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

Exercise Book


by Catherine Hu, 2022

(2nd) edition of 150
80 pages, Risograph printed in orange and blue
160 × 210 mm, saddle-stitched

ISBN 978-981-18-5872-7

This work is a handmade copy of a semi-ubiquitous notebook from Singapore mainly used by primary school students. The first edition, self-published by the artist was originally tediously hand drawn copy by copy. This second edition is now slightly less tediously reproduced with the Risograph, with every page still based on a hand drawn original. In the artist’s words, “this exercise book is fully functional if you do not mind someone else’s hands with you while you write”.