Idle Toil Press

Idle Toil Press is an independent web-based publisher that specialises in art books and poetry.

Publications


By Simon Cardew

Exonomnicon

“Exonomnicon is an artist’s book produced by Simon Cardew for IDLE TOIL press. It is a self-portrait in the form of names and labels applied to the author by others.
Written in 2012, revised and re-published in a second edition, 2013.”

Manifest-O

“Manifest-O is a Manifesto and artist’s book produced by Simon Cardew for IDLE TOIL press. It is an irreverent and humorous statement of opinions, based on ideas shamelessly stolen from Guillaume Apollinaire’s ‘Shit and Roses’ Manifesto and Wyndham Lewis’ ‘BLAST’.
Written in 2012, revised and re-published in a second edition, 2013.”

Processional I

“Processional I is an artist’s book produced by Simon Cardew for IDLE TOIL press. It contains a procession of colours, numbers and text. Written in 2012, revised and re-published in a second edition, 2013.”

Vectis: A Psychogeographical Enquiry

“Vectis is an artist’s book produced by Simon Cardew for Idle Toil Press, published in 2012. Simon’s longest and most ambitious work in the artist’s book genre to date, it is a psychogeographical investigation into the geography and history of the artist’s birthplace, the Isle of Wight”

Utopia/Dystopia

“Utopia/Dystopia is an artist’s book produced by Simon Cardew for Idle Toil Press, published in 2013. Building on the success of his previous work, such as Vectis, it is the artist’s most sophisticated and intricate work in the artist’s book genre to date, exploring the twin themes of Utopia and Dystopia from a literary, artistic, cultural and critical perspective.”

Speak of the Devil

“Speak of the Devil is an artist’s book produced by Simon Cardew for Idle Toil Press, published in 2013. It explores the relationship between serious crime, celebrity, the media and other social institutions through a critical theory lens.”

16 Landscapes (After a Treatise by Alexander Cozens)

“16 Landscapes After a Treatise by Alexander Cozens is an Artist’s Book produced by Simon Cardew for Idle Toil Press. It contains 16 digital prints produced after patterns taken from the 18th century artist’s manual ‘A New Method of Assisting the Invention in Drawing Original Compositions of Landscape’.”
 

By DS Blake

The Glimmercage Urists

“A tribute to Edward Gorey’s ‘Gashlycrumb Tinies’ and to the cult PC game Dwarf Fortress, produced for Idle Toil Press with illustrations by DS Blake.”

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