As you will soon see in our September issue, independent publishers of books, magazines, and fanzines get big respect here at Wallpaper* HQ. So, when photographer and Wallpaper* contributor, Marius W Hansen, set up his website, Antenne Books, dedicated to their wares, we couldn't let it pass by unnoticed.
Hansen teamed up with art director, Richard Hart, to launch the site in July. Its growing catalogue includes an enticing mix of titles, such as photographic essays by Peter Sutherland and Ed Templeton; illustrative works by Ingo Giezendanner; and publications like Home Sapiens Magazine, which explores contemporary domestic living. To give you the best possible feel for these works, Antenne Books helpfully accompanies them with a video revealing extracts from each.
The project was born from Hansen's experiences distributing titles by Aki Books and The Institute of Social Hypocrisy. 'I realised there are so many independent publications around but no strong platform for them here in the UK,' he says.
As well as being an online shop, Antenne Books will also distribute books and magazines to UK and Scandinavian retailers - focusing on works by publishers like Nieves, Dashwood Books, Seems and Hassla. And soon it will publish its own titles. Watch this space.