Dear Reader, Don’t (Only) Read

Texts — 2016

Books as image, books as construction, books as archive – these are the building blocks that Manuel Raeder uses in much of his own design and editorial work. The book Makulatur 2010-2016 is the result of one such endeavor, and something of an exception too. In 2010, Raeder succumbed to his own peculiar ‘archival fever’ and started preserving and collecting misprinted sheets discarded at the beginning of the printing process of each of his publications. These are the sheets that Manuel Raeder has been collecting for the last six years, and which now, cut and bound, make up this volumen, published by Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite in 2016. Besides me, also Eran Shaerf, Abraham Cruzvillegas and Manuel Raeder wrote for this book.