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A sample spread from Due Time by ‘Fats’, George Frison, William Jones, Erica R. Meiners, James Piggues, Sarah Ross, Johnny Taylor, Devon Terrell, Feresteh Toosi, and Alan White. ($5.00)



Temporary Services booklet #105 and another all Risograph printed publication for our group. This booklet, designed by Temporary Services, is authored and illustrated by an Illinois-based group of artists, teachers, activists and prisoners. It sensitively explores the movement in time in prison, as compared to the speed of life and labor on the outside.
PURCHASE

A sample spread from Due Time by ‘Fats’, George Frison, William Jones, Erica R. Meiners, James Piggues, Sarah Ross, Johnny Taylor, Devon Terrell, Feresteh Toosi, and Alan White. ($5.00)

Temporary Services booklet #105 and another all Risograph printed publication for our group. This booklet, designed by Temporary Services, is authored and illustrated by an Illinois-based group of artists, teachers, activists and prisoners. It sensitively explores the movement in time in prison, as compared to the speed of life and labor on the outside.

PURCHASE

Newly published! Due Time by ‘Fats’, George Frison, William Jones, Erica R. Meiners, James Piggues, Sarah Ross, Johnny Taylor, Devon Terrell, Feresteh Toosi, and Alan White. ($5.00)
Temporary Services booklet #105 and another all Risograph printed publication for our group. This booklet, designed by Temporary Services, is authored and illustrated by an Illinois-based group of artists, teachers, activists and prisoners. It sensitively explores the movement in time in prison, as compared to the speed of life and labor on the outside.
PURCHASE

Newly published! Due Time by ‘Fats’, George Frison, William Jones, Erica R. Meiners, James Piggues, Sarah Ross, Johnny Taylor, Devon Terrell, Feresteh Toosi, and Alan White. ($5.00)

Temporary Services booklet #105 and another all Risograph printed publication for our group. This booklet, designed by Temporary Services, is authored and illustrated by an Illinois-based group of artists, teachers, activists and prisoners. It sensitively explores the movement in time in prison, as compared to the speed of life and labor on the outside.

PURCHASE

New! To Shoot A Kite ($6.00)
An unusually well-designed and substantial exhibition catalog for an show on artists that are currently dealing with the American prison system. Temporary Services was proud to be a part of this exhibit alongside our collaborators Sarah Ross and Tamms Year Ten (for the project “Supermax Subscriptions”) as well as Julie Green, Ashley Hunt, Lucky Pierre, Prison and Neighborhood Art Project (P+NAP), Dread Scott, and Jackie Sumell.
"In prison-speak, a ‘kite’ represents notes or letters and ‘to shoot a kite’ means to send a message. The projects included in this exhibition represent the work of a select group of artists who have set out to relay the severe conditions of inmates and expose this broken system. In so doing, they are reframing the narrative surrounding the incarcerated—providing a platform for public expression and advocating for change both from within and out of the prison system."
New! To Shoot A Kite ($6.00)
An unusually well-designed and substantial exhibition catalog for an show on artists that are currently dealing with the American prison system. Temporary Services was proud to be a part of this exhibit alongside our collaborators Sarah Ross and Tamms Year Ten (for the project “Supermax Subscriptions”) as well as Julie Green, Ashley Hunt, Lucky Pierre, Prison and Neighborhood Art Project (P+NAP), Dread Scott, and Jackie Sumell.
"In prison-speak, a ‘kite’ represents notes or letters and ‘to shoot a kite’ means to send a message. The projects included in this exhibition represent the work of a select group of artists who have set out to relay the severe conditions of inmates and expose this broken system. In so doing, they are reframing the narrative surrounding the incarcerated—providing a platform for public expression and advocating for change both from within and out of the prison system."
New! To Shoot A Kite ($6.00)
An unusually well-designed and substantial exhibition catalog for an show on artists that are currently dealing with the American prison system. Temporary Services was proud to be a part of this exhibit alongside our collaborators Sarah Ross and Tamms Year Ten (for the project “Supermax Subscriptions”) as well as Julie Green, Ashley Hunt, Lucky Pierre, Prison and Neighborhood Art Project (P+NAP), Dread Scott, and Jackie Sumell.
"In prison-speak, a ‘kite’ represents notes or letters and ‘to shoot a kite’ means to send a message. The projects included in this exhibition represent the work of a select group of artists who have set out to relay the severe conditions of inmates and expose this broken system. In so doing, they are reframing the narrative surrounding the incarcerated—providing a platform for public expression and advocating for change both from within and out of the prison system."
New! To Shoot A Kite ($6.00)
An unusually well-designed and substantial exhibition catalog for an show on artists that are currently dealing with the American prison system. Temporary Services was proud to be a part of this exhibit alongside our collaborators Sarah Ross and Tamms Year Ten (for the project “Supermax Subscriptions”) as well as Julie Green, Ashley Hunt, Lucky Pierre, Prison and Neighborhood Art Project (P+NAP), Dread Scott, and Jackie Sumell.
"In prison-speak, a ‘kite’ represents notes or letters and ‘to shoot a kite’ means to send a message. The projects included in this exhibition represent the work of a select group of artists who have set out to relay the severe conditions of inmates and expose this broken system. In so doing, they are reframing the narrative surrounding the incarcerated—providing a platform for public expression and advocating for change both from within and out of the prison system."
New! To Shoot A Kite ($6.00)
An unusually well-designed and substantial exhibition catalog for an show on artists that are currently dealing with the American prison system. Temporary Services was proud to be a part of this exhibit alongside our collaborators Sarah Ross and Tamms Year Ten (for the project “Supermax Subscriptions”) as well as Julie Green, Ashley Hunt, Lucky Pierre, Prison and Neighborhood Art Project (P+NAP), Dread Scott, and Jackie Sumell.
"In prison-speak, a ‘kite’ represents notes or letters and ‘to shoot a kite’ means to send a message. The projects included in this exhibition represent the work of a select group of artists who have set out to relay the severe conditions of inmates and expose this broken system. In so doing, they are reframing the narrative surrounding the incarcerated—providing a platform for public expression and advocating for change both from within and out of the prison system."

New! To Shoot A Kite ($6.00)

An unusually well-designed and substantial exhibition catalog for an show on artists that are currently dealing with the American prison system. Temporary Services was proud to be a part of this exhibit alongside our collaborators Sarah Ross and Tamms Year Ten (for the project “Supermax Subscriptions”) as well as Julie Green, Ashley Hunt, Lucky Pierre, Prison and Neighborhood Art Project (P+NAP), Dread Scott, and Jackie Sumell.


"In prison-speak, a ‘kite’ represents notes or letters and ‘to shoot a kite’ means to send a message. The projects included in this exhibition represent the work of a select group of artists who have set out to relay the severe conditions of inmates and expose this broken system. In so doing, they are reframing the narrative surrounding the incarcerated—providing a platform for public expression and advocating for change both from within and out of the prison system."

An illustration by Kione Kochi, showing book readers on public transit interacting (because they can see what each other is reading) while others are lost in their own space reading on their phones, ereaders or tablets.
Scanned from our RISO and offset-printed booklet by Temporary Services - Publishing in the Realm of Plant Fibers and Electrons (BUY $8.00)

An illustration by Kione Kochi, showing book readers on public transit interacting (because they can see what each other is reading) while others are lost in their own space reading on their phones, ereaders or tablets.

Scanned from our RISO and offset-printed booklet by Temporary Services - Publishing in the Realm of Plant Fibers and Electrons (BUY $8.00)

Temporary Services - Publishing in the Realm of Plant Fibers and Electrons (BUY $8.00)
Temporary Services has been actively thinking about, making, talking about, selling, and giving away publications for over 16 years. We have written or said things in interviews and lectures about our publishing, but we have never sat down to craft a long-form essay about our efforts and where they fit in the larger world of artist books, artist publishing and book making. This booklet is an attempt to articulate our ideas about publishing, particularly in light of the current post-digital environment. It was published to be given away during the life of our temporary print shop called Publishing Clearing House.
Also available as a PDF or an Epub.

Temporary Services - Publishing in the Realm of Plant Fibers and Electrons (BUY $8.00)

Temporary Services has been actively thinking about, making, talking about, selling, and giving away publications for over 16 years. We have written or said things in interviews and lectures about our publishing, but we have never sat down to craft a long-form essay about our efforts and where they fit in the larger world of artist books, artist publishing and book making. This booklet is an attempt to articulate our ideas about publishing, particularly in light of the current post-digital environment. It was published to be given away during the life of our temporary print shop called Publishing Clearing House.

Also available as a PDF or an Epub.

Allan Sekula - Dismal Science Photo Works 1972-1996 (BUY $38)
Allan Sekula is a longtime favorite of Temporary Services and we were thrilled to be able to get some copies of this out of print book to sell from our friends at University Galleries of Illinois State University. Sekula’s books have gotten outrageously expensive since his death. This heavily illustrated and great looking book is no exception, but we’re selling it for just a hair above retail and hope that carrying it will expose yet more people to his important work. A description from the poublisher:
Dismal Science is the definitive edition of seven acclaimed photographic projects made by Allan Sekula over the last 24 years, and also includes a number of critical essays by Sekula on contemporary photography, His hybrid works, incorporating photographic sequences, slide projections, texts, and audio recordings, question the conventions of documentary photography, while tracing strange linkages between everyday life and the global economic system.
For more on Sekula, check out the free PDF we recently uploaded of his book Fish Story.

Allan Sekula - Dismal Science Photo Works 1972-1996 (BUY $38)

Allan Sekula is a longtime favorite of Temporary Services and we were thrilled to be able to get some copies of this out of print book to sell from our friends at University Galleries of Illinois State University. Sekula’s books have gotten outrageously expensive since his death. This heavily illustrated and great looking book is no exception, but we’re selling it for just a hair above retail and hope that carrying it will expose yet more people to his important work. A description from the poublisher:

Dismal Science is the definitive edition of seven acclaimed photographic projects made by Allan Sekula over the last 24 years, and also includes a number of critical essays by Sekula on contemporary photography, His hybrid works, incorporating photographic sequences, slide projections, texts, and audio recordings, question the conventions of documentary photography, while tracing strange linkages between everyday life and the global economic system.

For more on Sekula, check out the free PDF we recently uploaded of his book Fish Story.

New! Against Competition by Marc Fischer ($5.00)
Temporary Services has been on a publishing rampage lately. We recently reprinted Marc Fischer’s 2006 essay Against Competition as its own booklet with illustrations by Kione Kochi and a new Afterword.The essay takes on the pervasive and corrosive problem of competition that exists and is created between artists by a market-driven art system. The essay also explores productive collaborative models in art, as well as in underground music subcultures whose approaches to generosity and working together might be something for artists to learn from. The Afterword follows up on some of the stories and examples from the original essay, and looks at the impact of social media on all of these concerns and how things have changed in the nearly 8 years since this text was first written. It also mentions the creation of Half Letter Press and the founding of Fischer’s initiative Public Collectors.
The booklet was made on a Risograph EZ 390 with three colors on green and white paper. Copies are available for purchase here. We also made an epub and a PDF version.

New! Against Competition by Marc Fischer ($5.00)

Temporary Services has been on a publishing rampage lately. We recently reprinted Marc Fischer’s 2006 essay Against Competition as its own booklet with illustrations by Kione Kochi and a new Afterword.

The essay takes on the pervasive and corrosive problem of competition that exists and is created between artists by a market-driven art system. The essay also explores productive collaborative models in art, as well as in underground music subcultures whose approaches to generosity and working together might be something for artists to learn from. The Afterword follows up on some of the stories and examples from the original essay, and looks at the impact of social media on all of these concerns and how things have changed in the nearly 8 years since this text was first written. It also mentions the creation of Half Letter Press and the founding of Fischer’s initiative Public Collectors.

The booklet was made on a Risograph EZ 390 with three colors on green and white paper. Copies are available for purchase here. We also made an epub and a PDF version.

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