Last weekend a friend took me to the most amazing place on earth, Printed Matter. I had never heard of it before or seen it before, yet he was convinced before I entered the store that I would probably be instantly in love. Um, yes.
Printed Matter is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of publications made by artists.
Imagine a medium-size book store FULL of just artists books, but largely hand-made or small edition books, incredibly beautiful and interestingly made. Made for the art and the craft, not for how well they’re sell. I was in absolute heaven. I didn’t want to leave! I signed up for a membership today that gets me 4 little books, invitations to artists events at the store, a cd and 10% off all purchases there.
It’s not the same to browse online (www.printedmatter.org), but it gives you an idea.