Despite the heat there was a big turnout, Saturday, October 5 for the 5th Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair. According to the program the event is the largest letterpress event of its kind in the US.
Kevin Bradley of Church of Type was the guest artist of the fair and demonstrated on a Vandercook Press.
I stopped at CSULB MFA Alumni Camilla Taylor (http://www.camilla-taylor.com ) and Erynn Richardson‘s (http://www.erynnrichardson.com ) booth specializing in quality handmade and printed ephemera – and came away with some of Camilla’s very cool bumble bee wing earrings.
On a side note…..if you have time it is well worth checking out Camilla’s blog on cutting linoleum scraps.... http://horsefleshproductions.blogspot.com/2012/07/catman-print-from-linoleum-scraps.html
But back to the fair -- also among the many exhibitors was another CSULB BFA graduate, Alex Fridrich, representing Angels Gate Cultural Center (http://www.angelsgateart.org/). Angels Gate in San Pedro is a fully equipped printmaking studio for intaglio, relief, monotype and silkscreen printing.
The International Museum of Printing which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year is located at 315 W Torrance Blvd, Carson, CA 90745 310-515-7166 and is open throughout the year. http://www.printmuseum.org