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Craig Atkinson

Café Royal Books
Drawing, illustration, photography and publishing are the four elements of Craigs practice. Publishing being the place where research crosses his practice. Since 2006 he has been running
Café Royal Books. Craig is currently a lecturer in Fine Art, Drawing, Image Making and Illustration at the University of Central Lancashire.

CRB make short run artists books and was founded in 2006 by Craig Atkinson.
Café Royal Books offers artists a blank space within which to work. The publications are a testing ground for ideas that would perhaps otherwise not be published; or can be used as a space to display work in a new context, potentially for a new audience. Craig often publishes work that develops new ways of thinking about existing material or language. He is very much interested in change and documenting that change, whatever it might be. Currently Craig is working on a series of publications which examine Britain and Britishness. from various aspects, CRB publish between 15 ad 50 titles annually, as editions of 50 - 200.

Café Royal Books titles are available to buy world-wide and are collected by many major international museums and galleries including Tate, MoMA, and the V&A. All of CRB books are designed, edited, printed and published in the UK.

Craig also runs an annual project. The 2013 Project consisted of an exhibition of Books, photographs, and drawings from over 20 countries, all sharing common themes of communication and dissemination.

To mark the event CRB published a series of books: Words, Drawings, Photographs, and Publications. These titles were launched at the preview event. Words is a collection of essays by leading practitioners and researchers including
Sarah Bodman, Jorg Colberg and Lawrence Zeegen.

    'In terms of drawing I suppose I'm more of a publisher than maker - it used to be the other way round. I take more photographs now.'
Craig Atkinson


office@caferoyalbooks.com

Website:
 www.caferoyalbooks.com/
www.craigatkinson.co.uk/
http://www.caferoyalbooks.com/index.php/project/international-communication-project/


 
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