europe
£20.00 USA, Canada & Australia

The book contains a link to a free download of the 'Kommune' album by Youth, which will be made available in a few weeks time.

for more information and images of the book please visit:



Bone Fire exhibition

An exhibition of photographs by Casey Orr
At Yorkshire Sculpture Park
September 7th - November 7th 2010

There is a limited edition newspaper print of the images and an essay by Boff Whalley, email us: aliceshole@googlemail.com