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The Los Angeles Printers Fair at The International Printing Museum in Carson, CA celebrates a decade of bringing the best of letterpress, book arts, and the paper arts to the LA area. With the backdrop of the world’s largest collection of working antique presses, the LA Printers Fair annually brings together 80 artistic vendors and 1,700 visitors to experience the creative worlds of handmade books and beautiful printing.
Exhibitors include many of the greatest letterpress and printmaking artists in the Southwest and beyond, offering custom posters, printings, hand-printed cards, memorabilia, hand-made paper, and antiquarian books for sale. Throughout the Museum’s galleries visitors can print their own keepsakes on antique letterpresses, have their name cast in printer’s type, make paper by hand, or even screen print their own shirt! All proceeds from the fair go to The International Printing Museum, a non-profit institution dedicated to the heritage, preservation, and advancement of the printing arts.
Time Out says:
Typography aficionados, take note: The annual LA Printers Fair is back to fulfill all of your paper fantasies. Hit up the Printing Museum in Carson and peruse paper selections, ink, rare books and printing press equipment. Plus, the event is home to “The Largest Letterpress Swap Meet in the West,” with letterpress supplies, wood and metal type, ink and presses. If you’re more interested in looking than buying, spend the afternoon scoping out the demos and tours throughout the museum galleries.