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Local:Global Exhibition at Chronicle Books

Designboom and a few other blogs beat us to it, but we are proud to announce the first in a series of exhibitions and events entitled Local:Global. This series showcases the work of Bay Area creative firms that, like Chronicle, operate on an international level.

The first exhibition will be with San Francisco’s industrious and mordant studio CITIZEN:Citizen, founded by Philip Wood. Next Friday, May 2 will see the launch of their latest project, “Untitled” by Joe Gebbia. “Untitled” is a series of unique book-like objects that literally and figuratively are blank slates. A reflection of the manufacturing processes that publishers employ, these are denatured books—hard to pinpoint but easy to obsess over.


Chronicle has long explored the medium of the book through cutting-edge production and design, so Joe’s conceptual project fits right in with our exploration. The object values of everything we make is always a key concern; hosting exhibitions of the products from local creative companies is sympathetic to our mission. You shall hear more about these events as they develop, but for now please come to our first Local:Global show:

Saturday May 3, 10 AM–4 PM
Monday through Saturday May 5–10, 10 AM–5 PM
680 Second Street (between Townsend and Brannan)
San Francisco, CA 94107

Alan Rapp
Senior Editor

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