King of the Kustomizers The Art of George Barris

Author: Brett Barris
Publisher: Last Gasp
ISBN: 0867198095
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Art

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 "

King of the Kustomizers

Author: Douglas Nason
Publisher: Last Gasp
ISBN: 0867197404
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Genre: Art

"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!

The Big Book of Barris

Author: George Barris
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 076031246X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Transportation

- Never-before-Seen All-New Color Photographs- Flash back to the '50s through nostalgic archival images- George Barris, the "king of kustomizers"

Americas Wildest Show Rods of the 1960s and 1970s

Author: Scotty Gosson
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 9781613250365
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Transportation

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.

The Kandy Kolored Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby

Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429961031
Release Date: 2009-11-24
Genre: Social Science

"An excellent book by a genius," said Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., of this now classic exploration of the 1960s from the founder of new journalism. "This is a book that will be a sharp pleasure to reread years from now, when it will bring back, like a falcon in the sky of memory, a whole world that is currently jetting and jazzing its way somewhere or other."--Newsweek In his first book, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby (1965) Wolfe introduces us to the sixties, to extravagant new styles of life that had nothing to do with the "elite" culture of the past.

Barris Custom Techniques of the Fifties

Author: George Barris
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0965200507
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Barris Kustom Techniques of the 50Æs, Volume 1 George Barris. Subtitled: Top Chops, Sectioning, Dechroming and Fadeaways. This ôHow To" book from master kustomizer George Barris delivers expert techniques for do-it-yourself rodders. Filled with information that has been extracted from BarrisÆ extensive archives, dating back to the æ4s, æ5s and æ6s, much of which has not been seen in more than 3 years. Sftbd., 8 1/4"x 1 5/8", 128 pgs., 2 b&w ill., 2 color.

Blab World

Author: Monte Beauchamp
Publisher: Last Gasp
ISBN: 0867198508
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Art

The incarnation of the celebrated art and comics annual Blab! Founded over a decade ago by Chicago-based graphic designer and art director Monte Beauchamp, Blab World features and celebrates artists and illustrators of different mediums. Over the years Blab! has evolved from a digest-sized comics magazine into a beautifully designed and printed keepsake, and now boasts countless design awards and honours.

Elvis Style

Author: Zoey Goto
Publisher: Libri Publishing
ISBN: 0993000223
Release Date: 2016-07-01

"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"

Night of Tikki

Author: Doug Nason
Publisher: Last Gasp
ISBN: 0867196459
Release Date: 2005-08
Genre: Art

Explores the work of Shag, the hippest neo-tiki artist, Leroy Schmaltz, the granddaddy of 1950s tiki Americana and the authentic Oceanic art that influenced them both. This beautiful coffee table book serves as the catalogue for an exhibition of the same name which seeks to illuminate traditional tiki culture through the display of primitive anthropomorphic carvings and to show, through the work of Shag and Schmaltz, how these artists have taken tiki to new levels.

Billy F Gibbons

Author: Billy F Gibbons
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 9781610601320
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Genre: Transportation

Now available in paperback,Billy F Gibbonsthrows wide his garage and studio doors for an exclusive look at his exquisite vintage and way-out custom guitars and his influential hot rods and custom cars. From the mythical ’59 Les Paul sunburst known as Pearly Gates and the “Furry One” of MTV renown to cars like the Eliminator, CadZZilla, and Kopperhed, they’re all here—more than four dozen guitars and ten astounding vehicles, all expounded upon by BFG himself and shown in specially commissioned color photography. And while BFG’s cars n’ guitars are the stuff of legend, no less intriguing are the tales behind his incredible music career. From teenage Houston garage rock to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the whole story is between these covers, told in the Good Reverend Willie G’s own words and illustrated with photos and memorabilia from his personal archive.

Zombie Mystery Paintings

Author: Robert Williams
Publisher: Last Gasp
ISBN: 0867193816
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: Architecture

A collection of 40 paintings by Williams that are morally insolvent and grossly artistic. It covers his "Middle Years" and features the classic Two Bull Dykes Fighting For The Privilege Of Buying A Prostitute A Banana Daquiri. Introduction by Robert Crumb.

The Weirdo Years 1981 91

Author: R. Crumb
ISBN: 0861662253
Release Date: 2013-09-12
Genre: Comic books, strips, etc

Weirdo was a magazine-sized comics anthology created by Robert Crumb in 1981, which ran for 28 issues. It served as a 'low art' counterpoint to its contemporary highbrow Raw. Early issues of Weirdo reflect Crumb's interests at the time - outsider art, fumetti, Church of the SubGenius type anti-propaganda and assorted 'weirdness.' The incredibly varied stories include TV Blues, Life of Boswell, People Make me Nervous, The Old Songs are the Best Songs, Uncle Bob's Mid-Life Crisis, Kraft Ebbing's Psycopathia Sexualis, Goldilocks and more.

Dori Stories

Author: Dori Seda
Publisher: Last Gasp
ISBN: 0867193751
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

This long-awaited volume includes all the published work by the legendary Dori Seda, plus Ecstacy, a story completed shortly before her tragically early death (at the age of 36), and a story originally comissioned for another anthology. Includes biographical memoirs, photos and tributes, as well as a 20-page colour section of Dori's paintings and comics. Introduction by Neil Gaiman.