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Special Announcement

Printed Matter’s Volume Grant for LA Art Book Fair 2023

In 2019, I had the opportunity to attend Printed Matter's Art Book Fair LA as an audience member. It was an eye-opening experience, as it was my first time being part of such a large-scale event dedicated to Artist Books. The sheer magnitude of the fair left a lasting impression on me.

During my time at the fair, I found myself irresistibly drawn to the diverse collection of books created by artists from around the world. The talent and creativity on display were awe-inspiring. I couldn't resist spending all my money on books, each one a unique piece of art that ignited my imagination. This experience played a pivotal role in motivating me to embark on my own creative journey with Errant Press.

After returning to Mexico from my trip to Los Angeles, I started my own artistic venture. Working from my kitchen counter, I transformed some ideas scribbled on a piece of paper into my first book experiments. The first matchbook I crafted was a birthday gift for my partner, featuring a love poem. Each subsequent book I created presented new challenges, pushing me to evolve as an artist, a writer, and as a person.

Participating in book fairs has become an integral part of my artistic experience. These events serve as a platform to engage with readers, forge connections, and immerse myself in the vibrant community of book enthusiasts. It is at these fairs that I have not only made new friends but also discovered remarkable artists who continue to inspire me.

Being awarded the Volume Grant from Printed Matter is a tremendous honor for Errant Press. It marks a significant milestone in our journey, as we prepare to showcase our books at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair. We are filled with anticipation and excitement to share our creations and to distribute the works of talented Latin American artists. This opportunity is a testament to our love for books, and we are eager to participate in this prestigious event.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Printed Matter for providing us with this remarkable platform. The Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair holds a special place in our hearts, and we are immensely grateful for the chance to be part of the biggest community of artists and book lovers in the world. 

︎︎ 2023 Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair

A book can also exist as an autonomous and self-sufficient form, including perhaps a text that emphasizes that form, a text that is an organic part of that form: here begins the new art of making books. (Ulises Carrion)

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