L.A. Art Book Fair

On a last moment whirlwind trip to L.A. for my new gig, I saw the city in a new light (with sunglasses on of course). The L.A. Art Book Fair  organized by Printed Matter was quite a trip in itself. I got to soak it all in.  Cool people making cool stuff.

IMG_4623

IMG_4625
The Thing Quarterly booth introducing our new John Baldessari issue!
IMG_4632

Here’s a brief history on Baldessari narrated by Tom Waits.

h.

Alvin Lustig Book Covers

While searching for a better copy (cover, font size, and paper weight) of The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles, I discovered the brilliant book covers designs of Alvin Lustig. The book covers he designed for New Directions are modern and geographic with a sense of playfulness. Not to mention he designed covers for many of my favorite authors. If only I could get my hands on a New Directions copy of the Sheltering Sky with his cover design. I might have to settle for these postcards for now.

The-Sheltering-Sky3

picture-3

3224107690_df478763dd 1993-31-165-Matt Flynn 013

3073042824_fce14c0282_z

5051754282_e8455acbb3

amerika

h.

Black Sparrow Press

I recently acquired another Black Sparrow Press book, Midnight Mass by Paul Bowles. Black Sparrow books are special in so many ways: paper texture, binding, cover design, and of course contents. The “full package” of a book.  Here are a few from my small collection in various states of being well-loved.
IMG_1394

IMG_1400

IMG_1395

IMG_1396

IMG_1397

IMG_1398

IMG_1399

h.