On the first floor of the naughtiest corner in Zürich’s red light district (yes, it has one; no, it’s not especially seedy) sits Benjamin Sommerhalder, the softly spoken 32-year-old one-man-band behind niche publishing house Nieves. Releasing roughly 30 to 40 titles a year, from the lo-fi stapled Zines to the full-on artist books, Nieves has positioned itself comfortably on the shelves of the world’s best bookstores – operated by Sommerhalder almost singlehandedly from a rickety desk on Zürich’s Brauerstrasse, with its not-very-bookish vista…
- The Mysteries of Life Kept Secret by Jo Jackson The first booklet published by Nieves in offset, 2003
- Recent Work by Geoff McFetridge The third Nieves title inspired by Where the Wild Things Are, by illustrator McFetridge, 2009
- The Times They Are The Changes by The Changes Nieves’ second hard-cover book, 2009
- Individuals 4 by Nakako Hayashi The first guest-edited issue of Zoo, 2001
- Chronicles Vol. 1 by Kim Gordon The first book in the series by the Sonic Youth frontwoman, 2005
- Mister Lonely by Harmony Korine Nieves’ first published screenplay, 2008.