Bilderbuch 2.1

Bilderbuch 2.1 is part of Emic Units, a project by Shibboleth consisting of fifty booklets by fifty artists. Emic Units is a series about the migration of ideas exploring how far the confines of meaning can be stretched geographically, historically, metaphorically and visually.

Two Hundred Alternative Facts about Mr T

The title says it all, two hundred little known alternative facts. Count them. They are painstakingly researched and they are true. The full truth about Mr T, all you need to know in this time of fake news and demagogy. This is a great brochure. It’s true. It’s one of the best brochures ever. It’s sold at the fantastic price of just € 3 per copy. And things get better: There is a special unlimited quantity discount – just € 25 for a bundle of 10 copies. Get them for your friends. This very special brochure is only available as long as Mr T is in office. The day he resigns or gets impeached or assassinated or is replaced by another president, the remaining stock will be sent to hell. Until then a free copy of this great brochure will be included in every book order. And that is a fact.
digital print, b/w
14.8 x 10.5 cm, 20 pages
softcover, saddle-stitched
250 copies
no longer available


A box containing rare and out-of-print books and ephemera including Erste allgemeine Altfotosammlung (1991) with a copy of the original flyer, Art Addicts Anonymous (1993), Bilder von der Straße (1994), Kunst gegen Essen (1996), Very Miscellaneous (1997), Sinterklaas ziet alles (1998), The Face in the Desert (1999), Alexander Honory. The Private Institute of Contemporary Family Photography / Joachim Schmid. The Institute for the Reprocessing of Used Photographs (2001), Traballos Fotográficos 1982–2002 (2002), A meeting on holiday (2004), Belo Horizonte, Praça Rui Barbosa (2004), Retratos decisivos (2005), Tausend Himmel (2007), the set of thirteen ABC Cards (2010), Illustriertes Tierleben (2010), a special, deliberately misprinted edition of The Coach House / An Inventory (2011), Ohne Worte (2013) plus a copy of Schmid Books, a comprehensive catalogue of all my publications since 1982.
33 x 25 x 11 cm
20 copies
480 €

ABC Cards

To celebrate the first anniversary in 2010, ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative launched a unique set of collectible trading cards printed by Topps, manufacturers of fine baseball cards since 1950. This limited-edition, must-have item features a stellar line-up of international artists. The set of 13 cards presents your favorite on-demand book artists along with up-to-date career stats, all held together with a simple belly band. Cards are printed on acid free, heavy weight card stock in full colour with high gloss lamination to ensure maximum durability. Printed at the international trading card standard size, these golden nuggets will fit snuggly in most trading card albums.
digital print, colour
13 cards, 9 x 6.5 cm each
100 copies
12 €

few copies signed by several artists are available, price on request

Retratos decisivos

Portraits of black American soldiers taken in the south of England in April and May 1944. Published by Photo España on the occasion of an installation in the Nuevos Ministerios station, the booklet was distributed for free to clients of the Madrid metro.
2005 by Photo España
offset, b/w
24 x 17 cm, 16 pages
10,000 copies

The Face in the Desert

Published by the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television on the occasion of an installation in Bradford city centre, the paper was distributed for free to visitors of the museum.
1999 by National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford
offset, colour
37 x 30 cm, 52 pages
10,000 copies

AAA Boxed Set

Art Addicts Anonymous Collector’s Edition Boxed Set containing the AAA postcards and booklet, a set of twelve AAA stickers, a copy of the AAA poster (numbered and stamped), an AAA button, a set of AAA matchbooks, an AAA t-shirt, and an original internationally postmarked set of the complete 1992 AAA mailing.
44 x 33 x 4 cm
limited edition of 5 copies (numbered and stamped)

Art Addicts Anonymous

In keeping with the established format of 12-step programs, 12 different postcards with testimonials of former art addicts were sent anonymously from 12 different cities to approximately 100 art world figures (including artists, critics, and curators) and a number of museums, galleries, and art magazines in seventeen countries over the course of one year.
1993 by Edition Fricke & Schmid
offset, colour
12 postcards + a 16 page booklet, 14 x 9 cm each
500 copies
ISBN 3 927365 23 8
16 € (last copies)


A magazine about photography
1982–1987, 24 issues
photocopy, b/w
29.7 x 21 cm, 20–60 pages
100–800 copies

Fotokritik Nr. 1—8
photocopy, b/w
29.7 x 21 cm, 160 pages
limited edition of 50 copies, numbered and signed

Fotokritik Nr. 24
photocopy, b/w + colour
29.7 x 21 cm, 28 pages
with a 12 x 9 cm b/w print
limited edition of 50 copies

Masterpieces of Photography. The Source Collection

A card game developed in collaboration with the editors of Source magazine consisting of 24 cards featuring well-known photographers. The cards were printed on the reverse side of the magazine’s subscription form and delivered as a magazine supplement in six instalments (2002/2003).