Friday, October 9, 2009

NY Art Book Fair

Last weekend was the New York Art Book Fair at P.S. 1 in Long Island City. Like the Zine Fest, in this digital day and age, it's a pleasure to see people so avidly putting words and images onto paper. With three floors of books, zines, and posters, the place was packed.

Some highlights:
John Rafman's "16 Google Street Views" from Golden Age
Photo prints of bound periodical spines by Mickey Smith
The Thing Quarterly--with the latest "issue" as a pair of eyeglasses with text from Jonathan Lethem



And a whole bunch of sex mags.

Hairy bear sex:



Lonely people sex:



And exhibitionistic urban rooftop sex:



Said the Times: "If you harbor even a speck of doubt about the continuing viability of hold-in-your-hand-and-turn-the-pages print publications, check out the New York Art Book Fair this weekend. You’ll find thousands of new books — smart, weird, engrossing, beautiful — that will never be Kindle-compatible. They’ll make you feel good."

If you missed it, there's always next year.

2 comments:

EV Grieve said...

How did they manage to get so many photos from The Standard?

But seriously, I'm sorry that I missed this. I like the "never be Kindle-compatible."

Mykola Dementiuk said...

Kindle gets the finger...deserves it too