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

Jun 5
Thanks everyone who came down tonight, we’ll be at #roomandbook art book fair @icalondon all weekend! Come say hi and check out amazing publications from @publicationstudio @bookworksuk @thethingquarterly #everydaypress #afterall #paraguaypress #editionsdulivres #booksfromthefuture and we’re never without #thelondonbookshopmap

Thanks everyone who came down tonight, we’ll be at #roomandbook art book fair @icalondon all weekend! Come say hi and check out amazing publications from @publicationstudio @bookworksuk @thethingquarterly #everydaypress #afterall #paraguaypress #editionsdulivres #booksfromthefuture and we’re never without #thelondonbookshopmap


Set up begins! #roomandbook @icalondon @clairederouenbooks  (at ICA Institute Of Contemporary Art)

Set up begins! #roomandbook @icalondon @clairederouenbooks (at ICA Institute Of Contemporary Art)


Jun 2
Copies of The Social Life Of The Book & The Social Life Of The Record fresh from Paraguay Press in Paris for Room&Book:ICA Art Book Fair @icalondon this week! @clairederouenbooks #roomandbook #paraguaypress  (at Luminous Books HQ)

Copies of The Social Life Of The Book & The Social Life Of The Record fresh from Paraguay Press in Paris for Room&Book:ICA Art Book Fair @icalondon this week! @clairederouenbooks #roomandbook #paraguaypress (at Luminous Books HQ)


May 29
Just arrived from California!Copies of The Thing Quarterly,an object based publication,for our stand at Room&Book @icalondon next week @clairederouenbooks! Thanks @owlcave for the tip off back in SF! (at Luminous Books HQ)

Just arrived from California!Copies of The Thing Quarterly,an object based publication,for our stand at Room&Book @icalondon next week @clairederouenbooks! Thanks @owlcave for the tip off back in SF! (at Luminous Books HQ)


Super excited to have received our order from the amazing @publicationstudio all the way from Portland,Oregon for Room&Book @icalondon @clairederouenbooks Thanks PS crew! ❤️ #roomandbook

Super excited to have received our order from the amazing @publicationstudio all the way from Portland,Oregon for Room&Book @icalondon @clairederouenbooks Thanks PS crew! ❤️ #roomandbook


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.