The Donut Shop collaborates with local artists to publish small edition zines and artists books. Hoping to support experimental artist publishing, we have developed a business model where the selling of our donut prints is the means for funding our artist publishing projects.
By using online exhibition and distribution we create an avenue for all kinds of makers to push their practice through book production.
Cuttings, by Aimée Beaubien
Gardens portray time. Immaculately tended or grown wild; in public space or as private refuge, gardens are collections. Culled from the orderliness of scientiﬁc taxonomies, we assemble our gardens for aesthetic pleasures, and for contact with wildness. Cuttings presents some of the raw materials Beaubien incorporates into her garden installations where cut forms interweave, encircle, and hang; trail in ribbon-like shreds; and become wild ornamental outgrowths. “In the archive of family pictures I have inherited, it is evident that my great-grandmother photographed her garden throughout the seasons and her lifetime. Now I photograph in my tiny backyard garden, in my mother’s amazing garden in Florida, and in the botanical gardens near each of our homes.” In these spaces, varied life cycles move at diﬀerent speeds: interdependent systems bloom, grow, intertwine, and die.
Edition of 25
Printed on Neenah Classic Crest - Solar White + Neenah UV/Ultra II Translucent Paper
Bound with Plastic Coil
Printed with C800 Color Digital Press
Please email us if you are interested in purchasing. We have a small number of books available from the edition.
At the gate, Justin Schmitz
At The Gate is a recent photographic project by Justin Schmitz.
At The Gate continues Schmitz’s interest in looking at small, ordinary events through a lens that magnifies the insignificant and amplifies the mundane. For this project Schmitz turns his camera on students in line for a Saturday college football game. The pictures reveal an atmosphere of disarray as a mass of young people jostle of position in line. The work examines an underlying chaos and the drama of young people acting out. Schmitz made these pictures on the campus at the University of Georgia in the fall of 2014.
Edition of 50
Printed on Neenah Classic Crest - Solar White
Saddle Stitch Binding
Printed with OCE Vario Print Monochromatic Press
TIME LIFE Series
Perfect Bound with Risograph Cover
Each set is an Edition of 4
The TIME LIFE Series were sourced from at set of 12 books originally published in 1967 by the TIME-LIFE Library. Each original book measured 8.5"x11". Titles include: The Frontier States, The Plains States, The U.S. Overseas, The District of Columbia, The Mountain States, The South Central States, The Border States, The Gateway States, The Pacific States, The Frontier States, New England, and, The Heartland.
Created by cutting each original book into smaller sets, four books were then bound individually.
Note: Each book will be slightly different depending on the location before the cutting occurred. Black and white and color photos and illustrations serendipitously flow throughout.
Click on images to see more documentation of each book.
Little Dead Things of the Back Yard
Hand Sewn Booklet - 16 pages - B/W Laser
Oatmeal Speckletone 70 - French Paper Company
Edition of 30