Welcome to Unseen Sketchbooks

Unseen Sketchbooks are a UK based bespoke publishing house producing limited edition books with designers, illustrators and artists. Each limited edition publication will focus on the work of a designer, artist or musician and looks at creating new and unseen work from their archives. The editions are all short print runs and often involve special print techniques and covers.

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We are interested in hearing from other designers, artists and musicians who have an archive they would like to explore.

EDITION 7 by Jesús Cisneros

Exploring the sketchbooks of Jesús Cisneros. We have been working Jesús Cisneros on a new book exploring his sketchbooks. The book is broken into six sections, themes, series, memory, exploration, accidents and fiction. The book contains an interview with the Spanish illustrator in both English and Spanish.

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Edition 7: Jesús Cisneros sketchbook
Vahid Sharifian art print @UnseenSketchbooks

EDITION 6 by Vahid Sharifian

This colourful edition is a collection of his recent paintings. Limited edition lay flat bound and taped edge book with screen printed cover. WARNING: Some paintings depict nudity.

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This book looks into the sketchbooks of Ed Merlin Murray. Limited edition lay flat bound and taped edge book with screen printed cover.

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Edition 5 Chaos Pattern Ed Merlin Murray

EDITION 4 by Naro

Fragments by Thierry Ronat aka Naro, presents some of the works of this Grenoble based artist. The fragments of his work, in the tradition of the New Realists including Jacques Villeglé remind us of the visual culture that surrounds our everyday lives.

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Edition 4 Fragments by Naro
Erik Kessels Let's get shitfaced, it's free

EDITION 3 Erik Kessels

EDITION 3 is Let’s get shitfaced, it’s free. by Dutch designer and artist Erik Kessels. Kessels collated a series of images as a form of digital sketchbook which have been interpreted into a new book by designer and Unseen Sketchbooks collaborator Chris Bigg.


EDITION 2 Skotchbook

Skotchbook by Jim Stoten, a selection of pages from his personal sketchbooks, which he keeps in his coat pocket at all times and has done for the last 10-15 years. Jim draws it in every day.

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Skotchbook by Jim Stoten
Unseen Sketchbooks Edition 1 deluxe wrapper

EDITION 1 by Chris Bigg

EDITION 1 is Analogue Process focused on the designer Chris Bigg who is known for his work for Record Label 4AD including recently working on The Breeders artwork and videos.

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Unique Artist Designed T-Shirts

Our T-Shirt Collection is a collection of hand screen printed unique artist designed t-shirts, modelled by the artists themselves.

All our t-shirts are climate neutral t-shirt, made from 100% combed organic cotton, incredibly soft next to the skin.

Manufactured using purely renewable green energy from the wind and solar power.

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Dana Gusman t-shirt leaf

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Supported by G . F Smith, Gemini Press and University of Brighton Creative Futures
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