SecondStringPress

Books and Zines by Matthew Kay

Streatham, United Kingdom | 83 Sales

SecondStringPress

Books and Zines by Matthew Kay

Streatham, United Kingdom 83 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Now available: original collages from "Summer - Variations" with a limited edition copy of the zine!
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Various collections of poetic piecharts and other non-mathematical, unscientific, allusive and ambiguous diagrams. Occasional original collages and hardbound artist's books. And badges!
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Follow @_matthewkay_ on Instagram for offers and updates.

Announcement

Last updated on May 21, 2018

Now available: original collages from "Summer - Variations" with a limited edition copy of the zine!
.
Various collections of poetic piecharts and other non-mathematical, unscientific, allusive and ambiguous diagrams. Occasional original collages and hardbound artist's books. And badges!
.
Follow @_matthewkay_ on Instagram for offers and updates.

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About

Second String Press

Second String Press is a small, independent publisher, producing chapbooks and zines of collage and poetry as well as handmade badges and occasional prints. It is an extension of my own practice of making handbound artist books and reproductions of collected diagram poems.

What's a diagram poem? Poetic piecharts and other non-mathematical, unscientific, allusive and ambiguous diagrams annotated with words and phrases cut from old books. Often these are also collaged on paper from the same old books: the end pages, blank pages between chapters and the discoloured hardback covers.

Projects in the pipeline include a collage zine, editions of artist's publications and a compendium of the best informal poetry to be found on social media.

You can see more of my work at: http://matthewjameskay.com
And follow me on twitter and instagram: @_matthewkay_ for exclusive offers.

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  • Matthew Kay

    Owner

    Hi, I'm Matthew Kay, an artist based in South London, UK. I make diagram poems, abstract collage and sculpture as well as publishing poetry and collage chapbooks via Second String Press. Enquiries/commissions/wholesale email: mtthwjmsky@gmail.com

Shop policies

Last updated on April 19, 2018
Hi, thanks for visiting my shop. I hope you enjoy looking at my work. Please get in touch if you have any questions about my products.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Unless an artwork is damaged in transit I am unable to offer refunds.
From time to time I make original artworks available through this shop, which are often created using found, damaged materials. If you are unhappy with the condition in which your artwork arrived please feel free to send me photographs to ascertain whether or not it was original to the piece or due to mis-handling by "the system."
I try to photograph my work as accurately as possible so that any imperfections - of which there are many due to the nature of my work - are clearly visible.
Payment
I accept payment by credit/debit card and paypal.
As a self-employed, sole trader, you can rest assured that I make all the necessary tax contributions to the HMRC via self assessment every April.
Shipping
I dispatch all orders within 2 working days of an order being placed - usually on a Tuesday or Thursday.
If you need your artwork in a hurry, please let me know and I will do all I can to dispatch it the same or next day at no extra cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
The majority of my original work (excluding printed reproductions or most books) is assembled from found, readymade, vintage and often damaged objects and materials. While this wear is apparent in the finished artwork, it is always produced to the highest standard and is structurally sound.