10th March. 2016 sees the launch of Smallprint on Paper:  01, a book launch and exhibition at PLY in the heart of Manchester's Northern Quarter.


Smallprint on Paper is a new Manchester publisher of books, artists works and everything in between. Project 01 is a new collaborative book of photography by the owners of Smallprint, Alex Lewis and Daniel Dobson.


The book is a study in vision and perspective, as after ten years of friendship, but never working together, the pair were struck by the similarities in their shots.


For the project, Daniel and Alex shot a set of spontaneous, diary-like and personal images, then used javascript code to create truly random positioning for the 85 photographs within the book.


This random selection is reflected into all the design choices from the book cover, flyer design, to the positioning of frames for the exhibit of 50 of the images in PLY.


The photographs take a look into how the removal of authorship creates a new form of collaboration. By combining their photographs as one, the artists give up their own perspective.


Marketing manager for PLY, Beki Rymsza, comments: "We're excited to work with a brand new local publisher, Small Print's outlook is different and exciting. It's great to see the art and publishing scene grow and we're delighted to be part of it. "


Adding to PLY's ever evolving arts programme, Smallprint on Paper joins the work from more international artists including Andrew Salomone, Will Broome, Swifty and Scott Weiner amongst many other artists from the UK and beyond. | @PLYMCR