Julie Mehretu and Jessica Rankin
Earthfold

Folding book, 32pp + 8pp concertina, 240 x 170 mm
Designed by Ben Weaver
Published by Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens
2016

Earthfold combines images of Mehretu’s and Rankin’s working practice and influences with details of their work in their joint exhibition at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens.

The book is made from one printed sheet which is cut and folded to create a publication whose ‘pages’ can be turned like a book but there is no binding.

Cecil Taylor by Jeremy Liebman, 2016
Cecil Taylor by Jeremy Liebman, 2016
Annette Peacock by Daniel Shea, 2015
Annette Peacock by Daniel Shea, 2015
Chris Watson by Jake Walters,
2010
Chris Watson by Jake Walters, 2010
2015 Rewind, with Julien Simshäuser
2015 Rewind, with Julien Simshäuser
'Noise in the ether' with Ben Drury, 2010
'Noise in the ether' with Ben Drury, 2010
Kode9 by Jake Walters, 2009
Kode9 by Jake Walters, 2009
‘Babble On’  with James Graham, 
2013
‘Babble On’ with James Graham, 2013
Wolf Eyes, with Mark Peckmezian, 
2013
Wolf Eyes, with Mark Peckmezian, 2013
2011 Rewind
2011 Rewind
Manuel Göttsching by Thomas Adank, 2011
Manuel Göttsching by Thomas Adank, 2011
Peter Brötzmann by Ronald Dick,
2012
Peter Brötzmann by Ronald Dick, 2012
Excepter by Michael Schmelling, 
2010
Excepter by Michael Schmelling, 2010
2012 Rewind
2012 Rewind
Carter Tutti by Nigel Shafran, 2015
Carter Tutti by Nigel Shafran, 2015
‘Freedom Principles’, 2014
‘Freedom Principles’, 2014
Lil B by Jason Fulford, 2012
Lil B by Jason Fulford, 2012
2012 Rewind, with Thomas Traum
2012 Rewind, with Thomas Traum
'Unofficial Channels', 2008
'Unofficial Channels', 2008
R Stevie Moore by Michael Schmelling, 2012
R Stevie Moore by Michael Schmelling, 2012
Christian Marclay by Leon Chew, 
2011
Christian Marclay by Leon Chew, 2011
Low End Theories, 2012
Low End Theories, 2012
Jandek by Alec Soth, 2014
Jandek by Alec Soth, 2014
The Dead C by Juan Diego Valera, 2013
The Dead C by Juan Diego Valera, 2013
‘Deep Cover’ with James Graham, 2015
‘Deep Cover’ with James Graham, 2015
2009 Rewind, with Patrick Ward
2009 Rewind, with Patrick Ward
2008 Rewind
2008 Rewind
Yoshimi P-We by Takashi Homma, 2014
Yoshimi P-We by Takashi Homma, 2014
‘The Compiler’, 2014
‘The Compiler’, 2014

The Wire
Covers

Art direction & design by Ben Weaver
Assisted by Patrick Ward & Mads Freund Brunse
2008–

A selection of covers for The Wire, an independent, monthly music magazine covering a wide range of alternative, underground and non-mainstream musics.

thewire.co.uk

Crofton Black & Edmund Clark
Negative Publicity
Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition

Book, 292pp, 216 x 297 mm
Spiralbound hardback with cloth spine
Design by Ben Weaver Studio
Published by Aperture
2016

Photographs by Edmund Clark and a paper trail of documents assembled by counterterrorism investigator Crofton Black are interwoven in a complex structure in order to develop a new way to look at the nature of contemporary warfare and the invisible mechanisms of state control.

edmundclark.com

Volume of Light

Website, poster and forthcoming book for Thomas Brown
Project development & graphic design by Ben Weaver Studio
Website development by Ben de Silva

volumeoflight.com

Ben Roberts
Occupied Spaces

Book, 28pp, 210 x 288 mm
Design by Ben Weaver
Published by Here Press
2012

Ben Roberts' photographs of spaces used in the Occupy London campaign are arranged with the peripheral tents on the outside and the core operational tents in the centre. The photographs wrap around four pages of text at the centre of the publication and the whole is held together with an elastic red cord.

Included in The Photobook: A History Volume III by Gerry Badger & Martin Parr

herepress.org

Dean Blunt by Nick Waplington, 
2014
Dean Blunt by Nick Waplington, 2014
Annette Peacock by Daniel Shea, 2015
Annette Peacock by Daniel Shea, 2015
Laurel Halo by Max Doyle, 
2013
Laurel Halo by Max Doyle, 2013
 ‘Low End Theories’, 2012
‘Low End Theories’, 2012
Autechre Remixes, 2014
Autechre Remixes, 2014
Autechre Remixes, 2014
Autechre Remixes, 2014
Sandwell District by Heinz Peter Knes, 2011
Sandwell District by Heinz Peter Knes, 2011
Sandwell District by Heinz Peter Knes, 2011
Sandwell District by Heinz Peter Knes, 2011
Cecil Taylor by Jeremy Liebman, 2016
Cecil Taylor by Jeremy Liebman, 2016
Felix Kubin by Roger Deckker, 2010
Felix Kubin by Roger Deckker, 2010
Brighton noise poets by Eva Vermandel, 2015
Brighton noise poets by Eva Vermandel, 2015
Zomby by Jason Evans, 
2011
Zomby by Jason Evans, 2011
Stuart Wynn Jones (Archive Material), 2012
Stuart Wynn Jones (Archive Material), 2012
Battles by Jonathan de Villiers, 
2011
Battles by Jonathan de Villiers, 2011
Battles by Jonathan de Villiers, 
2011
Battles by Jonathan de Villiers, 2011
Battles by Jonathan de Villiers, 
2011
Battles by Jonathan de Villiers, 2011
Lil B by Jason Fulford, 2012
Lil B by Jason Fulford, 2012
DJ /Rupture by Jason Nocito, 
2011
DJ /Rupture by Jason Nocito, 2011

The Wire
Interior Pages

Art direction & design by Ben Weaver
Assisted by Patrick Ward & Mads Freund Brunse
2008–

A selection of interior pages for The Wire, an independent, monthly music magazine covering a wide range of alternative, underground and non-mainstream musics.

thewire.co.uk

2041

Book, 120pp + 6pp insert, 170 x 240 mm
Edited & designed by Lewis Chaplin & Ben Weaver
Published by Here Press
2014

2041 is an eponymous collection of self-portraits in which the image and identity of the artist remain concealed. Using the camera to articulate a passion he has secretly indulged for decades, he appears dozens of times in a variety of garments, but is always anonymous. 72 photographs were selected from thousands that the artist has made over several decades.

The project was initiated by Lewis Chaplin of Loose Joints, and was developed, edited and designed in collaboration with Ben Weaver.

herepress.org
loosejoints.biz

Free

Graphic design by Ben Weaver & Sebastian Howell
Photo editing by Sam Ashley
Additional graphic intervention by James Jarvis
2015–

A selection of covers and interior pages of Free, a bi-monthly European skateboard magazine.

Roots Manuva

Art direction and design by Ben Weaver with Patrick Ward
Big Dada
2001

 

Artwork by Sam Griffin, 2008
Artwork by Sam Griffin, 2008
Artwork by Yokoland, 2008
Artwork by Yokoland, 2008
Artwork by Nicola Pecoraro, 2009
Artwork by Nicola Pecoraro, 2009
Artwork by Xavier Barrade, 2010
Artwork by Xavier Barrade, 2010
Artwork by Chris Johanson, 2010
Artwork by Chris Johanson, 2010
Artwork by Ivan Seal, 2011
Artwork by Ivan Seal, 2011
Artwork by Mark Fell, 2011
Artwork by Mark Fell, 2011
Artwork by Viktor Timofeev, 2012
Artwork by Viktor Timofeev, 2012
Artwork by Robert Beatty, 2012
Artwork by Robert Beatty, 2012
Artwork by Ben Weaver, 2013
Artwork by Ben Weaver, 2013
Artwork by Laura Carlin, 2013
Artwork by Laura Carlin, 2013
Artwork by Will Sweeney, 2014
Artwork by Will Sweeney, 2014
Artwork by Ryoko Aoki, 2014
Artwork by Ryoko Aoki, 2014
Artwork by Sam Messenger, 2014
Artwork by Sam Messenger, 2014
Artwork by Marcus James, 2015
Artwork by Marcus James, 2015
Artwork by Andreas Rasmussen, 2015
Artwork by Andreas Rasmussen, 2015
Artwork by Karel Martens, 2015
Artwork by Karel Martens, 2015
Artwork by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2016
Artwork by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2016

The Wire Tapper

CD covers
Art direction by Ben Weaver
2008–

The Wire Tapper is a series of CDs mounted to the cover of The Wire magazine. Artists are invited to work with the theme of 'code' without using photography, figurative illustration or well-known alphabetic systems.

thewire.co.uk/audio/the-wire-tapper

Jason Lazarus
Nirvana

Book, 32pp, 170 x 240 mm
Design by Ben Weaver
Published by Here Press
2013

The collected photographs and accompanying statements in Nirvana are answers to Jason Lazarus’ question: ‘Who introduced you to Nirvana?’

With the use of french folds, the photographs in this book are arranged in a continuous chain from the front through to the penultimate page. The collected statements are shown on the back.

jasonlazarus.com
herepress.org

Edmund Clark
Control Order House

Book, 128pp, 210 x 297 mm
Design by Ben Weaver
Published by Here Press
2013

Edmund Clark was granted access by the Home Office to a house occupied by a person held under a control order. Work on the project was then restricted because the controlled person was moved.

The book engages with ideas of control in photography by foregoing the normal process of editing and mediation to reproduce all the photographs taken by Clark, primarily intended for research, unedited and in sequence. Together with other material – redacted documents relating to the controlled person’s case, correspondence from the Home Office, and a handwritten diary that the controlled person was asked to contribute – the presentation of the photographs in this way explores the monotony and claustrophobia of a controlled person’s life.

edmundclark.com
herepress.org

Mingiedi Mawangu by Pieter Hugo, 2010
Mingiedi Mawangu by Pieter Hugo, 2010
Kasai All Stars by Pieter Hugo, 
2010
Kasai All Stars by Pieter Hugo, 2010
Meredith Monk by Mark Peckmezian, 2013
Meredith Monk by Mark Peckmezian, 2013
Magma by Fergus Purcell, 
2009
Magma by Fergus Purcell, 2009
Hal Willner by Michael Schmelling, 2008
Hal Willner by Michael Schmelling, 2008
Rashad & Spinn by Jaap Scheeren, 2011
Rashad & Spinn by Jaap Scheeren, 2011
Terence Dwyer by Jamie Hawkesworth, 2012
Terence Dwyer by Jamie Hawkesworth, 2012
Terence Dwyer by Jamie Hawkesworth, 2012
Terence Dwyer by Jamie Hawkesworth, 2012
Josephine Foster by Andre Cepeda, 2012
Josephine Foster by Andre Cepeda, 2012
Sunn O))) by Tom Hunter, 2009
Sunn O))) by Tom Hunter, 2009
Robert Hood by Bryan Schutmaat, 2012
Robert Hood by Bryan Schutmaat, 2012
Loren Connors by Chadwick Tyler, 2016
Loren Connors by Chadwick Tyler, 2016
Holly Herndon by Todd Hido, 2015
Holly Herndon by Todd Hido, 2015
Trevor Wishart by Harley Weir, 2014
Trevor Wishart by Harley Weir, 2014
Trevor Wishart by Harley Weir, 2014
Trevor Wishart by Harley Weir, 2014
Zomby by Jason Evans, 2011
Zomby by Jason Evans, 2011
Ornette Coleman by Mark Mahaney, 2009
Ornette Coleman by Mark Mahaney, 2009
Improv musicians, Sheffield by Tara Darby, 2009
Improv musicians, Sheffield by Tara Darby, 2009
Cornelius Cardew by Karl Nawrot, 2009
Cornelius Cardew by Karl Nawrot, 2009
Tom Fulton by Brad Harris, 2012
Tom Fulton by Brad Harris, 2012
RZA by Muir Vidler, 2008
RZA by Muir Vidler, 2008
Gang Gang Dance by Chris Verene, 2011
Gang Gang Dance by Chris Verene, 2011
Ricardo Villalobos by Wolfgang Tillmans, 2013
Ricardo Villalobos by Wolfgang Tillmans, 2013
Magma by Mark Peckmezian, 2015
Magma by Mark Peckmezian, 2015
Pinch by Eva Vermandel, 2012
Pinch by Eva Vermandel, 2012
Sir Richard Bishop by Michael Donovan, 2016
Sir Richard Bishop by Michael Donovan, 2016
Alan Bishop by Michael Donovan, 2016
Alan Bishop by Michael Donovan, 2016
Madlib by Jeremy & Claire Weiss, 
2009
Madlib by Jeremy & Claire Weiss, 2009
Mica Levi by Clare Shilland, 2015
Mica Levi by Clare Shilland, 2015
Nozinja by Georg Gatsas, 
2013
Nozinja by Georg Gatsas, 2013

The Wire
Commissioned photography and illustration

Art Direction by Ben Weaver
2008–

A selection of commissioned photography and illustration for The Wire, an independent, monthly music magazine covering a wide range of alternative, underground and non-mainstream musics.

thewire.co.uk

Off the Page

A literary festival about sound and music
Co-produced by The Wire with various organisations
Designed by Ben Weaver Studio
2011–

The graphic identity of Off The Page relies on the consistent use of 2 dashes and a forward slash (a reductive representation of a turning page) in varying configurations, reproduced in black on coloured paper.

For the programme, delegates at the festival are invited to supply a piece of writing about sound or music that has inspired them. These are reproduced in their original form, edited where necessary with dashes or forward slashes.

Everything Was Moving

Barbican Art Gallery
Graphic design by Ben Weaver Studio
2013

Ben Weaver Studio worked in collaboration with the architects Carmody Groarke to produce the graphics for the photography exhibition Everything Was Moving, and designed the accompanying publicity and marketing material.

Shown here are the billboard, the entrance to the exhibition and the cover and a spread from the gallery guide.

Tara Darby

Ben Weaver has been working with the photographer Tara Darby since 2011. He has designed two self-published books, We Are Only Humans (2011) and The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter (2012) for her Miniature Love imprint, as well as her website (developed in collaboration with Third System) and other projects.

taradarby.com

Jessica Rankin

Ben Weaver has been designing catalogues for Jessica Rankin since her first White Cube exhibition in 2008. Recent catalogues include:

Dear Another
Book, 54pp, 230 x 305 mm
Published by Salon 94
2014

Skyfolds 1941–2010
Book, 80pp, 200 x 240 mm
Published by White Cube
2012

In 2016 he designed a folding book for Jessica and Julie Mehretu to accompany their joint exhibition Earthfold (Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, 2016). More details here

Moyra Davey
I'm Your Fan

Book, 46pp, 145 x 205 mm
Design by Ben Weaver
Published by Camden Arts Centre / Camilla Wills
2014

I'm Your Fan is a collection of Moyra Daveys essays and transcripts, interspersed with excerpts lifted directly from working notebooks.

Garden Museum

Graphic identity, publication and exhibition design by Ben Weaver Studio
2008–

In 2008, Sara de Bondt and Ben Weaver developed the graphic identity for the newly-refurbished Garden Museum in London. Since then Ben Weaver has designed a selection of exhibitions and journals with various designers. The format and design of the journals varies depending on the content but the size remains constant: always A5.

Collaborators include: Michael Marriott (exhibition design), Xavier Antin, Laura Silke and Lola Halifa-Legrand.

Just Not Cricket!

Programme and poster
Art direction and design by Ben Weaver
Photography by Tara Darby
2011

Each participant in this festival of improvised music was assigned an appropriate building tool or material to represent each of the instruments they were playing (drum = bucket, bass = cement, saxophone = pipe, etc.). Each collaboration in the 3-day schedule was then illustrated with a combination of the relevant instruments.

Tom Hunter

Ben Weaver has been designing publications for Tom Hunter since his first book for Hatje Cantz in 2001. Recent publications include:

Home
Book, 38pp, 150 x 210 mm
Published by University of the Arts London
2013

Le Crowbar
Book, 96pp, 270 x 210 mm
Published by Here Press
2013

The Way Home
Book, 200pp, 260 x 305 mm
Published by Hatje Cantz
2011

Ben Weaver Studio
Unit 13, 18-24 Shacklewell Lane
London E8 2EZ

+44 7968 030384
info(at)benweaver(dot)eu

Ben Weaver is a graphic designer and art director. He established a studio in London in 2001. He has been art director of The Wire magazine since 2008, and in 2011 he co-founded Here Press, a publishing house focusing on documentary photography.

Current studio personnel:
Ben Greehy, designer

Current & previous studio associates:
Thomas Adank
Mads Freund Brunse
Adam Cheltsov
Benedict de Silva
Ben Drury
Sebastian Howell
Gareth Lindsay
Laura Silke
Patrick Ward
Sandra Zellmer

Website development:
Benedict de Silva