Whale & Star Press publishes books on art, poetry, art practice, and critical theory, and our titles can be found in bookstores, libraries, schools, universities, and museums throughout the world. Whale & Star Press was founded in 1998 by Enrique Martínez Celaya, and has become an important aspect of his involvement with the community. The books are conceptualized and designed within, often in collaboration with scholars, writers, musicians, and artists, and are responsive to the concerns of the studio framework. Whale & Star books are promoted and distributed internationally by the University of Nebraska Press.
Our publishing vision is guided by five series, Artist and Writers, Working Book, Monographs, Whale, and Editions. Artists and Writers Series is devoted to offering readers the best of world literature, art, and poetry, in an affordable edition. Working Book Series includes concise and accessible books in a wide range of subjects related to the ideas and practical concerns relevant to artists, writers, and scholars. Monographs Series carefully examines artists and their processes through selected illustrations and original texts by significant contemporary writers and art historians. Whale Series consists of special publishing projects and collaborative efforts with other institutions. In addition, we occasionally publish books in very limited editions that include original artworks and/or writings.