Founded in 2010 by the illustrator and designer Karen Lacroix after completing an MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, Uncanny Editions is an illustration publisher and studio based in London (UK) and Porto (Portugal). The publisher investigates different modes of publication practice and the studio focuses on illustration for an eclectic range of clients. Work includes visual identity and book design, putting a strong emphasis in unusual visual narratives. Uncanny Editions also supports emerging illustrators and frequently organises workshops at museums and cultural institutions such as the National Portrait GalleryX Marks the Bökship and The Photographers’ Gallery.

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Collections
MoMA – Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, US
LCC – London College of Communication Zine Collection, London, UK
UCL – University College London Book Art Collection, London, UK
University of Porto – School of Arts, Porto, Portugal



Contact: info AT uncannyeditions.com

Exhibitions, Events and Talks

2016
Artist Residency, Porto Lazer, Porto, Portugal (in collaboration with Catarina Azevedo)
Talk: Uncanny Editions – Publication, Process, Practice, ENED – National Design Student Meeting, Coimbra, Portugal
Workshop: Publication as Process, ENED – National Design Student Meeting, Coimbra, Portugal
Course, Visual research: illustration and design, School of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, Portugal

2015
Course, Creative writing and Publishing, School of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, Portugal
Artist Residency, Porto Polithecnic Institute, Porto, Portugal
Workshop, Publication and Visual Research, Porto Politechnic Institute, Porto, Portugal
Talk: Cabinet of Curiosities–Process and Visual Research, School of Arts – University of Porto, Portugal

2014
Artist Residency, Cabinet of Curiosities, School of Arts – University of Porto, Portugal
Talk: Uncanny Editions – Publication, Process, Practice, Escola Superior de Educação, Porto, Portugal
Workshop: Research/RISO/Publishing (workshop), School of Arts – University of Porto, Portugal

2013
Talk: Self-Publishing and Publication as Practice, MA Art History, Richmond University, London, UK
Exhibition: Art Secret, Galeria dos Leões, Porto, Portugal
Workshop: Collage Methods, Youth Forum, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK
Workshop: Publication as Process, Teacher’s InSET session, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK

2012
Exhibition: XARCHIVE Archive & Reading Room, Gerichtstrasse 52a, Berlin, Germany

2011
Exhibition: A Feira – Independent Publishing Fair, School of Arts – Porto University, Portugal
Exhibition: Art Secret, Galeria dos Leões, Porto, Portugal
Publisher of the Month (October), X Marks the Bökship, London, UK
Publication as Process Workshop, X Marks the Bökship, London, UK
Uncanny 3 Launch and Talk, X Marks the Bökship, London, UK
WildBookMarket, Het Wilde Wetten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Uncanny 2 launch and exhibition with guest artists Page Tsou, Therese Vandling & Luke Frost and Tom Owen, Four Corners Gallery, London, UK

2010
Workshop: Exquisite Corpse, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Exhibition: Un Noel Sur Terre, Imaginaid Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition: Graphic Bird Watching, Supalife, Berlin, Germany
Exhibition: ZineView: A Pop-up Reading Room, London College of Communication, London, UK