“Wall Writers” Opens at MCA Denver on 2/11; Get a Preview at the Opening Celebration 2/10

February 8, 2017

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“Wall Writers: Graffiti In Its Innocence” about to open with its own exhibit at MCA Denver this Saturday, February 11th. The museum says, “The exhibition includes an impressive array of materials and documentation that celebrate the early roots of pioneering street artists. High school notebooks of the artists, the first canvases painted, spray paint advertisements, commercial greeting cards, as well as richly documented images of buildings completely covered in spray-painted monikers reveal the context of this early movement. Tracing the origins of graffiti, the exhibition also presents the slow transition from art of the street to fine art, including some examples by established artists such as Gordon Matta-Clark and the photographer Jon Naar. Wall Writers also highlights some of the most prolific writers of the time, including TAKI 183 (who wrote in New York City) and Cornbread (who was in Philadelphia). The exhibition as a whole stands as an important historical narrative about the origins of one of the most prolific art movements of the twentieth century.” For more information visit the exhibition website here. 

The comprehensively-researched exhibition will run from February 11th to May 7th, 2017, but you can get an early taste at the museum’s Winter Opening Celebration this Friday, February 10th. A celebration of all of their new winter exhibits, including an exhibition on Basquiat and another on Ryan McGinley as well as the Wall Writers show, the event will run from 7:30 pm to midnight and features a “downtown” dress code. If you’re interested in attending you can find ticket information here, but hurry; VIP tickets for the event are already sold out!

See Gingko Press in London This March at the London Book Fair

January 24, 2017

London Book Fair

Gingko Press will be returning to the London Book Fair again this year; come by Stand 6A20 from March 14-16 to say hello and see the great projects we have lined up for 2017. You can find us on the map here.

For more information about the Fair, including this year’s “Making Words Go Further” theme and the move back to their Olympia location, visit their website here.

Study Up on Bay Area Punk History at the Lookout! Bookout! Bash, 1/7

January 6, 2017

924 Gilman

The Berkeley Public Library’s North Berkeley Branch is hosting the Lookout! Bookout Bash on January 7th, a reading by punk veterans Larry Livermore, Grant Lawrence (The Smugglers), Jon Ginoli (Pansy Division), Nick Wolfinger (Jüke), and Dr. Frank (Mr. T Experience) as part of 924 Gilman‘s 30th Anniversary Lookouting Celebration. Stop by from 12:30 to 2:00 pm tomorrow to check it out! For more information, visit the Berkeley Public Library’s page here.

 

Tomorrow, Tune in to Todd Blubaugh on JPR

January 4, 2017

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Author Todd Blubaugh has his radio debut on Jefferson Public Radio tomorrow, January 5th, from 9:00 – 9:40 am (Pacific). Todd will be in discussion on the Jefferson Exchange with hosts Geoffrey Riley and Emily Cureton, and they’ll be taking live calls and emails from listeners. Find out how to get involved with the live interactive program here.

Fans in Southern Oregon and Northern California can find their JPR station here; if you’re outside of the listening area, visit JPR to livestream the episode tomorrow morning at 9:00 am.

Hear “Too Far Gone” Author Todd Blubaugh on Jefferson Public Radio 1/5/17

December 22, 2016

Todd Blubaugh JPR

Drop by Jefferson Public Radio from 9:00 – 9:40 am on Thursday, January 5th to hear author and photographer Todd Blubaugh discuss his book Too Far Gone, among other subjects, on JPR’s Jefferson Exchange Program.

Jefferson Public Radio is an NPR member broadcasting from Ashland, Oregon for audiences in Northern California and Southern Oregon. The Jefferson Exchange is their “live interactive program devoted to current events and news makers from around the region and beyond.” The Jefferson Exchange takes live calls and emails, so if you have a burning question for Todd, feel free to participate! You can listen in on your local JPR station; if you’re outside of their broadcast area you can stream the program live here.

 

 

Read Todd Blubaugh’s New Interview in Petrolicious

December 12, 2016

Todd Blubaugh Petrolicious

Florence Walker at Petrolicious has just published a great new interview with Todd Blubaugh that delves into the gearhead aspects of his 6-month road trip in 2013 as well as the spiritual and psychological.

Walker says of Too Far Gone, “One day English Literature Students in lofty ivory towers will study the themes surrounding road trips with the same intensity as they study gender in Twelfth Night and love in Romeo and Juliet. One of the works you could imagine them discussing late into the night is Todd Blubaugh’s latest offering, Too Far Gone.” She goes on, “Todd’s poetic language and candid photography is therapy in itself for the reader. For anyone seeking to understand man’s way of dealing with bereavement, this book is a must.”

Treat yourself to the full interview at Petrolicious here. Too Far Gone is available from Gingko Press.

For US holiday orders, please place your order by Friday, December 16th for FedEx delivery by the 25th.

Signed Copies of “REVOK: Made in Detroit” and Alex Pardee’s “Awful Homesick” Are Available

December 8, 2016

Gingko elves have discovered limited numbers of signed copies of REVOK: Made in Detroit and Alex Pardee’s first book, Awful Homesick in our warehouse, and both are now available to purchase at their original retail price. These books are no longer available unsigned, so act quickly to get your own copy!

Holiday shoppers in the US, please place your orders by Friday, December 16th for FedEx delivery by the 25th (barring unforeseen weather problems, reindeer strikes, or other delays).

Mass Appeal Celebrates Roger Gastman and “Wall Writers” in New Interview

December 7, 2016

‘Wall Writers’ Celebrates Original Graffiti Vandals

Roger Gastman‘s recent phone interview with Mass Appeal is available to read on Mass Appeal’s site here; take a look to learn more about the origins of the Wall Writers project, how Gastman was able to track down graffiti legends like TAKI183, JAG, and the first and second PHIL T. GREEK, and how a collection of recorded conversations eventually became a comprehensive documentary and a 360-page book.
Don’t forget to hit up the SVA Theater this Friday, December 9th for Wall Writer’s New York City premier, which Mass Appeal says will be “the legacy of its subjects coming home.” Tickets and more information can be found at the event’s Eventbrite page.

Whalebone Magazine Features James and Karla Murray

December 6, 2016

James and Karla Murray Whalebone

Whalebone Magazine in New York City recently got in touch with photographers James and Karla Murray, creators of the Store Front books, to ask them some questions about “what the last ~20 years of exploring nearly every inch of the city has been like, their preference for publishing hard copies instead of posting to social media, and the one street and neighborhood that every person living and/or visiting Manhattan should walk from start to finish without blinking.”  Check out the full article here.

James and Karla’s most recent book, Store Front II, is available from Gingko Press.

 

See “Wall Writers” in NYC for the First Time Next Friday at the SVA Theater

December 2, 2016

Wall Writers SVA Theater

The Wall Writers documentary is premiering in New York City on Friday, December 9th, at the SVA Theater in Chelsea. Two screenings, one at 7:00 pm and one at 9:30, will each be followed by a short Q&A with director Roger Gastman and legendary taggers TAKI 183, SNAKE 1, MIKE 171, SJK 171, HENRY 161, ROCKY 184, Wicked Gary, and LSD OM, with more to be announced. Find more information about the upcoming event and purchase tickets at the Eventbrite page here. Pre-signed copies of the documentary’s companion book, Wall Writers: Graffiti In Its Innocence, are also available with the purchase of a ticket.