Art and Architecture Blog, Irenebrination, Reviews “Shelter” by Moki

April 17, 2017

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.   


Biker Blog ChopCult Interviews Todd Blubaugh, Author of “Too Far Gone”

April 14, 2017

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.

New “Big Brother” Documentary to Appear at Tribeca Film Festival 4/27

April 12, 2017

Big Brother Tribeca

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.

Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite and for more information visit the Tribeca Film Festival website.

To get your own piece of Big Brother history, check out the Big Brother Book from Gingko Press.

Join James and Karla Murray for a Workshop on Capturing the Mom-and-Pop Shops of the Lower East Side

April 6, 2017

J&K Lower East Side

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” and More Albin Michel Titles are Now Available!

March 28, 2017

OBEY Earth Crisis Vol. 1 & Vol. 2

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!


Experience “Wall Writers” at The Museum of the City of New York, 3/22

March 20, 2017

Wall Writers MCoNY

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.





Celebrate with Todd Blubaugh at The Great Frog LA Tonight

March 16, 2017

Head to The Great Frog LA tonight to help celebrate the oncoming summer with Too Far Gone  author Todd Blubaugh and the music of Rocco DeLuca from 6-10 pm. Todd will have signed copies of Too Far Gone and gorgeous art prints for sale, and The Great Frog will be providing free beer and wine. Don’t miss what’s sure to be a great evening at this unique location!

The Great Frog
7955 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90046

Tel: (323) 879-9100

Join Author Todd Blubaugh in a Pre-Summer Celebration at The Great Frog LA, 3/16

March 9, 2017

Todd Blubaugh Great Frog

Author Todd Blubaugh of Too Far Gone will be celebrating the promise of summer next Thursday, March 16th at The Great Frog LA from 6 to 10 pm. Rocco DeLuca will be providing music, free beer and wine will be available, and signed copies of Too Far Gone and fine art prints by Todd will be up for purchase. See more at Great Frog LA’s Instragram page here.

The Great Frog
7955 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90046

Tel: (323) 879-9100