The New York Art Book Fair, now in its tenth year, opened last night at MoMA PS1. Founded by artists’ books organisation Printed Matter’s then director, artist A A Bronson, the fair hosts close to 400 booksellers and artists from 28 countries, including Études , Draw Down Books , Werkplaats Typografie , Nieves and the Archive of Modern Conflict .
There’s a variety of small press’ as well as antiquarian dealers with out-of-print books and ephemera to get your hands on, plus Friendly Fire, their area devoted to the intersection of art and activism.
Printed Matter has been engaged in the dissemination, understanding and appreciation of artists’ books and their social and political context since their establishment in 1976 by artists Sol Lewitt and Lucy Lippard. At this year’s fair those themes are explored in The Classroom, a curated series of talks and workshops as well as at their conference on contemporary artists’ books and emerging practice.
- "Where’s my community?": Skin Deep and POC on the need for diversity in the film industry
- Jee-ook Choi conveys complex ideas using fine linework and muted colours
- Photographer Mehdi Lacoste on working with Actress
- French designer Victoire Coyon’s understated portfolio
- Unit Editions’ upcoming book on the unparalleled work of Paula Scher
- A creative composite of illustration: ten years of Christoph Ruckhäberle’s Lubok
- A new national identity: Smörgåsbord Studio rebrands Wales
- Graphic design gems: Chicago gang business cards from the 1970s and 80s
- Photographer Dougie Wallace captures the super rich spenders of “Harrodsburg”
- “Romance in a sort-of fantasy world”: photographer Molly Matalon's new work (some NSFW)
- Studio Michael Satter’s sophisticatedly simple graphic design portfolio
- Harry Pearce and Pentagram create a new identity for Pink Floyd’s record label