February 20, 2017

The LA Art Book Fair – New publications and posters by Jonathan Monk and Guadalupe Ruiz

Kodoji Press at

February 23 – 26, 2017
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
52 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dear friends and book lovers! We are pleased to present two new publications specifically made for the LA Art Book Fair—PUBLISHED BY…LOS ANGELES by Jonathan Monk and NY APPLES AND PEARS by Guadalupe Ruiz.

Come, come—by buy and join us for a book launch and get also your hands on their new posters.

Along with these beautiful publications, there will be also Florian Graf’s acclaimed Artist book FG ARTIST SERVICE GROUP and some other new and recent editions. Furthermore we have again a special guests, artist Esther Levine with her recent publication A WALKER IN THE CITY and her perfect bike tote with a new color range. Please join her for a signing on Thursday at 7 pm and on Sunday at 2 pm.

Looking forward to seeing you all there and please don’t hesitate to contact me.
I will be present during these days.

See you in downtown LA!

13.5 × 20.5 cm, 20 pages, 33 black & white plates, softcover
Kodoji Press, Baden 2017, ISBN 978–3–03747–081–7
Retail price USD 12,00  order here

“Published by...” is a series of beautifully printed zines that document the publishers of books in the library of Jonathan Monk’s Berlin studio. As an avid collector of artist books he has tried to curate his shelves into sections or individual cities. Artist, museum or publisher create the selective process. Initially the idea was to co-publish a book with hundreds of different publishers—each one an equal part of the project...a book made up of colophons, different fonts, designers, distributors etc. Brilliant, but logistically impossible. Maybe this is a zine in the form of a proposal or a proposal in the form of a zine…? Kodoji Press is happy to bring you “Published by...Los Angeles”—specifically made for the LA Art Book Fair. Followed swiftly by London, Paris, Berlin, Zurich, Toronto, Tokyo, Mexico City, Sydney and etc.  more

Jonathan Monk was born in Leicester, England in 1969. He lives and works in Berlin, Germany. “Published by...Los Angeles” is his first publication with Kodoji Press.

13.5 × 20.5 cm, 20 pages, 11 black & white plates, softcover
Kodoji Press, Baden 2017, ISBN 978–3–03747–079–4
Retail price USD 12,00  order here

Apples and pears grew in New York, while Guadalupe Ruiz was an artist in residence in the Big Apple. Inspired by an old publication she found in the city about the state’s apple varieties, she went to local markets to track down those cultivated there today. The zine that resulted is a combination of photography, hand collage on printing plates, offset printing and photography once again. The final stage of the process was a big apple cake made with all her ingredients.  more 

Guadalupe Ruiz (born 1978, Bogota) is a Columbian visual artist and photographer based in Biel, Switzerland. She studied at the ECAL in Lausanne and the HGKZ in Zürich. Her work has been exhibited internationally. In 2015 she printed and self-published the acclaimed artist’s book “Kleine Fotoenzyklopädie.”
THANK YOU to everyone at Printed Matter!

Meet us next at
May 19 – 21, 2017, Tate Modern
Kodoji Press, Bruggerstrasse 37D, 5400 Baden, Switzerland