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Open Call 2023


Have a Nice Day Press is a small publishing house which aims to develop and publish artist books, editions, and ephemera by artists whose work is informed by Internet culture. We are currently seeking submissions of artist book projects for our forthcoming 2023 publishing program.

We are interested in artist book projects that explore the intersections of art, technology, and culture, and that push the boundaries of traditional publishing formats. We welcome submissions from artists working in a variety of media, including but not limited to visual art, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.

To submit a proposal, please send a brief description of your project (max. 2500 characters) via Google Forms here. Please also submit a CV or resume and up to 10 images or other supporting materials to haveaniceday [dot] press [at] gmail [dot] com, with the following subject line: “Open Call 2023 – Last name, First name.”

The call is open to individuals as well as collectives from all over the world for primarily English language media, applications will be accepted through midnight (EST) Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Submission is free.


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Riley Cavanaugh

Poems Sneaking Through a Sieve







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October 2022
Spiral-bound publication, 66 pages
16 × 22 cm
Edition of 500

ISBN: 978-8894636222
Have a Nice Day Press is delighted to present Poems Sneaking Through a Sieve, the first artist book by Riley Cavanaugh. This publication bridges gaps between artist book, monograph, sketchbook, and collection of materials gathered on the Internet. Screenshots of CAPTCHA prompts and spam emails collected between 2018–2021 are the inexhaustible source material for the two bodies of work which act as the publication’s foundation.

Cavanaugh responds to this imagery and information by superimposing written responses on the CAPTCHA prompts and omitting texts and graphics from the spam emails to create visual poems. In the book, a selection of these works is paired with additional drawings and photographs by the artist. The two distinct bodies of visual poems seem to converse—each speaking their own language—while the drawings and photographs push and pull the conversation between feigning automation and showing the artist’s hand.

Included in the publication is an essay by Nina Wexelblatt.

Poems Sneaking Through a Sieve
Postcard Set



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Set of 12 postcards
15 x 10 cm each

Edition of 150
This set of 12 postcards collects visual poems by Riley Cavanaugh developed as part of Have a Nice Day Press' latest book release, Poems Sneaking Through a Sieve. The subjects are evenly split between spam email poems and CAPTCHA poems, 4 of which were not included in the book and are published here for the first time.

Art from Above
Magnet Set



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Set of 5 magnets
75 x 55 mm each

This set of 5 magnets features some of the subjects from Have a Nice Day Press’ series Art from Above. Each magnet shows satellite imagery of public sculptures and large scale artworks from around the world. Art from Above is curated by Lele Buonerba and Laurel Hauge.

Lele Buonerba & Laurel Hauge

Attenti al Cane: Twentysix Dogs Found on Street View 


€12
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August 2019
Hand-bound publication, 36 pages
8.5 x 5.5 inches
Edition of 200, hand-numbered


Attenti al Cane is in the collection of the NYPL and has been reviewed by Artist’s Book Review!
What does it mean to be in love with someone an ocean apart? How do you connect and create intimate space for yourselves when geography isn’t on your side? In a moment where technology is more often denounced as a wedge driving us further from one another, it can also be a bridge between two worlds, a space where we can be closer to those who are far.

The work contained within Attenti al Cane is about that act and gesture, more than it is about the end product of an image. Attenti al Cane is an outstretched digital hand across the expanse that separates Laurel Hauge and Lele Buonerba. Within each image and page are the decisions they made in conjunction, not isolation. In the curation of each screen-capture of the twenty-six dogs found in this book is the relationship of those two and how they see the world within the framework of their trans-atlantic relationship. The dynamic, however, vastly differs from that of a penpal. Attenti al Cane is two lovers holding hands on an evening stroll, with the aid of Google, across the globe and through their longing to be side by side.

– Dominic Leon

Attenti al Cane
Sticker

Attenti al Cane Sticker

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Sticker
3.5 x 2 inches
“Attenti al Cane” means “Beware of Dog” in Italian, but also “Pay attention to the dog.” Put this durable sticker on your laptop, fridge, phone, front door, coffee mug, speaker, lunch box, stool, water bottle, or any flat surface you please to remind yourself and others to keep an eye out for any dogs you might encounter in the world or on the internet.


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Have a Nice Day Press


Founded by Lele Buonerba and Laurel Hauge in 2019, Have a Nice Day Press aims to develop and publish books, editions, and ephemera by artists whose work is informed by Internet culture.

We are seeking proposals for our next projects on a rolling basis, please click here to get in touch.

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Lele Buonerba


Lele Buonerba

Lele Buonerba is a Milan-based graphic designer working in the contemporary arts field since 2017. When he’s not looking at, writing about, or handling art, he enjoys DJing and engaging with club culture.

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Laurel Hauge


Laurel Hauge

Based in Milan, Laurel is an artist and writer working across media, including photography, performance, and poetry. Her practice focuses on labor in the art world.

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