The ‘Suit’

2014, 16.5 × 11 × 1.8 cm, 250 g, 192 pages, hand bound, two colour riso printed body with 18 different screen printed covers, signed and numbered in an edition of 90 *De Best Verzorgde Boeken 2014

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Designed by Linda Beumer and Barbara Iwanicka, with texts by Alaena Turner, Jasper Coppes and contributions by Gerrit-Jan Vos, Justin Gosker and Antonis Pittas. The ‘Suit’ book discusses an ongoing performance work begun in 2007, and was the third book to made as part of the artists’ attempt to complete The Kippenberger Challenge and equal Martin Kippenberger’s annual average printed output of 7.45 books.

Produced in an edition of 90, with the process of printing and binding each book learned on the job- the results were rated from faultless to faultful, before being numbered accordingly with the most haphazard books made available first.

currently made to order only, please get in touch for more information


The Best Designed Books 2014, 2015, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL. Lajevardi collection, 2015, Tehran, IR. World Book Design 2014–15, P&P Gallery in Printing Museum, Tokyo, JP. The Kippenberger Challenge (7.45 Books), The Tetley, Leeds, UK. The ‘Suit’: an archive for six years of unnanounced performances, 2014, The Tetley, Leeds, UK.


Linda Beumer Roos Blogg
Jasper Coppes
Jay Cover of Nous Vous
Oliver Shaw & Tom Pratt of Catalogue
Charlotte, Gerald and Julie Farrar
both Grahams at Edwin M. Harmer
Barbara Iwanicka
Chris Linton of PaperFix
Mondriaan Fonds Apple Office
Dorothé Orczyk
Mandy Armitage of Freelance Offset
Zoë Sawyer
Sea White of Brighton
Johann Tangyong
The Tetley
Alaena Turner Esteban Berrios Vargas
Gerrit-Jan Vos

Alex Farrar
Born 1986 in Leeds, United Kingdom
29.3.18 – 2.4.18 Unfair at Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
22 - 26.2.18 Christie’s Fundraiser Auction for Unfair 2018 at Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
21 – 25.2.18 Arco Madrid with Dürst Britt & Mayhew
16.2.18 – 24.3.18 ‘Body Building’ group exhibition at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague
7 – 21.12.17 ‘Places of Ruin Part III Beyond Thunderdome’ group exhibition at NEST, The Hague
John Cleese on Creativity featured in Fay Asselbergs’ The Extended Colophon
20.10.17 ‘Distant Constellations’ group exhibition at The Great Medical Disaster, Manchester
6 – 10.10.17 ‘Staging the inhabitable’ group exhibition at Cultureel Centrum het Fijnhout, Jacob van Lennepkade 334, Amsterdam
1.5.17 – 1.5.19 Kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fonds Stipendium for Established Artists
18 – 21.5.17 Arco Lisboa with Dürst Britt & Mayhew
6 – 9.2.17 Guest lecturing for the Autonomous Fine Arts department of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.
3.1.17 the ‘suits’ archived book will be distributed by Idea Books and is available now via their website and associated bookshops.
recent exhibitions
Dürst Britt & Mayhew
COLOPHON was built with the ingenuity and patience of DisplayHooray.
The typeface used throughout is Maria Pro, created by Phil Baber, whose 2010 design for the Index book reappears here in the work pages.
Credit also goes to Qubik for my original website (2010–2014), which lives on in the icon based home page.