Our books address social and political issues while exploring the eclectic potential of relationships between image, text and form - each publication unique in design and approach.
Negative Press London was launched in 2012 by Roelof Bakker to publish his own artist’s books, to enable collaboration, and to publish important work by other artists and writers.
Bakker’s The Spots That Never Went was Highly Commended Finalist of the 2019 Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing, presented by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
Negative Press London books are in international collections, including Wellcome Foundation Library, London; Chelsea College of Arts Library, London; Artists’ Books Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Centre for Fine Print Research Archives, Bristol; The Museum of Modern Art Library, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Yale Centre for British Art, Newhaven; Artists’ Book Collection, Bavarian State Library, Munich, Germany; Library Project Collection, Photo Ireland, Dublin; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Negative Press London publishes small edition books, reducing waste by challenging the conventional publishing model of printing large quantities of books with many copies left unsold and pulped. Our books are printed in the UK and are often hand-finished. The papers we use are FSC certified – from wood-free uncoated papers to recycled natural paperstock.