The year-end fundraiser to keep Booklyn in Brooklyn is nearing its final days. Founded in 1999, the non-profit artists and bookmakers association has promoted, documented, and distributed artists' books to the general public and educational institutions, dedicated to education through the exhibition and distribution of art books and prints. (For a thorough examination, read A.N. Devers' piece about the non-profit here, from our Spring 2015 issue.)
Having long ago grown out of its 600-square-foot studio in Greenpoint, the organization has been on the hunt for a new home, and was recently invited to take up residence at ArtBuilt Brooklyn, a 50,000-square-foot art community at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. There, Booklyn will have a production studio, art gallery, event space, and an office to continue producing artists' books.
To make the move, Booklyn went to its loyal fans on Kickstarter, where its current fundraiser is $2,219 shy of meeting its $15,000 goal. To entice backers, the Booklyn team just added new rewards, like Scream at the Librarian, a hand-screenprinted, hand-bound, signed, limited-edition art book by Joel Rane and illustrated by Raymond Pettibon and Christin Sullivan, available for a donation of $800. Isabella Kirkland's Taxa, six archival digital prints based on the artist's oil paintings of birds and still lifes recalling 17th- century Dutch masters is available in a suite of six, along with a project monograph, for $3,000.
See all the goodies here.
Images courtesy of Booklyn