2023 Jersey Art Book Fair Exhibitors
Announcing JAB Fair 2023 List of Exhibitors!
We're excited to welcome over 60 book artists, independent publishers and small presses from across the US and Europe.
Bridge & Tunnel Crowd *Sun*
Bridge & Tunnel Crowd (est. 2019) is a bi-monthly newsletter published in New Haven, CT by Win Vitkowsky and printed in Jersey City, NJ by Joe Lotto. The Crowd publishes interviews, timelines, photographs, news, and reviews about cultural and social issues outside the metropolitan center.
Draw Down Books *Sat*
Draw Down Books is a publishing platform founded by Christopher Sleboda and Kathleen Sleboda. Headquartered in New Haven, CT, and Boston, Draw Down produces books and zines on graphic design, typography, and art. Draw Down also features a selection of related titles and printed matter from around the world.
District of Columbia
Paper Cuts is a podcast and publishing platform founded by Christopher Kardambikis. Paper Cuts collects conversations with the artists, publishers, and zinesters. We are currently featured books and zines by Christopher Kardambikis and Jennifer Lillis.
diasporan savant press
Through community-based print and publishing projects, Diasporan Savant Press cultivates a lively dialogue between contemporary and ancestral wisdoms inspired by the incredible richness of the African Diaspora and the multiverse-spanning blackness from which all life emerged.
Lavender Lizard Press
Lavender Lizard Press is a small handmade goods shop by Eliza Clifford (she/her) established in 2019 and based in Maryland. Through Lavender Lizard, Eliza creates illustrations and visual narratives which she translates onto prints, zines, fabrics, handmade journals, and other goods.
BELLY ACHE is a collaborative project between Gabby Lee and Ryan Faherty. Based in Boston, BELLY ACHE produces publications derived from their mixed media and sculptural practice. BELLY ACHE features titles including Belly Book, Very Heavy, and Hinge that explore the material of wood, collage, and lamination.
Body & Forma *Sat*
Body & Forma is a publishing platform founded by Chen Luo and Chuck Gonzales. Headquartered in Boston and New York, they produce publications on unlearning strategies, poster collections, and cultural traditions. Body & Forma published BU MFA Poster Collection, The Body in Graphic Design, Proforma, etc.
Rachel Chen *Sat*
Rachel Chen (b.2000) is a graphic designer and multidisciplinary artist based in Boston, MA. Rachel's works focus on the invisible subjects and objects in intricate social reality. Her publication practices aim to evoke readers’ sights on the neglected.
Narciso Espiritu Illustration
Narciso has made images for editorial, toy/apparel production, and comics. (It’s fine.) His work is described as energetic, colorful, and “menacing." Narciso is one of the co-founders of Instigatorzine. He is currently teaching illustration and comics courses at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.
ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative
ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative is an international group of artists, publishers, and educators seeking to create, engage, and experiment with the form of the book, and to foster alternative forms of distribution through collaboration. We work on our own practices, and together to produce collective projects.
Amee J. Pollack Art
Amee J. Pollack creates artists' books, under the banner Spitz & Pollack, in Highland Park, NJ and New York, NY, producing publications on women's themes/history that use movables, pop-ups & structures. A selection of titles includes Professor Pinkerton's Pop-Up Library, The Inheritance & It's a Piece of Cake.
Amy Burns Books
Amy Burns Books is a bookbindery and emerging micro-press founded by Amy Burns and located in Jersey City. ABB publishes works on chronic illness, disability, and mental health. Amy's work also focuses on absurdist and cute noir comics, as well as illustrations, stickers, and hand-stitched blank books.
Conveyor Studio is an independent publisher and production house for bespoke book printing founded by Jason Burstein and Christina Labey. Based in Jersey City, under Conveyor Editions, we publish artist books and printed ephemera at the intersection of art, science, mysterious, and metaphysical.
Co Space Co *Sat*
Co Space Co is a publishing initiative and collaborative founded by Alyson Fraser Diaz and Laura Cerón Melo. Based out of NJ/NYC, Co Space Co produces publications on identity, design, and social justice. Co Space Co features a selection of titles including Queer Riot Pride Joy, Mending, and Distanced.
More info coming soon!
Imas Esther Illustration
Imas Esther is an illustrator/comics creator whose work appears in several anthologies. She also self-publishes her own short comics and zines on topics such as history, asexuality, and diaspora, and produces art prints and other products.
kevin c pyle
Montclair resident Kevin Pyle is the author/illustrator of numerous graphic novels and non-fiction comics including Lab USA and Blindspot. He is currently producing work that explores the intersection of mortality, landscape and disappearance. His graphic essays appear frequently in the L.A. Times.
Jersey Collective is an organization that features weekly takeovers of its Instagram account. Offline, founder Kerri Sullivan curates gallery shows, edited an anthology with Rutgers University Press, publishes local artist stickers available in a traveling vending machine, and hosts a monthly book club.
Joy Velasco Art
Joy Velasco Art is a New Jersey based illustrator, playing with color and line to create whimsical narrative pieces and find the beauty in the everyday. Her work spans across editorial, kid’s media, packaging design and nonprofit work. She hopes you, dear reader, have a great day!
Laura Marciniak *Sat*
Laura Marciniak is making comics and illustrating in New Jersey. Check out her website on the Internet.
Lotus PT and Wellness
Dr. Kenael Segal is the owner of an integrative PT practice in the Morristown area. She serves as a guide for individuals looking to heal their mind, body and spirit through rituals and routines that cultivate self love and freedom. Her teachings are routed in the natural flow of the Universe.
More info coming soon!
Masha Zhdanova *Sun*
Masha Zhdanova is a cartoonist based in Plainsboro, New Jersey. She makes minicomics and zines focused on intersections of queer and immigrant experiences, with a pinch of genre. Her comics include Golly, Elf GF, and Visiting is Good, but Home is Better.
Naan cül Press
Naan cül Press is a small publisher based in North Jersey that produces work in a variety of mediums, including printed matter, text, sound and video. Common threads include observation, meditation, medium specificity and humor.
Rutgers – Mason Gross School of The Arts *Sun*
More info coming soon!
SMUSH Gallery is a space for creative + community work in the Journal Square neighborhood of Jersey City. We produce and present publications created by, and in collaboration with, artists of all kinds. Titles include Thoth Tarot Instant Reading Guide, ¿Está Ahí?, and the interactive It’s Fun To Think About You.
The Word Distro
Based in Jersey City, The Word Distro has been distributing independently published books and zines for the last 9 years.
3 Hole Press *Sat*
3 Hole Press (Brooklyn, NY) is a home for performance in book form and everyday life. We publish titles that expand our notions of plays, scripts, and scores, how we engage with them, and how we distribute them.
4th Wall Comix
4th Wall Comix is a micro-press founded by Jesse Lambert, in Jackson Heights, NY. It publishes nonfiction comics created by Jesse on public health, culture, politics, and memoir. 4th Wall comix presents a selection of titles, including American Cult, COVID Chronicles, and Clement Greenberg, Abstraction, and Me.
Angela Huang *Sun*
Angela Huang is an illustrator/ designer based in New York, produces zines and prints with diverse mediums such as risograph, silkscreen, and etc. Through her visual storytelling, she believes in creating arts that are approachable, experimental, and fun for people to interact.
Anthology Editions is an independent book publisher based in Brooklyn, New York. An imprint of the record label, Mexican Summer, Anthology is dedicated to uncovering and presenting new narratives in the fields of art, music, and pop culture history.
A. T. Pratt
A. T. Pratt is a publishing platform founded by A. T. Pratt. Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. A. T. Pratt produces publications on personal fitness, “funny animals”, and horror/terror. A. T. Pratt features a selection of titles, including Negative Space: Spiky Spooky Slippery Slimy Share Sampler, Etc.
Biscuits and Gravy
Biscuits and Gravy is an artist collective founded by photographers Maureen Drennan and Tim Eastman. Based in Brooklyn, NY, we are featuring a selection of documentary and fine art photography books including Meet Me in the Green Glen, All the Past We Leave Behind, the sea that surrounds us, and others.
Brain Washing from Phone Towers *Sun*
Brain Washing From Phone Towers is a series of Informational Pamphlets produced by hand combining text (handset in metal type) and relief image (carved in linoleum). Recent pamphlets have focused on urban ecology, NYC history, and how climate change affects both human and non-human inhabitants of New York.
Bungee Space sells art books, wearable designs & materials, and works as an artist-run space & publisher. As a diversified curated space, Bungee Space encourages diverse voices, building an experimental playground, and collecting understandings, rethinkings, and criticisms of the “place” that we present.
Calipso Press is a risograph printing studio and publisher. Originally established in Cali, Colombia in 2015, relocated to NYC in 2021. Calipso Press produces small run publications made by artists, prioritizing visual content.
Center for Book Arts
Center for Book Arts is the oldest Arts non-profit dedicated to the Book Arts. Headquartered in New York City, every year Center for Book Arts provides an educational program with over 50 classes, an exhibition program with 8 - 10 exhibitions and a full year Artist in Residence Program.
Dancing Foxes Press *Sat*
The Dancing Foxes are on a mission to develop publications driven by the singularity of their content in close collaboration with artists and writers.
Dispersed holdings is an artist-run platform for experimental publishing and listening practices founded in 2015 by Sal Randolph and David Richardson. For two years (2016-18), dispersed was held in the former Bowery apartment of the artist Eva Hesse; the project is currently focused on making and dispersing books.
ESTAR(SER) is a scholarly body interested in practitioners of sustained attention in general — and in the so-called "Order of the Third Bird" in particular. The body's "Proceedings" regularly disseminate ESTAR(SER)'s findings. Its collection "In Search of the Third Bird" was published in 2021 through MIT Press.
GenderFail is a non-binary and trans publishing, programming and archiving platform run solely by Be Oakley. GenderFail is not non-for-profit but profit-for-survival or profit-to-continue-our-work-without-other-means-of-capital and most importantly to make money for others I publish, to create profit-for-labor.
Hyperlink Press, a zine/curatorial collective that seeks to distribute works by artists that navigate in-between spaces of the internet, queer communities, and diaspora experiences.
KGP | MONOLITH *Sat*
Kris Graves Projects collaborates with artists to create limited edition publications and archival prints, focusing on contemporary photography and works on paper that address issues of race, identity, equity, gender, sexuality, and class.
Laura Salgarolo *Sun*
Laura Salgarolo is an illustrator, bookmaker, and printmaker based in the Hudson Valley. Much of her work draws from fairytales, mythology, and nature. She produces zines and artist books that rework and retell familiar tales through a balance of words and images.
n+1 / Paper Monument
Paper Monument is a non-profit art press intent on presenting smart, serious writing that is accessible to a wide audience. Based in Brooklyn, Paper Monument is a sister publication to n+1: a print and digital magazine of literature, culture, and politics. Both presses publish books in addition to journals.
Olivia Fields is an African-American illustrator + printmaker based in Brooklyn, NY specializing in editorial + product design + risograph. She has self published and printed a variety of merchandise and zines, with subjects including autobio, fashion, reflection, and transcendence.
Oranbeg Press is an independent publisher based in Boston, MA and Brooklyn, NY. Oranbeg's books are a mixture of artist created zines, photobooks, online media, and collaborative works.
Paradise Systems publishes exemplary comics from the United States, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Inspired by, but unfaithful to comic conventions, we seek to create a community of writers and readers that relish in weird, sincere, experimental storytelling.
Sean Suchara is an Artist working in the space of self-publishing. Based in Long Island New York, Sean's practice shines through the wide variety of avenues he explores his ideas. From prints to poetry books, sustainable gift wrap designs to mindful coloring books he has a little bit of something for everybody.
Shira Neiss Illustration
Shira Neiss Illustration is a one woman art operation based in Midwood, Brooklyn. All of Shira's zines and books are self printed using a Risograph machine, and usually contain an interactive component. Books are usually inspired by Shira's Orthodox Jewish upbringing, and her attempt to come to terms with it.
UPON is a New York-based art and publishing studio founded by Ivy Zheyu Chen, with one simple brief — Explore Anything for Fun and Experience. Our zines have been collected by institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum Library, Whitney Museum, Yale University Library, Jameel Arts Centre Dubai, and many more.
inCahoots Press *Sat*
inCahoots Press is a small risograph press located in Philadelphia. Operated by Tanya Brassie, it publishes zines, artists' books and posters touching upon a variety topics that are relevant and (hopefully!) interesting to the modern reader such as cyberspace, pollution and workplace culture.
Seaton Street Press
Seaton St. Press is an artist-run, independent artists’ books and publications project. We publish and distribute titles that examine the intersections of site, language, and memory, including archival histories, social identities, and geographies.
The Print Party / Plastikcomb Magazine
The Print Party is an independent magazine curatorial platform founded by Chas Wagner. Based in Pittsburgh, PA; we showcase independent design, sport, fashion, food and architecture titles via retail pop-ups, bookshop lectures and art book fairs.
Plastikcomb Magazine (PCM) is a bi-annual art publication that features a diverse line-up of artists and non-conventional editorial design. The PCM Team is located in North America and Germany. They proclaim that print is not dead, and pledge to fight scroll-iosis!
Who Press'd Press
Who Press'd Press is an Independent Publisher of Risograph printed Limited Edition Artist Books, Prints, and Multiples of the juiciest variety. We are based in Philadelphia, PA.
Alex Luciano is a printmaker, illustrator and riso enthusiast based in Richmond, VA. She runs her own risograph press called Cowboy Press and enjoys making books, prints and zines in collaboration with other artists. She also prints her own work, plays in a band called Diet Cig, and has a dog named Cowboy.
Bored Wolves Press (Poland)
Bored Wolves is an independent publisher run by poet Stefan Lorenzutti and Joanna Osiewicz-Lorenzutti, based in Kraków and the Polish Highlands. We are dedicated to publishing poetry books, artist’s books, zines, and comix, with many of our books blending and overlapping these categories.
Homie House Press (Italy)
Homie House Press is a skeleton bones crew of femmes creating in the fotobook medium. We are a playground where fotos become books, a safe space for secret stories, and an open house for honest content. Find us migrating through the in-between, the World Wide Web, and al otro lado del charco.