Insert Blanc Press

Yo! Merch SALE! over Here!

Check out this Merch SALE !!!  

Snatch up the last of our T-shirts, totes and mugs ASAP.

All threads and things Insert Blanc Press nearly 50% off!

We're clearing them out at deep discounts! 

Get that Insert Blanc Merch! 

 

Those T-shirts? Poetry Is Dead, You Killed It!? Am I Right?

That's vintage American Apparel.

Those Totes!? Hand silkscreened!

And those Mugs... 

Dango Mango, get at least one of each!

Written by Mathew Timmons — June 10, 2022

Here to Help! (within reason) [soft launch]



HERE TO HELP! (within reason)
Soft Book Launch (for Real Heads)
JBSB Classroom, CalArts
May 12 / 5PM / JBSB Classroom.

CalArts People, the first event heralding the coming of John P. Hogan's book Here to Help! (within reason) is arriving at your shores next week....

John P. Hogan (aka John Hogan, the Studio & Gallery Manager) will be doing a lecture with selected readings from his forthcoming book HERE TO HELP! (Within Reason). The book is a collection of 16 years' worth of Studio & Gallery Management flyers produced in the service of CalArts, created in collaboration with Dameon Waggoner and published by Insert Press, featuring essays by yours truly, Michael Ned Holte and Molly Jo Shea. Come walk down memory lane with your favorite campus crank, and while you're there, buy a copy of his book!

Online Sales COMING SOON!

Written by Mathew Timmons — May 06, 2022

Vintage Insert Blanc Renaissance

Throwback chapbooks that are going to go fast!

We have been sifting thru the archives over the past months and archiving some our early chapbook publications as well as preparing special selections of material from our early days, especially for you!

 

We've discounted a number of vintage publications and are offering some of them for sale here for the first time!  

Parrot Boxed Set - Limited Edition of Six 

Absurd Good News - New Limited Edition Reprint 

Signed editions of the first eight issues of Parrot now available 

Last remaining copies of Parrot now available at a discount  

The Confessions of Guru Rugu - Last remaining copies 

The Consumed Guide - Last remaining copies 

and keep your eyes here for more ...

 

We're making our way thru the depths and corners, combing across every bookshelf to find the good stuff for you!

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — December 07, 2021

Text a Love a Muse video program


still from NotAMuse (Unknown Artist, vol. 2) (5:35), Julie Orser, 2020-2021.

 

Text a Love a Muse

2220 Arts + Archives
Friday 19 November, 8:00 PM PST
Tickets Free at the door or RSVP Online 

A portion of the program may be viewed online at the links below.

Grunts and groans, nonsensical chanting and para-language, or simple words read off a teleprompter directly to camera—we give meaning to the text and the text gives meaning to us. We breath in and exhale the joyful noise of ongoing production, the fiddling and tweaking of an ephemeral presence that is intimated yet eludes resolution. All or nothing—words in the mouth of another. What once was, is no longer—tragic… but good! In the meantime, we’ll play our little game. Now, what is within our grasp!?

This screening is curated by Mathew Timmons of Insert Blanc Press. Timmons is honored to premiere Love Prose (video edition), 2021, edited by Dan Delboy. The program will also feature a selection of short films by filmmakers and artists, many working in a DIY context, borrowing techniques from contemporary film, and, when needed, enlisting the help of professionals from the film industry.

DJ Kind will be playing sets for the opening, intermission, and for the reception to follow the screening.

Featuring films by Jay Erker, Ben Rodkin, Erica Ryan Stallones, Asher Hartman, Daniel Newman, Julie Orser and Mathew Timmons. Opening and Intermission bumpers, rolling stock and snipes curated from FT Depot collection.

 

[Opening Program]

Walk It Out (1:03)
Jay Erker, 2013.
Originally for Leg Room at Projector Projects, Los Angeles, CA. 

Joyful Noise (3:35)
Mathew Timmons with Joshua Callaghan and Corey Fogel, 2012.
Videography, editing, and analog degradation by Ben Rodkin. 

Warning: Safe Space (9:41)
Erica Ryan Stallones, 2019.
A video documenting twelve intimate performances with accompanying interviews commissioned for the exhibition "Code Word Safe" at Fellows of Contemporary Art. 

Alfred (26:14)
Featuring Michael Bonnabel
from The Dope Elf project
Asher Hartman and Gawdafful National Theater, 2021. 

[Intermission

VENICE TELEPROMPT (1:00)
Looped three times
Daniel Newman, 2011.

NotAMuse (Unknown Artist, vol. 2) (6:03)
Julie Orser, 2020-2021.

Love Prose (video edition) (30:50)
Mathew Timmons, edited by Dan Delboy, 2021. 

Reception – DJ Kind

Written by Mathew Timmons — November 21, 2021

We Made It ! Audio / Video

The People Radio · We Made It !



kevin mcpherson eckhoff

 

 

 

Long Live !

 

 

We Made It !


Insert Blanc Press 15 Year Anniversary

Artisan PopUp


at General Projects and Outside Gallery

3611 Pomona St., Los Angeles, CA 90031


Friday June 11 from 5-10pm

Saturday June 12 from 2-10pm

 

Friday
Musicians 
5-6pm - Brian Ramisch
630-730pm - Emily Lacy

Friday

8-930pm - Writers / Performers 
Harold Abramowitz, Will Alexander, Brain Getnick, kevin mcpherson eckhoff


Saturday 
Musicians 
4-6pm - Brian Ramisch
6-8pm - The DJ Kind

Saturday

8-10pm - Comedians 
Babs Gray, Nicole Byer, Atsuko Okatsuka, Tess Barker, James Fritz, Brandie Posey, Christina Catherine Martinez

 

 

Musicians

Brian Ramisch 

Emily Lacy

The DJ Kind

 

Writers / Performers

Harold Abramowitz

Will Alexander

Brian Getnick

kevin mcpherson eckhoff 

 

Comedians

Babs Gray

Nicole Byer

Atsuko Okatsuka

Tess Barker

James Fritz

Brandie Posey

Christina Catherine Martinez

 

Artisans

Concrete Geometric 

Flower Bar

HEO Ceramics  

Honey Snake Studios

Koik

L Star Murals 

Minor Thread  

Miriamdema 

Sugar Paws 

Willow & Oak



 

Written by Mathew Timmons — August 12, 2021

Long Live Insert Blanc Press !

Long Live Insert Blanc Press !
We Made It !

Insert Blanc Press 15 Year Anniversary

Artisan PopUp
&
Patreon Membership Launch

at General Projects and Outside Gallery
3611 Pomona St., Los Angeles, CA 90031

Friday June 11 from 5-10pm
Saturday June 12 from 2-10pm

 

 

We Made It !

Insert Blanc Press 15 Year Anniversary

Artisan PopUp
&
Patreon Membership Launch

 

Musicians

Brian Ramisch 

Emily Lacy

The DJ Kind

 

Writers / Performers

Harold Abramowitz

Will Alexander

Brian Getnick

kevin mcpherson eckhoff 

 

Comedians

Babs Gray

Nicole Byer

Atsuko Okatsuka

Tess Barker

James Fritz

Brandie Posey

Christina Catherine Martinez

 

Artisans

Concrete Geometric 

Flower Bar

HEO Ceramics  

Honey Snake Studios

Koik

L Star Murals 

Minor Thread  

Miriamdema 

Sugar Paws 

Willow & Oak

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — May 31, 2021

Familiar Laundry Closing Party + Philosophy Coaching

Familiar Laundry
Closing Party Philosophy Coaching
 
Friday January 18th - 7:30pm
General Projects
3611 Pomona St., Los Angeles, CA 90031

We welcome you to hollabrate the closing of Familiar Laundry by Jeremy Kennedy at General Projects. Final views for the collection, plus a session of Philosophy Coaching presented by Andrew Choate and Jeremy Kennedy to scrape highlighters over the evening agenda. Kubb, convo, and regular fare are all on deck. Join us for one last baton twirl!
 
Philosophy Coaching:
Andrew Choate (voice) / Jeremy Kennedy (musical instruments)

Music is falsely ethereal and proud of it. This performance uses the relationship between coaching and action to coax out an experience of musical activity as relatable, manipulable and unimaginable. Keep your eye on the ball. Actually, just keep the ball. Advice translated.

 

Familiar Laundry by Jeremy Kennedy:

The exhibition includes a Series of 7 Original Works on Paper and a Limited Edition of hand prepared Archival Inkjet Prints, plus a collection of additional works on paper, sculptural pieces and documents from the artist’s studio, Table Blue.

There will also be a customized kubb (King Tackle) pitch set up in the adjacent Outside Gallery for anyone interested in a match of one of the artist's favorite non-athletic games.

The series of originals and limited edition hand prepared works are available for sale onsite and at insertblancpress.net.

The installation of Familiar Laundry at General Projects evokes an experience of the artist’s studio, the warmth and welcoming environment as well as the biting humor and caustic wit often found in his extensive collection of works from over the past decade. Kennedy’s multi-disciplinary catalog draws heavily from a core of uniquely designed humor and word-play. Kennedy continually builds, and maintains a heavy focus on the power of collaboration and the importance of relatable conceptual references.

Since the late 1990’s, Jeremy Kennedy (b. 01.01.1980) has been creating and exhibiting art and ideas in both community and academic settings. Before moving to Los Angeles in 2009, the largely self-taught artist spent over a decade living and working in Bloomington, Indiana.
His pieces and projects have been featured in publications and journals internationally, and in galleries, streets, backyards, and basements across the U.S.
Kennedy is an active sound maker, co-founder and playwright with P/Sicho Street Theatre Company, and he is a founding editor of Rebel Hands Press.

http://table-blue.com

Written by Mathew Timmons — January 13, 2019

Poetry for Corporations by Bruna Mori and 2018BuhBye Sale !!!

Poetry for Corporations by Bruna Mori Pre-Sale 
and 2018BuhBye Sitewide Sale !!!

We're celebrating the Pre-Sale Launch of Poetry for Corporations by Bruna Mori (with Kylie King and Wendy Belt)
with a big sale across all of Insert Blanc Press.

We've Discounted Numerous Books across the Insert Blanc Press site!

Additionally we're offering a 20% discount off everything at Insert Blanc Press!
Including Prints and Merch.

Use the discount code 2018BuhBye during checkout or follow this link and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

The 20% Discount sale runs thru January 5, 2019 at 11:59pm

Place your orders now! Orders placed soon may arrive by Christmas, but we cannot offer delivery guarantees ...

 

Happy Holidays and Happy 2018BuhBye !!!

 

Poetry for Corporations

by Bruna Mori
with Kylie King and Wendy Belt

Full color, 100 pages
Available in Hardbound or Paperback

Hardbound edition ISBN: 978-1-947322-81-3 
Paperback edition ISBN: 978-1-947322-94-3
Cover Price $55.00 / $30.00

Special Pre-Sale Price $42.00 / $24.00

Books shipping in March, 2019!

 

Poetry for Corporations is a selection of copy written for notable brands between 2000 - 2015, repurposed and arranged in sections on content, form, and correspondence. Stock photography curated by writer Kylie King; design by creative director Wendy Belt. Conceptual, confessional, or constraint-based, there is a place for parroting one’s livelihood toward a content doom in 2018, to remember when humans were encouraged to write like machines, as machines are now asked to have humanity.

Poetry for Corporations marks a vanishing era, back when there was no faux #taxbreak. Raw copy deck forms document a moment before AI transitions a livelihood--a time when we became ghosts for corporations, cobbling together taxonomies, disclaimers, word counts based on calculated attention spans, top 10 benign adjectives in some combination that conveyed the essence of a brand.

Most poetry about corporations looks at the phenomena through the lens of disaster capitalism (or more recently, accelerationism). Poetry for Corporations is the lightly placed disaster (or potential) itself.

Bruna Mori

 

“Familiar and ice-cold, Poetry for Corporations marks the spot where the second person singular collapses under the volume of false address now aimed its way. ‘Whoops! You failed to make a selection.’ Put this book in a time capsule. Let it document how the post-human world sounded.”
—Rae Armantrout

“World building, powered by Bruna Mori, advances the study of immersive and collaborative storytelling as it intersects with emergent technologies. It’s a powerful new narrative process destined to impact the future of entertainment as the richly detailed world becomes a container for countless stories.”
—McKenzie Wark

“As should be clear to everyone by now, the original artificial intelligence is that creature called ‘Corporation.’ It speaks to us, at us, through us, and for us, slurping up the training data known as human language. Poetry for Corporations flips the script, parses the source, and minds the gap between advertising copy and what advertising can never copy.”
—Julieta Aranda

 

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — December 14, 2018

Currently Seeking Assistant Editor

Currently Seeking Assistant Editor

Insert Blanc Press is currently seeking an assistant editor. Please post and share this widely and be in touch insertpress at gmail dot com

Insert Blanc Press offers you a glimpse into the secret insides of small press art and literary publishing from various different perspectives. As an assistant editor at Insert Blanc you will be at the center of the day-to-day workings of a small press, assisting with editorial decisions, book design and production, copy-editing and proof-reading. You will gain the experience of ushering work from initial idea to fully realized, beautifully produced and finalized project. You will also have the opportunity to assist in event planning for readings and special events. You will gain a holistic perspective of the arts and literary landscape in Los Angeles as well as nationally and further abroad while working on publicity & marketing to promote Insert Blanc Press' various books, art series and other media projects. You will assist in developing print projects through press releases, tracking and logging reviews and you will work with and help to develop the press' media assets to create social media content, web updates and newsletters while building out various networking platforms. You will gain a broad understanding of the publishing world while submitting books and publications for awards and working to increase book sales through developing partnerships with art and literary bookstores worldwide and locally while reaching out to larger institutions to encourage them to support the press and become subscribing members.

Please be in touch thru insertpress at gmail dot com and in a few short paragraphs explain why you want to be an assistant editor for Insert Blanc Press. Interest in contemporary art and literature is a must and so are excellent writing and communication skills. Knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator andor Photoshop and some familiarity with audio/video editing is a big plus. Those with adept abilities in the social media sphere are also sought after.

This position does not require the ability to meet face-to-face, tho it would be nice periodically to do so. Working remotely works for Insert Blanc.

 

For slightly more detail, here are the three main areas we're looking for assistance with at Insert Blanc Press:

1. Social Media, Marketing and Sales 

2. Book reviews, for literary and art books, developing contacts and reviewers.

3. Developing the New Amusements section of Insert Blanc into an online journal.

4. Day to day editing duties - including working thru submissions - substantive editing on accepted manuscripts - and the ever needed editing of projects as they step thru all the steps in the process 

Compensation: We would send you all the books - and t-shirts and totes and coffee mugs and etc - also as we work with artists we always reserve some work for the press from each artist and any Assistant Editor would get various Artist Prints and various editions.
We'd be happy to have you join us at Insert Blanc Press

Written by Mathew Timmons — December 11, 2018

[We Brought Our Coffee]

[We Brought Our Coffee]

plays by Chelsea Rector and Jeremy Kennedy
(DBA: P/Sicho Street Theatre Company)

General Projects
Friday December 7th at 7:30pm

 

An evening of short plays written and directed by Chelsea Rector and Jeremy Kennedy, presented salon style, with special appearances by Rebecca Ramirez, JAM, and Roomba.

 

As part of General Projects and Outside Gallery's current exhibition Familiar Laundry by Jeremy Kennedy, [We Brought Our Coffee] extends Kennedy's sense of word-play and wit into a collaborative sphere embodied in a collection of short plays co-written with Chelsea Rector. 

Written by Mathew Timmons — November 29, 2018