Remembering Julie von der Ropp

May 21, 2018

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Julie von der Ropp. Julie co-founded Gingko Press in 1985. She will be missed.

Remembering Eric McLuhan (1942 – 2018)

May 21, 2018

Eric McLuhan  passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 17, after losing consciousness in his hotel room in Bogota, Columbia after an academic visit to the Universidad de la Sabana in Chía, 7 km north of Bogota. He had been invited to deliver the inaugural lecture for the Doctorate in Communication program at the university. Titled “Media Ecology in the 21st Century”, it was very well-received. He was a scholar and a religious humanist, continuing his scholarship, research and writing until the end.

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“Back in The Day” book launch at Dogtown Coffee December 16th

December 4, 2017

SAVE THE DATE: William Sharp and Ozzie Ausband will be signing copies of their epic new book of skateboard photography BACK IN THE DAY at the storied Dogtown Coffee location in Santa Monica on Saturday, December 16th from 3-5:00pm. 2003 Main St., Santa Monica. The first 50 books sold will include a signed photographic print of Tony Alva in action – additionally, Mr. Alva will be in attendance and signing books. The first printing is limited to 2500 copies split between two colorways, orange and blue.

In Memory of Greg Escalante

September 8, 2017

We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Greg Escalante. He nurtured an environment for art and artists with great generosity of spirit. He will be missed. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.