01. About us

[ENG] Handshake® Studio is the collaborative design practice of Jaime Sebastián and Rubén Montesinos. With an emphasis on printed matter, they design and execute publications, visual identities, websites, packaging design, apparel, and photography for clients in very diverse fields, either at a large or small scale.
            In addition to the studio practice, Handshake® Books operates as a platform for publishing printed matter, retail store, and divulgation; by holding events, exhibitions, and lectures. Focusing on visual research and exploring the limits of contemporary publishing practices, Handshake collaborates with photographers, designers, and artists to create unique and experimental projects while having fun in the process. Our studio is currently open for commissioned and collaborative projects. Tell us about your ideas at info@handshake.fun

[ESP] Handshake® Studio es el resultado de la colaboración entre Jaime Sebastián y Rubén Montesinos. Con un énfasis en el material impreso, diseñan y ejecutan publicaciones, identidades gráficas, webs, diseño de packaging, ropa y fotografía para clientes de campos muy diversos, tanto a grande como a pequeña escala.
            Además de la práctica como estudio, Handshake® Books funciona como plataforma para la publicación de libros, para la divulgación –a través de eventos, exposiciones y charlas– y  como tienda online. Centrándose en la investigación visual y explorando los límites de las prácticas editoriales contemporáneas, Handshake colabora con fotógrafos, diseñadores y artistas para crear proyectos únicos y experimentales. Todo esto pasándolo bien en el proceso. Nuestro estudio está abierto a propuestas de trabajo y colaboraciones. Cuéntanos tus ideas en info@handshake.fun


︎ Culturplaza: Handshake: fotolibros desde abajo pero sin miedo
︎ Gràffica: Handshake, el proyecto editorial y fotográfico de Jaime Sebastián y Rubén Montesinos
︎ Culturplaza: Luce explora todas las posibilidades de su intervención 'Hasta donde llego yo’
︎ Culturplaza: La fotografía valenciana frente al espejo: visiones del ahora que se conjugan en futuro
︎ Lamono Magazine: Newspaper 006
︎ Libra: Libros Mutantes Selection @ La Casa Encendida
︎ The Phoblographer: Handshake Books is a New Platform for Photographers to Publish Books and Zines︎
︎ Culturplaza: Pau Roca retrata la cara silenciosa de las giras con La Habitación Roja
︎ La Vanguardia: El fotógrafo de La Habitación Roja
︎ Rockdelux: “B” Pau Roca

C/ Gandía 17
Valencia 46007, Spain
(+34) 622 831 992

Handshake® is currently not accepting internship or job applications.

Accepting visits in our studio by appointment from monday to friday. Drop us a line!

02. Events & Fairs

Art Book Fairs

NOV 25-26 Milano ︎ Sprint Independent Publishers & Artists' Books Salon
OCT 20-22 Valencia ︎ Recreo Valencia Art Book Fair
SEP 22-24 Berlin ︎ Miss Read Art Book Fair
AUG 10-13 Los Angeles ︎ Printed Matter Art Book Fair
JUN 9-11 Paris ︎ Paris Ass Book Fair
MAY 19-20 Barcelona ︎ Gutter Fest
MAY 12-14 London ︎ A Very Small Book Fair
APR 28-30 Madrid ︎ Libros Mutantes Art Book Fair
APR 1-2 Madrid ︎ Autozine Fest
JAN 19-22 Mexico City ︎ Index Art Book Fair
JAN 4-5 Valencia ︎ Tenderete

OCT 21-23rd Valencia ︎ Recreo Art Book Fair
OCT 13-16th New York ︎ Printed Matter Art Book Fair
SEP 23-25th Athens ︎ Athens Art Book Fair
JUN 3-5th Paris ︎ Paris Ass Book Fair
MAY 7-8th Ghent ︎ Ghent Art Book Fair
MAY 6-8th Rome ︎ Funzilla
APR 29-MAY 1st Berlin ︎ Miss Read Art Book Fair
APR 22-24th Madrid ︎ Libros Mutantes
JAN 20-23rd Mexico City ︎ Index Art Book Fair
JAN 4-5th Valencia ︎ Tenderete

Art Book Fairs

SEP 17-19th Valencia ︎ Recreo Art Book Fair
JUN 17-20 Barcelona ︎ Arts Libris

OCT 2-4rd Valencia ︎ Recreo Art Book Fair
MAY 11-12th Ghent ︎ Ghent Art Book FairMAY 3-5th Berlin ︎ Miss Read Art Book Fair
APR 26-28th Madrid ︎ Libros Mutantes*

JAN 4-5th Valencia ︎ TendereteCancelled due to COVID-19 *Visit ︎ escaparate.librosmutantes.com

Book Launches

APR 23 Barcelona [Espai Fotogràfic Can Basté] ︎ Untitled Folder
FEB 17 Valencia [Handshake Studio] ︎ Pit e Ruben

OCT 21 Valencia [Recreo Art Book Fair] ︎ Torre Naranja / Yellow Soda
JUN 30 Valencia [Handshake Studio] ︎ Una Piscina Geopolítica
MAY 1 Berlin [Miss Read Art Book Fair] ︎ 1PX/4KM

MAR 4th Valencia [Colegio Oficial De Arquitectos De La Comunidad Valenciana] ︎ Late to the Party

JUL 19 [Handshake Studio] ︎ The Bottom of my Shelf

DEC 19 Valencia [Convent Carmen] ︎ B
DEC 12 Barcelona [B travel experiences] ︎ B
DEC 11 Madrid ︎ B
DEC 7 Valencia ︎ Hasta donde llego yo [Lucitour]
DEC 5 Zaragoza [Fnac] ︎ B
MAY 28 Barcelona [Mecánic] ︎ 79 Polaroids
MAY 16 Valencia [The liminal] ︎ 79 Polaroids / Drag a line between these points
JAN 17 Valencia [Cuba 12] ︎ A rainbow full of flowers


FEB 2-4 [Handshake Studio] → Fast Food Books

NOV 16-17 [EASD Valencia]→ Fast Food Books

DEC 13, 14, 16, 20 and 21 [UPV Valencia] Urgent Publishing
MAY 8, 9, 15 and 16 [Online] ︎ Urgent Publishing
MAY 12-13 [EASD Alcoy] ︎ Urgent Publishing


NOV ︎ Charla en el Máster
en Publicaciones Analógicas y Digitales,
Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de

OCT ︎ Máster en Publicaciones Analógicas y Digitales, Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Valencia
JAN ︎ Máster de Artes Gráficas, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

OCT ︎ Máster en Publicaciones Analógicas y Digitales, Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Valencia
JAN ︎ Máster de Artes Gráficas, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

NOV ︎ Negra Mosca, Barcelona
OCT ︎ “Edición sostenible: prácticas contemporáneas en España” en Athens Art Book Fair
OCT ︎ The American College of Greece, Athens
MAY ︎ Tambourine POP UP, Espacio Abastos, Madrid

APR 23 Barcelona ︎ Negra Mosca

DEC 22-23 Valencia [Handshake Studio] ︎ Open Studio + Pop Up
DEC 11 Valencia [Bangarang Bookstore] ︎ Cuaderno Blablabla Market

APR 21 - MAY 21 [Handshake Studio] ︎ Handshake & Friends

JUN 20 Valencia [La Rambleta] ︎ Els Matins de Rambleta: La última foto
MAY 16 Valencia [The liminal] ︎ Handshake #1 Anniversary

03. Terms & Conditions


You can pay with your credit card or Paypal account. All payments are processed through Paypal or Stripe. Your credit card details are not revealed to us, and are never stored on our server or database. For further information on the payment process via Paypal click here or via Stripe clik here.


You will receive a dispatch email from us when your order ships.
This will usually be within 2 working days of you placing your order. The time taken to receive your order will vary according to the shipping method used. As a general guide you should expect to receive your order within the following timescales after shipment has taken place, unless otherwise stated:

ES  3-7 days
EU  5-10 days
US  10-15 days
Others 10-20 days*

* Please note that overseas delivery times can vary considerably from country to country. If you do not receive your order within this time, please get in touch and we will advise.

Order confirmation

You will receive a email confirmation of your order, confirming the transaction and detailing the items you have ordered. If we find that availability of any title ordered is not as stated on the website, you will be notified shortly, and your credit card will be refunded for that portion of the order.


All international orders are clearly marked as "printed matter", and should not be liable for any customs duty, however this cannot be guaranteed.

Returns Policy

You may return goods only if they are received damaged, or if the incorrect item is delivered.  You will be refunded the cost of goods and the carriage once we have received the goods. Before returning an item, you must email to inform us that the goods are being returned, and obtain a return number.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from www.handshake.fun (the “Site”).

Personal information we collect

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information”.
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
︎ “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org
︎ “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
︎ “Web beacons”, “tags”, and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information, email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information”.
When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.
Behavioural advertising

As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work

You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
- Google: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
- Bing: https://advertise.bingads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/

Do not track

Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

Your rights

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.
Data retention

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.


We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

Contact us

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e‑mail at info@handshake.fun