Design Week Portland 2013 starts on October 7!
Ampersand is participating by collaborating with Clifton Burt & Nicole Lavelle in hosting a reading event on Tuesday, October 8 at 7:30PM.
Portlanders Carl Alviani, Jen Delos Reyes, Gary Robbins, Eric Trine & Namita Wiggers will read portions of essays on design they wrote specifically for the event. These have also been published in a small book edited & designed by Burt & Lavelle that was printed here in Portland by Brown Printing. 
Can’t make it? You can order a copy of the book from our website here. 
"It’s a shame that the phrase ‘tempest in a teacup’ is tied to the idea of triviality," writes Burt in his introduction. "It would otherwise wonderfully describe how designed objects each contain a cacophony of stories. The essays in Share Document demonstrate that point. They illuminate how objects like surfboards, refrigerators, books, and bike lanes can be understood quite differently when their context is revealed to us.
By contributing these essays, the writers in this book have graciously granted us access into the thinking that goes into their practice. In doing so, they have provided us with a cross-section of design-thinking at this moment in Portland. They have given us a ticket into their world. It’s our job to enjoy the ride.”
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10.04.2013

Design Week Portland 2013 starts on October 7!

Ampersand is participating by collaborating with Clifton Burt & Nicole Lavelle in hosting a reading event on Tuesday, October 8 at 7:30PM.

Portlanders Carl Alviani, Jen Delos Reyes, Gary Robbins, Eric Trine & Namita Wiggers will read portions of essays on design they wrote specifically for the event. These have also been published in a small book edited & designed by Burt & Lavelle that was printed here in Portland by Brown Printing

Can’t make it? You can order a copy of the book from our website here

"It’s a shame that the phrase ‘tempest in a teacup’ is tied to the idea of triviality," writes Burt in his introduction. "It would otherwise wonderfully describe how designed objects each contain a cacophony of stories. The essays in Share Document demonstrate that point. They illuminate how objects like surfboards, refrigerators, books, and bike lanes can be understood quite differently when their context is revealed to us.

By contributing these essays, the writers in this book have graciously granted us access into the thinking that goes into their practice. In doing so, they have provided us with a cross-section of design-thinking at this moment in Portland. They have given us a ticket into their world. It’s our job to enjoy the ride.”

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10.04.2013

Photograph by Tarrah Krajnak. 
Her solo show at Ampersand opens this week.
Tarrah will be giving an artist talk & singing copies of South Sound on Wednesday, August 28 (tomorrow night!) at 7:30PM.
You can purchase copies of South Sound online here.
08.27.2013

Photograph by Tarrah Krajnak

Her solo show at Ampersand opens this week.

Tarrah will be giving an artist talk & singing copies of South Sound on Wednesday, August 28 (tomorrow night!) at 7:30PM.

You can purchase copies of South Sound online here.

08.27.2013

Photograph by Mark Steinmetz from his recently published Nazraeli monograph titled Paris in my days.
Steinmetz will be here tonight, August 24 at 6PM signing copies. 
Can’t make it?
You can order signed copies from our website here. 
A deluxe edition with an 11 x 14 inch silver print is available here.
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08.24.2013

Photograph by Mark Steinmetz from his recently published Nazraeli monograph titled Paris in my days.

Steinmetz will be here tonight, August 24 at 6PM signing copies. 

Can’t make it?

You can order signed copies from our website here

A deluxe edition with an 11 x 14 inch silver print is available here.

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08.24.2013

Mark Steinmetz’s new monograph, Summer in my time, presents work culled from several extended trips that the artist made to Paris over a twenty-five year period. Published by Nazraeli, the book is beautifully printed on uncoated Japanese stock with Nazraeli’s exclusive “Daido black” ink & limited to 1000 copies, sure to sell out. 

Steinmetz will sign copies at Ampersand on Saturday, August 24 at 6PM. 

Can’t make it? You can pre-order signed copies from our website here

A Deluxe Edition, which includes a signed 11 x 14 inch silver print, is also available here.

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08.15.2013 

Photograph by Portland photographer Don Unrau

His new book, The Revolutionary Momentwas recently released in an edition of 250 by Stray Dog Press. 

Join Ampersand on Saturday, August 24 from 6 to 8PM for a book launch party & signing with the artist. 

You can pre-order signed copies of the book on our website here

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08.06.2013

Selections from Excerpts from Silver Meadows, Todd Hido’s new monograph with Portland based publisher Nazraeli Press.

Hido will be signing copies of the book at Ampersand this Saturday (tomorrow!), June 1 from 5:30 to 6:30PM.

Can’t make it? You can pre-order copies online here or by simply giving us a call if you live in Portland. 

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05.31.2013

Alex Fuller

Slideshow Talk & Book Launch Party

Saturday, May 11 at 7:30PM

Drinks courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing Co. 

Chicago-based designer Alex Fuller is one of seven partners in the studio/gallery/blog called The Post Family, Design Director at the Leo Burnett Dept. of Design & co-founder of 5x7 publishing. His latest publication through 5x7 is Two Letter Words, a limited edition book which “…explores the combination of abstracted geometric letterforms & the resulting words & marks they create.” To celebrate its release, Ampersand will host a book launch party on May 11. No mere excuse to drink Ninkasi beer, Fuller will also be presenting a slideshow discussion about his design work, self-initiated projects like 5x7 & the trials & exaltations of producing small press publications.

You can pre-order signed copies of Two Letter Words on website here.

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05.05.2013

The Incredible Journey that is Consciousness by Alex Fuller & Gabe Usadel

"Squares, circles and triangles are at the core of what makes the industrial world around us. A universal visual language apparent in all things—the tools we use, the fashion we wear, the buildings we live in and the communications we read."

Alex Fuller, designer & publisher of 5x7 Books, will be joining Ampersand on May 11, 2013 to present an artist talk & sign copies of his books, including a new title to be released that night. Mark your calendars.

In the meantime, you can order The Incredible Journey … & other 5x7 publications from our website here: http://bit.ly/Y25w7J

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03.19.2013

Artist Talk & Book Signing Tonight at Ampersand

Join us tonight at 7:30PM for an evening with photographer Neil Krug & model Joni Harbeck. We’ll be celebrating the release of their new book, Pulp Art Book: Volume Two, which you can order here.

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12.15.2012

We’ll be selling an assortment of photography & design books, vintage photos & antique prints at the Publication Fair this Sunday, December 16 from noon to 6PM. It’s at the Ace Cleaners, so come early & grab a coffee at Stumptown, or come late & join us for a drink afterward at Clyde Common.
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12.13.2012

We’ll be selling an assortment of photography & design books, vintage photos & antique prints at the Publication Fair this Sunday, December 16 from noon to 6PM. It’s at the Ace Cleaners, so come early & grab a coffee at Stumptown, or come late & join us for a drink afterward at Clyde Common.

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12.13.2012

Pulp Art Book | Artist Talk & Book Signing
Neil Krug & his wife Joni Harbeck will be at Ampersand this Saturday, December 15 to celebrate the release of Pulp Art Book: Volume Two, which was just published by Portland’s Nazraeli Press. Starting at 7:30PM, the couple will present a slideshow & discuss the project. A book signing & revelry follows, with drinks provided by Ninkasi Brewing Co. 
You can pre-order a signed copy of the book on our website here.
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12.10.2012

Pulp Art Book | Artist Talk & Book Signing

Neil Krug & his wife Joni Harbeck will be at Ampersand this Saturday, December 15 to celebrate the release of Pulp Art Book: Volume Two, which was just published by Portland’s Nazraeli Press. Starting at 7:30PM, the couple will present a slideshow & discuss the project. A book signing & revelry follows, with drinks provided by Ninkasi Brewing Co.

You can pre-order a signed copy of the book on our website here.

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12.10.2012

Ampersand will be selling books, vintage photos, antique prints & ephemera at the Portland Bazaar. Last year’s event was amazing & I’m guessing this year will be even better. With so many great vendors under one roof, this really is an opportunity for one-stop Xmas shopping. 
Hope to see you there!
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12.07.2012

Ampersand will be selling books, vintage photos, antique prints & ephemera at the Portland Bazaar. Last year’s event was amazing & I’m guessing this year will be even better. With so many great vendors under one roof, this really is an opportunity for one-stop Xmas shopping. 

Hope to see you there!

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12.07.2012

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12.02.2012

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12.02.2012

Please join Ampersand this coming Saturday at 7:30 PM for an artist talk & book signing with photographer Lucas Foglia. He’ll be discussing his ongoing photographic essay & series of interviews titled A Natural Order, which was published to wide acclaim earlier this year by Portland-based publisher Nazraeli Press. Photographs from the series have been widely exhibited, including shows at Gallery 339 in Philadelphia, RISD Museum in Rhode Island, Pier 24 in San Francisco & an upcoming solo exhibition at Michael Hoppen Contemporary in London. The book has also been selected as a finalist for the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards & will be on display at Paris Photo in November.
A Q&A will follow Foglia’s talk & copies of A Natural Order will be available for purchase & signing. Drinks will be provided by Ninkasi Brewing Co.
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10.31.2012

Please join Ampersand this coming Saturday at 7:30 PM for an artist talk & book signing with photographer Lucas Foglia. He’ll be discussing his ongoing photographic essay & series of interviews titled A Natural Order, which was published to wide acclaim earlier this year by Portland-based publisher Nazraeli Press. Photographs from the series have been widely exhibited, including shows at Gallery 339 in Philadelphia, RISD Museum in Rhode Island, Pier 24 in San Francisco & an upcoming solo exhibition at Michael Hoppen Contemporary in London. The book has also been selected as a finalist for the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards & will be on display at Paris Photo in November.

A Q&A will follow Foglia’s talk & copies of A Natural Order will be available for purchase & signing. Drinks will be provided by Ninkasi Brewing Co.

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10.31.2012

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair

If you are in Seattle stop in Saturday or Sunday & check out our booth at the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair. Booth #302 … Seattle Center - 300 Mercer Street.

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10.13.2012