Heather Fletcher is senior content editor with Target Marketing.

Self-publishing has never been more accessible than it is today thanks to the internet and the availability of digital printing. So, in many ways, In Numbers is a timely exhibition and book as it charts the growth of publications produced by artists since the Fifties to the present day. From the rise of the small press in the Sixties to the DIY zine culture of the Eighties and Nineties, professional artists have taken on the format of magazines and postcards as a new platform for artistic expression, as well as a means of correspondence and sharing of ideas.

While the Hispanic population in the United States is expected to expand to nearly 50 million by 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, current purchasing patterns indicate that this 16 percent of the nation may not buy books at the same rate as the remaining 84 percent.

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