On November 5, the fifth annual NY Art Book Fair opens at P.S.1 in New York. Presented by Printed Matter, the weekend-long fair brings together 200 international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers, artists, and publishers, and offers special project rooms, exhibitions, screenings, book signings, and performances.
Of the many presses that will be involved in the fair, we’ve compiled a list of ten exciting publishers that you have most likely not heard of, but should know about. They produce art books, limited artist editions, zines, comics, posters, chapbooks, original web books, freely accessible online archives, and exhibitions. Some focus on emerging artists and street art, while others reprint the long-lost work of established artists. And if you have the opportunity to come to the fair, you can take in some of the special projects such as the Zine-Trade-Meet-Up or Goteblüd’s exhibition of more than six hundred Riot Grrrl zines, with a working photocopy station.
1. Iconoclast Editions
Iconoclast Editions is a project-based studio that provides artists with the opportunity to produce a variety of multi-media work. Since 2002, Iconoclast has produced exhibitions, publications, and artist editions. Its projects include a highly regarded touring museum exhibition, Beautiful Losers. Recent editions include works by Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe, Misaki Kawai, Dan Attoe, and Gary Lee Boas. You can also pick up limited-edition prints like Devils and Babies by Harmony Korine, Performing/Guzzling by Kim Gordon, and 25 Postcards for Writing On by David Shrigley.