Artists’ Books: Weproductions

We have nine new additions to our Artists’ Books collection from Weproductions. Taken from their website:

Weproductions publications are a paradigm of a generation of artists’ books characterised by unlimited editions, paperback format and offset printing.

Produced by Telfer Stokes and Helen Douglas, the publications demonstrate an exploration of book form to structure visual narrative.

The imprint Weproductions was established by Telfer Stokes in 1971 and joined by Helen Douglas in 1974. In 1976 it moved from London to Deuchar Mill, Scotland, where a printing press was set up in 1979.

After two decades of in-house printing and working with small presses in the States, the late ’90s and 2000s brought about new changes: returning to the use of commercial offset printers for larger multiple editions and the introduction of small hand printed digital editions. Douglas continues to make and publish from Deuchar Mill: her e-scroll The Pond at Deuchar has recently been published by Tate.”


MIM – on the subject of mimicry – is one of five books in Weproductions’ Millboard Series. Written by Helen Douglas and published in 1986 in an edition of 600, the book is printed using off-set litho and explores splicing and overlay of imagery and print.




The Paperback Series was published between 1972 & 1978. “Locating the book as structured place with the use of photography, the artists investigate imagery in relation to the page and the book format to develop new ways of reading”

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This series includes Passage (1972) and Spaces (1974), both by Telfer Stokes. Read more about these books on the publisher’s website or by following the links to the library catalogue.

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