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Printer Matter announced the first annual LA Art Book Fair this past Thursday on their Facebook page. The fair will take place February 1-3 (opening reception January 31), at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in downtown Los Angeles.
As of right now I plan on going. Flights are reasonably priced, I’m just looking into my boarding options while I’m out there. Any hotel recommendations? I’ve never been to LA! Or, CA for that matter!
I opened my shop a couple of months ago and it’s been FUN. Since the announcement, I have enjoyed chatting with folks about my books and sending them out into the world! As you know, this is my first online shop and the thrill of getting orders is still new and exciting. What is MORE exciting is knowing my books are out in the world. This is why I’m a maker!
Above is a pic I snapped on my iPhone yesterday packaging orders. I have been including a couple of my postcards in with the books along with a hand-writted note (on my letterpress cards I made last year). Details are fun too.
I just backed the photobook project I Wish You Where Here by Luke Strosnider on Kickstarter! I’m really excited to see the finished book (published by Anchorless Press). I had the pleasure of viewing a lot of these photographs a couple of summers ago in Jason Fulford’s VISUAL LANGUAGE workshop at VSW and they tell a compelling story. Also, they’re striking photographs – the one above with the blue coat is one of my faves. Be sure to watch the video to see more of the images and find out more about the project!
photo and video from project’s Kickstarter page (copyright Luke Strosnider)
Nope, this is no joke. Though, it totally could be! I have been talking about opening a shop for YEARS and now it’s really really happening friends!
What am I going to be selling in my shiny new shop?
I also plan on selling a couple of giclée prints from my current photographic work, and a giclée print of “Philip”. More info on prints soon!
My shop is going to be thoughtfully curated. I will not be selling everything I make, just the special pieces I want to share.
Why did I decide to go with Big Cartel?
Like I said, I have been thinking about opening an on-line shop for years and have considered a lot of different options. I decided to go with Big Cartel because it allowed for customization while also being super user friendly – I’m new to all of this! The customization option was key. I want you to feel like you’re at my shop. You’ll notice the look and feel of my shop is very much like this blog.
What is going to happen with my Etsy shop?
Last year I created my Etsy shop and have had the “COMING SOON!” message up ever since. I am a huge fan of Etsy and appreciate the community they have built. I am keeping the shop up with that “COMING SOON!” message because I see myself using it in the future for a special side project. It will not however be a space to buy my prints and books – that’s what my Big Cartel shop is for!
I AM SO EXCITED and I hope you are too!
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Presenters this year include: Adam Bell, Verna Posever Curtis, John DeMerritt, Myra Greene, Gregory Halpern, Scott McCarney, Nicholas Muellner, Christian Patterson, Irina Rozovsky, Valerio Spada, and Mark Steinmetz.
I attended the 2010 Photo-Bookworks Symposium and trust me, this is an event not to be missed! Also, like the 2010 symposium (and the Magnum event) there will be a special pop-up bookstore by ARTBOOK!
photo I took while attending the 2010 symposium
YES! Folks, above is the final maquette of my book Landed. I got it back from the printers yesterday and there is a slight adjustment to the colophon I want to make and then I will be DONE. I have been working on this book for about a year now and the fact that I have the edit and sequence finished feels SO GOOD.
Once I get the final book back from the printer I’m going to photograph it and make a video flip-through to share on my website. Landed will be for sale in an open edition the beginning of May! More info. coming soon!