David Jacob Kramer selects his top ten new releases showcasing at the Family Books booth at Printed Matter's LAABF.
LA Art Book Fair opens Friday, January 30th at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.
Panther’s Collection, Rollo Press
A collection of flyers of the disco sound system movement in 1980s Mexico. The standard for the flyer and poster design of the sound systems movement was set by Jaime Ruelas, an independent graphic designer from Mexico City, who drew many of the 300 pieces selected from the collection.
Nate Walton’s new books
An assortment of Nate Walton's new books will premier at the fair. His racy, elegant portraits are featured in a jigsaw puzzle made by SADE LA Gallery and a full-bleed Risograph book by Heavy Time, plus others.
Photographer Karen Isaac teams up with designer Kevin McCaughey to document the menacing signage placed outside homes to ward off possible intruders.
Tapes and records from LA Club Resource
Label established 2013 in South Los Angeles, dance music for even the most hardened of souls.
If you have been worried about a dearth of comic weirdos lately, this anthology, wrapped in trash bag packaging, corrals some of the best into one book.
Simon Evans and Sarah Lannan, International Poetry
FAMILY will have preview copies of a new book we’ve published with the duo. Includes found and fabricated signs and symbols, Mondrian paintings and pie charts from on and offline.
Matthew Thurber, Art Comic
A humorous new comic about the struggles of young artists.
Ephemera by Joey Watson
Courtesy of Chin’s Push gallery we have porcelain weed pipes, grinders, and drinking straws by Kansas City based artist Joey Watson.
Ben Jones and Michael Schmelling, Lookbook 2
Jones is an artist and animator and Schmelling is a photographer; the two have collaborated on the second issue of an annual vibrantly multicolored Risograph-printed book of assorted forms.
Sarah Soquel Morhaim & Beth Houfek, MATTER
An edition featuring two folded posters with photos and jumbled text.