Submissions for The Graduate Print Awards 2015 are now closed. A huge thanks to everyone who submitted and spread the word. And to gear yourself up for a new journey, meanwhile, we started an interview series in which we asked our partners/judges for their sage advice. The first of our interview series is here and we are delighted to share with you a useful piece of advice from Simon Goode of London Centre for Book Arts.
‘London Centre for Book Arts’ is a perfect destination for both up-and-coming and established creatives who wish to create and/or explore art in book form. Located in Fish Island, Hackney Wick, LCBA is the UK’s first and only centre dedicated to the crafts of printmaking, typesetting, and bookbinding. The main purpose of the centre serves to highlight the role of book artists, designers and makers and to foster an environment that encourages creativity. And for complete beginners, the centre also offers a variety of introduction classes and workshops.
“I’d suggest that you don’t get stuck in the trap of having to work to live. It’s difficult, and it’s something that I did for a while. If you can carry on with your practice: evenings, weekends, during lunch breaks at your day job, then do – that’s the most important thing, and you’ll never know where it will lead.” – Simon Goode.
Thank you very much, Simon. Simon Goode runs the London Centre for Book Arts with artist Ira Yonemura. And if you want to support and promote book arts and artist-led publishing, you can head over to www.londoncentreforbookarts.org.