Puniho Art Press

Perhaps the smallest hand bindery in the world,
Puniho Art Press is in the coastal region of Taranaki, New Zealand,
between the mountain and the sea.
Run by artist and writer Dale Copeland.

Taekwon-Do books on good quality paper, glossy covers.

Taekwon-Do Patterns 5th edition, 2019, Book
166 pages A5:

A full analysis of the patterns of ITF Taekwon-Do.
From the Fundamental Movements to Tong-Il.
All pattern movements, diagrams, and meanings,
with complete analysis of all techniques.
A very useful reference book.
$20 plus $4 towards postage.

The Science of Taekwon-Do 2020
48 pages, A5:

The biomechanics, the physics,
the mathematics, the psychology ...

Taekwon-Do Theory and Dictionary
Revised 2020
52 pages, A5:

The theory needed for every grade
Plus a dictionary of Taekwon-Do terms.
English/Korean and Korean/English
New section on foot shifting, pulling and sliding.

Protocol 2008

All the etiquette and protocol
you need to know -
from starting training to
dining with Masters.

Newly available, Taekwon-Do books in DIGITAL form, (indexed pdf file)
for handy reference and learning while away from your books.
Patterns E-book: $12 Science E-book: $8 Theory E-book: $10 Protocol E-book: $4
If you would like all of the 4 files, total would be NZ$30

You can either use PayPal to dale@tart.co.nz
or, from New Zealand, direct credit to TSB Bank, DD Copeland, No. 15 3942 0699605

Philosophy of the Found
ISBN 0-9582485-0-6
An edition of 100 handbound books. Click an image to see them all.

All sold now but click here to see them, with 100 different covers, leather-and-embedded-objects.

International Assemblage   2015

Assemblage artwork by 26 invited artists from around the world.

Full colour, 56 pages, A4-sized
Still some of these left. Price now $15 plus postage
(click on an image for a bigger view)

        New Plymouth's Mine   2015


The history of the naval mine which washed onto the rocks at New Plymouth in 1943.
Now a sculpture (designed by Dale) on New Plymouth's Coastal Walkway.
Full colour, 56 pages, A4-sized, now just $15 plus postage

Not just the story of how a neglected bit of iron became a loved sculpture, but its history
The memories of the men in the New Plymouth Bomb Disposal Squad of 1942/3.
Kindly supplied by their families.
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Elephants and Camels - the art of staying afloat
ISBN 0-9582489-1-5

112 pages, 100 full-colour illustrations on good glossy stock. A5 size.
My assemblage artwork accompanied by a not-quite-random walk around philosophy and poetry and humour.
Life and death and the bits in between.
$25   plus postage.
Click here to email Dale if you'd like a copy.
(Now all sold, but considering a reprint)

Bookbinding - An Introduction   2015

From beginning to end, complete instructions for traditional binding.
5th edition, revised and expanded.
I used to sell these either as handbound books or as kitsets for binding yourself.
Now, finally, I've done the sensible thing and had the book printed as an affordable and useful handbook of instruction.
A5 size, $5 plus postage.

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Complex Numbers in Graphs

It's been a long time coming!

Sample pages

It may seem strange, after all the books on art (or Taekwon-Do), but I've been working on this other passion of mine for YEARS.
Designed for college students & undergraduates, anyone who finds Complex Numbers more interesting than just another maths topic.
I've discovered such beautiful things!

53 pages, b/w on good glossy stock. Crown Quarto size (that's a little smaller than A4).
$20   plus postage - $3.50 for New Zealand, $7 for the rest of the world.
I've only had 50 printed.
Just email me at   dale @ tart.co.nz (remove spaces) if you'd like a copy.
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click to see a bigger image.
A full-colour souvenir from an excellent exhibition. A5 size, 26 pages.
12 artists from a small section of the West Coast of New Zealand.

    Alby Carter
        Dale Copeland
            Waldo Hartley
                Paul Hutchinson
                    Graham Kirk
                        Peter Lambert
                            Fay Looney
                                Linda McFetridge
                                    Steve Molloy
                                        Margaret Scott
                                            Leonie Smith
                                                Michael Smither

$10   plus postage: $3 New Zealand, $3.50 Australia, $4 for the rest of the world.
email me at   dale @ tart.co.nz (remove spaces) if you'd like a copy.

(For those who have asked, PayPal to same e-address.
Or, for New Zealanders, direct debit to TSB Bank 15 3942 0699605 00 Make sure I've got your postal address.)


108 pages, 110 full-colour illustrations on high quality glossy stock. A5 size.
Art and artists from Taranaki, New Zealand.
53 artists who currently show their work on the Virtual Tart website.

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Front Page Puniho Art Press Collage Dale

All images © Dale Copeland