Last weekend, Printed Matter brought their Art Book Fair to Los Angeles and it was one of the most inspiring experiences I’ve had in a long time. For those who are unfamiliar with Printed Matter, it is a non-profit organization that focuses on promoting the publications of artists. The NY Art Book Fair is held annually but this was the first time the LA Art Book Fair was held and I’m sure not the last. There were some great publishers and beautiful collections of rare art books, artwork and zines. It was major sensory overload but Darryl and I could not get enough and we went two days in a row, taking in as much as we could while losing our minds over out of print editions and discovering new artists and authors. I picked up a very cool Nathalie Du Pasquier (who was part of the the Memphis Group) book of paintings, a cookbook by fashion designer Susan Cianciolo that is illustrated by her daughter, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous book of photos by a Belgian textile artist that featured her thesis collection, and a book that has been on my wish list for some time – Franck André Jamme’s Tantra Song. I’m already anticipating the next LA Art Book Fair.