Vapour Momenta Books is the pocket-
sized publishing arm of photographer and artist Bruce Connew and designer/
typographer Catherine Griffiths. The website displays our artist books, along with other titles of interest to us, and maybe you, as well as the odd snippet of news that involves our work.

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I Drive You Crazy, to the Moon / I Must Behave / I Saw You / Stopover / Muttonbirds – part of a story / On the way to an ambush / *Limited edition artist books

btw ... Stopover was nominated in the 2008 D&AD Awards under Entire Books category / Jury: Irma Boom (Jury Foreman), Phil Baines, Nick Bell, Gareth Howat, Piotr Karczewski, Chip Kidd, Amanda Renshaw / Included in Eye magazine under Books Received / Awarded a silver at New Zealand’s BEST Design Awards in 2007

A note on the cover: Stopover is a social/political art document that tells the story of Indian-Fijian migration, imposed by a succession of coups, ensuing racism and economic hardship. The cover typography represents this migration to first-world cities — the “O”s move to the back cover, silver-filled.

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Designed by Catherine Griffiths, A Short History of Photography by Harvey Benge with Gerry Badger, recently won Best Cover at New Zealand’s book design awards

 

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NEW DANCE Like This, Like Us. New contemporary dance work from Salted:Singlet
7.00pm, 22—25 May, 2013
The Bas
ement, Auckland

Oliver Connew and Georgie Goater with Alfredo Ibarra (music), Amber Molloy (lighting), Valentina Serebrennikova (set)

tickets: $20/$15
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/ Proudly sponsored by VMB

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EXHIBITION Stopover by Bruce Connew, opens at Two Rooms Gallery, 6pm, Thursday 24th May / 16 Putiki Street, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand. As part of the Auckland Festival of Photography, Bruce will also be speaking at Crossing Borders Symposium 10:30am, 2nd June, Aotea Centre, Auckland.

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I Must Behave

SELECTED I Must Behave by Bruce Connew, the TypeSHED11 programme, For the record, typo/sound installation AEIOU, and wall work Sound Tracks, were selected for the ZGRAF 11 exhibition in Zagreb, Croatia earlier this year. Catherine won an Honorable Mention for AEIOU.

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EXPERIMENTAL DANCE An Unfortunate Willingness To Agree Oliver Connew, Gareth Okan, Fleur Cameron and Marike Pratley, co-produced by The Wanderer Productions and Salted:Singlet for the NZ Fringe Festival 2012, BATS Theatre, 27 February — 2 March, 6:30pm, Tickets $14/$16 at www.bats.co.nz / Proudly sponsored by VMB

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EXHIBITION I Drive You Crazy, to the Moon, new work by Bruce Connew, the third in the ‘I trilogy, SUITE Gallery, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand, Thursday, March 24, 5.30-7.30pm, until Saturday, April 16. Others in the trilogy: I Saw You (2007), I Must Behave (2009). The artist book will be published this year.

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Design: Connew/Griffiths
Typography: Catherine Griffiths
Case-bound cover, 82-panel concertina
190x140mm, upright
24 four-colour photographs
printed by EBS, Verona
NZ$65 (600 signed, numbered edition)
NZ$190 (50 signed, numbered
edition of book with
signed, numbered archival
pigment print of image #1,
120x180mm, on Hahnemuhle
Photo Rag)
Published by Vapour Momenta Books

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AWARDED ... the ‘tricolour of awards was collected by Catherine Griffiths at New Zealands 2010 Best Awards: GOLD for the TypeSHED11 programme, For the record, SILVER for Bruce Connews I Must Behave; and last of all, BRONZE for AEIOU, a typo/sound installation

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ON SHOW Karma Police and The Way We Live Now: a medley of Bruce Connews recent and not-so-recent works, curated by Melanie Moreau, is on show at Suite Pop Up Gallery. Join Bruce and Suite for a shot of ZUMWOHL at 5pm, Tuesday 14 September, 108 Oriental Parade, Wellington, NZ >> VIEW

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AWARDED PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Bruce Connew was awarded 3rd prize in the PX3 2010 Competition: Books, Fine Art category >> VIEW / PRESS RELEASE / BUY

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I Saw You

SURVEILLANCE I Saw You is the first in the series of three artist books, observing social behaviour and control. A 52-image surveillance series, this pocket-sized beauty precedes the exquisite and unsettling I Must Behave, a sideways glance at behaviour / NZ$65 / BUY
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Matea has 220 friends

BOOK SIGNING at Paris Photo with Slavica Perkovic: artist book Matea has 220 friends, designed by Vier5; and Bruce Connew: artist book I Must Behave, designed by Catherine Griffiths, at 14h, Saturday November 21, 2009 / Schaden.com bookstore / PARIS PHOTO / CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE / PARIS
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ARRIVED! I Must Behave / by Bruce Connew / A sideways glance at behaviour / 2nd in the series, published by Vapour Momenta Books, June 2009 / printed in Verona / NZ$85 / BUY
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EXHIBITION I Must Behave was first exhibited in full at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery June-August 2009, along with Mark Adams and John Miller (Photo HiStories curated by Mercedes Vicente)
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LISTEN to Bruce Connew: images and censors / an interview with Kim Hill, Radio NZ
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in support ...

BOOK Joseph Churchward / A new publication presenting an overview of the work of Samoan-born New Zealand-based alphabet and advertising designer Joseph Churchward [1932]/ Edited and designed by David Bennewith / NZ$140 / available from Clouds
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BOOK For the record / TypeSHED11 programme / edited and designed by Catherine Griffiths / NZ$25 / available here
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