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Known as one of the most influential photographers of street culture in the new millennium, Boogie emerges once again to spark our curiosity and narrate authentic stories in his own raw style. A Wah Do Dem, Boogie’s sixth monograph, and his first one in color, takes us far away from the familiarity of the West, and throws us into the noisy and cryptic underbelly of Kingston, Jamaica. Through his pictures, Boogie illustrates both the madness and humanity of a complex place, where poverty, violence and crime are often dominant elements of daily life. He relies on his instincts to gain the trust of people who live on the edge of society, and to photograph their world in an honest and objective way. “I was waiting in a back alley, all the way down the lane, in one of the sketchiest neighborhoods in Kingston. It was pitch dark, and it felt like I had been waiting forever. At some point, a guy wearing a creepy horror movie mask and carrying an M-16 appeared from the dark,”Boogie writes in his introductory text, “Even though I was brought there by a friend of a friend, I was really nervous, you never know when things might turn ugly. After a brief introduction, I started taking pictures of the guy, roll after roll, I couldn’t stop. It was the last night of my first trip to Kingston, Jamaica, and at that moment I knew I had to come back again very soon.”
by Ariadna Zierold
British artist Jonathan Callan uses books and paper as the primary medium for the forms in his sculptures. It’s incredible how the cross sections of the pages look like paint strokes.
The Jeremy Fish Postcard Book contains 8 individual postcards featuring the most iconic San Francisco landmarks with Jeremy’s unique spin. Featured in this book: Trans AM Phoenix, Cable Car Cyclops, the Golden Tusk Bridge and more!
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by Ariadna Zierold
Illustrator and designer Lisel Ashlock had the very unique opportunity working with Tracey Stewart, Rachel Filler and the team at Artisan Books conceptualizing, designing, and building this book from the ground up.
Working extremely close with the team at Artisan and author Tracey Stewart, this was truly a labor of love and an absolute dream for an illustrator.
“The more we know about the animals in our world and the better we care for them, the better our lives will be. Former veterinary technician and animal advocate Tracey Stewart understands this better than most—and she’s on a mission to change how we interact with animals. Through hundreds of charming illustrations, a few homemade projects, and her humorous, knowledgeable voice, Stewart provides insight into the secret lives of animals and the kindest ways to live with and alongside them.” Lisel Ashlock
Painting on birch panel, drawing with pencil and watercolor or working digitally, each of Lisel’s projects is executed with a sensitivity and celebration of the natural world. When she’s not busy on an illustration project, Lisel can be found designing, photographing, styling, hand-crafting and creative directing for Moomah the Magazine.
More details of the book to come as the release date of October 6th, 2015 gets closer.
Artist David Choe is working on releasing limited edition books that are related to his last major installation and show in Mexico City titled ‘Snowman, Monkey, BBQ’. Each book will come with a print and an etched wooden box. Some of these boxes will be hand embellished and even hand painted by the artist. No announcement of when these books will be available have been made yet.
REVOK is without doubt one of the most renowned graffiti writers on the planet. Although he’s traveled the world over, in his adopted hometown of Detroit, he’s been re-energized and has found grist for an entirely new form. This newer body of work, REVOK’s fantastic assemblages, are comprised of found materials from abandoned houses and buildings from throughout Detroit. These colorfully textured 3D collages are highly sought after and well documented in the book. Further, Made in Detroit contrasts the new thrust of his artistic output against a background of terrific on-location photography, cutting to the very soul of this enigmatic place. Printed in edition of 2500, every copy is individually spray painted by the artist.
Alex Pardee’s Awful / Homesick, the book we help publish with Zerofriends and Gingko Press, just got released on its second printing, with a brand new cover. Features all of Alex’s work from 2005—2008. Go get it here.
To celebrate his exhibition with Upper Playground and FIFTY24SF Gallery, the first 25 people who spend $100 at Upper Playground’s Flagship store on Saturday night, July 14, will receive a free signed copy of Jeremy Fish’s Once Upon A Time book. Get their early, spend a little money, get a free signed book.
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Just in time for his exhibition at our FIFTY24SF Gallery, Jeremy Fish is set to release a new limited edition book, Where Hearts Get Left; a collection of 50 drawings from the show. This book release is a pictorial history of San Francisco’s stories and heroes as seen through the artist’s eyes. Published by 827INK, it is quarter bound by hand in Koskin leather and boasts a phillipine mahogany cover. This body of work and book are intended to be a love letter to San Francisco, “The City That Knows How.” With a foreword by Tommy Guerrero, each book is signed and hand numbered by the artist and is limited to 200 copies. Where Hearts Get Left will first be available at the show’s opening at FIFTY24SF in San Francisco on July 14th, 2012.