For our new series, “The Novel Idea,” we are asking artists to re-create the covers of their favorite books. Last time, Brian Scott Campbell selected A Figure In Hiding, and this time Hassan Rahim selected Konx om Pax: Essays in Light byAleister Crowley. “I chose this book because upon researching Aleister Crowley novels, I was immediately drawn to the bold typographic cover,” Hassan explains. “I later discovered that the insane font treatment was actually designed by Crowley himself after smoking hashish, despite looking like a professional typographer’s hand. I think that small detail attracted me more to his work altogether.”
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Three previously unpublished stories by J.D. Salinger have appeared on the internet.
A zine by Richard Prince that was included as a supplement to issue #23 of The Journal in 2008
No Man’s Land, a book by Mishka Henner, features Google Street View images of known prostitute hangouts in Southern Europe (which are mostly rural backroads). There are two volumes so far, available here and here.
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Two reasons to celebrate tonight at 41 Montrose (at Lorimer) Brooklyn, NY.
Published by PictureBox, Wes Lang focuses on a decade’s worth of the artist’s work on paper. Featuring texts by James Frey and Arty Nelson, the book is a must have for fans old and new.
For the supercollector: PictureBox has also released a signed and numbered edition of the book which includes a sketch, and a 18 × 24 inch silkscreen print.