Exhibitions and Events
Motto Storefront | Working Format Talk
July 10th, 2010
Motto Storefront transforms Artspeak into a temporary space for the sale, presentation, and discussion of contemporary art publishing. The selection of printed matter for the store has been made by Motto, a Berlin and Zürich-based bookstore and distributor specializing in experimental, small run, and self-published artist books, magazines, and fanzines.
Motto Storefront provides the context for a series of related public programming events intended to create a sustained dialogue within Vancouver on issues related to the production and consumption of art publishing. Formed around an ongoing, ad hoc residency program with international publishers, designers, artists, and booksellers, this series will take the form of weekly talks, workshops, and launches investigating alternative retail models, self-initiated design practices, and small scale publishing initiatives.
Working Format is a graphic design studio founded by Ross Milne, Grace Partridge and Abi Huynh, and based in Vancouver, Canada. Working Format exhibits a project-specific working process that has produced a diverse body of work that includes type design, signage, identity and printed matter. The studio has received numerous distinctions including recognition from The Best Dutch Books, Graphex 2008 and 2010, Coupe, Alcuin Society and Salazar awards.