Half Letter Press is a publishing imprint and an experimental online store initiated by Temporary Services. Temporary Services is a group of three people (Brett Bloom, Salem Collo-Julin and Marc Fischer). We have published booklets as an element of our collaborative work since 1998. We created Half Letter Press to publish and distribute book and booklet length works by ourselves and others. We are interested in using this endeavor to build long-term support and expanded audiences for people that work creatively in experimental ways. We are particularly interested in supporting people and projects that have had difficulty finding financial and promotional assistance through mainstream commercial channels.
Correspondence and distribution inquiries can be sent to:
Half Letter Press
P.O. Box 12588
Chicago, IL 60612
Cover of our brand new booklet, 32 pages, full color, offset … being printed in Beijing right now for The Second CAFAM (Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum) Bienniale, The Inivisible Hand: Curating As Gesture, Beijing, China, February 28 – April 20, 2014
Join Salem from Temporary Services on Sunday, February 23, 2014 as she welcomes the Philadelphia groupWe The Weedsto theSelf-Reliance Library. The event happens from 2-4 pm.
We The Weeds is preparing a generous presentation about their work as well as an interactive workshop on identifying sticks - the skeletal parts of plants that stay with us through the long winter.
Admission to PAFA is free every Sunday during the exhibition. Join us a little early and take a walk around the exhibit. Visitors to the Self-Reliance Library can pick up a free copy of our Self-Reliance Library booklet (2nd edition, made in conjunction with this exhibition), as well as a free special pencil while supplies last.
Save the date! Our next SRL event at the show will be on Sunday, March 23, 2014 with the good folks of thePrometheus Radio Project. Hope to see our Philadelphia-area friends at both events!
Charas is a document of a Lower East Side (NYC) community and their struggle to build a geodesic dome, beginning in the early 1960s with struggling New York City street life and systemic racism. Several men who would become CHARAS members led or were involved in gangs and moved in and out of prison while watching friends and loved ones succumb to drugs and violence. Carlos “Chino” Garcia and Angelo Gonzalez, Jr. two friends from the Lower East Side and involved in gang life from an early age, start the CHARAS story.
Mod garage? No, it’s a speaker big enough for a person to live inside! It was made by the group Learning Site, and you should read the story behind it. Available in the book Audible Dwelling, now on sale at the Half Letter Press web store!
Marc & Salem will be in New York next weekend for The NY Art Book Fair! Come find us in the Friendly Fire section. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to make an appointment to catch one of us, pre-order some stock, or buy us dinner!
We are intruders, interlopers, trespassers, but also citizens. This publication chronicles our attempts at understanding exactly what the fuck is going on here.»Venice’s Beach Biannual is a 36-page offset, staple-bound love/hate letter to the fabled Venice Beach in Los Angeles. The front cover invites us to “Hashbomb” ourselves stupid. Check it out. $12, published in 2012.