New Year Resolutions III

January 7, 2012

Bananafish Books/A Perfect Book/Pausebread Press  is our career. Qing&Wei’s whole future. Both of us love photobooks and zines, loving making zines and books for our favorite artists friends, loving printing and paper works, love the products of designed. At end of last year, we built a pool for three projects. We work here, meet visitors and discuss plans in here. While in the year of 2012, we want to step out of the pool and “swim” outside.

The new year resolutions for Bananafish are:

We will take Bananafish to different cities of China and different countries of World.

Wei and I plan to take our selected photobooks and zines to sell in four cities of China this year. Each season we will close the shop and go out to places we have never been to sell the books, to let more readers to know the culture of Zine and photobooks, to spread the concept of independent publishing and making paper stuff of your own. We welcome all kinds of self-publishing works (while still have picky principles) and would love to sell them in our store. So if you are doing this, please get in touch, drop us an email then. Traveling around to sell books is a big plan. We will work on that after the Spring festival.

Involving into different events of photobooks and zines fair in the artpaper world. This year’s Tokyo Artbook Fair is our first stop. I mean we will go there personally to present Bananafish Books and A Perfect Book works. And then the plan is this year’s New York artbook fair. I want to meet Benjamin Sommerhalder (Nieves) and David (Hassla) and many other old friends of Bananafish Books. …

To publish 5 photobooks and zines within this year for A Perfect Book. Our second photobook will come out this Feb and we are so exciting about our second photographer! The third, forth, and fifth are yet to be decided. While this is the one too, we love to find art works. This is also why Simple Style is here. The whole journey is so charming and expecting. This is all about indie publishing.

Pausebread Press is our new project. We are now having five Riso colors! The sound of machine is a sound you can feel that you are working hard :  ) We would like to introduce the sense of riso printing to more chinese people. To welcome more customers use our machine to print their artworks, posters, magazines, zines, photobooks, pamphlets this year.  We will also encourage them to sell their works to others. Maybe at the end of this year, we will hold a fair to celebrate the success of Riso Printing in China and show all the works we have printed to visitors (in Beijing or in Shanghai).

Jiazazhi.com chief editor Yanyou invited Bananafish Books a few days ago to work together for building the first Art Zine Library of China with him. We are happy to say yes! So another resolution is to pray for this works out and exhibit our collections in different cities.

Done! All three resolution watercolor works are painted by me.
Hope you a very happy new year and all the best._Qing Zhou

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  1. 你们都是认真生活,努力追求梦想的人!香蕉鱼早点来上海呀!!

    Comment by dewpearl — January 7, 2012 @ 12:31 am

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