About Piece of Paper Press

about_lisa_cover1Tony White’s website is named after Piece of Paper Press, an artists’ book project that White founded in 1994, and which continues to this day.

Piece of Paper Press was designed as a lo-tech, sustainable publishing platform used to commission and publish new writings, visual and graphic works by artists and writers. Each book is made from a single A4 sheet that is printed on both sides, and then folded, stapled, and trimmed by hand to create the book. Piece of Paper Press titles are always distributed free, either by post and/or at an event.

‘Tony White’s deliberately lo-fi and generous-spirited Piece of Paper Press’ Times Literary Supplement

Piece of Paper Press titles have been variously reviewed in the TLS, Art Monthly and elsewhere, and many of the early titles are included in the updated second edition of Stephen Bury’s Artists’ books: the book as a work of art, 1963-2000 (London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2015). Here’s the blurb:

The history of artists’ involvement with the book format between 1963 and 2000 includes a fascinating range of artists and movements from Mallarmé to the Piece of Paper Press via Cubism, Futurism, Dada, Fluxus and conceptual art.

Read a short post about Piece of Paper Press here.

A display of Tony White’s Piece of Paper Press: artworks and ephemera 1994–2017 took place in the Project Space of Site Gallery, Sheffield, October 2018, as part of Strong Language, curated by Tim Etchells. See documentation of the Site Gallery display here.

Titles, 1994–present


POPP.001—Tony White, Title Track
POPP.002—Stephanie Fawbert, Glancing
POPP.003—Jane Gifford, Dream Diary
POPP.004—Tim Etchells, About Lisa

POPP.005—Penny McCarthy, Bedrooms
POPP.006—Peter Bunting, Seven Views of Geneva
POPP.007—Mikey Cuddihy, untitled
POPP.008—Gordana Stanišić, On Moles
POPP.009—Artist/Writer, Default 1
POPP.010—Rose Frain, Between 12 Noon and 2 PM
POPP.011—James Pyman, The Adventures of Lionel Through the Moon
POPP.012—Tony White, A0
POPP.013—Suzanne Treister, Vibrators from the House of Brodsky
POPP.014—Pavel Büchler, Good Guys
POPP.015—Elizabeth Magill
POPP.016—Christopher Hewitt, Hollywood Leather
POPP.017—Borivoj Radaković, Posjetiteljeva Knjiga (Visitor’s Book)
POPP.018—Bruce Gilchrist, Drawing from Perplexity
POPP.019—Alison Turnbull, Black Borders 1994-2006

POPP.020—James Pyman, The Adventures of Lionel: The Book of Hours

POPP.021—Stevie Deas, Cleanskins
POPP.022—Halford + Beard, Czar 52 Crash
POPP.023—Tony White, London Palm
POPP.024—Barbara Campbell, News Haiku
POPP.025—Liliane Lijn, ATOMANOTES
POPP.026—Tony White, A Porky Prime Cut
POPP.027—Michael Moorcock, A Twist in the Lines
POPP.028—Tony White, The Holborn Cenotaph
POPP.029—Joanna Walsh, Shklovsky’s Zoo
POPP.030—Steven Hull, CARNEVIL
POPP.031—Ian Bourn, Subjective Interfaces
POPP.032—Susana Medina, The Bowie Neurotransmitter
POPP.033—Sheena Rose, HOME IS ON MY MIND…
POPP.034—Joolz Denby, Dandelion
POPP.035—M John Harrison, Real Dreams
POPP.036—Courttia Newland, That Small Death
POPP.037—Selina Thompson, 12 Race Card Answers
POPP.038—Leaving Present Prototype (for Jane Rolo). (NB This edition was limited to a single unmade book)

POPP.039—Vanishing History Dub

POPP.040—David Hayden, Good Pizza