The Book Dummy: A non-stop process workshop in Tokyo 2013

The course provides an overview of the development of the Book Dummy as an idea and as an object. We will examine and develop Book Dummies to prepare photo-books for publication.


Instructor, Victor Sira / ICP

Areas covered are:

Day 01 The Book Dummy:
1. Introduction: A short history of the Photo Book.
Review of all photo book projects of the participants and demonstrations how to make a photo book dummy.
The book assignment: Students start working on their Book Dummy.

Day 02: Zines and Serial Publications
1. The Photo book now.
2. Sequencing the Photo Book.
3. Fundamental Layouts for Photo Books.
4. Self-Publishing & Self-Distribution
5. Demonstrations how to make a photo Zine.

Day 03: Print on Demand/ Digital Printing
Demonstrations of basic of the desktop publishing program InDesing.
Demonstrations how to prepare a book for an online Print on Demand service.
Final Projects Presentations.
Prerequisite: Photo Portfolio review.

The Book Dummy: A non-stop process workshop in Tokyo 2013
Date: 2013 January 12, 13, 14 (On evening of 11th, we’ll have a casual orientation welcoming instructors from New York City and participants!)
At the Reminders Photography Stronghold
Fee: 50,000 yen (Members) 55,000 yen (Non-members)
Limited to 15 places
Materials Needed: 25-40 images (URL link is okay) and a photo project statement in around 400 words.
Application deadline is November 15th.

Victor Sira and Shiori Kawasaki are founders and directors of bookdummypress .Founded by in 2011, our studio is located in the West Village of New York City.