UNHOUSED has been quiet for some time. I have been busy with other work. I am pleased to announce a new book we, Temporary Services, just published called Public Phenomena.
There will be new entries and a lot more to share in the coming weeks. There are new movies about slums, tent cities popping up all over the U.S. because of the home foreclosures and the tanking economy. Sadly, things in the U.S. are getting more difficult for the current UNHOUSED population and those that are now joining their ranks.
It has been a while since we last wrote you and we have some exciting things to report.
Temporary Services has started our own publishing house and online store: Half Letter Press
With that, we have just released our first self-published book. It is titled Public Phenomena and let us tell ya, it looks beautiful! 152 glossy full color pages. We can't wait for you to see it.
This book is the result of over ten years of photographic documentation and research on the variety of modifications and inventions people make in public. From roadside memorials to makeshift barriers, people consistently alter shared common spaces to suit their needs, or let both man-made and natural aberrations run wild. The result is a new kind of public space – with creative and inspiring moments that push past the original planned design of cities.
Images and text by: Temporary Services, Polonca Lovšin, Joseph Heathcott & Damon Rich, Boštjan Bugaric, Ana Celigoj, Maša Cvetko, Marko Horvat, Meta Kos, Darjan Mihajlović, Danijel Modrej, Maja Modrijan, and Sonja Zlobko
You can purchase the book directly from us for $15.00 using Paypal. Go here
to do so.
Half Letter Press takes its name from the half of a "Letter"-size sheet of paper printing format that we have used for nearly ten years and 80
publications. In addition to publishing books, which will include books by other authors in the future, Half Letter Press was created to better distribute our own work and the work of other creative people whose work we admire. We have created a online store
toward this end.
This endeavor is just getting started. We hope you'll check back regularly. The store is the first step in building long-term independent infrastructure for supporting the work of others. You can read more of our ideas about this here
Half Letter Press offers volume discounts for multiple copies of Public Phenomena. We also offer a variety of alternative payment methods including trading. Please consider telling your book and booklet-loving friends about us!
If you make something you feel we should sell, or if you would like to help us distribute our new book Public Phenomena, please get in touch.
Thank you and all the best,
Temporary Services / Half Letter Press
(Brett Bloom, Salem Collo-Julin, Marc Fischer)
P.O. Box 121012
Chicago, IL 60612 USA http://www.temporaryservices.org
P.S. Coming soon!
New Temporary Conversations interview booklets with The Dicks, Tim Kerr, and Jean Toche of Guerrilla Art Action Group (GAAG).
Temporary Services goes to Austin, Texas.
Temporary Services celebrates their 10th anniversary in December with a book release and party in Chicago!
More information to follow.