Our Print Archive
"I'm So Lucky You Found Me: public land inside the city" is a handmade book by 596 Acres and collaborator Daniel Eizirik, a Brasilian artist who spent winter 2012-13 documenting the experience of transforming Brooklyn's acres. You can read about the process (and see some images) here.
This is 596 Acres' first book! We learned so much making it - about the life of lots in various stages of transformation, about printing and scoring and hand-stitching books, and about the connections between Brooklyn's neighborhoods. These books are lovely if we might say so ourselves. Here's an article, with some images of the inside, from our friends at Inhabitat.
The books are on the shelves at some places we like a lot:
Bergen Street Comics
470 Bergen Street
195 Tenth Avenue
Build It Green
69 9th Street
La Jicara Librespacio Cultural
Porfirio Díaz 1105
Colonia Centro, Oaxaca de Juárez
Bluestockings Book & Activist Center
172 Allen Street
You can also order them directly from us using the big button above. All proceeds go to support 596 Acres.
Here are PDFs of our print materials (feel free to make your own edition!):
There are 596 acres of vacant public land in Brooklyn. (Originally produced for the New Ideas for the New City Festival, May 2011, design by Julia Samuels).
There's Land If You Want It (Manhattan) (June 2012; design by Mauro Carichini).
This is Rockaway, Queens. There's Land If You Want It (June 2012; design by Tres Romer & Julia Samuels).
There's Land If You Want It (Queens) (August 2012; design by Tres Romer & Julia Samuels).
22" x 30" 3-color hand pulled screen print, published by the artist in an edition of 85. This archival version of 596 Acres' Brooklyn broadsheet features a map of Brooklyn, NY with all publicly owned vacant lots highlighted.