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The 11th Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair
October 19, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Los Angeles Printers Fair at the Printing Museum in Carson is the largest annual celebration of letterpress, book arts, and the paper in the West. With the backdrop of the Museum’s world-famous collection of antique presses, the LA Printers Fair annually brings together 90 artistic vendors and 2,000 visitors to explore the creative worlds of handmade books and printing.
FEATURED ARTIST at this year’s Printers Fair will be Jessica Spring of Springtide Press in Tacoma, WA. Since her beginnings in the famed Printers Row in Chicago in 1989, Jessica has established a national reputation as an innovative creative force in letterpress printing. Using vintage metal and wood type with antique borders and images, and printed on presses over 100 years old, Jessica’s portfolio is full of color and energy. Ranging from artist’s books, broadsides and ephemera, Jessica’s work can be found in collections and institutions around the country. Her most recent collaborative project with illustrator Chandler O’Leary is THE DEAD FEMINISTS: Historic Heroines in Living Color. This limited-edition letterpress broadside series and book features quotes by 28 historical feminists, tied to current political and social issues, each printed from hand-drawn letters and type. Jessica Spring will be exhibiting her broadsides and books during the LA Printers Fair as well as giving an Artist’s Lecture for the public on Saturday evening, October 19th.