Anthology Editions • D.A.P. / ARTBOOK • Aperture Foundation • Benjamin Ogilvy Projects • Phaidon • Clark Gallery • David Zwirner Books • Krakow Witkin Gallery • MIT Press • Aint–Bad • 8-Ball Community • Samsøn Projects • Trifecta Editions • Art Vandelay Press • Border Patrol • Christine Verret • Hassla • Books for All Press • Houseboat • Leica Gallery Boston • Library of the Printed Web • Oranbeg Press • Paper Crown Press • Sybil Press • Carrier Pigeon Magazine • Wakefield Press • Robert Klein Gallery • Amadeus • Authorized to Work in the US • Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts • Draw Down Books • Dust Collective • Free Witch Press • Get On Down • Holy Crow • HOMOCATS • How's Howard? • Maria Molteni / Free Bleed Press • Max Razdow • Mixed Greens • PROPS • Purgatory Pie Press • #Blkgrlswulrd • Greying Ghost • Hannah Burr • Harlequin Creature • Liz Sux Comics • Maggie Jensen • Mass Love Distro • Ria Brodell • ROTBOM • Boston Compass • Adam Jason Cohen • Caleb Neelon • Sue Murad • Wing Club • Zoárd Wells Tyeklár • Wizard Skull • Emily Vallee • Alyssa Minahan • Snake Hair Press
Ticketed Preview Event Friday, October 20: 5:30-9pm
With DJs 8-ball Community, KPAKPO, Pat Falco & Private Dancer, Complimentary Bar by Sam Adams, & Light Appetizers by Beehive. Proceeds from ticket sales underwrite the costs of this free event.
Free & Open To Public
Saturday, October 21: noon-8pm
Sunday, October 22: noon-6pm
BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
539 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
Organized by Boston Center for the Arts and Bodega, the inaugural Boston Art Book Fair is an innovative event where international and local artists, thinkers, collectors, publishers and anyone drawn to the rich intersection of text and image convene to celebrate and trade print in all forms—including art books, zines, prints, catalogs and analog recordings.
The Boston Art Book Fair brings together exhibitors and collectors for a full weekend of presentations and programming that facilitates progressive discourse and encourages publishers and patrons at all levels to embrace print as a celebration of the cultural vanguard.
With over 50 cutting-edge print creators exhibiting at the inaugural Boston Art Book Fair (October 20-21st), there’s a vast amount of projects and artists to peruse. Here are some of the most notable ones we’ve come across.
8-Ball Community: In the Black Box Theatre, screenings, panels, zines and community programming will be hosted & documented by 8-Ball Community - a non-profit volunteer based community of artists that has become a mainstay at art events around the globe. 8-ball’s Newsstand Installation was recently at MoMa NYC and now is exhibiting at Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris. The Boston Art Book Fair marks 8-ball’s first exhibition in Boston.
Art Vandelay Press is a publishing project focused on exploring the ideas of archive and collection as well as the accumulation and subsequent loss of information over time. Each issue of the AV project is composed of a zine and a tape, both of which display the work of a single artist. Above - Dark Level, Juila Norton.
Draw Down Books is an independent publisher founded in 2012 focused on small books about graphic design, typography, illustration, photography, art and architecture. Above: These Posters Are Fireworks: Graphic Design on Display by Draw Down Books
Anthology Editions (BK) Anthology Editions is a leading publisher exploring pop culture heritage across multiple genres and forms. Reissues of Pharaoh Sanders Jazz LPs, photo books of London punks in 1976 and a compilation of the Imaginary Concerts project by Peter Coffin, are key highlights from their catalogue - which is being presented in Boston for the first time at the Boston Art Book Fair.
Aint-Bad (ATL) Aint-Bad is an independent publisher of new photographic art through books, magazines and monographs which represent the most vibrant visions of contemporary photographers. Pictured above: Zoë Ligon- "Woman With The Good Meat Removed"
Distributed Art Publishers (D.A.P.) is America's premier source for books on twentieth century art, photography, design and aesthetic culture. Since 1990, D.A.P. has represented major design and contemporary art institutions while maintaining a small in-house publishing program. Pictured above - KAWS: Where the End Starts
Aperture was founded in 1952 by photographers and writers as "common ground for the advancement of photography". Today, Aperture is a multi-platform publisher and center for the photo community producing a quarterly magazine, between twelve and fifteen new photobooks annually as well as a regular exhibitions, limited editions, digital publishing and an annual Portfolio prize. Photograph by Catherine Losing, 2017 - Aperture Magazine #228.
MIT Press commits daily to re-imagining what a university press can be. Known for bold design and creative technology, the Press advances knowledge by publishing significant works from leading educators and researchers around the globe for the broadest possible access, impact, and audience. Pictured above - Living As Form - Nato Thompson.