Bocchi projects

Bocchi - comes from the Japanese term 一人ぼっち (hitori bocchi) meaning alone, solitary.

Bocchi is an independent

that specializes in small run, custom made artist book and printed matter projects.

Bocchi is an independent vanity press that specializes in small run, custom made artist book and printed matter projects. The core concept of Bocchi projects is to collaborate and inspire individuals who want to create small run projects in the form of printed matter. Bocchi aims to provide solutions in realising concept, design, and execution for the individuals who need assistance in achieving their projects. If you have a project idea but do not know how to achieve it, you are not alone – not anymore – Bocchi can work with you to make it happen.

Free project consultation

Bocchi soft launch promotion - free consultation

Theme: 一人ぼっち – Feeling lonely?

COVID-19 got you stuck at home alone? Social distancing makes you feel lonely?

Despite the isolation between individuals, communities, and everyday routines, no one is facing this alone. Since we are all stuck at home, besides eating canned soup and walking around inside the house, why not come up with an idea for an artist book/printed matter project? Why not take this time you have stuck at home to reflect on the feeling of being lonely – what is loneliness and what does it mean to you? 

Bocchi  is calling all creative individuals to submit their ideas of artist book/printed matter projects for a free consultation. In the theme of self reflection in loneliness, and/or emotions in relation to the current COVID-19 affected matters, individuals are encouraged to brainstorm and share their stories/thoughts with us that they want to turn into a book project. Submit your ideas using the form below.

Let’s get inspired and productive; let’s get through this difficult time together – you are not alone.

How does it work?

What is a vanity press?

A vanity press, vanity publisher, or subsidy publisher is a publishing house in which authors pay to have their books published. Bocchi offers solutions in concept, design, and production of individual book or printed matter projects. Other services related to your project production such as proof reading, promotion, or documentation might be available, please inquire in your consultation form.

Compensation and commission

Since Bocchi is a vanity press, you will bear all the production cost (material + labour) of the whole process, Bocchi will also obtain 2 copies of the final product for archival and demo purpose as courtesy of the artist. Once your project is published, you are responsible for your own sale and will own all the profit, Bocchi will not obtain any royalty fees.

Digital printing will be outsourced to a commercial printer of the artist’s choice and traditional printing cost varies depending on the material and process. Bocchi will provide resources on commercial printing as needed.
All in-house services will have a price list later. 

If you wish to have your finished product available for sale on Bocchi’s online store and local sales events, the consignment fee will be 30% of the final sale price.

Solutions and Services

At the early launch period, Bocchi is only providing consultation and digital file preparation solutions. Solutions are only available via email due  to the current COVID-19 situation.

The full list of solutions and services include the following:

Book/printed matter projects
  1. Consultation (Brainstorm project design and provide quote)
  2. Design & layout
  3. Printing (Digital, letterpress and silkscreening)
  4. Binding (Commercial, traditional, and alternative binding)
  5. Full service publishing (all of the above)
Printing projects: promotional material related to the book project
  1. Letterpress (size limit)
  2. Silkscreen
  3. Digital
Other services
  1. Consignment sales (Online store and local book events)
  2. Web service (Project launch one-pager website)
  3. Photo documentation of the finished product
  4. Editing / Proofread(outsource)
  5. Other print design projects

At the early stage of establishing the vanity press, Bocchi will only be able to accept small run projects (maximum 50 copies) for projects that require custom work in the following steps: 

  • Binding
  • Traditional printing
  • Hand works on the final presentation (for example: assembling, folding etc.)

There is no run limit for basic book format that is printed digitally and bound by a commercial service.

Are there any work samples?

Yes! You can find work samples from the work section of my portfolio, as well as on tumblr and facebook page for other collaboration work and events. Other work samples might also be available upon request.

Bocchi specialize in small-run, custom made, and alternative book form projects, if you have a weird, uncommon idea and want to know if it's doable, feel free to contact us!

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Let's get started with your project

Submit your ideas, wonders, and questions relating to your artist book/printer matter project, let's brainstorm together and make your project happen!

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