The Third Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair ended up being a complete success. I hope that everyone who was able to make it had fun and was able to take something out of it.
The goal of the Printers Fair is adapting and growing, originating as an event for printers to meet, buy equipment and share eachothers work, the fair is beginning to incorporate a broader spectrum of visitors, vendors and demonstrations.
This year we wanted to open up the fair a bit and try to bring in more graphic designers, crafters and DIYers, not altering the fundamentals of the fair but broadening its scope to become more inclusive.
I spent the days before the fair setting up the event and preparing the silk screen demonstrations I would be helping to run all day long at the fair. The artwork was created by myself and fellow Night Shifters using found art from the museum itself. I had no idea what a large success the silk screening would turn out to be; for $15 visitors could pick out a shirt in a range of colors and then choose the artwork that would be screened onto the shirt with the additional option of doing the silk screening themselves.
We have a firm belief that this inclusive nature, allowing visitors to experience the collection not only visually but in a hands on manner, increases the positive reaction, retention of knowledge and return of visitors. we want to make people experience print in a way they have never done before and build a lasting relation with the product and the process and I believe that this years fair did just that.