Look Back and Laugh Books

Look Back and Laugh is a small publishing house based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, run by two graphic designers Zoran Pungerčar and Jure Šajn. The primary focus of LBAL is to work with like minded artists through different mediums, from artist books to retail products. 

We collaborate with very different artists, from illustrators, painters, graphic designers and photographers. The first period mainly explored a zine format. In the last couple of years we try to go beyond those limitations trying new formats and mediums. We produce all our products with a small family of collaborators, from screen printers to embroidery producers.

Since Look Back and Laugh also shares members with riso art collective Riso Paradiso, most of the last editions were printed with risograph duplicator. Apart from that we always try to experiment with different bindings, paper and format.

We are open to submissions but we cannot promise we will reply or release any of the proposals. You can contact us at lbalbooks@gmail.com


Good Press (Glasgow)
Patterns of Play (London)
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