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Scenes (zines) from the L.A. Art Book Fair

There’s a first time for everything. This was my first experience at the Printed Matter LAABF that happened this past weekend at The Geffen. I remembered lots of things in full detail…

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Day 1: arrived at The Geffen Contemporary, which everyone was confused with it being at the MOCA down the street… but it wasn’t.
I was overwhelmed at how many people were there that it made me need to go pee.

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this is the restroom

I couldn’t find the restroom, actually. The anxiety drew in and I wasn’t feeling social enough to ask where the restrooms were. I eventually found it when my friend Fred from Slow Culture told me where it was. There’s no sign that says “restroom” specifically so I figured it was just the art side of it.

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My friends from Slow Culture Gallery: Fred Guerrero, Steve Lee, & Max Guerrero.
Nate Walton signing the risograph zine "22nd Century Style Guide" he did with Orion Sheperd
Nate Walton signing the risograph zine “22nd Century Style Guide” he did with Orion Sheperd
Orion Sheperd
Orion Sheperd
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The Zine section
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This was Day 2…

DSCF8319From then on, I just got lost wandering around trying to find cool stuff to purchase. Ed & Deanna Templeton had an exhibition of 100 photos and a plethora of their early & now zines showcased.
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Rich Jacobs, rad artist
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The Deadbeat Club: Grant Hatfield, Nolan Hall, Devin Briggs, Ed Templeton, Deanna Templeton, Cheryl Dunn, Tobin Yelland, Clint Woodside, Dennis McGrath, & Vanessa C. Salle
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back outside for a breath of fresh Los Angeles air…
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The food here is awesome Alexander’s Greek Kitchen, check out their restaurant if you’re out in L.A./Vernon. Tell ’em daddy sent ya.
Ran into the homie Josh from The Shrine. He came up on a classic Thrasher cover of his buddy Eric Dressen.
Ran into the homie Josh Landau from The Shrine. He came up on a classic Thrasher cover of his buddy Eric Dressen for $10!

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There were so many art books, photo books, & zines. You would just have to know what you were looking for or get lost. So I didn’t buy anything on the first day, just took some photos. But the next day I already had a mental list of what I wanted & liked.

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My buddy Chris Segura of Mechachief. He had a booth with zines & you get a copy of their album.
My buddy Chris Segura of Mechachief. He had a booth with zines & you get a copy of their album.
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Free Name Tags!
meanwhile back at the Slow Culture booth... artists, Travis Millard, Jay Howell, & Tim Biskup.
meanwhile back at the Slow Culture booth… artists, Travis Millard, Jay Howell, & Tim Biskup.
Stopped by and said what's up to Dragonette! I bought one of his photo books.
Stopped by and said what’s up to Dragonette! I bought one of his photo books.
Jacob Messex. Just got here and already bored.
Jacob Messex. Just got here and already bored.
My friend Marco checking out a Filmus Zine.
My friend Marco checking out a Filmus Zine.
ZINESPIRATION at the Slow Culture booth
more ZINESPIRATION at the Slow Culture booth
outside the Geffen... onto some after art parties at galleries and what not.
outside the Geffen… onto some after art parties at galleries and what not.
walked my way down to the MAMA gallery to check out the group photo show.
walked my way down to the MAMA gallery to check out the LOVE // WAR group exhibition.

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these pieces are priceless.
these pieces are priceless.
Then I walked down to the Little Big Man gallery and checked out Stacy Kranitz photo show.
Then I walked down to the Little Big Man gallery and checked out Stacy Kranitz photo show.

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yep
blood bath
more Stacy Kranitz photos displayed on a lightbox.
more Stacy Kranitz photos displayed on a lightbox.
Inside Little Big Man Gallery
Inside Little Big Man Gallery
Stacy Kranitz photos
Stacy Kranitz photos
Josh & Grant, 35mm point & shoot camera nerds. It's a good thing really.
Joshua Elan & Grant Hatfield, 35mm point & shoot camera nerds. It’s a good thing really.
end of post... #h00pdreams
#h00pdreams
These were the zines I got from the LAABF. I should've got more!!
These were the zines I got from the LAABF. I should’ve got more!!

 

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