Selects from the San Francisco Art Book Fair

 
Print Club Ltd. visits the San Francisco Art Book Fair

The crowds at art book fairs (which seem to grow with every passing year) can have two opposing effects on me. The first is total burnout, where the sheer number of visitors can turn me off looking at anything and the second is a tremendous optimism and energy from many people are interested and engaged with this kind of niche printed matter.

I was able to channel that second, more positive energy this past weekend and was really excited by the crowd that turned out for the San Francisco Art Book Fair held at Minnesota Street Project. For artists, designers, printers and publishers there is nothing better than being able to get your work off of people's screens and into their hands. From the stellar group of exhibitors we've pulled out some selects that are a combination of both old favorites and new discoveries.

 
 San Francisco's  Park Life

San Francisco's Park Life

 
 We bought a copy of this gorgeous broadside that featured a piece of wallpaper from the installation "Folk Art Factory" Christoph Ruckhäberle exhibited at Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst last year. Images of the limited edition lino cut editions are  on the Ampersand website . 

We bought a copy of this gorgeous broadside that featured a piece of wallpaper from the installation "Folk Art Factory" Christoph Ruckhäberle exhibited at Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst last year. Images of the limited edition lino cut editions are on the Ampersand website

 
Print Club Ltd. visits the San Francisco Art Book Fair
 New Jersey's  Conveyor Editions

New Jersey's Conveyor Editions

 
Print Club Ltd. visits the San Francisco Art Book Fair
 
 Riso radness at  Tan and Loose Press

Riso radness at Tan and Loose Press

 Fabulous droopy sculpted price tags at  Floss Editions. 

Fabulous droopy sculpted price tags at Floss Editions. 

 
 The crowd. 

The crowd. 

Print Club Ltd. visits the San Francisco Art Book Fair