Temporary Press publishes books around art and design with an interest in ideas and practices exploring alternative or incidental notions of design. With limited resources, the press relies on economical design and production methods, often with a black-only Risograph and simple tools. Based in Singapore since 2018, Temporary Press is run by gideon-jamie and distributed internationally by Idea Books (ideabooks.nl). Contact us via email (temporarypress@gideon-jamie.com) or IG (@temporarypress

Cardboard Lamps & Adequate Images


9 in stock

by Lai Yu Tong, 2020

designed by gideon-jamie

edition of 250
40 pages, Risograph printed in orange, blue and black
131 × 180mm, loop-stitched

ISBN 978-981-14-8167-3

The ubiquitous cardboard box is the subject for this loop-stitched booklet and are presented as materials for constructing 7 different lamp designs alongside instructional diagrams and ‘product photographs’. Small two-colour thumbnail-size pictures are overlaid and scattered in random sequences throughout the pages. The booklet contains a short text written by the artist which offers a rather demoralising outlook on the global pandemic, the climate crisis, and choosing to be an artist.