Join us on booth M25 at the San Francisco Art Book Fair this weekend. Rudy VanderLans will be signing copies of his newly published Still Lifes, U.S.A. on Saturday, July 22nd between 1-4pm!
SF ART BOOK FAIR is at 1275 Minnesota St July 21st – 23rd
Come join Author Brian Coleman in a panel discussion at Amoeba Records, Berkeley. He’ll be available to sign copies of his book Check the Technique.
Join Todd Blubaugh for a beer and chat at Burg & Schild at Rosa-LuxembergStrasse, 3 in Berlin on July 5th, starting at 6:30. He’ll be signing copies of his fantastic book “Too Far Gone”.
Steven Heller offers high praise for VanderLans’ latest photography book Still Lifes, U.S.A in his interview with Rudy for The Daily Heller. “Rudy is a modern-day Walker Evans with a touch of vintage Edward Ruscha thrown in, yet totally his own.” In the interview VanderLans offers some fascinating insight into his approach to photography as a designer.
Irenebrination recently wrote a beautiful review of Shelter, a new book by artist Moki. The review captures the complex messages of Shelter as well as the novel style of Moki’s woody artistic creations.
Read the review here to learn more about the profound metaphors of Shelter and the wood-centric practice of artist and author, Moki.
Purchase Shelter, an artistic meditation on human refuge and sanctuary, at Gingko Press.
ChopCult, a blog for bikers and motorcycle junkies, just published an interview with Todd Blubaugh, author of Too Far Gone. ChopCult opines, “When he showed me some of his work from the book, I couldn’t believe the creativity in both his words and photos.”
The article details Blubaugh’s personal journey down the west coast after the death of a close friend. ChopCult’s interview captures the beauty of his photographic memoir and its resonance for bikers.
Purchase Too Far Gone, a snapshot of American motorcycle culture, at Gingko Press.
Attention Big Brother fans, watch out for the new documentary Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine. Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, April 27th at 6:00PM, the film celebrates all the same debauchery and debasement that Big Brother fans know and love.
Authors, photographers and New York natives James and Karla Murray are inviting all those interested in photography and the Lower East Side neighborhood to several workshops they’re hosting through this April to June, which they’re calling “Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side’s Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts.”
The project is a “photography and oral history workshop of the cultural significance of mom-and-pop stores and the impact they have on the pulse, life, and texture of their communities.” They say that workshop participants will “learn to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts as well as record oral histories with shop owners,” and the workshops will strive to “teach how photography and oral history can be tools for public awareness and advocacy. … There will be two free consecutive workshops held at the Neighborhood Preservation Center in the East Village, culminating in an exhibition of each participant’s work at the Theater for the New City Art Gallery from August 14 – September 18, 2017.”
The workshops, which each consist of two sessions, will take place over various dates through late April to early June. For more information, including how to sign up and the exact dates of each program, visit their event page here.
OBEY: Earth Crisis, a two-volume collection of 25 years of Shepard Fairey’s environmentally-focused work, has just arrived in our warehouse all the way from France courtesy of French publisher Editions Albin Michel. This substantial bilingual set (Engl./French) features two volumes packaged together in a slipcase; Volume One includes over 100 pages encapsulating Fairey’s entire catalog of environmentally themed work, while Volume Two is a massive board-bound 10-print set, with prints suitable for display either intact or as frame-worthy stand alone pieces.
Also available now are several others of Albin Michel’s high-quality bilingual contemporary street art titles: C215, a monograph on the titular prolific French artist, and the stunning collections Djerbahood and Tour Paris 13. Find them now at Gingko Press!
Roger Gastman’s documentary “Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence” returns to New York on Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 pm, with a showing at the Museum of the City of New York. Tickets are $12+ and only $10 for members, and they say “The companion book, Wall Writers: Graffiti in Its Innocence, will be available for sale – and signing! – following the program.” According to the museum, “director Roger Gastman will join legendary graffiti writers MIKE-171, Wicked Gary, and COCO 144 for a talkback” after the film, and it will be introduced by curator Sean Corcoran.
The screening is part of the museum’s Smile, It’s Your Close Up: New York’s Documentaries series, which “zooms in on key moments, individuals, and communities across the five boroughs to pose the question, ‘What makes New York New York?'” Visit the event page here for more information.