events / 2020:
Watch this space for details of future events and online fairs!
Most of our zines and books are now available to buy online at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LessThan500Press
DIY Art Market London
DIY Art Market Brighton
Radical Bookfair London
PROCESS! at Somerset House
London Art Book Fair @ Whitechapel Gallery
Artist Self-Publishers' Fair @ ICA, London
South London Comic & Zine Fair
Baltic Artists Book Market, Newcastle
Print Stuff, York
Turn The Page, Norwich
PAGES - Leeds International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair
Edinburgh Artists Bookmarket
Liverpool Artists Bookmarket
Norwich Zine Fair
Makers Crusade London
LESS THAN 500 WHAT?
Ever had a shit job, or one that is made worse by morons?
Do you find your life dictated by bullshit targets, jargon or
the feeling that you are wasting your life making money for someone else?
Our press name comes from one such piece of nonsense. An unrealistic target, some upbeat newspeak, or corporate claptrap, that means nothing in the grand scheme of things, but for some of us, decides what kind of day we might have, or how much of our soul we have sacrificed as we crawl out of the office at the end of the day.
'Now we the working population
Hate the fact that eight hours a day
Is wasted on chasing the dream of someone that isn't us
And we may not hate our jobs
But we hate jobs in general
That don't have to do with fighting our own causes
We the working population
Hate the nine-to-five day-in day-out
When we'd rather be supporting ourselves
By being paid to perfect the pasttimes
That we have harbored based solely on the fact
That it makes us smile if it sounds dope'
Aesop Rock, 9-5ers Anthem
(paraphrased by one word)
© LESS THAN FIVE HUNDRED PRESS 2020