Maria Otero and Christopher Robin Duncan of LAND AND SEA.
2023 PUBLICATION GRANT
This year we were happy to present our 2023 SFABF Publication Grant, courtesy of Edition One Books, to LAND AND SEA.
LAND AND SEA was selected from our pool of exhibitors and will receive $5000 in printing credit at Edition One Books.
LAND AND SEA is a small press and project space in Oakland, California founded in 2010 by artists Maria Otero and Christopher Robin Duncan. They collaborate with a wide array of artists to produce books and records that share images, ideas, and/or sounds that otherwise might go unseen/unheard. Recent projects from LAND AND SEA include ARCHIVE - a book by Leonie Guyer, EMPATHY - a cassette by SF-based musician Joel St. Julien, small yellow center a sun - a collection of artwork and poems by nkiruka oparah and Maxine Schoefer-Wulf, and SEASONS - a collection of stories and poems related to winter, spring, summer and fall, as an accompaniment to the current exhibition at Rebecca Camacho Presents. Upcoming releases include REAL AND MAKE BELIEVE by architect - Craig Steely. REAL AND MAKE BELIEVE is a collection of Craig Steely’s explorations into where architecture can be found - not just in the finished homes and structures, but sketches and models as well. Personal and generous, this catalog presents his recent work within a non-hierarchical framework. THE STUD - Working closely with Chloe Miller, STUD bartender and STUD Pin Archive coordinator, THE STUD is a collection of pin backs/buttons and ephemera found in boxes in the basement of the historic SF gay bar THE STUD.
Edition One Books works with design professionals, photographers, artists and other creative types to manufacture highly customized, top-quality books. They are focused on building longterm relationships with their customers, and strive to offer a more personalized book production service for small to medium runs.
Check out our 2020 Publishing Grant and 2022 Publication Grant to see publishers we have supported in the past!