Will Holder

Typographer Will Holder (b. 1969 Hatfield, UK) lives in London. He produces oral and printed publications with artists and musicians, and is preoccupied with conversation as model and tool for a mutual and improvised set of publishing conditions – whereby the usual roles of commissioner, author, subject, editor, printer and typographer are improvised and shared, as opposed to assigned and pre-determined. Particular attention is placed on an oral production of value and meaning around cultural objects, and how live, extra-informational qualities might be analysed, documented and scored. 

Holder is editor of F.R.DAVID, a journal concerned with reading and writing in the arts (published by de Appel, Amsterdam, since 2007). In May 2009 he co-curated TalkShow (with Richard Birkett) at the ICA, London, an exhibition and season of events concerning speech and accountability. Together with Alex Waterman, he is editing and typesetting Yes, But Is It Edible?, a biography of American composer Robert Ashley, for four or more voices (Vancouver: New Documents, forthcoming, 2014).

Holder performed Errors Hit Orient with Chris Evans at The Kazimier on Saturday the 20 September 2014.