Common Imprint

Common Imprint is a reading room project, initiated through The Book Society1, a Seoul-based collective. It will open up part of graphic designers Sam Kim2, Dokho Shin3, and Siyu Mao4 Berlin design studio5 as a library and space for events.
    Common Imprint’s reading room presents over 500 independent publications from Asia, open by appointment6 every Friday and Saturday. It aims to create a shared platform and laboratory for investigating publication-related disciplines from South- East– and East Asia. The space will be for anyone who loves books and will host talks, events, workshops, and exhibitions relating to Asian publications in the field of fine art, photography, film, design and architecture.

    Gemeinsames Impressum

Gemeinsames Impressum ist ein Reading-Room-Projekt, das von The Book Society1, einem Kollektiv mit Sitz in Seoul, initiiert wurde. Als Bibliothek und Raum für Veranstaltungen wird es Teil des Berliner Designstudios5 der Grafikdesigner Sam Kim2, Dokho Shin3 und Siyu Mao4.
    Reading-Room von Gemeinsames Impressum präsentiert über 500 Independent-Publikationen aus Asien und ist jeden Freitag und Samstag nach Anmeldung6 geöffnet. Ziel ist es, eine gemeinsame Plattform und ein Labor für die Erforschung von publizierenden Disziplinen aus Süd-, Ost- und Ostasien zu schaffen. Der Raum ist für alle gedacht, die Bücher lieben, und bietet Vorträge, Veranstaltungen, Workshops und Ausstellungen zu asiatischen Publikationen in den Bereichen Kunst, Fotografie, Film, Design und Architektur.

    공동의 출판

공동의 출판은 서울에 기반을 둔 더 북 소사이어티1의 제안으로 시작된 리딩룸 프로젝트입니다. 그래픽 디자이너 김영삼2, 신덕호3, 시유 마오4의 베를린 디자인 스튜디오5의 일부를 활용하여 리딩룸과 이벤트를 위한 공간으로 운영합니다.   
    공동의 출판 리딩룸은 500여 종의 아시아 독립 출판물이 구비되어 있으며, 매주 금요일과 토요일에 예약제6로 운영됩니다. 이는 동남아시아 및 동아시아의 출판 관련 분야를 연구하는 공유 플랫폼이자 작업실로 활용되는 것을 목표로 합니다. 책을 좋아하는 사람이라면 누구나 이용할 수 있는 공간으로써 미술, 사진, 영화, 디자인, 건축 분야의 아시아 출판물과 관련된 강연, 이벤트, 워크숍, 전시회를 기획합니다.


一般出版是由首尔出版组织The Book Society1发起的阅览室项目。它也是平面设计师金荣三2、申道浩3毛思宇4于柏林创建的活动空间5

Common Imprint
Zionskirchstraße 16,
10119 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)30 279 886 98
IG: @commonimprint

Furniture & Spatial Design
ENFP(1/16) © Sanghyeok Lee

The Book Society (Mediabus) is a small publishing house and bookshop based in Seoul, Korea. It was founded in 2007 by independent curators with the collaboration of designers. It publishes zines & books, produces and distributes, organizes exhibitions & events, directs a workshop, and carries out project or book commissions for companies & institutions.
IG: @tbs_book_society
    2   Director, Founder
Graphic designer Sam Kim lives and works in Berlin, where he began his career and individual practice after graduating from UdK Berlin in 2016. He works with a focus on strong visual language and systematic implementation. With Common Imprint, he wants to work together people from across the globe, each of whom practices distinctive and tireless modes of publishing.
Dokho Shin is a graphic designer who has been working as a freelance designer since he graduated from Dankkok University (Yongin, KR) with major in Visual Communication Design. He enjoys working with various artists and designers in the cultural field. He also works for GRAPHIC magazine as a co-editor and designer. He has been working in Berlin since 2017.
IG: @shindokho
Siyu Mao is a graphic designer, whose artistic and research interest focus on exploring visual aesthetic in social context. She develops visual narratives for cultural institutions, artists, and individuals. Based in Berlin, she collaborates internationally, with work ranging from exhibitions, publications, branding, and campaign design to independent projects and design education.
IG: @uyisoam
The studio situated in Zionskirchstr. 16 (Souterrain), 10119, Berlin, Germany. It is shared by two more designers Bernd Grether and Pawel Wolowitsch.
The appointment for the Reading Room can be booked via link: Appointment

Opening Hour:
every Friday and Saturday
from 11:00–17:00

Our Donor List
Thank the publishers, designers, artists, curators and collectives who donated exceptionally beautiful books to the Reading Room.

abC, art book in China, Website I Instagram
Ahmad Makia(U.A.E), Website I Instagram
Akira Nishitake(JP), Website I Instagram
Allegro Print(SG), WebsiteInstagram
Atelier HOKO(SG), Website I Instagram
Bananafish(CN), Website I Instagram
Bangkok CityCity Gallery(TH), Website I Instagram
Bird Pit(KR), Instagram
Corners(KR), Website I Instagram
Currency Design(SG), Website I Instagram
Daisuke Kano(JP), Website I Instagram
Doooogs(DE, CN), Website I Instagram
Dongming Tian(CN)
dmp Editions(TW), Website I Instagram
Falgoush(U.S.A), Website I Instagram
Further Reading(ID), Website I Instagram
Gloria Glitzer(DE), Website I Instagram
Haeju Kim(KR), Singapore Art Museum, Website
Jason Wee(SG), Website I Instagram
Hiromi Nakajima(JP), Website I Instagram
Jiazazhi Press(CN), Website I Instagram
Keita Noguchi(JP), Website I Instagram
KioskKiosk(KR), Website I Instagram
Kun Liang(CN), Website
Lao Gou(CN)
Lee Reum(KR), Instagram
Loneliness Books(JP), Website I Instagram
Maria Jooyoung(KR/FR): Instagram 
Masashi Mihotani(JP), Website I Instagram
Moonsick Gang(KR), Website I Instagram
Northing(NO), Website I Instagram
Neutral Colors(JP), Website I Instagram
Patsachon Toyingpaiboon(TH), Website I Instagram
Robert Zhao Renhui(SG), Website I Instagram
Robineggpie(KR), Website I Instagram
Sewfont(HK), Instagram
Sharjah Art Foundation(U.A.E), Website I Instagram
Shin Shin(KR), Website I Instagram A  I Instagram B
Sojanggak(KR), Website I Instagram
Soi Hong(KR), Website I Instagram
Suburbia Projects(MY), Website I Instagram
Temporary Press(SG), Website I Instagram
Ticket to Nowhere(ID), Website I Instagram
The Floor Plan(KR), Website I Instagram
The Type(U.K./CN), Website I Instagram
White Fungus Magazine(TW), Website I Instagram
workroom(KR), Website I Instagram
Yifei Chen(CN), Instagram
Yitong Feng(CN), Website I Instagram
Yumo Wu(CN), Website I Instagram

Donating books to the reading room
Common Imprint offers access to its research and contemporary Asian art book collections, as well as to its programs, without charge. As an independent non-profit, we are pleased to accept book donations and other forms of support.
    If you would like to donate books to the Common Imprint reading room, please note the following information:
  • The books are published in Asia, or the subjects are related to Asia.
  • We are not selling books and accept only one copy for each title for the archive.
  • The books we collect are from the arts and culture sector, and we also welcome independent publications and experimental printed matter.
  • Before sending your books, please get in touch with us.