Surfaces Utiles

Brussels • Belgium

Surfaces Utiles - Paris Ass Book Fair

Surfaces Utiles brings to the fore artistic and typographic practices that are self-taught or that evolve in the gray area between professionalism and amateurism. With each publication, Surfaces Utiles seeks alternative economic models for the publishing industry in complicity with its actors, especially by appropriating and hacking standardized printing processes. With a similar mindset, Surfaces Utiles publishes La Perruque, a 1 × 90-centimeter-long magazine printed in the margins of regular documents, showcasing nonstandard type specimens.

For their participation in the Paris Ass Book Fair, Surfaces Utiles is delighted to present their two most recent publications: Publi Fluor. Letter Business in Brussels, which showcases the self-adhesive letters that Chrystel Crickx used to cut out by hand and sell by the piece in her shop in Brussels; and the essential How to Survive After Art School?/Comment survivre après l’école d’art?, which is presented as a manual and shares a number of tips and tricks that have enabled art professionals to progress in the period after their studies