seeking a design collaborator!

VanessaPlace Inc. seeks a design collaborator for graphic materials and product design. Founded by conceptual artist and writer Vanessa Place, the company’s mission is “to design and manufacture objects to meet the poetic needs of the human heart, face, and form.” In 2013, VanessaPlace Inc. has launched the book $20, which sold out within the hour, and re-installed the Broodthaers exhibition at MoMA. Help us design our new line of poetry products, from objects to books. Have some affinity with Marcel Duchamp, Constructivism, Lineto fonts and Swiss-with-a-twist (of punk), but also be prepared to lead with your vision for our design. Interested? Write us at with a link to your portfolio, or your pitch, and tell us of your experience and ideas.

If you are a student, this engagement is eligible for college credit at 5-10 hours a week. If you’re located in NYC, a home studio is available.


$20 sells out at launch

$20 by Vanessa Place, the first product of VanessaPlace Inc., debuted on May 3, 2013 at Cage, NYC. The limited edition of $20, available for $50, sold out within the hour.

$20—Poetry that speaks for itself.

We launch in New York

On 5.3.2013 VanessaPlace Inc. held a press conference and launch at CAGE in New York. CEO Vanessa Place introduced the company’s first product, $20, which sold out at the launch. Warm thanks to our sponsors The Atlas Review/ Canarium Books/ Nohbody/ PANTONE® / Wonder Books/ Ugly Duckling Presse.

Photos: copyright Lawrence Schwartzwald (No reproduction without express permission).

Announcing launch and press conference

On Friday 5.3.2013 at 6:30pm VanessaPlace Inc. will hold an official launch and press conference at New York’s CAGE 83. The launch will feature the exclusive debut of the first object-product of VanessaPlace Inc., a limited edition of which will be available only at the press conference. Press and public are invited! Sponsored by The Atlas Review/ Canarium Books/ Nohbody/ PANTONE® / Wonder Books/ Ugly Duckling Presse.

For details, take a look at the press release and visit the Facebook event page. Questions? Write to us at

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Corporations are people.
People need poetry.

Dear Friends:

If corporations are people, and poetry is good for people, then poetry is good for corporations.

As you may know, VanessaPlace Inc., the first trans-national poetry corporation will be launched this Friday, May 3, 2013 at Cage83 in New York City. This debut event will be a press conference open to the public, and free for members of the press, which may include anyone who spreads the news—whether by way of the Wall Street Journal or Tumblr.

In true poetic corporate spirit, we are reaching out to friends and family for corporate sponsorship of the event—for a minimum donation of $20, you can have the corporation of your choice listed as an official sponsor of the launch.

Honor the spirit of Apple!
Salvage the soul of BP!
Let IBM be IBM again!
Let Ford be the dream it used to be!

We are currently accepting submissions only for staging this launch event. Don’t let the rare opportunity to wield the personal power of corporate sponsorship slip by—simply send your donation and specify which corporation you would like to see supporting the capitalization of Poetry.

Let the world see—great corporations for great poetry!

Vanessa Place
CEO, VanessaPlace Inc.

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