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Some great titles coming out this year.
Some great titles coming out this year.
We’ve been huge fans of Jerry Hsu’s photography for a second. So when images of his new book arrived in our inbox, we were stoked. Published through SPA, The Killing Season chronicles Jerry’s 3-week motorcycle ride across Vietnam. More info on the book here.
This is a really elegant book focusing on KAWS’ exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
Peep the book The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks here
The accompanying book to the landmark exhibition at the Corcoran delves even further into culture in the Nation’s Capital with over 1000 images contained in 320 pages. Roger Gastman is a king of compilation.
We are pleased to present our 167th installment of Sound Advice featuring Adam Mansbach. Adam is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter living and working in Berkeley, California. His latest novel, Rage Is Back, is out now.
Sound Advice 167
01. Earth by Joe Henderson ft. Alice Coltrane
02. Another Country by Demon Fuzz
03. Tensity by Cannonball Adderley
04. Camel Walk by Sabu Martinez
05. Manteca by Dizzy Gillespie
06. Free Angela by Bayete Todd Cochran
07. Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth by 24 Karat Black
08. Singing a Song For My Mother by Bohannon
09. Your Mama Wants Ya Back by Betty Davis
10. Hit or Miss by Odetta
11. Take Yo’ Praise by Camille Yarborough
12. And That’s Saying A Lot by Christine McVeigh
13. Funkier Than A Mosquito’s Tweeter by Nina Simone
14. Popcorn by The Upsetters
15. Soul Drums by Pretty Purdie
16. NT by Kool & The Gang
17. Best Kept Secret by Diamond D and the Psychotic Neurotics
18. Time’s Up by O.C.
19. Broken Language by Smoothe da Hustler
20. Broken Language Pt. II by Trigga tha Gambler
21. Headz Ain’t Redee by Boot Camp Clik
22. Scalp Dem by Super Cat ft. Method Man
23. Suicide Murder by Bounty Killa & Jeru
24. Big Beat Bam Bam (Stretch Armstrong remix) by Sister Nancy
25. Sensi, Cheeba by Burro Banton
Mike Brodie is a busy man right now. The 28-year old’s first monograph, A Period of Juvenile Prosperity, was just published by Twin Palms, and he opens an exhibition under the same name tonight (3/7) at Yossi Milo. Tomorrow night (3/8), Brodie has a book signing at Dashwood, and on March 16th, a show of the same work will be exhibited in Los Angeles at M+B, followed by another book signing at Family Books on the 17th.
With so much going on, we caught a couple moments of Brodie’s time to have him explain to us the story behind some of his photographs.
Graffiti writers have the best handwriting, and this new book by Christian Acker of HANDSELECTA fame locks down that claim. Tracing the origins of handstyles across the continental USA, FLIP THE SCRIPT showcases and dissects the penmanship from some of the finest in the craft. A must have for every creative bookshelf.
Dare I make the Complex claim “Greatest Living Artist?”
If best-selling albums had been books instead… Endless possibilities here.
Have a look.
J. Period and Adam Mansbach got together to create a complementary mixtape to Mansbach’s new book, Rage Is Back. Sounds fresh.
On a side note: Look out for a Sound Advice from Adam Mansbach releasing through us in a couple weeks.
Photographs by David Uzzardi
By now you’ve probably heard about Printed Matter’s first annual LA ART BOOK FAIR happening this weekend (opening tonight!) at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. It’s cool, it’ll be fun. If you’re in that warm area of the US, you should go.
Below you’ll find a couple highlights of the things you might see or buy.
Picture Box recently introduced a new series of drawing books, and kicked it off with Peter Saul. Signed & Numbered in an edition of 300.
Eddie Huang in conversation with Tom Colicchio regarding his new book Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir.
Unpiano recently published this rad illustrated book with a 7″ that was collaborated on by Mel Kadel and ((SOUNDER). The book release party is at Poketo in Los Angeles tonight (1/18). So if you’re out there, stop by, it’s sure to be fun.