The Donut shop @ the Chicago Art Book Fair 2017

Please join The Donut Shop  November 16-19 for the first Chicago Art Book Fair, dedicated to showcasing emerging directions and diverse legacies within small press arts publishing. The fair features an international group of over 100 arts publishers, small presses, book artists, comics artists, zine makers and printmakers.   CABF is free and open to the public.  

We will be showcasing two new publications by Chicago artists Aimee Beaubien and Justin Schmitz.  

Both publications will be available for purchase at the CABF. Once the fair is over they will be available via our website.



Thursday, Nov 16: 6-9p (Preview Night)
Friday, Nov 17: 12-7p
Saturday, Nov 18: 11a-7p
Sunday, Nov 19: 12-6p


CABF’s public programs will be held throughout each day of the fair at our main venue the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, and at partner locations across the city. The full series of programs features release parties, symposia, hands on workshops, and social events, and can be followed at


Cuttings, by Aimée Beaubien in collaboration with Jennifer Keats and The Donut Shop

Gardens portray time. Immaculately tended or grown wild; in public space or as private refuge, gardens are collections. Culled from the orderliness of scientific taxonomies, we assemble our gardens for aesthetic pleasures, and for contact with wildness. Cuttings presents some of the raw materials Beaubien incorporates into her garden installations where cut forms interweave, encircle, and hang; trail in ribbon-like shreds; and become wild ornamental outgrowths. “In the archive of family pictures I have inherited, it is evident that my great-grandmother photographed her garden throughout the seasons and her lifetime. Now I photograph in my tiny backyard garden, in my mother’s amazing garden in Florida, and in the botanical gardens near each of our homes.” In these spaces, varied life cycles move at different speeds: interdependent systems bloom, grow, intertwine, and die.

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Book details

142 pages
Edition of 25
Printed on Neenah Classic Crest - Solar White + Neenah UV/Ultra II Translucent Paper
Bound with Plastic Coil
Printed with C800 Color Digital Press

Price: $150.00

Justin Schmitz 

At The Gate is a recent photographic project by Justin Schmitz.

At The Gate continues Schmitz’s interest in looking at small, ordinary events through a lens that magnifies the insignificant and amplifies the mundane. For this project Schmitz turns his camera on students in line for a Saturday college football game. The pictures reveal an atmosphere of disarray as a mass of young people jostle of position in line. The work examines an underlying chaos and the drama of young people acting out. Schmitz made these pictures on the campus at the University of Georgia in the fall of 2014.



16 pages
Edition of 50
Printed on Neenah Classic Crest - Solar White
Saddle Stitch Binding
Printed with OCE Vario Print Monochromatic Press

Price: $30.00