San Francisco's Arion Press: Fine Books, Great Artwork and Good Talk
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Here in San Francisco, we've got any number of iconic sites and sights. The Golden Gate Bridge. Lombard, "The crookedest street in the world." Coit Tower, and those little cable cars -- each highly visible, well known, popular with one and all.
I'm here to add one more unique item to the list, less visible but deserving of far more widespread renown: Arion Press, which is not only maintaining the historic tradition of letterpress printing and hand-bound books but, for almost 40 years, has been creating wonderful limited-edition artist books. I go to as many of its events, in Arion's airy two-story building on the edge of the Presidio, as often as I can -- not because I can afford any of the books, which have original artwork by the likes of Jasper Johns, Kiki Smith and Wayne Thiebaud, but because I never cease to admire them, on display in steel-and-plexiglass vitrines in the gallery.
Also because the events -- featuring artists, poets, and writers -- are often very special (and fre
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