LUMINOUS BOOKS

Itinerant book project focusing on fiction, philosophy, art and curiosities.

Our bookshop at Central Saint Martins will return in the Autumn. Look out for pop up projects around London this summer!

A selection of Luminous books is also stocked at ICA Bookshop, London.

www.luminousbooks.co.uk

May 12
We’re gearing up for Room&Book at ICA London in collaboration with Claire de Rouen Books, 6th-8th June 2014.

http://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/roombook-ica-art-book-fair

We’re gearing up for Room&Book at ICA London in collaboration with Claire de Rouen Books, 6th-8th June 2014.

http://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/roombook-ica-art-book-fair


May 2
This Saturday May 3rd 10-4pm:The inaugural M Dash Art Book Fair at Stour Space in Hackney Wick. We’ll have a small selection of books on display at the Super/Collider stand!

This Saturday May 3rd 10-4pm:The inaugural M Dash Art Book Fair at Stour Space in Hackney Wick. We’ll have a small selection of books on display at the Super/Collider stand!


Apr 12
Last day to catch the @bookworksuk showcase and collections from Anagram Books and @antennebooks at Luminous before we close up for the summer! (at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)

Last day to catch the @bookworksuk showcase and collections from Anagram Books and @antennebooks at Luminous before we close up for the summer! (at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)


Apr 10
Big thanks to Phil Baines & Judy Willcocks for an awesome tour of the lettering collection here at CSM and thanks to everyone who came down! The exhibition and Luminous will be open until 12th April. (at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)

Big thanks to Phil Baines & Judy Willcocks for an awesome tour of the lettering collection here at CSM and thanks to everyone who came down! The exhibition and Luminous will be open until 12th April. (at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)


Apr 2
Exhibition tour - ‘Lettering: objects, examples, practice’. 
Thursday 10th April 2014
1-2pm
Free

Lethaby Gallery
Central Saint Martins
Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA

Join designer and CSM Professor Phil Baines and Judy Willcocks, Head of the Museum and Study Collection, for an exhibition tour to mark the final week of ‘Lettering: objects, examples, practice’ at Central Saint Martins. 

Gather in Luminous Books at 1pm for an introduction to the collection and browse our specially sourced range of new and vintage typography books, including examples of cover work by Phil Baines for Penguin’s Great Ideas series, followed by a guided tour of the exhibition and opportunity to hear insights from the people who curate, build, maintain and interact with this unique collection.

Lettering: objects, examples, practice is an exhibition exploring the rich history of lettering through a selection of key historic books and manuscripts from the College’s Museum & Study Collection and Central Lettering Record. The Museum at Central Saint Martins grew out of a teaching collection that was begun in 1896 when the College was set up. During the late 1800s and early 1900s the College continued to purchase (among other things) rare books, early printed books, illuminated manuscripts and incunabula. Since then the collection has continued to grow but now the emphasis is on collecting work by designers and makers who have a direct connection with the College through teaching or studying there. The Central Lettering Record was begun in the early 1960s as a photographic archive of all kinds of lettering and has grown to include items as diverse as manufacturers publicity material, and examples of public lettering.  

Examples of rare and early printed books are on display alongside work by Central Saint Martin’s alumni, showing the influence of the past on emerging practice. Featured designers include Eric Gill, Edward Johnston, Catherine Dixon, Derek Birdsall, Ken Garland, Phil Baines, Jeremy Tankard, Ed Wright and Anthony Froshaug. Examples or more recent student work are also included.

The exhibition is co-curated by Professor Phil Baines and staff from the museum and study collection and has been sponsored by Monotype.

Exhibition tour - ‘Lettering: objects, examples, practice’.
Thursday 10th April 2014
1-2pm
Free

Lethaby Gallery
Central Saint Martins
Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA

Join designer and CSM Professor Phil Baines and Judy Willcocks, Head of the Museum and Study Collection, for an exhibition tour to mark the final week of ‘Lettering: objects, examples, practice’ at Central Saint Martins.

Gather in Luminous Books at 1pm for an introduction to the collection and browse our specially sourced range of new and vintage typography books, including examples of cover work by Phil Baines for Penguin’s Great Ideas series, followed by a guided tour of the exhibition and opportunity to hear insights from the people who curate, build, maintain and interact with this unique collection.

Lettering: objects, examples, practice is an exhibition exploring the rich history of lettering through a selection of key historic books and manuscripts from the College’s Museum & Study Collection and Central Lettering Record. The Museum at Central Saint Martins grew out of a teaching collection that was begun in 1896 when the College was set up. During the late 1800s and early 1900s the College continued to purchase (among other things) rare books, early printed books, illuminated manuscripts and incunabula. Since then the collection has continued to grow but now the emphasis is on collecting work by designers and makers who have a direct connection with the College through teaching or studying there. The Central Lettering Record was begun in the early 1960s as a photographic archive of all kinds of lettering and has grown to include items as diverse as manufacturers publicity material, and examples of public lettering.

Examples of rare and early printed books are on display alongside work by Central Saint Martin’s alumni, showing the influence of the past on emerging practice. Featured designers include Eric Gill, Edward Johnston, Catherine Dixon, Derek Birdsall, Ken Garland, Phil Baines, Jeremy Tankard, Ed Wright and Anthony Froshaug. Examples or more recent student work are also included.

The exhibition is co-curated by Professor Phil Baines and staff from the museum and study collection and has been sponsored by Monotype.


Mar 27
We now stock publications by AIR: a live projects studio hosted by CSM that nurtures a site responsive practice led by artists to explore and respond to Archway and Kings Cross areas researching the question: “What happens when we stay”? Including publications by David Batchelor and Ruth Ewan. (at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)

We now stock publications by AIR: a live projects studio hosted by CSM that nurtures a site responsive practice led by artists to explore and respond to Archway and Kings Cross areas researching the question: “What happens when we stay”? Including publications by David Batchelor and Ruth Ewan. (at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)


Mar 26
Big thanks to Gavin Everall, Editor and Marketing Manager @bookworksuk for giving such a great micro history of Book Works at Luminous today! Visit their installation Dear Reader (pictured above) at Idea Store Whitechapel now.

Big thanks to Gavin Everall, Editor and Marketing Manager @bookworksuk for giving such a great micro history of Book Works at Luminous today! Visit their installation Dear Reader (pictured above) at Idea Store Whitechapel now.


A few treats in the bookshop today! Join us at 1pm for a talk with @bookworksuk - free, all welcome!  (at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)

A few treats in the bookshop today! Join us at 1pm for a talk with @bookworksuk - free, all welcome! (at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)


Mar 23
Book Works talk at Luminous Books
Wednesday 26th March 1-2pm at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, FREE!

Join us this Wednesday lunchtime at Luminous to hear Book Works talk about their publishing and commissioning activity, current projects and exhibitions.

Luminous welcomes Books Works as our inaugural publisher showcase; browse the selection of artists’ books, special editions and out of print rarities on display at the bookshop until 12th April. 

www.bookworks.org.uk

Book Works talk at Luminous Books
Wednesday 26th March 1-2pm at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, FREE!

Join us this Wednesday lunchtime at Luminous to hear Book Works talk about their publishing and commissioning activity, current projects and exhibitions.

Luminous welcomes Books Works as our inaugural publisher showcase; browse the selection of artists’ books, special editions and out of print rarities on display at the bookshop until 12th April.

www.bookworks.org.uk


Mar 15
Its the last month of Luminous at Central Saint Martins for the spring term, we’ll be going mobile over the summer and returning to CSM in the Autumn! Catch us before 12th April!

Its the last month of Luminous at Central Saint Martins for the spring term, we’ll be going mobile over the summer and returning to CSM in the Autumn! Catch us before 12th April!