The Hakuin Publishing Company was founded in the year 2009.
It's the result of the collaboration between artists from Hamburg (GER)
London (UK) and Zurich (SUI). The company was founded in
order to publish independently the collective's and it's friends
self-determined own ideas.

Alexander Schauwecker, Zurich
Gian Paul Lozza, London
Jens Kaesemann, Hamburg
Jonas Oswald, Zurich
Julie Petter, Lausanne
Mario Niederberger, Schwyz
Randy Tischler, Zurich
Rainer Brenner, Zurich
Thomas Stöckli, Zurich
Timo Wirsching, London
Veronika Suter, Brunnen
Yves Suter, Zurich/Moscow

Hakuin Verlag, Zurich / Switzerland
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Hakuin Airlines, Issue #1
88 pages, 21 x 30 cm, Offset print
Edition of 500
Language: German

Hakuin Airlines is an art magazine which is sold on newspaper stands in Swiss-German speaking part of Switzerland as well as through subscription.
The debut Issue is about youth culture and city development.

Contributors of this issue are Alex Schauwecker, Bettina Gugger, Boris Hoppek, Emanuel Roth, HGB Fideljus, Rainer Brenner, Rémi Jaccard, Sergej Vutuc, Nicolas Büchi, Nicola Fischer, Stefanie Hille and Yves Suter.

Hakuin Airlines, Issue #2
80 pages, 21 x 30 cm, Offset print
Edition of 500
Language: German & English

Hakuin Airlines is an art magazine. The second Issue is about nature-culture.

Contributors of this issue are Bettina Gugger, Dr. Anomalie, Eric Andersen, Jonas Oswald, Joëlle Laederach, Katharina Lang, Karin Wüthrich, Kuma, Lea-Maria, MADC, Nicola Fischer and Pierre Kellenberger.

Price: 10 €



Alex Schauwecker, Between Cat and Wolf
46 pages, 14 x 20 cm, Color Photocopy print
Edition of 50
Printed in Switzerland 2009
ISBN: 978-3-9523730-1-9

Alex’s work includes sketches and drawings as well as illustration. As a passionate skateboarder and snowboarder he is closely connected to the board sports lifestyle. He has a lifelong love for the mountains and an equal fascination with the topography of urban life. Both these sources inspire his work.
He does not think and work in terms of contrasts, of 'either- or'. Instead he is inclined to the kind of art that discovers the common ground between different worlds and challenges the conventional perception of reality.
The Zine 'Between Cat and Wolf' is a summary of his most recent works and exhibitions.

Price: € 6.60

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Alex Schauwecker, Fight Club
88 Pages, 18.5 x 26 cm
Hardcover, Offset print
Edition of 200
ISBN: 978-3-9524139-1-3

The book is a documentation about the Zurich graffiti movement and the Zurich city development. While the city is growing fast ('gentrification') the space for graffiti is getting less - how are the protagonists reacting to that?
'Fight Club' contains interviews with active Zurich sprayers and a photo reportage about the topic.

Price: € 25


Alex Schauwecker, Ghosts before Breakfast
68 pages, 14 x 20 cm, Color Photocopy print
Edition of 50
Printed in Switzerland 2012

Alex’s work includes sketches and drawings as well as illustration & photography. The Zine 'Ghosts before breafast' is a mix between serious and dreamy moments which fluctuate between surreal, poetry and abstraction.

Price: € 6.60

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Alex Schauwecker, Over the rainbow
98 pages, 18.5 x 26 cm, Offset print
Edition of 500
Printed in Lithuania 2013
ISBN 978-3-9523730-7-1.

Alex’s Schauweckers latest book, focusing on photography. A mix between dreamy girls and dark nights tagging in Zurich.

Price: € 25


Gian Paul Lozza, Homeland
64 pages, 17 x 23 cm, Offset print
Edition of 500
Numbered & Signed
Designed by Marc Kappeler
Printed in Switzerland 2014
ISBN: 978-3 9524139-5-1

The photographer portrays a group at a moment rich with possibilities. Young men, who have dreams and hopes yet to be realised. The empty skatepark is a darkened stage that waits to be filled by a cast of men as they pass through a formative phase of their lives.

Price: 45 €

Book + Limited Print 1 of 10, 24x30cm: 99 €


Jens Kaesemann, Durch die Nacht
36 pages, 14 x 20 cm, Color Photocopy print
Edition of 50
Printed in Germany 2009

His work basically shows subcultures, be it of people like in the Zine 'Durch die Nacht' where he shows urban city youth going through the nights with drugs and chaos, but documenting also the lonely and quite moments of the lost souls.

Working on film he also captures people in their pure natural way and goes on with reportage and landscape, always keeping it tight to his own style.

Price: € 6.60

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Jonas Oswald, Unknown Japan
34pages, 14 x 20 cm, Color Photocopy print
Edition of 30
Printed in Switzerland 2010

Jonas Oswald is a photographer from Zurich (SUI). His character and his experiences of life show through in the perspective and shooting style of his pictures, reflecting the relaxed and varied mix of the situations in which he finds himself. He mostly works in people photography but also sometimes does fashion photography. He is working mainly on film.
This is Jonas first Zine and called Unknown Japan, a mystical, varied Series about Japan, captured in a very own style and different view on Japan.

Price: € 6.60

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Julie Petter, Evolver
72pages, 25 x 36 cm, offset print
Edition of 200
Printed in Switzerland 2010
ISBN: 978-3-9524139-3-7

The book is about the evolution of Earth. From the formation 4.6 billion years ago to the future, a geological timeline shows the major events that had direct consequences on the landscape and life on Earth. An illustrated animal comes to life within this frame, adapting throughout the various events and periods of time. Evolution hasn't stopped. New species will emerge, continents will drift, new mass extinctions will occur, leaving Earth to the power of nature.

Price: € 40


Japan Guide, Child of mother nature
WhaleForce Collective Exhibiton Tour Japan 2012
Printed in Japan 2010

This information guide was published on the occasion of the WhaleForce Collective Exhibition Tour 'Child of mother nature' in Japan 2010. Organized by the WhaleForce Collective in collaboration with Hakuin Verlag, Hakuin Airlines and Embassy of Switzerland Japan.
The whale force collective, is an artist collective founded in 2009. The works of the artists are represented through photography, painting, design, illustration and installation. The members of the collective are connected to each other through their works, which symbolize aspects of youth culture like skate, pop, fashion and snowboarding.

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Mario Niederberger, Block
12 pages, 21 x 15 cm, Color Photocopy print
Edition of 20, numbered & signed
Printed in Switzerland 2013

Mario Niederberger is a young Swiss painter who mainly paints on large scale canvas. This is a limited edition zine including gallery pictures of his most recent acrylic paintings.

Price: 8 €


Randy Tischler & Rainer Brenner,
Paradise Tea
2x 56pages, 20.5 x 29.5 cm, Offset print
Edition of 500
Designed by Raffinerie, Zurich
Printed in Lithuania 2012
ISBN 978-3-9523730-6-4

Over the time of four years of work photographer Daniel Tischler and writer Rainer Brenner made the 'Querschläger' Series which was published in Lifestyle Magazine Kinki. The series is a rather special collection of private house visits from folk singers, to pornstars, to Swiss celebrities, and so on. A very unconventional art book including a short interview in German from these outstanding personalities. The book 'Paradise Tea' is the limited collection of the best portraits they created during these four years.
Winner Swiss Press Photo Award 2013!

Price: € 32


Randy Tischler, In search of New Palm Trees
56 pages
Edition of 50
Designed by Angelina Zehnder
Printed in Switzerland 2013

As processes are accelerated every day and ideas and works often just float as loose sketches across the room; as the world seems to spin faster and faster, I have decided to dedicate my work to the subject of closeness. I`m looking for intimacy, for access and connections to the known and unknown, even if it`s only for a brief moment.

Price: € 20


Thomas Stöckli, Wind of change
20 non-bound pages, 32 x 47 cm, Offset print
Limited Edition of 500
Designed by Hammer, Zurich
Printed in Germany 2013
ISBN: 978-3-9523730-9-5

Thomas Stöckli is a Zurich based photographer who is favoring quiet, meditative spots with a special emphasis on mountains, japan and snow.  “wind of change“ is his 1st publication and it shows a special selection of his most recent work. A rather special designed & layouted non-bound poster magazine which is only available online.

Price: € 16

(Note: folded for shipping to 23.5 x 32 cm!)

Veronika Suter, The Playground
44 pages, 26 x 20 cm, Offset print
Edition of 1000
Printed in Switzerland 2012
ISBN: 978-3-9523730-4-0

Veronika Suter is a glass artist who works mainly in casting and in fused glass. She is combining in a unique distictive technical style, glass with steel and copper to sculptures.
The Playground is a selection from a decades of work!

Price: € 20


Yves Suter, From Russia with love
68 pages, 26.6 x 18.5 cm, Offset print
Limited & Numbered Edition of 200
Printed in Lithuania 2013
ISBN: 978-3-9524139-0-6

This book showcases a selection of pictures that mainly focus on the vibrant life of young Russians in the major cities. With his simple and quiet style he just used a little point and shot camera to document the moments he experienced during his frequent visits. A rather mysterious view merged in a all black and white book. A book that shows the Russia of now, with all it's dreams and hopes, like everywhere else. A book full of love!

Price: € 25

(Note: Each book comes with a free poster)

Yves Suter, Hamburg is not a meal
82 pages, 14 x 20 cm, B/W Photocopy print
Edition of 100, Signed & Numbered
Printed in Germany 2009

Dedicated to chaotic structures and influenced by the simple and clean lines of german photography he tries to combine these inputs info different series themes. Through his black/white photography he aims to show a combination of people, emotional moments and urban city life in a clean and simple way.
The Zine 'Hamburg is not a meal' shows pictures he took in the hanseatic city, where he lived for about 3 and a half years.

Price: € 6.60

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Yves Suter, Into the great white
216 pages, 22 x 30 cm, Offset print
Edition of 300
Printed in Switzerland 2013
ISBN: 978-3-9524139-9-9

"Into the great white" is a photographic documentation about snowboarding. Focussing not on the action side of snowboarding, but instead on the distinctive moments and the environment of snowboarding, especially the nature and people, as well as exploring and traveling the mountains of the world.
The book showcases a selection of his most intimate and best pictures he took between 2003 and 2013.

Price: € 79

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Yves Suter, Motoracer
192 Pages, 21 x 30cm, Offset print
Edition of 333, Numbered
Printed in Germany 2015
ISBN: 978-3-9524139-6-8

Another explosion might have ignited the rear section and fired the whole capsule straight into the mid-zone, which caused serious concerns by ground denf.: inferred ressources, controversal medical consequences (i.e. endocrine disorders/ augmented cognitive abdolnis/ collateral neuro- cutaneous syndromes), promercurated strucures and implented indications of strong energy loss in the nautical sections sections IV and V will come up for discussion by the time this precarious situation has been investigated by HIBO-forces and the intracommute eyelet (ine).

Price: € 55


Yves Suter, Paper of Walls
136 pages, 10 x 16 cm, Offset print
Edition of 500
Printed in Switzerland 2012
ISBN: 978-3-9523730-5-7

Growing up in a small mountain village in the alps, the Swiss artist Yves Suter is fascinated by cities, their construction and their complexity. To him, with an outsider‘s point of view, cities are not only the refuge of the creativity and chaos of modern times, but also a place where the tension and energy of humankind expresses itself to the fullest! An art exhibition in public space if you want.
By showing a selection of pictures from two of his favorite cities, New York and Tokyo, he gives a personal view and documents the present urban structures, art and architecture of both cities.

Price: € 25


Yves Suter, Strawberry Snow
160 pages, 16.5 x 23.5 cm, Offset print
Limited Edition of 300
Printed in Switzerland 2011
ISBN: 978-3-9523730-3-3

This photographic documentary accompanies the two swiss, photographer Yves Suter and snowboarder Dominik Betschart, on a one month snowboard journey through Japan. During a travel from central Japan to the north island of Hokkaido and back.
The book is a journal consisting of stories they have experienced and pictures documenting their journey.

Price: € 59



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-   Dashwood Books, New York
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-  2015, Fumetto, comic festival, Lucerne - SUI
-  2014, Volumes zine & art book fair, La Perla Moda, Zurich - SUI
-  2014, Tokyo Art Book Fair, Tohoku University Gaien Campus, Tokyo - JP
-  2014, Nuit des Images, Musée de L'Elysée, Lausanne - SUI
-  2014, I never read art book fair, Art Basel, Basel - SUI
-  2014, Dezember Bücher, Kunsthaus, Zurich - SUI
-  2013, Üsin small press fair, Zurich - SUI
-  2013, Kunst Zürich 13, contemporary art fair, Zurich - SUI
-  2013, New York Art Book Fair, PS1 MOMA, New York - USA
-  2013, Tokyo Art Book Fair, Tohoku University Gaien Campus, Tokyo - JP
-  2013, I never read, art book fair, Art Basel, Basel - SUI
-  2012, About, independent publishing fair, Gutenberg Museum, Mainz - GER
-  2010, Zine Sezession, Perla Moda, Zurich - SUI