Artist's Books by Joachim Schmid


Posted in Books by JS on March 3, 2016


Artists’ books come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. I prefer the ones that are conceptually striking, not made for the sake of craft. Usually these are simple, small, and cheap. Often I wonder about the economy of artists’ books. We work and make and publish books in small editions, and then we sell them at reasonable prices. How does this work? This book explains in detail how artists make (or lose) money with self-published books. The book comes in two editions: the regular edition that is very affordable and a very limited edition that makes the money.

digital print, b/w
14.8 x 10.5 cm, 48 pages
softcover, sewn
100 copies
12 €
limited edition of 4 copies (+ 1 AP) with an original signed and stamped banknote (one copy for each of the currencies mentioned in the book: ¥, €, $, and £); out of stock

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Ikea Sucks

Posted in Books by JS on August 17, 2015

Ikea Sucks

Ikea sucks. In my opinion they owe me money. They don’t agree. In order to recuperate the disputed amount I made this book. The prices of all items bought at Ikea are listed in the book. The revenue from sales of the complete edition equals the total of my purchase.
All materials used for the production of the book were involuntarily supplied by Ikea. The book’s pages are Ikea note sheets, the cover is made of Ikea wrapping paper and cardboard, the typographic elements and photos are taken from the Ikea catalog. The twenty-five copies of the book are numbered and signed using an Ikea pencil which is attached to each copy. Everything is kept neat and flat and in place by a belly band made of an Ikea measuring tape.
Ikea is a registered trademark of Inter IKEA Systems B.V.

22 x 10.5 cm, 36 pages
hardcover, perfect bound
25 copies (+ 2 AP), numbered and signed
49 €
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Kunst gegen Essen

Posted in Books by JS on July 21, 2013

Kunst gegen Essen 1

A concise reflection on art, economy, and food, published on the occasion of an exhibition which was held in an Italian restaurant in Berlin and for which I received payment in food and wine.

1996 by Edition Fricke & Schmid
offset, b/w
21 x 14.8, 16 pages + 9 separate colour reproductions
500 copies
ISBN 3 927365 31 9
8 €
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