Clouds is a small publishing house involved in the publication of art books in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We are primarily interested in increasing the supply of interesting tomes and slimmer volumes both about and by artists.

We are Warren Olds and Gwynneth Porter. Clouds is based in Newton, Auckland.

NEW

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Jim Allen, The Skin of Years

Anne Noble, The Last Road

RECENT

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Kate Newby, Incredible Feeling

Tessa Laird, A Rainbow Reader

PUBLISHED TITLES

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Michael Stevenson & Jan Verwoert, Animal Spirits

Nova Paul, Form Next to Form Next to Form
(with Dent-De-Leone)

Fiona Jack, Living Halls

Layla Rudneva-Mackay, Green with Envy

Daniel Malone, Black Market Next To My Name,
co-published with Hopkinson Cundy

Louise Menzies, Pursuit of an Ideal

Anne Noble, Ice Blink

Volume 2., a document-extension of the Artspace project, co-published with Artspace

Dan Arps, Affirmation Dungeon

025 Jan Bryant and Leonhard Emmerling,
PX: Thoughts on Painting

026 Incredibly Hot Sex with Hideous People: the Book of the Zine

020 Julian Dashper, This is not writing,
co-published with Michael Lett

023 Pūrākau / Myths and Legends / Mitos y Leyendas

022 Sean Kerr, Bruce is in the garden; so someone is in the garden

017 Peter Robinson’s Ack and other Abdications,
co-published with Artspace

018 Sriwhana Spong, Nijinsky,
co-published with Michael Lett

016 Bruce Russell Left-handed Blows: Writing on sound, 1993–2009

015 Daniel Knorr Pukapuka Tohunga Mahi Toi,
edition published with Artspace

014 Sean Kerr Pop, co-published with Michael Lett

013 Joseph Churchward, an extended biography on New Zealand type designer Joseph Churchward, co-published with Jan van Eyck Academie and Colophon

012 The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader, co-published with Aotearoa Digital Arts

011 Dan Arps' Sun Seeker, co-published with The Physics Room, Neon Parc and Michael Lett

010 Paul Winstanley Threshold: Paintings 1989–2007,
co-published with Artspace

009 Volume 1., a document-extension of the Artspace project, co-published with Artspace

008 Teststrip: a history of an artist-run space (1992-1997)

007 Meg Cranston, Hot Pants in a Cold Cold World,
co-published with Artspace

006 Ava Seymour, The White House Years

005 Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

004 Judy Darragh, Arts Society

003 Tessa Laird, Shards of the Jealous Potter

002 Sweet Punch: recent Nordic video

p001 Bruce Barber & Emma Bugden, Party Without Party

DISTRIBUTION TITLES

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All the Cunning Stunts, SO GAY!,
published by All the Cunning Stunts

Connect, published by Colophon

Ruth Buchanan Lying Freely, published by Jan van Eyck Acadamie and Casco

Louise Menzies & Warren Olds, Mushroom magazine poster

David Bennewith, Suggestions poster, Joseph Churchward's suggested designs for TV 2 logo

Speculation, NZ Venice Project 2007,
published by Artspace

UNDER DEVELOPMENT

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Peter Robinson: Modern Standards (essays by Francis Pound, Lauren Winstone and Luke Willis Thompson)

Daniel Malone's Muddy Footprints

STOCKISTS

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Our publications are available from the following stockists:

Motto, Berlin
W139, Amsterdam

Artspace, Auckland
Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
Pah Homestead/TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland
s/f, Auckland
Unity Books, Auckland
University Bookshop, Auckland
Tivoli, Waiheke Island
Wheelers Books, Auckland
Gordon Harris, Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch
Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Pakuranga, Manukau
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Bruce McKenzie Booksellers, Palmerston North
City Gallery, Wellington
Unity Books, Wellington
Parsons Books & Music, Wellington
Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington
Page and Blackmore Booksellers, Nelson
Christchurch Art Gallery
Scorpio Books, Christchurch
The Physics Room, Christchurch
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin

Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a stockist. We offer standard trade terms to retail partners.

INTERNATIONAL

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Our publications are distributed in the USA and Canada by RAM.

In Germany, Austria and Switzerland our publications are distributed by Vice Versa Vertrieb.

CONTACT

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PO Box 68-187
Newton, Auckland 1145
Aotearoa New Zealand

+64 9 309 2604

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Connect

‘A reconstruction of a printed sheet of Ken Garland and Robert Chapman’s game Connect, designed by Ken Garland and Associates for the James Galt Toy Company in 1969. Including an interview with Ken Garland conducted in 2006.’

This publication combines a reconstruction of a printed sheet of the popular board game Connect with an interview conducted at Ken Garland's home studio in September 2006. During the interview Garland referred to an interesting detail regarding the design of the game:

“Now, I want to tell you something that a lot of people don’t know. The clue to this game is the template from which all these tiles are cut. When the game came out a lot of companies started to make copies, there was an Italian company, somebody in the United States, Japan – they never seemed to get it quite right. [...] If they’d sat down long enough with the original and assembled it – worked out how it would have been layed up to be printed and cut – it wouldn't have needed too much ingenuity to figure this out.”

The response to this detail inspired the reconstruction of a printed sheet of Connect – and the beginnings of this publication – as an action that would illustrate an important part of the designing process; one that is linked to a knowing use and attitude towards materials available to the designer.

The interview touches on social and philosophical aspects that Connect (and games in general) might promote and is intended to work in conversation with the reconstruction. Supporting images, scanned from original pieces of the game, are included to clarify certain key points made in the interview.

This publication hopes to build on a continued interest in a notion of ‘designing as writing’, that is defined as using form and technical processes (connected to the designing and printing processes) as implicit to the understanding of the publication; form and production join content as equal voices within the presentation of the outcome.

Conception, editing, layout and typesetting by David Bennewith / Colophon
Text by Ken Garland and David Bennewith

Published by Colophon
Cat no. CLPHNP01
Distributed by Colophon in the Northern Hemisphere and Clouds in the Southern Hemisphere
March 2011
ISBN: 978-90-815569-1-0

Hardback
Offset, laser printing
Printed by Drukkerij Mart Spruijt, Amsterdam
Typeset in AG Book Rounded by Günter Gerhard Lange, 1980
8 pages plus colophon
Full colour and black & white images
English

Dimensions: 343 x 245 x 10mm
Weight: 538g
Edition: 500

NZD$20 / 10€

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Clouds publishing

PO Box 68-187
Newton, Auckland 1145
New Zealand

+64 9 309 2604
www.clouds.co.nz