Motto X KesselsKramer

This summer Berlin based bookshop, Motto and KK Outlet, London will embark on an old fashioned foreign exchange.

Motto will bring a hand picked selection of their extensive catalogue to KK Outlet in London and in return KK Outlet will take their publications and a specially curated exhibition of new work to Motto, Berlin.

Motto is a world renowned bookshop in Berlin with an almost cult – like following. Offering a dizzying array of art, design and photography titles, Motto also stocks rare finds, limited editions and out of print gems. The store now comprises more than 3000 titles, with the catalogue being constantly updated. This is a haven for the switched-on book collector.

Motto will take over KK Outlet throughout July. This temporary curated display of artist’s books, writing, monographs, and periodicals at KK Outlet aims to represent the diversity of publications available at Motto. It will also exhibit a series of editions and limited print-runs by artists Motto has worked with, including David Horvitz, Stefan Marx, Jonathan Monk, Venessa Safavi, Erik Steinbrecher, and Erik van der Weijde.

KK Outlet is the London outpost of KesselsKramer, an international publisher and communications agency. The KesselsKramer Publishing catalogue hosts a vast collection of vernacular photography books as well as titles encapsulating short stories, advertising, graphic design and unusual art works. The KesselsKramer catalogue will be available at Motto, Berlin throughout August.

The Useful Photography series is a collection of magazines which focus on overlooked and supposedly underwhelming images taken for practical purposes. The latest publication, Useful Photography #11 rifles through the history of human targets culled from US shooting ranges. With the gun debate still raging in the USA, this unsettling collection of images throws up all kinds of questions about the attitudes towards guns in America.

A selection of images from this latest publication will be on show at Motto/Chert Gallery throughout August.


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