CODEX V Book fair and Symposium

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CODEX V Book Fair and Symposium just wrapped up; it took place at the Craneway Pavilion on the waterfront of Richmond CA from Feb. 8-11. The venue is the historical Ford Assembly Plant (1931-1955) where from 1942 to 1945 it’s main mission was to assemble jeeps and outfit tanks for World War II.

There were exhibitors from all over the world representing countries such as: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States. For a full list of exhibitors (which includes links to their websites) click here

Below is a photo-essay of some of the exhibitors and projects that caught my eye.

View as you enter the space

View as you enter the space

Poster Memorabilia

Poster Memorabilia

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Detail #2

Detail #2

Detail #1

Detail #1

Alice Austin Artist Books from Philadelphia USA

Alice Austin Artist Books from Philadelphia USA

Mezzotint Detail

Mezzotint Detail

Another view at their display

Another view at their display

Editions Verdigris table display

Editions Verdigris table display

Another view of Shift-lab table display

Another view of Shift-lab table display

Shift-lab table display from USA

Shift-lab table display from USA

NOURISH, All Our Relations (detail #2)

NOURISH, All Our Relations (detail #2)

NOURISH, All Our Relations (detail #1)

NOURISH, All Our Relations (detail #1)

Scantron Press table display from USA

Scantron Press table display from USA

Detail #1

Detail #1

Quite contrary Press table display from USA

Quite contrary Press table display from USA

Detail #2

Detail #2

Detail #1

Detail #1

Midnight Moon Press Table display from USA

Midnight Moon Press Table display from USA

Newlights Press Table Display from USA

Newlights Press Table Display from USA

Detail #2

Detail #2

Detail #1

Detail #1

Jungle Garden Press table display from the USA

Jungle Garden Press table display from the USA

Etching detail

Etching detail

Donna Westerman from USA

Donna Westerman from USA

“War” from the book Walpurgisnacht (Linocut print)

“War” from the book Walpurgisnacht (Linocut print)

Vladimir Zimakov from USA

Vladimir Zimakov from USA

The drawing pin & the personal feeling of a Musician (detail)

The drawing pin & the personal feeling of a Musician (detail)

The ABC of Fears (Detail)

The ABC of Fears (Detail)

The Capital Vices: Envy detail

The Capital Vices: Envy detail

The Capital Vices

The Capital Vices

Detail #1

Detail #1

Nikodim Press table display from Russia

Nikodim Press table display from Russia

Itzcuintlán el camino al Mictlán (Detail #2)

Itzcuintlán el camino al Mictlán (Detail #2)

Itzcuintlán el camino al Mictlán (Detail #3)

Itzcuintlán el camino al Mictlán (Detail #3)

This last one is an accordion book by Mexican Artist Antonio Guerra González. I wasn’t able to take a picture of his table display as my camera ran out of battery; thus these were taken with my cellphone camera. Itzcuintlán el camino al Mictlán (Detail #1)

This last one is an accordion book by Mexican Artist Antonio Guerra González. I wasn’t able to take a picture of his table display as my camera ran out of battery; thus these were taken with my cellphone camera. Itzcuintlán el camino al Mictlán (Detail #1)

78 – 62 (Detail #3) Powered by Magnets!

78 – 62 (Detail #3) Powered by Magnets!

78 – 62 (Detail #2) Powered by Magnets!

78 – 62 (Detail #2) Powered by Magnets!

78 – 62 (Detail #1)

78 – 62 (Detail #1)

ARC (Karen Bleitz) table display from United Kingdom

ARC (Karen Bleitz) table display from United Kingdom

Love Song (detail)

Love Song (detail)

Stand alone woodcut print from the Love Song book

Stand alone woodcut print from the Love Song book

Nancy Loeber from USA

Nancy Loeber from USA

Detail #2

Detail #2

Detail #3

Detail #3

Detail #1

Detail #1

Vamp & Tramp Booksellers, LLC table display

Vamp & Tramp Booksellers, LLC table display

Crucial Perimeter 2 (detail)

Crucial Perimeter 2 (detail)

The Square (detail)

The Square (detail)

Islam Aly table display from USA

Islam Aly table display from USA

Books and Metal (detail #2)

Books and Metal (detail #2)

Books and Metal (detail #1)

Books and Metal (detail #1)

Seager Grey Gallery table display (Detail #2)

Seager Grey Gallery table display (Detail #2)

Rubber books (detail)

Rubber books (detail)

Detail #2

Detail #2

Detail #1

Detail #1

Seager Grey Gallery table display from USA

Seager Grey Gallery table display from USA

“Justice”

“Justice”

Names of the disappeared students; one name is crossed off because his remains have been identified.

Names of the disappeared students; one name is crossed off because his remains have been identified.

Picture IDs of the disappeared students

Picture IDs of the disappeared students

Cover detail. The following is a small preview of the Artist book “43 (cuarenta y tres)”  from Mexican Artist  Lorena Velazquez. The book is a reflection on the events regarding the disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa Mexico.

Cover detail. The following is a small preview of the Artist book “43 (cuarenta y tres)” from Mexican Artist Lorena Velazquez. The book is a reflection on the events regarding the disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa Mexico.

Printer’s Blocks (detail)

Printer’s Blocks (detail)

Daredevil Furniture (detail)

Daredevil Furniture (detail)

Springtide Press table display from USA

Springtide Press table display from USA

The Salvage Press table display from Ireland

The Salvage Press table display from Ireland

Plat 21 Studio table display from USA

Plat 21 Studio table display from USA

Bettina Pauly Book Art & Letterpress table display

Bettina Pauly Book Art & Letterpress table display

Detail #1

Detail #1

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