• Booklet pods at Colgate University – Photo by Warren Wheeler

    Publishing has been a regular part of our practice since we began in 1998. We have provided a large number of our booklets, books, poster-booklets, newspapers and other publications for free during exhibitions, in public situations, and below as PDFs for you to download.

    In 2008 we decided to make plans for the future to keep our publishing economically viable and to be able to provide greater support for artists, groups, and their work. To this end, we started Half Letter Press a publishing imprint and online store.

     WHERE TO FIND OUR PUBLICATIONS 


  • PUBLICATIONS:
     1-10   11-20   21-30   31-40   41-50   51-60   61-70   71-80   81-90   91-100   101-110 


  • 1. Axe Street Arena, The Allison + Fischer Atlas and Disc, December 1998.
     PDF   HLP 

  • 2. Maybe not the darkest, sexiest party, but still... (psychological effects of long-term inclement weather), Lillian Yvonne, February 1999.

  • 3. Untitled, includes Stephanie Ognar's Flip books and MSCHarding's audio installation, "Untied States of America", April 1999.

  • 4. Travelling Hindu Temple Series, Mikelle Standbridge, April 1999.
     HLP 

  • 5. Mobile Sign Systems: A Temporary Public Art Project, June 1999.
     PDF 

  • 6. White Walls Presents: Andreas Fischer, Robert "Jake" Jacobs and Matthew Hanner, July 1999.

  • 7. Épicerie and the Portable Store, text by Nance Klehm and Ricky Loggins, projects by Nicolas Floc'h, August 1999.

  • 8. Portable Temporary Services (France), January 2000.

  • 9. Guide to Re-Creating "Measurement: Shadow" by Mel Bochner, February 2000.
     PDF 

  • 10. Guide to Re-Creating "Untitled (Perfect Lovers)" by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, February 2000.
     PDF 

  • 11. Guide to Re-Creating A 36" x 36" REMOVAL TO THE LATHING OR SUPPORT WALL OF PLASTER OR WALLBOARD FROM A WALL by Lawrence Weiner, February 2000.
     PDF 

  • 12. Free For All Exhibition Guide, February 2000.
     PDF 

  • 13. FFA Re-exhibition Strategies, February 2000.
     PDF 

  • 14. FFA Phone Directory, February 2000.
     PDF 

  • 15. FFA Portable Exhibition Guide, March 2000.
     PDF 

  • 16. Re-used Interview, March 2000.
     PDF 

  • 17. LAND, By N55, March 2000.

  • 18. Business Replies, April 2000.
     PDF 

  • 19. Drawn Out, April 2000, 28 p.

  • 20. PARK, by Deborah Stratman, April 2000, 36 p.
     PDF 

  • 21. Boutique, June 2000, 16 p.
     PDF 

  • 22. Untitled, images and text by Mads Ranch Kornum, July 2000, 24 p.
     PDF 

  • 23. Angelo, July 2000, 28 p.

  • 24. Portable Temporary Services (Helsinki), August 2000, 12 p.

  • 25. Flicker, text by Amy Beste, August 2000, 4 p.
     PDF 

  • 26. Correctional Course, images and text by Michael Piazza, September 2000, 24 p.

  • 27. WORK, September 2000.
     PDF 

  • 28. PR '00 [Parentesis en la Ciudad], October 2000.

  • 29. 3 Acres on the Lake: DuSable Park Proposal Project, Laurie Palmer, October 2000.
     PDF 

  • 30. Public Inventions and Interventions PART 2: Public Phenomena, November 2000.
     PDF 

  • 31. Velvet Lounge / Viennese Lounge, December 2000.

  • 32. Warming Center, January 2001.
     PDF 

  • 33. The Library Project, March 2001.
     PDF 

  • 34. Pell City Book Drive, by Dana Sperry, March 2001.

  • 35. TV Guide, Helidon Gjergji, April 2001.

  • 36. Biggest Fags Ever (Zena Sakowski and Rob Kelly), August 2001.

  • 37. Something Like a Phenomenon: Two Audio Projects by Brennan McGaffey, October 2001.
     PDF 

  • 38. Why the Exhibit Was Canceled, by [Artist], October 2001.
     PDF 

  • 39. Monster Theater, Harold Jefferies, October 2001.

  • 40. Reap Where You Did Not Sow: A Guide to Urban Foraging, Vol. 1 of 3, Autumn, by Nance Klehm, October 2001.
     PDF 

  • 41. Temporary Services By Request, by Salem Collo-Julin, October 2001.

  • 42. Chiang Mai Ravioli, December 2001.
     PDF 

  • 43. Thailand is not my idea,  Thasnai Sethaseree, January 2002.

  • 44. Public Projects, February 2002.

  • 45. Into the Gravy, G.W. Sok (The Ex), April 2002. [ISBN 90-76154-06-6]
     PDF 

  • 46. Groupings, April 2002.

  • 47. Group Home, April 2002.
     PDF 

  • 48. Group Work: A Compilation of Quotes About Collaboration from a Variety of Sources and Practices, April 2002.
     PDF 

  • 49. Binder Archives Exhibition Guide, September 2002.
     PDF 

  • 50. Binder Archives Manual, September 2002.
     PDF 
  • 51. Midwest Side Story, TS with Zena Sakowski & Rob Kelly, October 2002.

    52. Masks and Public Inflatable Projects in Puerto Rico and Chicago, TS with Zena Sakowski and Rob Kelly, December 2002.
     PDF   PDF 

    53. Audio Relay  manual, December 2002.
     PDF 

    54. Audio Relay CD Inventory Chicago Contributors, December 2002.
     PDF 

    55. Prisoners' Inventions, with Angelo, Printed by WhiteWalls, Chicago, June 2003.
    The book is available here.

    56. Audio Relay CD Inventory Update, August 2003.

    57. Get Rid of Yourself (English and German), August 2003.
     PDF 

    58. Dave's Stories, includes track listings for the CD that comes with it, January 2004.
    Download mp3s

    59. Binder Archives Participants, March 2004.
     PDF 

    60. Binder Archives Exhibition Guide, revised edition, March 2004.


  • 61. Prisoners' Inventions - Three Dialogues, April 2004.
     PDF 
  • 62. Chicago Ravioli Project, April 2004.
     PDF 


  • 63. Dragged City, with JAM, June 2004.
     PDF 
  • 64. Downtime at the Experimental Station: A conversation with Dan Peterman, by Dan S. Wang, September 2004.
     PDF 

    65. Prisoners' Inventions (poster made for the Transmediale festival), February 2005.

    66. Product Placement, February 2005.
     PDF 

    67. Framing the Artists - Artists & Art in Film & Television, Volume 1, April 2005.
     PDF 


  • 68. Public Phenomena: Informal Modifications of Shared Spaces, May 2005.
     PDF 
  • 69. Alexis Petroff, September 2005.

    70. Three Bibliographies: 1999-2006, March 2006.
     PDF 

    71. Temporary Services: The first 71 booklets, March 2006.
     PDF 


  • 72. fREe-ZONING, with Liz Erlewine, Esteban Garcia, Nien Hsieh, Nick Martin, Brishen Vanderkolk, Linda Vanderkolk, and Cheryl Yun, May 2006.
     PDF 
  • 73. 11 People 16 Spaces / How To Guerilla Art, by Temporary Services and Gary Amerine, PJ Borowiec, Claire Bruhn, Mary Carroll, Leanne Eicher, Allyson Gaston,Wesley Hall, Young-Sun Kim, Teresa Melzer, Mark Moleski, Melissa Peifer, William Owens, Cheryl Sellers, Darian Tyler, and Lukasz Wyszkowski.Thanks to: Debra Parr and Amanda Alzamora, November 10-11, 2006.
     PDF 

    74. Do-It-Yourself Interview, by Temporary Services and Doro Boheme, Lindsay Bosch and Kevin Henry, February 2007.
     PDF 

    75. Temporary Services Motherfuckers, February 2007.
     PDF 

    76. Group Work, by Temporary Services, New York: Printed Matter, March 2007.
     HLP 

    77. Biggest Temporary Gang Ever Newspaper, April 2007.
     PDF 

    78. Personal Plastic, March 2008.
     PDF 

    79. Temporary Conversations: Kawabata Makoto, March 2008.
     PDF 

    80. Public Phenomena, by Temporary Services, Chicago: Half Letter Press, full color, 152 pages, perfect bound, October 2008.
     HLP 

    81. Temporary Conversations: Tim Kerr, November 2008.
     HLP 

    82. Temporary Conversations: The Dicks, November 2008.
     HLP 


  • 83. What is Temporary Services and What Are They Doing in Austin?, with Harper Montgomery, November 2008.
     PDF 

  • 84. Temporary Conversations: Jean Toche /Guerilla Art Action Group, December 2008.
     HLP 

  • 85. Temporary Conversations: Suzann Gage, Interveiw conducted by  Bonnie Fortune  September 2009.
     PDF 

  • 86. Half Letter Press, poster-booklet brochure explaining HLP, November 2009.
     PDF 

  • 87. Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor, And Economics, nationally distributed newspaper, November 2009.
     PDF   www.artandwork.us 

  • 88. Temporary Conversations: Peggy Diggs, January 2010.
     HLP 

  • 89. Self-Reliance Library, by Temporary Services, October 2010.
     PDF   HLP 

  • 90. Temporary Conversations: Aaron Hughes, interview by Nicolas Lampert, November 2010.
     HLP 

  • 91. Designated Drivers, by Temporary Services, April 2011.
     PDF   HLP 

  • 92. Revolution As An Eternal Dream: The Exemplary Failure of the Madame Binh Graphics Collective, by Mary Patten, designed by Heather Anderson, August 2011.
     HLP 

  • 93. MARKET, by Temporary Services, September 2011.
     PDF   www.temporaryservices.org/MARKET 

  • 94. Music Mountain, by Temporary Services, May 2012.
     PDF   www.temporaryservices.org/MUSIC/MOUNTAIN 

  • 95. Supermax Subscriptions, by Tamms Year Ten, Sarah Ross, and Temporary Services, September 2012.
     PDF 

  • 96. Mobile Phenomena, by Temporary Services, September 2012.
     HLP 

  • 97. 100 Actions for Chicago Torture Justice, by Lucky Pierre, December 2012.
     HLP 

  • 98. Public Phenomena (poster-booklet folds from A1 down to A5), by Temporary Services, February 2013.
     PDF 

  • 99. Records as Portable Exhibitions and Interactive, Participatory Objects, by Temporary Services, March 2013.
     HLP 

  • 100. Self-Reliance Library, 2nd edition, by Temporary Services, November, 2013.
     PDF 

  • 101. Public Phenomena, by Temporary Services, in Chinese and English, February, 2014.
     PDF 


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    WHERE TO FIND OUR PUBLICATIONS

    Collections can be seen at these locations:

     BAS  Necati Bey Caddesi, No:32/2, Karaköy, Îstanbul, Turkey
     Bill and George  10-16 William St., Newtown, Australia
     Booklet  3-15-3 Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo, 151-0053 — Check out their amazing  tumblr blog! 
     Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh  4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
     CNEAI  Hameau Fournaise, 2 rue du Bac, Île des Impressionnistes,78400 Chatou, France
     The Harold Washington Library Center  400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL -- Ask for our booklets on the 8th floor at the Chicago Art Reference Collection. While there, you can also request the file for our  Library Project  a project that was realized in the stacks of the library without permission, but that since has been adopted by librarians at HWLC.
     The Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection  37 South Wabash, Chicago, IL -- For information about hours call 312-899-5097. The collection is open to the public. It is the most complete set of our publications and ephemera you will find publicly. You will need to register at the security desk on the first floor of the building.
     Mess Hall  6932 N. Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL — our beloved Mess Hall closed in March, 2013. We do not know what they have done with the library.
     Museum of Modern Art Library  11 W. 53rd Street, New York, NY
     Salford Zine Library  48 Landos Court, Gunson St, Manchester, M40 7WT, UK
     The University of Chicago Library  Special Collections, Rare Books, 1100 East 57th Street Chicago, IL 60637


  • Selected books and booklets are available for purchase at these places:

    *For distribution of our publications in the United Kingdom and France, contact  Anagram Books 

     Architectural Association Bookshop  36 Bedford Square, London
     Batteri  Langelandsgade 16, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
     Center for Land Use Interpretation  9331 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA, 90232
     Farewell Books  913 E. Caeser Chavez St., Austin, TX, 78702
     Half Letter Press  P.O. 12588, Chicago, IL, 60612
     Index - The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation  Kungsbrostrand 19, S-112 26 Stockholm, Sweden
     Quimby's  1854 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60622
     Motto Berlin  Skalitzer str. 68, Im Hinterhof, 10997 Berlin
     Motto Charlottenborg  Nyhavn 2, 1051 Copenhagen K, Denmark
     The Print Center  1614 Latimer Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103
     Printed Matter  195 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY, 10011
     Pro QM  Almstadtstraße 48-50, D-10119, Berlin, Germany
     Red Emma's  800 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21202
     X Marks the Bökship  210/ Unit 3 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9NQ