This book fair focused on design, photography and art is widening its perspectives with the 8th edition of sound-editing festival Fun Fan Fest as a special guest this year
Visiting ArtsLibris is one of the most satisfying experiences to be had on Sant Jordi Day in Barcelona, though it may be better to head there a couple of days earlier when it’s not so crowded. The fact that this year is the 8th edition of the festival is proof of the interest that exists for well-designed, visually attractive books that are attractive to the touch. This is a professional fair that is also open to the general public in which you’ll find alternative forms of publishing, special formats and daring designs. So, if you’re interested in the book as an art form, head for Centre d’Arts Santa Mònica from 21 to 23 April.
ArtsLibris has always been more than just a layout of tables and exhibitors. It aims to be a dynamic fair, a dialogue between publishers and between publishers and readers. This year sees the 4th Symposium on Museum and Art Centre Publications and the continuation of the traditional Speaker’s Corner, a place for publishers to stage live presentations of their projects. But the real novelty at this year’s ArtsLibris is the guest spot given to the Fun Fan Fest on alternative and sound publishing with illustrated books and volumes on art design, as well as records, cassettes, vinyl LPs and the participation of labels from around the world including Winebox Press and Lolo & Sosaku.
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