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.

NEWS: Two new books. Well, reprints by request, after sell-outs:

Elephants and Camels - the art of staying afloat
Philosophy of the Found

112 pages, 100 full-colour illustrations on good glossy stock. A5 size.
My assemblage artwork up to 2008, accompanied by a not-quite-random walk around philosophy and poetry and humour.
Life and death and the bits in between.
NZ$30   plus postage.

77 pages, 96 full-colour illustrations on good glossy stock. A5 size.
I made 100 copies of this book in 2020, and handbound them in leather with inset treasures. (see below) They all sold quickly, but people have been asking, wanting to read and own the book, even without the preciousness (and expense) of hand binding. So, here is my more-recent assemblage artwork accompanied by ocasional thoughts.
NZ$30   plus postage.

Click here to email Dale if you'd like a copy.

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.
(click on the image for a bigger view)

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

All sold now but you can see them all, with 100 different covers,

  The Copeland Collection
Each book contains full-page images, & details, of 100 collages by artists around the world.
Collected as exchanges while Dale was running the International Collage Exchange for 20 years.

Volume 1
All now sold.

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

Each book $10 plus postage

Taekwon-Do Books, either in printed form on good quality paper, glossy covers,
or DIGITAL form, (indexed pdf file) sent by email.
for handy reference and learning while away from your books.

Taekwon-Do Patterns
5th edition, 2019
166 pages

The Science of Taekwon-Do
48 pages

Taekwon-Do Theory and Dictionary
Revised 2020
52 pages

- A History
58 pages, illustrated.

36 pages
Book: $20 plus $8 towards postage.
In digital form: E-book: $12

Book: $12 plus $4 towards postage.
In digital form: E-book: $8

Book: $14 plus $4 towards postage.
In digital form: E-book: $10

Book: $15 plus $6 towards postage.
In digital form: E-book: $12

Book: $5 plus $1 towards postage..
In digital form: E-book: $4

Full analysis of all ITF Taekwon-Do patterns.
Pattern movements, diagrams, and meanings, with complete analysis of all techniques. A very useful reference book.
The biomechanics, the physics,
the mathematics, the psychology ...
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.
A history of martial arts from 5000 years ago.
The history of Taekwon-do.
The Chang-Hon style
All the etiquette and protocol
you need to know -
from starting training to
dining with Masters.

email Dale with any questions, requests, orders. .

Discount: if you buy two books (or e-files), 10% off total,
buy 3 get 15% off, buy 4 get 20% off, buy 5 get 25% off. O.K.?

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 was a long time coming!

Sample pages

It may seem strange, after all the books on art (or Taekwon-Do), but I'd 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 only had 50 printed.
Just email me at   dale @ tart.co.nz (remove spaces) if you'd like a copy.
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108 pages, 110 full-colour illustrations on high quality glossy stock. A5 size.
Art and artists from Taranaki, New Zealand.
53 artists who were showing their work on the Virtual Tart website in 2011.

2023, a new version of VIRTUAL TART @ HOME is now in preparation!!

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Front Page Puniho Art Press Collage Dale

All images © Dale Copeland