Author: Brett Barris
Publisher: Last Gasp
Release Date: 2015-09-01
George Barris is undisputably the "King of the Kustomizers," the most phenomenal kustom car builder ever. Barris created some of the best known and iconic cars of the 20th century, inlcuding the original TV Batmobile, the Munsters Koach, Hirohata Merc, Ala Kart and countless other made-to-order vehicles for movies, TV, and for the private use of his celebrity clients. "King of the Kustomizers: The Art of George Barris" is the definitive work on a legend, over five years in the making. This is a massive volume containing nearly 500 pages jam-packed with never-before-seen photos and design illustrations, illuminating how Barris creations helped redefine the automobile s place in American culture. Written by an all-star line-up of contributors, the book covers the full spectrum of George Barris design genius. King of the Kustomizers is filled with untold stories and rare images from both Barris' famous and not-so-famous works. A generous selection of Barris tribute art some created especially for this volume is also included to showcase the enduring influence and legacy of the Barris Kustoms brand. This is one ride you don t want to miss "
Author: Douglas Nason
Publisher: Last Gasp
Release Date: 2012-02-15
"King of the Kustomizers” is the sobriquet given to George Barris, the most phenomenal kustom car builder ever. His contributions to American car culture include creating some of the best known cars of the 20th Century, like the original TV Batmobile and Munsters Koach, as well as made-to-order vehicles for movies, TV, corporate sponsors and the private use of the rich and famous. A multimedia artist in his own right whose designs have embraced toys, model kits, mini-bikes, motor homes and motorized surfboards, Barris has also enjoyed success as a photographic chronicler of celebrity and pop culture over decades, capturing the car-crazed zeitgeist of his times as it carried him to the crest of fame itself.The definitive work on a legend, "King of the Kustomizers: The Art of George Barris” features over 200 pages jam-packed with never-before-seen photos, concept drawings and blueprints covering the full spectrum of Barris' design genius and celebrity lifestyle. Written by an all-star line-up of contributors, the book contains many untold stories and rare images from both the famous and not so famous works of George Barris that helped define American pop culture as we know it. A generous selection of Barris tribute art - some created especially for this volume - by a legion of artistic admirers is also included to showcase his enduring influence and legacy. This is one ride you don't want to miss!
This Is Not a Photo Opportunity is a street-level, full-color showcase of some of Banksy’s most innovative pieces ever. Banksy, Britain’s now-legendary “guerilla” street artist, has painted the walls, streets, and bridges of towns and cities throughout the world. Once viewed as vandalism, Banksy’s work is now venerated, collected, and preserved. Over the course of a decade, Martin Bull has documented dozens of the most important and impressive works by the legendary political artist, most of which are no longer in existence.
Author: Monte Beauchamp
Publisher: Last Gasp of San Francisco
Release Date: 2010
Blab World is the new incarnation of the celebrated art & comics annual Blab! "It's like the New Yorker for Mutants," proclaimed the Los Angeles Reader. Blab World defies description: neither book or magazine, it is obviously a work of art. Over the last decade, BLAB! has accrued countless design awards and honors. Founded in 1986 by acclaimed Chicago-based graphic designer and art director Monte Beauchamp, Blab World has evolved from a digest-sized comics mag into a beautifully designed and printed keepsake. Over the years BLAB! has featured such (now celebrated) illustrators and painters as Chris Ware, Gary Baseman, The Clayton Brothers, SHAG, Camille Rose Garcia, Mark Ryden, and many, many more. Blab World also features selections of "found" graphic ephemera such as Depression-era matchbook covers, Valmor cosmetic labels, vintage decals, and European devil postcards. Blab World is an annual publication. Blab World Number 1 contains the following:The main feature is Artpocalypse! (Artists Interpret End Times) Featuring: Mark Ryden, Joe Sorren, Kris Kuksi, Femke Hiemstra, Ron English, Natalia Fabia, Alex Gross, Sue Coe, Gary Taxali, Gary Baseman, Ryan Heshka, Owen Smith, Martin Wittfooth, Yoko D'Holbachie, Andy Kehoe, Travis Lampe, Jean-Pierre Roy, John Pound, Andrea Dezso, Edel Rodriguez, Fred Stonehouse, Spain (ZAP!) Rodriguez, and MANY MORE!!! Other articles include: SKULL! A history of the skull motif on the covers of Pre-Code Comics, Pulps, and Paperback books, lavishly illustrated throughout. By Bill North, Senior Curator, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of ArtCOVERING WEIRDOA loving analysis of R. Crumb's Weirdo Covers by Steven Heller, columnist for The New York Times Book Review and the author of more than 100 books on design and popular culture. AXE THE AXIS! Propaganda Caricature Art of World War IIby WW II Historian Jim Lowes Artist profiles include:BALLPOINT BRAVURA: Drawings by C.J. Pyleby Bill North, Senior Curator, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of ArtCOLLODION / NOIDOLLOC The Wetplate Collodion Photography of Kari Laine McCluskey by Monte Beauchamp Sequential Art:The Dreaded Mothman of West Virginia / Mark ToddThe Neurotic Art Collector / Greg ClarkeQUICKSAND! The Tumultuous Life of Isabelle Eberhardt / Nora KrugFour Horsemen / Peter KuperSlime Molds / Geoffrey GrahnThe Life of an Artist / Sergio RuzzierFetal Elvis' Art Empire / Mark Landman
Show Rods began as visions of futuristic cars and eventually morphed into cartoon-like representations of cars. This roundtable discussion from the industry's icons as well as great vintage photographs make this book a must-have.
"Celebrates the innovative style-world of Elvis Presley--the man who singlehandedly changed the way that America, and much of the world beyond, dressed. The ... book highlights not only the impact that Elvis made during his lifetime, but also his enduring influence on contemporary design culture--from pop stars and high-end fashion houses to contemporary Rockabilly-fused street style. [The book] focuses on Elvis' ... expressive hairstyles, clothes, cars, and interiors, offering the reader [a] ... journey through the crazy, cool, and at times kitsch world of a true megastar"--Amazon.com.
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2018-06-21
Genre: Social Science
Tom Wolfe's debut collection of essays - a brilliant, form-bending dive into the future of America as it careened through the 1960s In 1965, Tom Wolfe dropped like a bomb onto the American literary scene with his first book, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, an incandescent panorama of American counter-culture, its dances, bouffant hairdos, customised cars and rock concerts. Capturing the energy of the age in its portraits of Phil Spector, Cassius Clay, Las Vegas and the Nanny Mafia – as well as asking, why do doormen hate Volkswagens? – Wolfe’s flamboyant essay collection remains one of the great, revolutionary landmarks of modern non-fiction. 'Journalism, it is said, is the first draft of history. Nobody exemplifies the dictum better than Wolfe, the cultural observer and social critic par excellence' Daily Telegraph
Author: Walter Inglis Anderson
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release Date: 2007
"The volume includes essays by Mary Anderson Pickard, the artist's elder daughter, and by Patricia Pinson, former curator of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, with a chronology by Christopher Maurer, author of Fortune's Favorite Child: The Uneasy Life of Walter Anderson."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: DJ Ross One
Publisher: Power House Books
Release Date: 2015-10-13
One of the world's foremost collectors of all things hip hop, DJ Ross One presents--for the first time ever--his much sought after collection of T-shirts in this lushly produced and detailed catalog showcasing over 500 of the genre's best. Rap Tees outshines all other rap tee collections and will be the definitive reference for generations to come. Providing not only a valuable reference and style guide to these ultra-rare shirts, Rap Tees is also a unique chronology of the history of hip hop. Beginning with the earliest rap concert shirts from the Sugar Hill Gang and New York Fresh Fest, circa 1980-84, and spanning the next two decades, Rap Tees includes rare shirts from a wide selection of the who's-who of the business including: Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, Beastie Boys, Eric B and Rakim, Wu Tang Clan, Jay Z, Nas, EMPD, and many, many more. Rap Tees bookends the golden age of rap with unique street-corner memorial shirts commemorating the deaths of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. Unlike typical rock n' roll shirts, hip hop tees were often made in extremely limited quantities. The elusive concert, promotional, and bootleg tees included in this book are nearly impossible to find on the open market. Only DJ Ross One could collect these gems for you in this one-of-a-kind book, making Rap Tees the consummate guide for these unique pieces of music history.