ABYME is an independent publisher of artist’s editions and multiples founded by John Morgan and Adrien Vasquez in 2017. Abyme’s interest often but not exclusively begins with text or typography; consequently at the heart of Abyme is a digital type foundry. Many of the editions and typefaces began life as a ‘work’ inside another ‘work’ produced by John Morgan studio or through the extended culture and relationships of the practice. Abyme offers a platform to implement, publish and distribute these works and develop editions with new and existing collaborators.

John Morgan is an artist and designer based in London. He founded John Morgan studio in 2000, which has developed an international reputation for design, art direction and close working relationships with artists and architects. He is Professor of Design, Typography and Book Art at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

Adrien Vasquez is a designer and type designer based in London. He joined John Morgan studio in 2011.

Artists and collaborators

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Paul Elliman

Paul Elliman lives in London. His series of ouija-board works made between 1995 and 2005 under the title Neither mechanical nor supernatural volunteer material and language-based contact with specific artists that have interested him, influencing his sometimes ambivalent engagement with art. These have included among others Derek Jarman, Ketty La Rocca, Tristan Tzara and George Maciunas. A board for Josef Albers was first made when Elliman was teaching at Yale in 2001, acknowledging the anniversary of Albers’ arrival at the school in 1951.

Thomas Grünfeld

Thomas Grünfeld is a Cologne based artist and professor of sculpture at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

Christophe Jacquet

Christophe Jacquet is a multidisciplinary artist who has developed a radical aesthetic through the pioneering use of computers and scanners, pushing the parameters of graphic design and photography. He has exhibited works at CalArts, the Triennale di Milano, the Cneai= and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and at the Institut Français d’Alger. In 2004, a monographic exhibition of his work, Reproduction Générale, was held at the International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont. He teaches at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art et de Design de Nancy.

Charles Mazé

Charles Mazé is a graphic and type designer based in Bruxelles. He works with Coline Sunier since 2009. They were fellows at the French Academy in Rome—Villa Medici in 2014–2015, and are now graphic designers in residency at CAC Brétigny, in the southern suburbs of Paris. Charles is part of the teaching staff of Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (ANRT) in Nancy. Together with François Aubart, Jérôme Dupeyrat, and Camille Pageard, they cofounded the publishing structure <o> future <o> in 2009.

Carolee Schneemann

Carolee Schneemann is a groundbreaking performance and multidisciplinary artist whose works since the 1960s have confronted sexuality, gender, and the cultural biases of art history. She is the 2017 recipient of the Venice Biennial Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. In 2017-2018, a retrospective of her work travelled between the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; and PS1 MoMA, New York.

Editions

Our editions are subjects to the terms and conditions outlined below. By purchasing an edition you agree to these. Please click to expand.

Shipping

We can ship to any international address. Shipping methods and rates will be calculated according to your shipping address. Please allow 28 days for us to process, pack and ship your edition. Please do contact us if you have any specific shipping requirements or enquiries regarding delivery times.

When your shipment has been dispatched you will receive an email indicating when to expect delivery. Your tracking number will be included in the email so you can track your delivery online.

Please note that any import duties which are incurred with an international shipment are the responsibility of the purchaser.

You are most welcome to collect your edition from London if it is easier for you. Please contact us to arrange a suitable time.

Returns

We offer a 14-day, money-back guarantee if you are not happy with your edition, or it arrives damaged in any way. Returns must be made in original packaging.

Pricing

Prices are subject to change. As an edition sells and there is less availability the price may increase. In order to be aware of any price changes or new launches we recommend you join the mailing list.

The price payable for the goods you order is as set out on the website, plus any charges for delivery if applicable. All prices include the current applicable VAT rate unless otherwise stated.

Occasionally, an error may occur and goods may be either incorrectly priced or described, in which case we will not be obliged to supply the goods at the incorrect price or in accordance with the incorrect description, or at all. We reserve the right to correct any errors from time to time. We will at our discretion either cancel your order and refund the price you have paid or use reasonable endeavours to contact you and ask you whether you wish to continue with the order at the correct price or correct description. If we are unable to contact you or you do not wish to continue with the order at the correct price or correct description, we will cancel your order and refund the price you have paid.

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Title

It is our expectation that the artwork will not be purchased for resale and will be retained by you for your own personal enjoyment. Specifically, that you will not sell or offer for sale the Artwork on any internet based auction or other website. In order to preserve this founding principle we reserve the right choose who to sell our editions to, specifically buyers whose intention is to resell the edition.

Certificate of authenticity

Editions are supplied with a certificate of authenticity to prove the number of the edition and to certify its origin.

Fonts

By downloading and installing our fonts you are agreeing to our End User License Agreement (EULA), which is available in full as a pdf hereafter. The main points of our license are covered below. Please click to expand.

Pricing

The base price of our fonts will decrease accordingly for each license user added. Fonts will be available to download as digital files shortly after your order is completed. You will receive an email with a download link.

If in the UK all prices exclude the current applicable VAT rate unless otherwise stated.

File format

Our fonts are supplied in OpenType format and will work on MacOS and Windows. Due to their digital nature, the fonts cannot be returned. If you encounter any technical issues with our fonts, please contact us.

Web, film, app and epub licenses

At the moment we do not provide web licenses through our website or other online services. We also do not currently provide licenses for audiovisual content, applications or electronic publications. If you do require the use our fonts on your website or other digital environment, please contact us and we will try to meet your needs.

Character set and language support

The full character set, language support and OpenType features of our fonts are detailed in the pdf specimens which are available to download on this website. Note that these vary from one font to another. If you require a language that we do not already support please contact us.

Modifications

We do not allow the alteration of our fonts. This includes for example modifying the shape of a character, or the conversion to another file format. If you require a modification, please contact us to discuss it.

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Contact

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