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1. PRINTSOURCE - epluche

We have had some more flyers come in for Printsource and Blueprint - two major designs shows taking place in New York in the second week of August. The first are from Laurie Brochard of Epluche will be showing new works at Printsource in Booth A32 on 9th-10th of August.

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2. PRINTSOURCE - designastration studio

Also showing at Printsource next month will be Tiffany Laurencio of the Designastration Studio.

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3. BLUEPRINT - brenda manley designs

Brenda Manley Designs will be showing at Blueprint New York from the 8th-10th August. The studio includes Brenda and a wonderfully varied and capable group of ten artists and has a portfolio brimming with seasonal, floral and fresh art that is perfect for licensing with home, decor, stationery and fabric. Appointments are still available just email brenda@brendamanleydesigns.com

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4. BLUEPRINT - jennifer nelson artists

As we saw yesterday another Blueprint show is nearly upon us and one of the studios exhibiting is the fabulous Jennifer Nelson Artists. Here we have beautiful flyers by Jennifer's artists that showcase creative type, florals, birds and seasonal designs. The first flyer above is by Bee Brown, followed by Anisa Makhoul, Jennifer Orkin-Lewis, Jill Howarth, Jill McDonald, Lauren Lowen, and Miriam

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5. BLUEPRINT - just kids ltd

And finally today Just Kids Ltd are exhibiting at Blueprint in August for the first time. Just kids are based in Sheffield, UK and they also exhibit at Heimtextil Frankfurt and Indigo Brussels. They design children's artwork for customers worldwide for bedding, furnishing, wallpaper and stationery. The collection consists of artwork from 7 talented artists who specialise in children's design

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6. BLUEPRINT - cinnamon joe

The Cinnamon Joe Studio are really excited to have their next Blueprint show coming up in New York. The show will run from August 8-10th and will be their fourth. The Cinnamon Joe artists have created a selection of wonderful flyers to showcase their brilliant art and we are lucky enough to be able to view them all here... Read the rest of this post

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7. NEW WORK - victoria johnson

These lovely images are just some of the new work by designer Victoria Johnson who will be exhibiting today in New York at Field Trip. As mentioned earlier this month Field Trip is a new pattern and illustration event taking place in a beautiful loft in New York's Garment District, on Monday, May 16th 2016 (the same time as Surtex, NSS and ICFF) and features the work of a small, curated group

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8. BLUE PRINT - opens today!

Here we have a copule of last minute Blue Print Flyers. The show opens today and if you are lucky enough to be attending look out for designs by Tamara Csengeri (above) and Kaz Lammie (below) who are both represented by Cinnamon Joe. Below : Also at Blue print will be new designs from Holly Hatam who will be represented by Image Source in booth 14.

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9. BLUE PRINT 2016 - melanie chadwick

Melanie Chadwick will be exhibiting for the first time at Blue Print Show with her agents at Pure Illustration on 12-16th May at the Metropolitan Pavilion, New York. Melanie is based in Falmouth. Cornwall where she has her own design and illustration studio creating everything from pattern designs to brand logos. Previous clients have included The National Trust and Mollie Makes. Since January

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10. BLUE PRINT 2016 - ine beerten : zesti

Zesti - aka designer Ine Beerten) will be exhibiting at Blue Print in booth 35. Ine is very excited to be doing her first solo show after exhibiting with the Forest Foundry Collective at Surtex for the past two years. If this colourful kitchen collection (above & below) is anything to go by then you will see wonderful things from Zesti at the show and Ine's portfolio is certainly not to be

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11. BLUE PRINT NYC 2016 - flyers

We are sticking with Blue Print for this next post with a selection of single flyers for designers who will be represented at the show by the Cinnamon Joe Studio, who are also the organisers of Blue Print. Here we see gorgeous designs from Balakrishna Madana, Rachel Westhead, Rosie Maddocks, Helen Black, Kim Hawes and Luan Thomas.

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12. BLUE PRINT/SURTEX 16 - harriet mellor

Harriet Mellor is a British artist and designer based in Germany who will be exhibiting for the very first time at both Surtex and Blue Print and is represented by Brenda Manley.

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13. BLUE PRINT 2016 - jane farnham

Jane Farnham will also be showing new designs at Blue Print this May via her agents Cinnamon Joe. The show runs just before Surtex on 12th-16th May at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.

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14. BLUE PRINT 2016 - designastration studio

And if you are attending Blue Print you will see new designs from Tiffany Laurencio. Tiffany started the  Designastration Studio just a couple years ago and has since had several successful shows at Printsource New York and is looking forward to exhibiting for the first time at Blue Print.

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15. SURTEX 2016 - jocelyn proust

Jocelyn Proust will be exhibiting at Surtex for the first time this year and will be in Booth 229 with three other members of Four Corners Art Collective, (Emma McGowan, Beth Schneider and Kevin Brackley). They are a group of seven designers from around the globe. Two others in the collective, Pippa Shaw and Jules Anson will be showing their work at the Blueprint Show in May. Jocelyn's work

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16. NEW DESIGN SHOW NYC - field trip

Everyone heading to New York in May for Surtex and Blue Print can now add another show to their list. A group of established designers have got together to create Field Trip a new pattern and illustration event with a small, curated group of group of talented artists including Ampersand, Lotta Jansdotter, and Victoria Johnson. It will take place on Monday, 16th May (the same time as Surtex,

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17. SURTEX 2016 - pink light studio

Yesterday we looked a flyers for the Blue Print Show and today we turn our attention to Surtex. One of the many highlights at this top New York exhibition will surely be the Pink Light Studio who will be showing new designs by 20 talented artists. Scroll down to enjoy their varied and colourful flyers... Read the rest of this post

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18. BLUE PRINT NY 2016 - milk & honey

Today we have some more exhibitors at the upcoming Blue Print show in New York. One of those attending is Milk & Honey, a studio set up by Lisa & Damian Barlow (who will be represented for the first time by Cinnamon Joe). In this post we have a sneak preview of some of the fabulous designs they'll be showing next month.

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19. Booth Tour of the 2016 NYC ABAA Book Fair

We are pleased to offer a (reasonably) brief tour of our booth at the 2015 ABAA book fair. It was a great weekend (report and images to follow).

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20. I’m in an Empire State of Mind*

Like my comrade, the illustrious scribe of Bibliodeviant, I will also traipse through a serial recount of *my* first New York ABAA Book Fair in a similar fashion and how the sideshow, that is Lux Mentis, embellishes the landscape of the book trade and book collecting like the carnival we seem to entertain. Inspired, though by the words of Mr. Kearns, I would like to address the idea of bookselling as identity and image briefly.

St. Catherine of Alexandria

Girl, get a grip

After working over 20 years in library land and visual arts culture, I’ve worn several hats. However, not just one will underscore my identity, which to some I apparently wear openly and ripe for criticism. We can model ourselves in such a way that the world might fantasize about librarians in that perverse and/or cryptic and ‘monkish’ kind of way, or we can shine bright like a diamond* with a freak flag of superb owning up to our singular individuality, our own individual prowess to flourish and thrive in this profession.

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Basically, the same perception applies to hungry, curious, and experienced visitors at your book fair booth, in your house, your library, your bookshops. You never know what they might bring to the table. Same goes for your fellow booksellers. So, regardless if you have marked skin, blue hair, fancy tweeds, tortoise shell glasses or honest awkwardness, we corral a fierce sense of advocacy for printed and written matter that gives these manifestations of glory multi-generational lives that are passed through a series of hands, hearts, and minds. We have the opportunity to support and create libraries, research, passions, and histories for people, otherwise drowning in the mediocrity in the world. We will find success in those connections, rather than in a litany of judgment based on gender, appearance, and other personal identities.

I could further throw a tirade of shade*, but rather, let’s tunnel into the rabbit hole of New York. As others have mentioned, New York is on fire with grit and action, unlike any other metropolitan in the US, however like I mentioned in a previous blog, the city is a hotbed for bibliophilic intellectualism and performative ingenuity. The New York Antiquarian Book Fair is a force and now I know compared to the somewhat laissez-faire attitude of California (as least Pasadena), I understand why it operates as such. The Park Armory building is a gorgeous architectural example of late 19th century Gothic revival design suitably fitting to encase a labyrinthine maze of booksellers. I felt sort of enveloped in a skeletal shell, ironically housing the biblio-madness for the next few days.

Before set-up started on Wednesday, I can’t slide by without saluting a few notable events and people. Through a blizzard (ha!), we made our way through the quiet snow of Massachusetts to the insanely talented home of Michael Kuch, artist, to pick up the latest iteration of work debuting at the fair [images to follow]. We also lavished in the presence of Marvin Taylor and Charlotte Priddle at the Fales Library & Special Collections, NYU where I pawed around the stacks a bit, as well. Lastly, I would be lying if I wasn’t fidgeting like a 3 year old needing to pee, because I was able to see the Mystery and Benevolence exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum. Get your secret handshake on.

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To be continued…[Next up, witness me!*]

*If any of you get my pop culture references, you are Gucci. Yes, I am a metalhead who listens to Ri-Ri.

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21. Survival and Spectacle: Highlights from New York Antiquarian Book Fair 2016

No. We're good. We fang it!

No. We’re good. We fang it!

Every fair set-up and break down is a challenge, an adventure, and a chore. In the art world, “installation” is where the vision becomes cemented for the curator or artist.  Without being to fussy, installation at a book fair is similar, in that, a bookseller has the option to design visual gestalt with a display, to tell a story, or even to offend, dazzle, and educate. With that, part of the concept is driving an aesthetic attachment for a potential person to immediately hone in on something they absolutely desire to acquire for personal or pragmatic reasons.

Again, the thematic diatribe of Lux Mentis to “mock conventionalism” emerges case by case with groupings of “sex, death, and devil,” artist’s books, fine press, esoterica, and other bits of seemingly harmless or seemingly objectionable material. The process can sort of look like this:

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When it is all said and done, you can hear Ian blather on in a nice little package with sound and image! Useful words and phrases to add to your regularly rotated vocabulary: “brutally cool” “spectacular” “just exquisite” “interesting bits” “fabulous” “astounding”. You can also learn how to properly stroke your beard.

What is important to note is while we go gangbusters with stuff, selection is important, as well as time management, you can fiddle around with one shelf for hours, believe me.  That being said, all in all, installation was smooth and considerate, every shelf both notes and confronts a narrative.  See for yourself.

Thunderbook Front display case with miniatures, artist's books, and the illustrious "Thunderbook Fine bindings (top) and 'challenging' perspective material, artist's books, including Leslie Gerry Gisela and Dangerous Women Punk rock Miniatures Sex, gender, and sexuality Occult and Death Gallery of artist's books

 

Next time: Gettin’ granular, or how to give good looks and books.

 

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22. You shall ride eternal. Shiny, and chrome….New York Antiquarian Book Fair 2016 closing arguments

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Part of the experience of a book fair, and not one overly discussed for a reason, are the partnerships and the collaborative aspects of the book trade. You don’t necessarily have to go at this alone. Your comrades have your back (or your spine, [excruciating pun intended] which plays out when scouting or acquiring other material to add to the overall inventory.  How many times have you heard, “Oh, X, would love/need this!?” If you are willing and able, then serendipity has its moments, in addition to critical partnerships.

It was excellent for me to work along side Brian Cassidy, veteran bookseller and long-time Lux Mentis booth partner; Michael Laird, newly discovered witchcraft buddy; book goddess, Kara Accettola; the adorable and sharp, Jonathan Kearns; and equally as adorable and bright, Simon Beattie. I would also like to recognize, the entire Pirages team [good lord, ya’ll need a drink], Ed Sanders and Travis Low [horns up], Fuchsia Voremberg [hugs], Tom Congalton, and Ashley Wildes. I think Ashley encompasses the entire fair sentiment in one image:

Ashley diffuses the situation with mermaid-like qualities, as Kim wishes Ian to contract mind fleas.

Ashley diffuses the situation with mermaid-like qualities, as Kim wishes Ian to contract mind fleas. [Note: drinks handled with appropriate care]

It would be remiss to not recognize some of the book artists and book binders, very important, as representing strong work is a pleasure and a privilege. Both Colin Urbina and Erin Fletcher make overwhelmingly inspiring work, glad to have them in both physical form and function appearing in New York; Michael Kuch, again mind-blowing work; Peter Bogardus; Russell Maret, exceptional new work; Nancy Loeber, representing both fairs [shadow fair]; Christina Amato; Leslie Gerry; Mindy Belloff; María Verónica San Martín; Peter Koch; newly acquired book artist Alexandra Janezic; and of course, the dynamic duo of Marshall Weber and Felice Tebbe at Booklyn. [Do I sound like a broken record or an Oscar speech? geez.]

So, what’s next? Fortunately, we were able to jump over to the “shadow” shows both uptown and across the street to visit both book artists and snap up some “brutally cool” items for down the road to make appearances in iterations of catalog lists forthcoming.  What did strike our fancy this year? A selection of things that caught our eye:

Book of Rates Vermeil, Francois Michel. Trial of an Accused Transsexual in 18th-century France, Mémoire pour Anne Grandjean.... White Stuff, Patti Smith fanzine, 1977-1978 Honey, that Ain't No Romance, Iggy Pop fanzine Edict Regulating Prices for Executions and also for Salaries of Hangmen, 1712 Plethora of dirty pulps and bondage rags Love Poems: Homage to Housman by Samuel M. Steward, queer poet and tattoo artist Photographs of Samuel M. Steward, including images of a young Steward and one photograph with Tom of Finland Kill Me, art book (zine) by Paul Robinson of the Diodes, 1978 Essay Upon Wind, one of 12 copies printed on vellum, c. 1785 Janezic, Alexandra. "Punctuated Weaving" artist book, 2015 Walter L. Main Circus promotional poster

 

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23. BLUE PRINT NY 2016 - contest winners

We are very close now to the New York trade shows and taking place just before Surtex will be Blue Print. You may remember the Blue Print team organised a competition back in January (which we posted here) to find a new Young Designer who would win a free space at the show. Entrants had to submit their version of a booth design and they received so many talented submissions it was hard to

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24. BLUE PRINT NY 2016 - cinnamon joe

And here are a sampling of just some of the other designers who will be represented by the Cinnamon Joe Studio at Blue Print in New York between 12th-16th May. Look out for fab work from Jennifer Rehm, Susan Mansell, Andrea Turk, Tina Finn, Birdy & Bel, and Jules Anson and see their beautiful show flyers here.... Read the rest of this post

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25. BLUE PRINT NY - pomelo & pomelo

Pomelo & Pomelo will be showcasing loads of new art perfect for home decor, paper and textile markets at Blue Print. Not only will clients find Abby Zweiful bright and punchy portfolio but they will also be showcasing the art of Sarah Watson as well. Both bring their own unique flavor to floral, holiday and geometric designs. Happening between May 12th-16th in New York at the Metropolitan

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