Tumbler. indie print in China is a pop-up bookstore-cum-exhibition presented by 3030Press. It will showcase approximately 50 independent art books and zines produced in China over the past couple of years produced by more than 20 artists, design studios and small publishers in Mainland China.
The publications will survey the range and character of selected self-published art books, from personal art projects and portfolios to general surveys and compilations, often produced in small print runs, sometimes by hand, for limited distribution and private sale.
Strict regulations apply to Chinaà¯¿½s publishing industry yet over the past half-decade self-publishing has become an increasingly popular strategy for young artists and designers seeking to bypass burdensome regulations and control the content of their work. They can then create an autonomous physical space, an à¯¿½independentà¯¿½ space, under-the-radar and within the pages of independently produced books and à¯¿½zines.
Tumbler is created by 3030Press publishing, an independent art and design book publisher based in Hong Kong and Shanghai, China, founded by John Millichap. Many of the publications included in Tumbler are also be available to buy at www.3030press.com