is PRESS publishes short run artists books and zines documenting urban art and conceptual time-based art projects in an accessible narrative format along the loose theme of individuals and their relationship to groups.

We publish an annual ‘zine Raw Fury with Chicago based FLTLNDS which reports on and documents urban art in Denver Colorado and Chicago Illinois – the cultural bookends of the midwest.

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#is 09.30.2018 | is PRESS | DABF + VABF + CABF

is PRESS (The official Press of the Institute of Sociometry) will be tabling is EMANCIPATION and a whole quiver of zines at back to back to back Art Book Fairs in October and November – the Detroit Art Book Fair on October 13th and 14th at Trinosophes, the Vancouver Art Book Fair at Emily Car University of Art and Design, and the Chicago Art Book Fair November 16th-18th at the Chicago Athletic Association. It would be super sweet to see you if you reside in one of these places!



#is 5.11.2017 | Zines and Cereal | Chicago Art Book Fair

 is PRESS will be tabling at two November events! On Thursday 11.09 is the intimate semi-annual Zines and Cereal from 7-9, hosted by the Denver Zine Library at Europa Coffee House, 76 S. Pennsylvania St., Denver.


AND… From 11.16-11.19 we’ll be sharing a table with Flatlands Press at the first ever Chicago Art Book Fair! The CABF will be at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel at 12 S. Michigan Avenue – right across Michigan Ave. from Crown Fountain in Millennium Park! We’re busy printing 35 ultra-limited special cover versions of Raw Fury #4 just for Chicago Art Book Fair! Here’s a teaser!



#is 5.6.2017 | Raw Fury #4 | out now!


Raw Fury #4 (ISSN 2327-6002) published by is PRESS, Denver in conjunction with Flatlands Studio, Chicago is 7.5” square, perfect-bound, 60 page annual book on mixed paper stock with rounded corners. The covers are screen printed and letterpress printed on 140lb. French construction white paper. Screen printed posters by CHema Skandal and Davi Caramelo are included.

Raw Fury #4 is a local scene ‘zine, and a ridiculously fancy annual book with professional editorial standards, that focuses on contemporary urban art from or connected to Chicago and Denver including interviews with Johnny Sampson, Molly Bounds, Kashink, and Emit and the work of Eric Von Haynes, Oscar Arriola, Heather Link-Bergman, Institute of Sociometry, Ken R. Klopack, Scot Lefavor, Lisa Pangborn, bunny M, Max Sansing, Edgar Serrano, and James Jankowiak


#is 11.11.2016 | is EMANCIPATION | is at 21 anthology | out now!


is PRESS announces the release of is EMANCIPATION a 130 page book with 2-color letterpress covers printed and hand-bound with a Japanese stitch in an edition of 200. is EMANCIPATION is a 21 year anthology of art intervention and prank collective The Institute of Sociometry edited, designed, and partly authored by Peter Miles Bergman and edited by MCA Denver Curatorial Associate Zoe Larkins.

is EMANCIPATION contains the contributions of 11 additional authors ranging from a Guggenheim Fellow, Igor Vamos, to an inmate in the California State Prison System, Charles Twain Clemans who also contributed the primary illustrations.

Peter Miles Bergman
Zoe Larkins

Igor Vamos
Carrie Galbraith
Peter Miles Bergman
Jay Critchley
Jim Hanson
Charles Twain Clemans
Jared Jacang Maher
Zoe Larkins
Christian Roth
Brian Dick
Christen Sperry-Garcia
Heather Link-Bergman

Raw Fury #1

Raw Fury #2


In an effort to fund the publishing of art books and zines is PRESS also utilizes our letterpress printing and design skills to help other artists realize their work in printed form. You may contact is PRESS for your custom letterpress printing needs and help with self-publishing or print-design projects.