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

New Refuge


by Czar Kristoff, 2021

designed by Czar Kristoff and gideon-jamie

edition of 250
200 pages, Risograph printed in black
127 × 196mm, softcover (glue bound)

ISBN 978-981-18-3096-9

New Refuge was first released as a single edition publication as a work included in Czar Kristoff’s solo exhibition with the same title where the artist archived testing papers he gathered from a local school and office supply store. These papers contained scribbles and held traces of identity — imprints of people’s existences left hastily. The artist examined these imprints through a Xerox by continuously enlarging them, magnifying and focusing on the minute details for a more intimate view of the traces of self that were left behind.

Like how the artwork was produced, this second edition was ‘photocopied’ directly from the original one-edition copy using the Risograph. The only differences here are the newly designed covers and a smaller (cropped, not resized) format. Every book also has a different/random page sequence; each book can therefore still be considered a private correspondence as it was intended in the original work.