The Hakuin Publishing Company was founded in the year 2009.
The company was founded in order to publish independently
limited edition art books.


We are based in Zurich - Switzerland, and our products are shipped
worldwide from here. The store currency is Swiss Franc. The shipping
is standard mail. We try to process shipping immediately. If you have
questions or problems concerning the online store or the shipping
process, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Alex Schauwecker, Der Walbub
58 Pages, 30 x 21 cm.
Hardcover, offset print.
Edition of 400
Designed by Walfisch Studio
Text by Alex Schauwecker & Deborah Imhof
Printed in Lithuania 2015
ISBN: 978-3-9523730-8-8

Der Walbub is a beautiful and illustrated story about a whale boy who came out of the ocean to experience different adventures and finding his way around in the world of humans, always accompanied by his skateboard.
The book is made for children and available in English and German!

Price: 24 SFR



Alex Schauwecker, Fight Club
88 Pages, 18.5 x 26 cm.
Hardcover, offset print.
Edition of 200
Designed by Walfisch Studio
Printed in Lithuania 2013
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 (language: German).

Price: 30 SFR


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

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

Price: 30 SFR


Bettina Gugger, Wenn du nicht mehr lachst
106 pages, 16.5 x 22 cm.
Softcover, open spine, gilt edging, offset print.
Edition of 800
Designed by Walfisch Studio
Printed in Lithuania 2016
ISBN 978-3-906870-00-7

'Wenn Du nicht mehr lachst' are shot stories written by young emerging writer Bettina Gugger from Switzerland. With a refreshing and edgy way of story telling, Bettina invites you into different worlds.

Price: 24 SFR


Gian Paul Lozza, Homeland
64 pages, 17 x 23 cm.
Hardcover, 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: 55 SFR   (last copies)

Book + Limited Print 1 of 10, 24x30cm: 120 SFR


Marcus Kraft, Money for nothing
208 pages, 24x17cm.
Hardcover, embed linen, offset print.
Limited edition of 300, numbered & signed
Designed by Studio Marcus Kraft
Printed in Lithuania 2015
ISBN: 978-3-9524139-8-2

‹Money for Nothing› is a self-initiated project from the Art Director and Designer Marcus Kraft. He occupied himself with the question of the value of money. Exactly one hundred one dollar bills were ‹destroyed› with artistic interventions and are unusable now for daily payments. Each note got treated in a different manner. The book got released with the exhibition of the same title – some of the original artworks are available for sale.

Price: 50 SFR


Rainer Brenner, AMG
64 pages, 24 x 17.5 cm.
Softcover, car paint, screen print.
Limited Edition of 100, numbered
Languages: German & English
Designed by Wessinger & Peng
Printed in Germany 2016
ISBN: 978-3-9524139-4-4

AMG is a collection of poems, written by Zurich based writer Rainer Brenner. The 27 poems dip into our modern world and deal with the promises, temptations and fascinations of the artist’s every day life.

Price: 27 SFR


Rainer Brenner, Permaderm
24pages, 21 x 14.5 cm.
Softcover, digital print.
Edition of 10, numbered & signed
Designed by Wessinger & Peng
Printed in Germany 2015

Zurich based writer Rainer Brenner studied the course of his skin disease in a photo series and tried to reflect about its mysterious character by combining the photos with pictures from the internet and a short poem. 

Price: 6 SFR   (last copies)


Randy Tischler & Rainer Brenner,
Paradise Tea
2x 56pages, 20.5 x 29.5 cm.
Hardcover, offset print.
Edition of 500
Designed by Raffinerie
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.

Price: 40 SFR


Randy Tischler, Fun Shapes
40 pages, 21 x 14.5 cm.
Softcover, risograph print, hand bound.
Limited edition of 20, Numbered & Signed.
Collab with Bobi Bazooka
Printed in Switzerland 2015

Fun shapes is like a good music record, you want to listen to it in constant repeat mode. French music sucks but it's nice.

Price: 20 SFR   (last copies)


Randy Tischler, In search of New Palm Trees
56 pages, 17.5 x 23 cm.
Softcover, digital print.
Edition of 50
Designed by Angelina Z Knight
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: 25 SFR   (last copies)


Wild Turtles, Wild Turtles coming home, again!
144 pages, 17 x 24 cm.
Softcover cardboard + postcard, Offset print.
Limited edition of 500
Designed by Angelina Z Knight
Printed in Lithuania 2016
ISBN: 978-3-906870-03-8

The first Wild Turtles anthology. The wild turtles coming home to New York, again. Welcome to Weirdhattan..

Price: 25 SFR   (Shipping starts at 16th sept.)

Book launch at the New York art book fair 2016, at PS1 MOMA, New York (USA), friday 16th of september 5pm, at booth #33 Hakuin Verlag.

Yves Suter, Into the great white
216 pages, 22 x 30 cm.
Hardcover, embed linen, offset print.
Limited edition of 300
Designed by BüroNord
Printed in Switzerland 2013
ISBN: 978-3-9524139-9-9

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

Price: 99 SFR   (limited stock)


Yves Suter, Motoracer
192 Pages, 21 x 30cm.
Hardcover, cardboard, offset print.
Limited edition of 333, Numbered
Designed by Wessinger & Peng
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: 66 SFR


Yves Suter, Paper of Walls
136 pages, 10 x 16 cm.
Softcover, cardboard, offset print.
Edition of 500
Designed by Yves Suter
Printed in Switzerland 2012
ISBN: 978-3-9523730-5-7

By their construction and their complexity, 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. Inspired by the works of Sol LeWitt, Yves made a documentation of the present urban structures, art and architecture of both cities.

Price: 30 SFR



Kulturfolger, Lisa Lee Benjamin & Francesca Brusa
64pages (double fold out), 21 x 30 cm.
Softcover, offset print.
Edition of 500
Desigend by Rocketdesign
Printed in Switzerland 2016
ISBN: 978-3-906870-01-4

Kulturfolger is guerrilla curation which sparks inquiry through a annual Magazine, exhibitions, workshops, talks and random urban interventions.

Price: 50 SFR



-   Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich
-   Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
-   Die Blaue Ampel, Zurich
-   DooDah, Switzerland
-   Domus-Haus, Basel
-   Hochparterre, Zurich
-   Klio, Zurich
-   Kunstgriff, Zurich
-   Lüthy & Stocker, Lucerne
-   Münstergass Buchhandlung, Bern
-   Neurotitan, Berlin
-   OMMU, Athens
-   Orell Füssli Krauthammer, Zurich
-   Sec52, Zurich
-   Self Publish Be Happy, London
-   Seminar & Wellnesshotel, Stoos
-   Sixpack, Zurich
-   Sodabooks, Berlin / Munich
-   The Chedi, Andermatt
-   Ti Pi Tin, London
-   Urban Spree, Berlin
-   Volkshaus Buchandlung, Zurich
-   Waldraud, Zurich

-   Dashwood Books, New York
-   Printed Matter INC., New York
-   SaturdaysSurf, New York

-   Bueno Books & Slope Gallery, Tokyo
-   C7C Gallery, Nagoya
-   Deus ex machina, Tokyo
-   Flotsambooks, Tokyo
-   Nadiff, Tokyo
-   SaturdaysSurf, Japan
-   T-Site Daikanyama, Tokyo
-   T-Site, Hakodate


2016,   Wild Turtles coming home, again! Wild Turtles
2016,   Wenn du nicht mehr lachst, Bettina Gugger
2016,   AMG, Rainer Brenner
2015,   Fun shapes, Randy Tischler
2015,   Der Walbub, Alex Schauwecker
2015,   Money for nothing, Marcus Kraft
2015,   Permaderm, Rainer Brenner
2015,   Paradiso, Jonas Landolt
2015,   Motoracer, Yves Suter
2014,   Homeland, Gian Paul Lozza
2013,   Into the great white, Yves Suter
2013,   Fight Club, Alex Schauwecker
2013,   In search of new palm trees, Randy Tischler
2013,   Evolver, Julie Petter
2013,   Over the rainbow, Alex Schauwecker
2013,   From Russia with love, Yves Suter
2013,   Block, Mario Niederberger
2013,   Wind of change, Thomas Stöckli
2012,   10 Years, Safari
2012,   Paper of Walls, Yves Suter
2012,   Paradise Tea, Randy Tischler & Rainer Brenner
2012,   Ghosts before breakfast, Alex Schauwecker
2012,   The Playground, Veronika Suter
2011,   Strawberry Snow, Yves Suter
2010,   Immer nie am Meer, Yves Suter
2010,   Unknown Japan, Jonas Aron Oswald
2009,   Hamburg is not a meal, Yves Suter
2009,   Durch die Nacht, Jens Kaesemann
2009,   Between cat and wolf, Alex Schauwecker


2016,   Nhu-Thuan Mac, Carving Tiger, Dining Dragon
2016,   ASCII Grand Prix, Julien Ducourthial
2015,   Der kleine Herr Jakob in China, Yan Cong
2015,   Wild Turtles, Lugano - SUI
2015,   The Room, Yves Suter, Zurich - SUI
2010,   Child of mother nature, Whaleforce Collective, Tokyo/Kyoto - JP


2016,   Kulturfolger, Lisa Lee Benjamin & Francesca Brusa
2014,   Hakuin Airlines Issue #2
2014,   Hakuin Airlines Issue #1

2017,   Los Angeles art book fair, MOCA, Los Angeles - USA
2016,   Volumes zine & art book fair, Gessnerallee, Zurich - SUI
2016,   New York Art Book Fair, PS1 MOMA, New York - USA
2016,   Nuit des Images, Musée de L'Elysée, Lausanne - SUI
2016,   I never read art book fair, Art Basel, Basel - SUI
2016,   Fumetto, comic festival, Lucerne - SUI
2015,   Volumes zine & art book fair, Walcheturm, Zurich - SUI
2015,   Tokyo Art Book Fair, Tohoku University Gaien Campus, Tokyo - JP
2015,   Nuit des Images, Musée de L'Elysée, Lausanne - SUI
2015,   I never read art book fair, Art Basel, Basel - SUI
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


-   Independent Photobook Library, Washington DC - USA
-   Kunsthaus, Zurich - SUI
-   Pratt Institute, New York - USA
-   The Museum of Modern Art, New York - USA
-   The Swiss National Library - SUI
-   The German National Library - GER
-   University of the Arts, Zurich - SUI
-   Zentralbibliothek Stadt Zurich - SUI


Hakuin Verlag organic & fairtrade
produced polar bear 'Logo' Shirt,
Size M & L & XL (slim fit).

Currently sold out.

Hakuin Verlag 'Logo' Shirt, Size M & L

Currently sold out.

Hakuin Verlag 'skating bear', Size S / M / L / XL

Currently sold out.


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