"Come on Leora, it'll be fun!"
On the endless plains a young farm girl is hoping for some "alone time" with her equine boyfriend, safe from her horse-hating parents. However... More > their romantic weekend alone quickly becomes something far more than she bargained for and her life will be changed forever.
Find out what happens in the first issue of Tales from Dreamland from blackshirtboy.com< Less
"Still awake, son?"
Beneath the foothills of the Rockies a young intern at a top-secret scientific research facility finds himself in a slippery situation.
What follows is 20 pages of... More > rubbery, gooey fun from blackshirtboy.com!< Less
"Let's start with the most important piece, yes?"
A janitor at a high-club strip club, featuring cybernetically altered ladies, discovers that he should've read the fine print when he's... More > chosen to replace one of them. Now he needs to find a way to deal with this sudden promotion in this 20 page story from blackshirtboy.com!< Less
Documentary photographer Steve Gubin spent over four years capturing the vigorous cultural life of Chicago's Balkan community. "A Balkan State of Mind" is part photo magazine essay, part... More > Josef Koudelka inspired documentary. Working with Chicago's Balkan folk dance group "Ensemble Balkanske Igre", Gubin gained unique access to photograph moments both public and private at rehearsals, festivals, churches, and nightclubs frequented by the Balkan residents of Chicago. Includes brief historic and cultural commentaries and over 120 black and white photographs.< Less
In honor of Women's History Month 2014, the Kathrin Cawein Gallery at Pacific University will exhibit artist books by 11 women artist-storytellers. Storytelling is a timeless part of the human... More > experience. From the early sharing of oral traditions to the first written word to today's social media, humans seem hard-wired to love a good story. In this exhibition, 11 women artists will tell their own stories through the media of handmade artist books.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS | ShuJu Wang, Susan Collard, Laurie Weiss, Helen Hiebert, Diane Jacobs, Nancy Pobanz, Laura Russell, Andie Trams, Trisha Hassler, Claire Carpenter, Patty Grass.
ISBN-13 978-0-9884827-2-2< Less
The American Scene was a vibrant artistic movement during the WPA era, a period framed by the crash of the stock market in 1929 and the escalation of American involvement in World War II around 1943.... More > To address the crisis of mass unemployment, the U.S. government instituted a series of public works programs which aimed to put Americans back to work.
The exhibition catalogue presents an overview of American Scenes produced by WPA-era graphic artists – the major issues facing American artists during this period, the hardships endured and the opportunities gained through creating artworks which were relevant to, and appreciated by, a new audience of average American people. Featuring 47 artworks from La Salle University Art Museum and the WPA Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Department, this catalogue includes scholarly essays, label text and reproductions of all of the artworks included in the exhibition.< Less
The Breakfast Group was born in the Sixties of a group of artists teaching at the University of California at Berkeley who began meeting every week to discuss art, teaching, and individual... More > pursuits.
The Breakfast Group is pleased to be taking up residence in the Richmond Art Center'< Less
The experience of enlightenment can never be described in words; it is most effectively conveyed through art. Kukai, the founder of Tantric Buddhism in Japan, taught:
The Truth transcends forms but... More > without relying on forms it cannot be realized. With a single glance at an icon it is possible to become Buddha.
In this exhibition, we have many wonderful examples of enlightened art to enthrall, inspire, instruct, and encourage us.< Less
Exhibition catalogue for RASTER RASTER at Aran Cravey (LA), curated by Marisa Olson & featuring Conor Backman, Petra Cortright, Alexandra Gorczynski, Marc Horowitz, Christine Sun Kim, Mehreen... More > Murtaza, Jayson Musson, Bunny Rogers, Travess Smalley, Jasper Spicero, and Artie Vierkant. Each of these artists finds themselves involved in processes of translation & filtering between different languages. —Whether taking on word/image relationships, digital/analog registers, sound/picture, art/commerce, public/private identities and contents, or even the print vs screen worlds of CMYK vs RGB—as played-out in this book, they are each exploring similarities, differences, and migrations between gestures and forms in the vernaculars within which they wade.< Less
A photographer shares her unusual nature experience through her unique photographs along a riverbank. While visiting a river during an early morning walk, she discovers an amazing pool of light that... More > forms itself into unusual shapes and forms of animals and ethereal images. She invites the viewer to see with a new perspective, through a collection of photographs taken the mornings that followed her discovery. With each turn of the page, she takes us through her realizations about this sacred place and her reflections on life. Each work is accompanied with beautiful inspirational quotes from Einstein, Rumi and others. This book is truly a unique treasure for any artist, nature lover or person seeking more depth and awareness in their life. Kelly Daniels is the owner of The Kelly Gallery in Overland Park, Kansas.< Less
Flippinchi is part of a non-profit literary organization created for charitable purposes, more specifically to promote advancement of the arts, by publishing artists’ work and making... More > publications available for purchase to the general public. The organization will distribute collected proceeds from the publications to organizations that advocate relief of the underprivileged.
The books we publish feature several individuals from the flippinchi community that get invited to participate. We look for a talented eye as a prerequisite in addition to being an active member of the community.
The name flippinchi comes from two words, flipping and Chicago. "Flippin" is simply the act of flipping pages of a book, while "Chi" comes from the shortened version of Chicago.
A portion of the proceeds of this publication will be donated to Watts of Love (www.wattsoflove.org).
Cover photo: Cori Dante< Less
Mapping Spectral Traces is a trans-disciplinary, international group of scholars, practitioners, community leaders and artists who work with and in traumatized communities, contested lands and... More > diverse environments. As part of a commitment to socially engaged creative practice, network members have worked collaboratively and individually on projects that ‘map’ the unseen and unacknowledged difficult pasts that continue to structure present-day social relations. Acknowledging and addressing this emotive layer of the present and the past in contemporary life – in our cities, landscapes, and in ourselves – is a primary concern of this network. Through workshops, exhibitions, presentations, excursions, poster sessions and other forms of exchange, we have engaged in place-based social justice agendas in different parts of the world.< Less
This book is about the contribution of women to the lives of famous artists.
Although women have given so much to these artists, this selfless contribution has been largely overlooked by art... More > historians. In trying to redress such a huge imbalance, I have focused mainly on male painters.
As a retired psychiatrist, I could not write about these artists, and the women who were their intimate partners, without considering their psychopathology. In writing about this I have struggled to avoid jargon and to ensure readability. The main focus is on the relationship between psychopathology and creativity, with some comments about the effects of psychiatric treatment on the creative process.
The overall bias of the book is feminist, but my voice here is not strident.
I have tried to comment sensibly on what modern women may learn from the truly heroic women who are the main focus of this work.< Less
Joni Rose traveled to Tiruvannamalai in southern India decades ago, drawn to the holy mountain, Arunachala. It was a match well made. Throughout her career, Joni has blended color and image in bold... More > and subtle ways to convey the yearning of her soul as both an artist and a seeker.
So, make the journey through these pages. If you have been to India, Joni’s paintings will certainly move you – and perhaps touch a part of you that you weren’t even aware existed. If you haven’t been to India, her paintings are an invitation. They can open your heart to the richness of the Spirit, to the possibility of awakening, and the knowledge of blessing. Joni Rose has experienced the Creator’s touch; it flows through her hands. We are all the beneficiaries.< Less
A detailed overview of the stained glass windows in St. John's Church, located in Johnstown, NY. This book, featuring original photography, explains how each window was given to the church as well as... More > the content of the window.< Less
Fred Griffin lived his life in the Pacific Northwest. Apart from his work as a designer and teacher in graphic design, Fred was a painter, sculptor and wood carver. As a young man, Fred spent... More > hundreds of hours studying Northwest Coast Native American art. As he absorbed the folklore of the Northwest Coast Native American tribes, Fred began his own odyssey of interpretation. This important lyrical, personal, sometimes playful work is gathered here in this book.
The sketchbook pages give a sense of Fred Griffin’s unique point of view as a graphic designer. The section includes studies for paintings and murals. The people chapter is a result of Fred’s fascination with the symbols as pattern on the human form. The painting chapter reveals how Fred Griffin’s impression and love of the subject came together in color and composition.< Less
Newly expanded edition. This is the most autobiographical book I have written thus far. It is a "portrait of the artist as a young vandal" complete with confessions of illegal... More > international activities. Updated with important, early blog entries on poets and poetry. It is also a moving story of finding one's artistic self in the world despite current trends and styles. The backdrop of the narrative is the peace, human rights, and ecology movements and it is a beautiful primer on the work of peace, protest, and public art. It is even more important and powerful during this time of lingering war.
Karma yoga is selfless and benevolent activity ~ from personal acts of kindness, generosity, and hospitality to charity and activism in the world. This book documents a search for self through the personal journey of art and activism, graffiti and rebellion. (PEACE) WORDS is a highly engaging and motivational read. It will alter your perspective on the world.< Less
This book contains a series of seven design projects to be created using mixed media. From raw illustration to complex paintings, this book explains how to make your design work. Filled with full... More > color examples and illustrations this is truly a how to guide for creating art and design projects.< Less
Now in it's third edition, On Being a Photographer has become one of the most popular books every written with practical advice for photographers.
"A photographer might forget his camera and... More > live to tell the tale. But no photographer who survives has ever forgotten the lessons in this book. It is not just essential reading, it's compulsory."
Head of Photojournalism
Center for Journalism Studies
University of Wales< Less