TOM ADLER: EXHIBITION POSTER FOR "PAIRS" - SIGNED BY THE DESIGNER
(ADLER, TOM). Adler, Tom. Santa Barbara, CA & New York: T. Adler & Danziger Projects, 2002. First Edition 1/500. Oblong 4to. Printed Poster. Exhibition Announcement. Fine.. One 10 x 15" white cardstock sheet printed offset and letterpress recto only, 1 color illustration. Designed and printed by noted Santa Barbara graphic designer and publisher Tom Adler, this is the small poster issued to publicize his 2002 exhibition at Danziger Projects in New York that featured a then-new selection of Adler's own works comprising photographs he had worked with in his career in fashion and surf editorial edited and reproduced as paired images hung on the gallery walls. The amalgam of anonymous and vernacular seaside studies abutting the likes of Don James and Tom Blake's historical views from the shore produced a joyous and sophisticated body of work, which has yet to be reproduced in book form. A brand new, bright white example of this uncommon, elegant object limited to five hundred copies individually NUMBERED by rubber stamp that has been additionally BOLDLY SIGNED "Tom Adler" for us in black ink across the lower right margin. These were produced hors commerce - never commercially for sale - and sadly only a handful were ever distributed. Inventory Number: 027026
ALAN ALDRIDGE'S POSTER FOR THE 1970 LONDON SCREENING OF ANDY WARHOL'S "CHELSEA GIRLS"
(ALDRIDGE, ALAN) (WARHOL, ANDY). Aldridge, Alan & Andy Warhol. London: Motif Editions, 1970. First Edition. Double Elephant Folio. Printed Poster. Film Poster. Near Fine.. One 30 x 20" paper sheet printed black and white offset, recto only, 1 b&w illustration. This is the iconic poster designed by the late, great British illustrator Alan Aldridge to promote the 1970 screening of "Chelsea Girls" at the Drury Lane Arts Laboratory. Filmed by Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey from a treatment by Ronnie Tavel on location inside Manhattan's fabled Chelsea Hotel, the film received upon its 1966 release an X certificate from the British Board of Film Censors, meaning it was unable to be theatrically released in the UK. It took another three years before the full three and a half hour split-screen version of "Chelsea Girls" - featuring Factory Superstars Nico, Brigid Berlin, Ondine, Gerard Malanga, Eric Emerson, Mary Woronov, Mario Montez, Ingrid Superstar, and International Velvet - would receive a London premiere. A bright, most handsome flat example of the 1970 Motif Editions London first commercially-produced version of the poster showing the tiniest bit of creasing at the lower left corner along with some unobtrusive handling indentations that can be seen in raking light. Inventory Number: 026863
ANP QUARTERLY NUMBER THREE
(ANP QUARTERLY) (JOHANSON, CHRIS) (TEMPLETON, ED). Templeton, Ed, Brendan Fowler & Aaron Rose, Editors. Costa Mesa, CA: RVCA, 2005. First Edition. Folio. Stapled Pictorial Wrappers. Periodical. Fine.. 48pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Published as part of Costa Mesa-based surf and skate clothing company RVCA's "Artist Network Program", ANP Quarterly was a wonderfully irreverent, informative labor of love on the part of editorial troika Ed Templeton, Aaron Rose and Brendan Fowler. This third issue from 2005 contains an in-depth interview with cover icons Chris Johanson and Jo Jackson as well as features on or by Megawords Magazine, Little Cakes, Dog & Pony Store, Proyectos Monclova, skate designer Sean Cliver, Matt Leines, Azita Youseffi, Steve Powers on Coney Island's "Dreamland Artist Club", Niki de St. Phalle, Printed Matter, Reading Frenzy, Arcana: Books on the Arts, Dave Schubert, and more. A brand new, most handsome example of this graphically striking cultural journal that was distributed hors commerce on an irregular basis in a rather haphazard fashion and not offered commercially for sale. Inventory Number: 021522
THE ART CENTER SCHOOL (STUDENT CATALOGUE FOR 1941)
(ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN). Art Center School Staff. Los Angeles: The Art Center School, 1941. First Edition. Oblong 8vo. Spiral-Bound Illustrated Wraps. Educational Course Catalogue. Near Fine.. 72pp, profusely illustrated in duotone and b&w. Designed by students of The Art Center School with Harvey Thompson. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is the exceedingly stylishly designed catalogue of the 1941 academic offerings for Los Angeles' Art Center School. Founded in 1930, the renowned institution was one of Southern California's first comprehensive Art colleges. It relocated in 1976 to Pasadena, and became known as Art Center College of Design. Specializing in trade-oriented educational programs for students seeking careers in painting and illustration, advertising and graphic design, architecture, photography, motion picture craft, and industrial and automotive design, their faculty has always featured a stellar collection of professionals in these fields. Included here are Ansel Adams, Edward A, Adams, Fred R. Archer, Earl Baird, Lionel Banks, Edward Biberman, Clarence Bull, Will Connell, Thomas S. Curtis, Fred Dapprich, J.R. Davidson, James Doolittle, Paul Dorsey, Clarence K. Eaton, Elizabeth Franklin, Harwell Hamilton Harris, Frank Hewlett, Franklin B. Judson, Edward B. Kaminsky, Gordon B. Kaufmann, Charles Kerlee, Donald Biddle Keyes, Albert King, Nina Novinska, Charles Potts, R.M. Schindler, A.B. Shore, Chalmers C. Smith, Kem Weber, and many others. Designed by students and faculty in a modernist style reminiscent of the work of Lester Beall and Alvin Lustig, its eye-catching layout features numerous striking photomontages combining photography, illustration, and typography. An exceptionally bright, most handsome example of this exceedingly uncommon design object NUMBERED 598 (of an unstated edition) bearing the school's printed designation "This Book Presented to" followed by "Grace Mallon" in blue ink, as issued. Grace Elizabeth Mallon was an Art Center School student who went on to a career as a fine artist in the mold of her mentor, Millard Sheets, as well as working for Walt Disney, Universal Studios, Fairbanks Films, Churchill-Wexler Films, and Hanna-Barbera Studios. She participated in San Francisco's 1939 Golden Gate International Exhibition and is included in Milton Edan Hughes' comprehensive reference work "Artists in California 1786-1940." Inventory Number: 025945
THE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO: A 1976 CONCERT POSTER FOR THEIR FIRST LOS ANGELES PERFORMANCES - AT DAVID HAMMONS' STUDIO
(ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO, THE). Art Ensemble of Chicago, The. Los Angeles: Rhino Records & The Century City Educational Arts Project, 1976. First Edition. Small Folio. Printed Sheet. Concert Poster. Fine.. One 17 x 11" sheet printed offset, recto only. This is the striking poster for a series of June 1976 Art Ensemble of Chicago performances presented in Los Angeles by the Rhino Records store and The Century City Educational Arts Project. The concerts marked the first time the AACM stalwarts had brought their Great Black Music to the city, playing two completely different sets each of four evenings at the former ballroom that served as David Hammons' studio. A most handsome, guaranteed vintage example of the larger format version of this uncommon ephemeral item (featuring lettering by noted percussionist Alex Cline) of which only one hundred were printed. We know this because I personally produced these concerts and the posters! Inventory Number: 027468
ASPEN MAGAZINE NO. 9: DREAM WEAPON
(ASPEN MAGAZINE). MacLise, Angus & Hetty, Editors. New York: Roaring Fork Press, Inc., 1970. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Portfolio. Periodical. Very Good.. np (twelve printed components laid into a printed paper portfolio. Edited by original Velvet Underground drummer and LaMonte Young cohort Angus MacLise and his wife Hetty, this ninth installment of "Aspen" magazine is titled "Dream Warrior". It includes contributions by or about Don Snyder, Ira Cohen and Bill Devore, Aymon De Sales, Dale Wilbourn, Benno Friedman, Diane Rochlin and Vali, Nikki Grand, Paolo Lionni, Harvey Cohen, John Cale, Gerard Malanga, P. Zimmer, Marian Zazeela, LaMonte Young, Terry Riley, Spontaneous Sound, The Joyous Lake, and Lionel Ziprin. An internally bright, complete example containing all thirteen sections (including the covers) of this uncommon item (cited on page 262 of Giorgio Maffei's "Records by Artists 1958-1990") whose decorative cardstock portfolio shows minor dents along with some attendant wear, creasing, and slight separation to the top and bottom corners of the spine. There is however none of the typical sunning to the vivid orange ink of the covers one typically sees associated with this title. Inventory Number: 027406
SAUL BASS: A GROUP OF THREE SAUL BASS AND FAMILY PERSONAL GREETING CARDS
(BASS, SAUL). Bass, Saul. NP (Los Angeles). ND (Circa 1960s): Saul Bass. Edition Not Stated - Presumed Firsts. Oblong 8vos. Printed Paper. Illustrated Greeting Cards. Fine.. Three folded paper greeting cards printed in colors on heavy paper stock recto only, 3 color illustrations. This is a group of three personal greeting cards designed by Saul Bass that were sent at the Holidays from the family - Ruth, Saul, Andy and Bobby - to a significant Los Angeles-based film creative for whose projects Saul Bass & Associates produced several iconic advertising posters. Each folds in half horizontally and incorporates the image of a dove. Opened fully, they measure 3 ½ x 12 ½", 6 ¼ x 14", and 5 ¼ x 15 ¾", and appear to date between the early sixties and early seventies. A bright, most handsome set of these three ephemeral hors commerce mementos from one of the titans of 20th Century graphic design. Inventory Number: 026460
PETER BEARD: LIMITED EDITION HORS COMMERCE PRINT FOR FLEETWOOD MAC'S "TUSK"
(BEARD, PETER) (FLEETWOOD MAC). Beard, Peter. Burbank, CA: Warner Bros. Records, 1979. First Edition. Elephant Folio. Color Photolithographic Print. Promotional Print. Fine.. One 34 x 24" heavy paper sheet printed using four color continuous-tone photolithography recto only, 1 illustration. This is the striking print art-directed by Larry Vigon in collaboration with Peter Beard that was produced by Warner Bros. Records as a limited edition promotional item for Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk". Beard, along with photographers Jayme Odgers and Norman Seeff contributed the album package's photography, and was selected to contribute this image for what became a luxe in-house giveaway for the label's promotions staff. While visiting Los Angeles, Beard photographed his collaged diaries - incorporating his images of band members Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie and John McVie - in the dirt beside some train tracks, with his hand visible in the bottom left corner in the image. The resulting transparency was sent to Chicago's noted Black Box printers, who produced this spectacular limited edition continuous-tone four color photolithograph. A brand new, most handsome flat example of this exceedingly uncommon object issued hors commerce - never commercially for sale - perfect for the Peter Beard and/or Fleetwood Mac completeist. Inventory Number: 026482
BOULEVARD: FIFTH ISSUE 1979
(BOULEVARD MAGAZINE). Maclaren, Norrie, Editor & Art Director. London: Legion Publishing Ltd., 1979. First Edition. Folio. Stapled Tabloid Wrappers. Periodical. Near Fine.. 78pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Cover by Bob Carlos Clarke.This is the fifth installment of the London-based late-seventies fashion, music, cinema and culture rag "Boulevard". A handsome example showing some light overall wear. Inventory Number: 026254
BALLET: 104 PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEXEY BRODOVITCH
(BRODOVITCH, ALEXEY). Brodovitch, Alexey & Edwin Denby. New York: J.J. Augustin, Publisher, 1945. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Boards in Dust Jacket, Boxed. Photography Monograph. Very Good -/Good. 144pp, 104 illustrations in b&w gravure. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Designed by Alexey Brodovitch. "Ballet" is renowned late graphic designer Alexey Brodovitch's iconic 1945 book of photographic vignettes capturing eleven performances by The Ballets Russes between 1935 and 1937. Noted for the innovative-at-the-time use of murky shadows and blurred dancers bathed in light, these arresting images of the likes of principals Leonide Massine, Tamara Toumanova, Irina Baronova, and more are accompanied by New York poet and dance critic Edwin Denby's brief but cogent text. An internally bright, most handsome example example of the first and only edition of this uncommon classic (cited on pages 240-241 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume I, pages 136-137 of The Hassleblad Center's "The Open Book: A History of the Photographic Book from 1878 to the Present", and pages 110-113 of "The Book of 101 Books") still in its original notoriously fragile paper dust jacket designed by Brodovitch showing a few flattened soft creases to the front pastedown along with some minor brown spotting to the endpapers. It's highly sulfurous chipboard covers are lightly age-toned with a few brown spots. The book's striking jacket is complete and intact, but lightly worn, soiled, and foxed along the extremities. It is housed in a lavish custom brown cloth over boards clamshell presentation box with pastedowns reproducing the "Ballet" logo on the front cover and spine executed by Woonsocket, Rhode Island's esteemed Dragonfly Bindery. All in all, this is a sharp, internally solid copy of one of the most lauded post-war American photography books aided by the addition of a presentation box that looks far nicer in hand than it describes. Inventory Number: 026051
BALLET: 104 PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEXEY BRODOVITCH
(BRODOVITCH, ALEXEY). Brodovitch, Alexey & Edwin Denby. New York: J.J. Augustin, Publisher, 1945. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Boards in Dust Jacket, Boxed. Photography Monograph. Very Good -/Facsimile Dust Jacket. 144pp, 104 illustrations in b&w gravure. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Designed by Alexey Brodovitch. "Ballet" is renowned late graphic designer Alexey Brodovitch's iconic 1945 book of photographic vignettes capturing eleven performances by The Ballets Russes between 1935 and 1937. Noted for the innovative-at-the-time use of murky shadows and blurred dancers bathed in light, these arresting images of the likes of principals Leonide Massine, Tamara Toumanova, Irina Baronova, and more are accompanied by New York poet and dance critic Edwin Denby's brief but cogent text. An internally bright, handsome example of the first and only edition of this uncommon classic (cited on pages 240-241 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume I, pages 136-137 of The Hassleblad Center's "The Open Book: A History of the Photographic Book from 1878 to the Present", and pages 110-113 of "The Book of 101 Books") showing a bit of typical light age-toning to the pages, a slight dent through the lower foredge corner, wear to the top of the spine, and a previous owner's name in ink on the front pastedown. It's highly sulfurous chipboard covers are lightly browned, spotted, and a bit worn. The book's striking, notoriously fragile original paper dust jacket designed by Brodovitch is lacking, but has been replaced with a facsimile jacket meticulously executed by Woonsocket, Rhode Island's esteemed Dragonfly Bindery. It is housed in the Bindery's lavish custom brown cloth-over-boards clamshell presentation box with pastedowns reproducing the "Ballet" logo on the front cover and spine. All in all, this is a sharp, internally solid copy of one of the most lauded post-war American photography books aided by the addition of its jacket and presentation box that looks far nicer in hand than it describes. Inventory Number: 026050
1946 BUICK FACTS
(BUICK). Hufstader, W.F. "William" & C.A. Chayne. Flint, MI. ND (1945): General Motors. First Edition. 12mo. Spiral Bound Wrappers. Automotive Manual. Near Fine./No Jacket - As Issued.. 114pp, profusely illustrated in duotone and b&w + color cover. In a protective clear acetate jacket. Produced in-house by the General Motors Corporation for its Buick Motor Division salesmen, this is the very stylishly designed guidebook covering all of the nuances and specs for the automobile manufacturer's production vehicles for the 1946 model year. As the back cover states, "When Better Automobiles Are Built, Buick Will Build Them." A bright, most handsome example with a completely intact and unbroken spine of this uncommon item that was produced hors commerce, and never made commercially for sale. Inventory Number: 027119
BUICK FACTS FOR 1942
(BUICK). Hufstader, W.F. "William" & C.A. Chayne. Flint, MI. ND (1941): General Motors. First Edition. 12mo. Spiral Bound Wrappers. Automotive Manual. Near Fine./No Jacket - As Issued.. 126pp, profusely illustrated in duotone and b&w + color cover. In a protective clear acetate jacket. Produced in-house by the General Motors Corporation for its Buick Motor Division salesmen, this is the very stylishly designed guidebook covering all of the nuances and specs for the automobile manufacturer's production vehicles for the 1942 model year. As the back cover states, "When Better Automobiles Are Built, Buick Will Build Them." A bright, most handsome example of this uncommon item with a completely intact and unbroken spine and the paint color samples still bound in that was produced hors commerce, and never made commercially for sale. Inventory Number: 027118
DIVERTISSEMENTS TYPOGRAPHIQUES PAR DEBERNY ET PEIGNOT 1 - 5: COMPLETE IN FIVE VOLUMES
(CASSANDRE, A.M.) (DEBERNY ET PEIGNOT). Cassandre, A.M. Maximilien Vox, Editor. Paris. 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931 & 1933.: Fonderies Deberny et Peignot. First Editions. 4to. Loose Contents in Wrappers. Graphic Design Monographs. Very Good. or Better. np + np + np + np + np, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in French. In protective clear acetate dustwrappers. Deberny et Peignot were perhaps the premier modernist type foundry in Art Deco period Paris. Their designer of choice was the renowned French illustrator A.M. Cassandre. To promote Deberny et Peignot's typefaces, the firm published the lavish "Divertissements Typographiques" on an annual basis between 1928 and 1933 - skipping 1932. Thematically entitled "Travaux De Ville", "Publicite", "Edition", "Europe et le Studio", and "Pharoaon", each installment contains several stylish Cassandre-designed components laid into a graphically striking heavy paper portfolio. A bright, exceptionally well-preserved complete set of all five Fonderies Deberny et Peignot editions showing the occasional bit of minor wear, soiling, and age-toning. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value- we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 025314
GIO CASTRANOVA: STILL MISSING
(CASTRANOVA, GIO) edited by Simon Ore. Self-Published, I00220909, 2022. 12 x 9 inches, 180 Pages. Hardcover. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Still Missing is a beautifully designed art book exploring the folk art of lost & found pet posters. Featuring nearly 200 pages of high quality full-color images and illustrations.
Still Missing is a curatorial voyage through the world of lost and found pet posters that combines graphic and visual arts, illustration, and photography in a poetic and cohesive collage of raw emotion. Art connoisseurs and casual observers of all backgrounds, interests, and ages will find their own deep resonance within its pages.
A collection of art by everyone, for everyone, this book truly speaks worlds about the human condition. It’s strange, it's weird, it's funny, it's beautiful, it's creative and yes...it's also sad. From toucans to tortoises, roosters to ferrets and dragons to unicorns, it will always keep you guessing with what’s coming next.
What is the largest reward for a cat? What is the smallest reward for a turtle? What's the strangest pet name? What's the most unique poster material? What's the biggest or the smallest poster I've ever found? It's all in the details... Still Missing will answer all of these questions, while provoking even more.
• All posters collected in Los Angeles County from 2010-2013 by Gio Castranova.
• Rules for collecting: to take a single poster, at least three identical posters must be observed within a given one block area, to not defeat the owners' quest of finding their animal.
• Respect, preserve and transmit the message of the poster as displayed when first encountered. 9781645709022
100% of the author's proceeds will go to animal charities!
Inventory Number: I00220909
ORNETTE COLEMAN: A 1982 POSTER FOR ORNETTE COLEMAN WITH PRIME TIME + LEROY JENKINS AT THE WESTWOOD PLAYHOUSE
(COLEMAN, ORNETTE). Coleman, Ornette. Pasadena, CA: Poo-Bah Records, 1982. First Edition. Large 4to. Printed Sheet. Concert Poster. Fine.. One 13 x 9 ½" sheet printed in black and white, recto only. This is the poster for two February 22nd, 1982 Ornette Coleman with Prime Time performances presented by the venerable Pasadena record store Poo-Bah at Los Angeles' Westwood Playhouse. Sharing the bill was Leroy Jenkins on solo violin. A most handsome, guaranteed vintage example of this uncommon ephemeral item. Inventory Number: 027034
UNAUTHORIZED HISTORY: ROBBIE CONAL'S PORTRAITS OF POWER - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST
(CONAL, ROBBIE). Rugoff, Ralph & Deborah Irmas. Pasadena, CA: Pasadena Art Alliance, 1990. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine.. 56pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Deborah Ross. This is the catalogue published in conjunction with the 1990 Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts retrospective of the work of wry political satirist Robbie Conal. Firmly in the lineage of such 20th Century political artists as John Heartfield, Hans Haacke, and Klaus Staeck, Conal is renowned for his midnight guerrilla postering raids of the Los Angeles urban landscape with such memorable images as "Contra-Diction (Ronald Reagan)" and "It Can't Happen Here (George Bush Sr.)". Other Reagan-era stalwarts skewered here include Nancy Reagan, Henry Kissinger, James Baker, Jesse Helms, Ed Meese, Oliver North, Dan Quayle, John Poindexter, Margaret Thatcher, Jimmy Swaggart, and Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. This reproduces virtually his entire oeuvre of the eighties - both paintings and posters - including documentation of many defaced and in-situ works. A most handsome example additionally SIGNED "Robbie Conal" in black ink on the title page. 0-937042 Inventory Number: 020821
DR. WOO: EVERYTHING IS PERMANENT
(DR. WOO). Dr. Woo, Zoe Kravitz and Paul Mittleman. Los Angeles: Citizens of Humanity, I00220617, 2022. First Edition. 8 x 11 inches, approx. 520 Pages. Paperback. Tattoo Monograph. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
"Everything is Permanent" is a beautifully designed and elaborately printed visual survey of the evolution of Los Angeles-based tattoo artist Dr. Woo’s intricate single-needle designs and most beloved pieces. Published in a limited run by Citizens of Humanity and featuring special introductions by Zoe Kravitz and Paul Mittleman, its spectacular art direction is by Brian Roettinger of Perron-Roettinger. “The book means a lot to me - it’s a collection of a lot of different drawings and tattoos that represent my creative path to where I am now,” said Dr. Woo. “It’s just a small glimpse into the last decade or so, but hopefully we can build in different volumes and add more stories and more ideas to inspire others who look through them.” A brand new, most handsome example of this engaging item that sold out virtually immediately upon publication.
Inventory Number: I00220617
PHOTOGRAPHS OF A SPLINT, FURNITURE AND A HOUSE OF CARDS
(EAMES, CHARLES & RAY). Heiden, John. Introduction By Deborah Perrin. Los Angeles: John Heiden, 1987. First Edition. Square 4to. Wrappers in Pictorial Jacket. Design Monograph. Fine./Fine.. 36pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by John Heiden This is an extraordinary design object assembled and published as a labor of love by graphic designer John Heiden. Offered hors commerce, this lovely item was never commercially for sale. It artistically depicts several Charles and Ray Eames objects in moody, expressionistic photographs by James Wojcik that have been sumptuously reproduced. A most handsome copy of this uncommon item in the publisher's trompe l'oeil molded plywood dust wrapper, as issued. 0-926058-10-X Inventory Number: 012500
EBONY: COVERING BLACK AMERICA
(EBONY). Lavaille Lavette. Rizzoli, I00210206, 2021. Hardbound. New.
“In 1945, Ebony's legendary founder John H. Johnson set out to create a magazine for Black America much like that of the trailblazing Life Magazine, and that he did.
For the African American community, Ebony has been a breath of fresh air, speaking on issues and events from the Black perspective, celebrating Black standards of beauty and elevating heroes of Black America--athletes, entertainers, activists, elected officials, or some combination thereof. Ebony: Covering Black America, by Lavaille Lavette, is a celebration of the treasure trove of the magazine's rich history, glamorous covers, groundbreaking cultural impact, and authentic coverage of Black American life from the magazine's inception to the present. "Ebony was Black America's social media long before the birth of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram", says Lavette.
Curated by Lavette, this all-out feast of a book is packed with exclusive contributions by a host of celebrities, influencers, and cultural icons, including Common, Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, Sean Combs, Kimora Lee Simmons, Ciara, and Venus Williams. The book also includes more than 600 covers and photographs featuring political forces such as Martin Luther King Jr., Michelle and President Barack Obama, and Congresswoman Barbara Jordan; entertainers such as Diana Ross, Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Oprah Winfrey, and Prince; as well as sports heroes like Serena Williams, Muhammad Ali, Russell Westbrook, and Simone Biles. Lavette has chosen select articles, features, and reportage of note, including Martin Luther King Jr.'s advice column, and Ebony Fashion Fair photo shoots, divided into categories found within the magazine, including Civil Rights & Social Justice, Love & Family, Ebony Men, Ebony Women, and Ebony Music.
Unique in the quality of its photographs and contributors and chronicling everything from fashion and food to politics and social change, to sports and entertainment, Ebony: Covering Black America is a monumental milestone in African-American history and culture, and will be a treasured volume for the magazine's legion of loyal readers.”
9780847869015 Inventory Number: I00210206
THE CELEBRATION OF EXISTENCE: PHOTOGRAPHS BY HENK ELENGA - DELUXE EDITION WITH A SIGNED AND NUMBERED ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH
(ELENGA, HENK) (HARD WERKEN). Elenga, Henk, Jan Middendorp, Lewis MacAdams & Erik Beenker. Los Angeles: Hard Werken, 1990. First Edition 1/200 Deluxe. 16mo. Linen Over Boards. Artist Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 24pp, 17 duotone illustrations. This sweet little item was designed and self-published by noted Dutch graphic/product designer Henk Elenga while he ran Hard Werken's Los Angeles desk during the late eighties and early nineties. It was originally issued in conjunction with a 1990 exhibition of his photographs at the Torch Gallery in Amsterdam. A brand new, most handsome example of the deluxe edition limited to two hundred copies with an original 4 x 5" black and white photograph SIGNED AND NUMBERED by Henk Elenga laid in a velour pocket inside the front cover, as issued. Inventory Number: 016922
THE CELEBRATION OF EXISTENCE: PHOTOGRAPHS BY HENK ELENGA
(ELENGA, HENK) (HARD WERKEN). Elenga, Henk, Jan Middendorp, Lewis MacAdams & Erik Beenker. Los Angeles: Hard Werken, 1990. First Edition 1/800. 16mo. Wrappers in Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. 24pp, 17 duotone illustrations. This sweet little item was designed and self-published by noted Dutch graphic/product designer Henk Elenga while he ran Hard Werken's Los Angeles desk during the late '80s/early '90s. It was originally issued in conjunction with a 1990 exhibition of his photographs at the Torch Gallery in Amsterdam, and is accompanied by the invitation to a subsequent Del Mar, California showing + reception for the artist which also doubles as a dust jacket. A brand new, pristine example. Inventory Number: 006217
EMIGRE : ESSAYS, TEXTS AND OTHER WRITINGS ABOUT GRAPHIC DESIGN NO. 9: 4AD + VAUGHAN OLIVER
(EMIGRE MAGAZINE) (V23) (4AD). Vanderlans, Rudy, Editor/Designer. Typeface Designs by Zuzana Licko. Berkeley, CA: Emigre Graphics, 1988. First Edition. Folio. Stapled Tabloid Wrappers. Graphic Design Periodical. Good +.. 32pp, profusely illustrated in monochrome. This ninth installment of Rudy Vanderlans' highly influential quarterly contemporary graphic design and typography survey "Emigre" is devoted to output of London-based record label 4AD, and its graphic designers 23 Envelope collaborators Vaughan Oliver and Ralph Grierson (soon to become v23 with Grierson's departure). It features interviews with label founder Ivo Watts-Russell, Oliver and Grierson, along with articles on The Cocteau Twins and Throwing Muses, quotes from numerous 4AD artists, and most significantly an eight page design insert produced by 23 Envelope especially for this issue. An internally bright,handsome example of this most uncommon, highly prized v23 / 4AD document showing some mild dampstaining and insect damage to its bright orange covers along with some creasing through the heel of the spine. It has been priced accordingly. ISSN 1045-3717 Inventory Number: 026397
FILM CULTURE NUMBER 45, SUMMER 1967 (ANDY WARHOL ISSUE)
(FILM CULTURE) (WARHOL, ANDY). Malanga, Gerard & Jonas Mekas, Editors. New York: Film Culture, 1967. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Film Journal. Fine.. 64pp, profusely illustrated in monochrome. Designed by George Maciunas. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This forty-fifth installment of '60s New York's preeminent avant-garde film quarterly is devoted primarily to Andy Warhol. Guest-edited by Gerard Malanga, it features contributions by or about Warhol, Malanga, Jonas Mekas, Jack Smith, Maria Montez, Gregory Battcock, Gregg Barrios, Sheldon Renan, The Kuchar Brothers, Jackson MacLow, and Factory Superstars galore. A remarkably bright, most handsome example of this uncommon, popishly designed item that is emblematic of the Warhol sixties. ISSN 0015-1211 Inventory Number: 026120
GRAPUS: 1987 "RAYMOND LOEWY GENIUS" SCREENPRINTED EXHIBITION POSTER FOR GALERIE IMPRESSIONS 1900-1950
(GRAPUS) (LOEWY, RAYMOND). Grapus. Paris: Galerie Impressions 1900-1950, 1987. Edition Not Stated - Presumed First. Elephant Folio. Screenprinted Poster. Exhibition Poster. Near Fine.. One 40 x 28 ¼" heavy paper sheet screenprinted in colors, recto only. Designed by Grapus. This is the iconic poster created by Grapus for a 1987 exhibition held at Paris' Galerie Impressions 1900-1950 devoted to the work of the legendary American modernist designer Raymond Loewy. Its vibrant pink and black design incorporates illustration along with collaged photographic images of Loewy and his Studebaker Avanti, and both typeset (RAYMOND LOEWY GENIUS / GALERIE IMPRESSIONS 1900-1950 43 RUE DE VERNEUL PARIS 7 DU LUNDI AU SAMEDI 14H30/19H, and handwritten text (Raymond Loewy dessine la Studebaker / du 1er au 15 juin 1987) with fluorescent and metallic inks. A flat, handsome example of this uncommon and classic poster held in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent Design collection that was acquired directly from the gallery showing some light creasing along the edges. It will be shipped rolled in a poster tube. Inventory Number: 027285
MIRA CALLIGRAPHIAE MONUMENTA: A SIXTEENTH-CENTURY CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT INSCRIBED BY GEORG BOCSKAY AND ILLUMINATED BY JORIS HOEFNAGEL
(HOEFNAGEL, JORIS) (BOCSKAY, GEORG). Hendrix, Lee & Thea Vignau-Wilberg. Foreword by John Walsh. Preface by Thomas Kren. Malibu, CA: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1992. First Printing. 12mo. Gilt-Stamped Cloth in Slipcase. Illustrated Book. Near Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 414pp, 170 color illustrations. Text in English. Designed by Lorraine Wild. "In 1561-62 Georg Bocskay, imperial secretary to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I, inscribed the Mira calligraphiae monumenta as a testament to his preeminence among scribes. He assembled a vast selection of contemporary and historical scripts, which nearly thirty years later were further embellished by Joris Hoefnagel, Europe's last great manuscript illuminator. This book, now in the collection of the Getty Museum, is reproduced here in complete facsimile form, accompanied by a commentary that includes a full description; a discussion of the work's patron, Rudolf II, and his cultural and historical milieu; biographies of Hoefnagel and Bocskay; and an analysis of the manuscript's role in their careers. The manuscript's remarkable calligraphy will be of particular interest not only to scholars but to collectors, graphic designers, and typographers as well". Designed by the estimable Lorraine Wild, this gem-like volume faithfully reproduces the manuscript's exquisite plates alongside translations of the original text and iconography. A most handsome example of the exceedingly uncommon 1992 first J. Paul Getty Museum printing of this important work in the publisher's gilt-stamped linen slipcase that shows some light soiling along with minute fraying to the seams of the cloth along two of the edges. 0-89236-212-X Inventory Number: 026159
DENNIS HOPPER: ABSTRACT REALITY
(HOPPER, DENNIS). Hopper, Dennis. Tokyo: Korinsha Press & Co., Ltd., 1998. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. np (134pp) 60 color and b&w illustrations. Designed by Dmitri Levas. Text in English and Japanese. With a bibliography and exhibition history. "Abstract Reality" presents sixty photographic details of mostly graffitied, stenciled and/or painted walls, billboards and architectural surfaces captured between 1961 and 1997 by the late, great actor/director/artist Dennis Hopper. A most handsome example of this uncommon item issued only in Japan still in the publisher's printed obi. 4-7713-0337-1 Inventory Number: 025993
THE JOURNAL OF DECORATIVE AND PROPAGANDA ARTS: 8 - SPRING 1988
(JOURNAL OF DECORATIVE AND PROPAGANDA ARTS, THE). Johnson, Pamela, Editor. Miami Beach, FL: The Wolfson Foundation of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, Inc., 1988. First Edition. 8vo. Illustrated Wrappers. Periodical. Near Fine.. 125pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. The eighth issue of the Mitchell Wolfson Foundation's scholarly journal devoted to Modernism in the Arts and Popular Culture features the following contributions: "Documentary and Propaganda: The Photographs of the Farm Security Administration" - Michael L. Carlebach, "Painting and Place: Frederic C. Knight in Scranton" - Karal Ann Marling, "Louis Lozowick: From "Machine Ornaments" to Applied Design, 1923 - 1930" - Virginia Hagelstein Marquardt, "Wilhelmina Geddes, Harry Clarke and Their Part in the Arts and Crafts Movement in Ireland" - Nicola Gordon Bowe, "An Outpost of the Arts and Craft Movement" - Isabelle Anscombe, "The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Modern Design: 1917 - 1929" - Christine Wallace Laidlaw, "Interview: Timothy F. Rub on the Work of Joseph Urban" - Beth Dunlop, and "London Letter" by Peyton Skipwith. A handsome example. ISSN 0888-7314 Inventory Number: 015591
THE JOURNAL OF DECORATIVE AND PROPAGANDA ARTS: 5 - SUMMER 1987: RUSSIAN/SOVIET THEME ISSUE
(JOURNAL OF DECORATIVE AND PROPAGANDA ARTS, THE). Johnson, Pamela & John E. Bowlt, Editors. Miami Beach, FL: The Wolfson Foundation of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, Inc., 1987. First Edition. 8vo. Illustrated Wrappers. Periodical. Near Fine.. 179pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. The fifth issue of the Mitchell Wolfson Foundation's scholarly journal devoted to Modernism in the Arts and Popular Culture is a special "Russian Theme" installment that features the following contributions: "The Decorative Arts in Russian Architecture: 1900 - 1907" - William Brumfield, "Stage Design and the Ballets Russes" - John E. Bowlt, "Experiments in Book Design by Russian Artists" - Evgenii Kovtun, "A Public Art: Caricatures and Posters of Vladimir Lebedev" Nicoletta Misler, "The Psychology of Urban Design in the 1920s and 1930s" - Boris Brodsky, "Lamps and Architecture 1930 - 1950" - Abram Damsky, "Artificially Created Spaces: Projects and Realizations of the ARGO Group" - Francisco Infante, "The Solomenko Embroidery Workshops" - Wendy Salmond, "Constructive Fabrics and Dress Design" - Natalia Adaskina, and "The Soviet Garment Industry in the 1930s" - Tatiana Strizhenova. A handsome example showing a bit of light wear to the covers. Inventory Number: 021747
ABECEDARIANS: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE (TWO 10" LPS) - WITH A SIGNED LETTER FROM GRAPHIC DESIGNER BRUCE LICHER
(LICHER, BRUCE) (ABECEDARIANS). Abecedarians. Los Angeles: Independent Project (Archive Series), 1990. First Edition 1/1750. Square 4to. Letterpress Printed Wrappers. Vinyl LPs. As New/As New. Two 10" vinyl LPs housed in a hand letterpress printed chipboard jacket. Art Direction and Design by Bruce Licher. The 1990 Abecedarians release "The Other Side of the Fence" is a two disc compilation of some of the earliest recordings from the Los Angeles-based band - all dating from 1983-1985 and preceding the release of their debut 12" on Factory Records in 1985. "While some of the songs were later re-recorded for their Caroline Records releases of 1986-1987, we felt that the energy and the passion in these versions more accurately captures the soul of the band". A brand new, unplayed unnumbered hors commerce example (from an edition of one thousand, seven hundred and fifty copies) used for promotion of Independent Project Archive Series release IP 031/32 in its elegant hand letterpress printed package still in its original plastic sleeve. It is accompanied by a hand written one page letter addressing project delays from designer and label president Bruce Licher on Independent Project Records & Press letterhead to a colleague dated July 22, 1991 as well as an IP catalogue and printed ephemera. These are enclosed in a sturdy chipboard mailing envelope bearing the Independent Project logo that was hand addressed by the designer. Inventory Number: 022504
INDEPENDENT PROJECTS VOLUME ONE + VOLUME TWO: SELECTED RECORDINGS FROM THE MUSICAL CAREER OF BRUCE LICHER 1979-1985 (ON TWO 10" RECORDS...) - SIGNED, WITH AN ADDITIONAL SIGNED LETTER FROM BRUCE LICHER
(LICHER, BRUCE). Licher, Bruce. Foreword by Kurt Braun. Afterword by Gary Todd. Los Angeles: Independent Project Records, 1989. First Edition 1/300. Square 4to. Letterpress Printed Wrappers. Vinyl LPs + Loose Contents. As New/As New. np (42pp) + two 10" vinyl LPs with loose printed matter housed in a hand letterpress printed chipboard jacket. Art Direction and Design by Bruce Licher. This is the lavishly designed and printed compilation of the earliest recordings by noted Los Angeles-based musician, graphic designer and printer Bruce Licher issued in conjunction the 1989 Independent Project Press exhibition entitled "Bruce Licher: The Ten Year Retrospective" held at the Hallway Gallery. It contains two 10" vinyl discs featuring Licher's solo endeavors along with works by Neef, Them Rhythm Ants, Tunneltones, 1/2 "Bridge", Africa Corps, Savage Republic, "Bridge", and Final Republic, along with a detailed booklet of notes, a portfolio of ten 8 ½ x 10" reproductions of performance flyers from 1980-1982, and a glassine envelope filled with reprints of selected letterpress items, as issued. A brand new, pristine unplayed numbered example (048/300) from an edition of three hundred copies of Independent Project Records release IP 024/025 in its elegant hand letterpress printed package SIGNED "Bruce Licher" in black ink on the front cover still in its original plastic sleeve. Laid into the package is an additional SIGNED hand written one page letter in red ink from Bruce Licher bearing an IPR stamp effusively thanking two record industry colleagues for their support of the project. Inventory Number: 022817
SAVAGE IMPRESSIONS: AN AESTHETIC EXPEDITION THROUGH THE ARCHIVES OF INDEPENDENT PROJECTS RECORDS & PRESS - SIGNED BY BRUCE LICHER
(LICHER, BRUCE). Licher, Bruce & Karen Nielsen Licher. Aurora, NY: P22 Type Foundry, 2019. First Edition. Large Square 4to. Letterpress Illustrated Boards. Music Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 240pp, 1000+ illustrations in color and b&w. Art Direction and Design by Bruce Licher and Jim Greishaber. "Bruce Licher is a musician, artist, and designer who founded Independent Project Press. After learning the art of letterpress printing at Los Angeles' famed Women's Graphic Center at the beginning of 1982, his initial projects centered around creating album covers, postcards, and promotional stamps for his band Savage Republic. It didn't take long before he was producing work for other Los Angeles underground music groups, along with a growing number of clients in the Los Angeles design community. In addition to packaging and releasing music on his own record label, Independent Project Records, Independent Project Press has produced elegant and creative pieces of letterpress-printed ephemera for the likes of REM, Stereolab, and Camper Van Beethoven. Licher was nominated twice for a Grammy Award for his album packaging, and has been credited with starting the trend in letterpress-printed CD and record packaging using industrial-style chipboard. His work has been featured in two major design exhibitions at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. Published by P22 Type Foundry Publication, "Savage Impressions" is the first extensive monograph on Bruce Licher's Independent Project Records & Press. Beautifully designed and lavishly produced, the book is a profound reminder of the value of the hand-made and how it can interface with the mass produced." A brand new, most handsome example of this exciting document limited to six hundred and fifty copies - already almost entirely subscribed - additionally SIGNED by authors Bruce Licher and Karen Nielsen Licher in ink on the title page. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-9631082-6-3 Inventory Number: 027225
SAVAGE IMPRESSIONS: AN AESTHETIC EXPEDITION THROUGH THE ARCHIVES OF INDEPENDENT PROJECTS RECORDS & PRESS - SIGNED BY BRUCE LICHER
(LICHER, BRUCE). Licher, Bruce & Karen Nielsen Licher. Aurora, NY: P22 Type Foundry, 2019. First Edition. Large Square 4to. Letterpress Illustrated Boards. Music Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 240pp, 1000+ illustrations in color and b&w. Art Direction and Design by Bruce Licher and Jim Greishaber. "Bruce Licher is a musician, artist, and designer who founded Independent Project Press. After learning the art of letterpress printing at Los Angeles' famed Women's Graphic Center at the beginning of 1982, his initial projects centered around creating album covers, postcards, and promotional stamps for his band Savage Republic. It didn't take long before he was producing work for other Los Angeles underground music groups, along with a growing number of clients in the Los Angeles design community. In addition to packaging and releasing music on his own record label, Independent Project Records, Independent Project Press has produced elegant and creative pieces of letterpress-printed ephemera for the likes of REM, Stereolab, and Camper Van Beethoven. Licher was nominated twice for a Grammy Award for his album packaging, and has been credited with starting the trend in letterpress-printed CD and record packaging using industrial-style chipboard. His work has been featured in two major design exhibitions at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. Published by P22 Type Foundry Publication, "Savage Impressions" is the first extensive monograph on Bruce Licher's Independent Project Records & Press. Beautifully designed and lavishly produced, the book is a profound reminder of the value of the hand-made and how it can interface with the mass produced." A brand new, most handsome example of this exciting document limited to six hundred and fifty copies - already almost entirely subscribed - additionally SIGNED by authors Bruce Licher and Karen Nielsen Licher in ink on the title page. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-9631082-6-3 Inventory Number: 027224
NOBLE RICHARDSON: A UNIQUE, HAND PAINTED 1967 FAN ART POSTER FOR "HUMBLE HARVE PRESENTS LOVE, IRON BUTTERFLY, AND CHAMBER (SIC) BROS AT THE CHEETAH"
(LOVE). Richardson, Noble. NP (Los Angeles, CA). ND (1967): Noble Richardson. First Edition. Double Elephant Folio. Painted Construction Paper. Original Fan Art. Very Good.. One 28 x 22" heavy construction paper sheet hand painted with tempera and colored marker recto only. This is an amazing unique vintage fan art poster produced by the beloved late Twentynine Palms-based artist Noble Richardson to celebrate the 1967 appearance of Arthur Lee's Love at Santa Monica teen hotspot, The Cheetah. Then a nineteen year old student at Los Angeles' Mt. San Antonio College, Richardson created this vibrant piece utilizing tempera and colored markers employing lettering inspired by the burgeoning San Francisco psychedelic poster scene. The actual concert was promoted by popular LA top 40 "Boss Radio" station 93 KHJ disc jockey "Humble Harve" Miller, and presented headliners Love preceded by Iron Butterfly, and The Chambers Brothers (misspelled here as "Chamber Bros."). The Cheetah was located next to Santa Monica's POP (Pacific Ocean Park) Amusement Park and had a distinctive logo featuring a bright pink Cheetah with the face and breasts of a young woman, a copy of which has been collaged to the lower left corner. A most presentable example of this one-of-a-kind original artwork showing some minor creases, a dozen pinholes, and some minor water spotting across its face. This was acquired directly from Noble Richardson prior to his passing in 2021. Inventory Number: 027308
HERMAN MILLER OFFICE
(MILLER FURNITURE CO., THE HERMAN) (NELSON, GEORGE) (EAMES, CHARLES). Pina, Leslie. Altglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2002. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Cloth in Dust Jacket. Decorative Arts Monograph. Fine/Fine. 224pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. This is another of Leslie Pina's surveys of the modernist furniture and interiors produced by The Herman Miller Furniture Co. It is illustrated with trade catalogue pages, publicity material, and vintage photographs from the company's archive illustrating the work of designers Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Gilbert Rohde, Robert Propst, Jack Kelley, Don Chadwick, Bill Stumpf, Tom Newhouse, Geoff Hollington, Bruce Burdick, Peter Protzmann, Ray Wilkes, Jorgen Rasmussen, and others in the context of creating the overall office environment. A brand new, pristine example. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-7643-1650-8 Inventory Number: 014833
NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939: POSTER COMPETITION BROCHURE
(NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR). New York World's Fair Committee. New York: New York World's Fair Committee, 1938. First Edition. 4to. Printed Folded Cardstock. Competition Brochure. Near Fine.. One 12 x 18" sheet of cardstock printed in colors recto and verso, machine folded vertically in half to make 4pp, 2 illustrations. This is the striking 1938 brochure provided to educators and administrators in the US, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to post to solicit the participation of "all students in Grade Schools, High Schools, Art Schools, Colleges and Universities" in a judged competition to create posters to promote the upcoming 1939 World's Fair. It features a striking silkscreened modernist illustration of the Statue of Liberty on the front cover, and a gatefold rendering of the Fair's proposed Trylon and Perisphere across which the competition's rules, prizes, and deadlines are printed. A remarkably bright, well-preserved example of this exceedingly uncommon item showing just a tiny split at the fold at the head of the spine along with a bit of age-toning to the rear panel perfect for the New York World's Fair completeist. Inventory Number: 027130
THIS RIMY RIVER: VAUGHAN OLIVER AND V23 GRAPHIC WORKS 1988-94 - SIGNED BY VAUGHAN OLIVER, CHRIS BIGG AND PAUL McMENAMIN
(OLIVER, VAUGHAN) (V23). Oliver, Vaughan as "Vulva O'Reighan". London: 4AD / v23, 1994. First Edition. Folio. Pictorial Wrappers. Graphic Design Monograph. Fine.. np (72pp), profusely illustrated in ultra-vivid color. Designed by Vaughan Oliver & Chris Bigg at v23, with Paul McMenamin. With a bibliography and exhibition history. Published in conjunction with a 1994 retrospective curated by Catherine McDermott at Los Angeles' Pacific Design Center, this beautifully designed and printed catalogue focuses on Vaughan Oliver and V23's extensive work for 4AD Records. Interspersed among the groundbreaking graphic designs for the Pixies, This Mortal Coil, The Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, The Birthday Party, Lush, The Wolfgang Press, Lisa Germano, Michael Brook, The Breeders, Frank Black, David Sylvian & Robert Fripp, Belly, Throwing Muses, and many, many more are the recollections of those who have worked with Vaughan Oliver as collaborators or clients. A brand new, most handsome example of the first printing additionally BOLDLY SIGNED for us at the exhibition by the three V23 partners (at the time) Vaughan Oliver, Chris Bigg and Paul McMenamin in black ink on the "Jacques Tati" page at front. 0-9524216-0-7 Inventory Number: 027202
MARTIN PARR: FLOWERS - LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER
(PARR, MARTIN). Parr, Martin. Munkedals, SWEDEN & Surrey, ENGLAND: Munken & Trebruk, 1999. First Edition 1/2500. Oblong Small 4to. Debossed Cloth Over Boards. Photography Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. np (84pp), 50 color illustrations. Produced by Martin Parr in conjunction with the noted British graphic design firm Browns "Flowers" consists of fifty flash-saturated color images of blooms from around the world. Commissioned by Munken in Sweden to show the superior book capabilities of their papers, it was distributed hors commerce only to select members of the printing and design trade. A brand new, most handsome example of the 1999 first edition of this uncommon hardbound tome (cited on page 249 of Fred Ritchin and Carole Naggar's "Magnum Photobook: A Catalogue Raisonné") limited to two thousand, five hundred copies NUMBERED AND SIGNED "Martin Parr" in ink at the rear, as issued. Inventory Number: 007965
A 1937 CUNARD WHITE STAR LINE PROMOTIONAL BROCHURE FOR THE RMS QUEEN MARY
(QUEEN MARY, RMS). Cunard White Star Line. NP (New York?): Cunard White Star Line, 1937. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Promotional Brochure. Good.. np (32pp), profusely illustrated in color and b&w. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is a luxe April 1937 brochure designed for the American market to promote travel by sea between New York, Cherbourg and Southampton on the Cunard White Star Line's newly commissioned "Queen Mary." With an embossed gilded foil front cover trimmed with faux wood paneling, this highly visual piece is filled with color photography emphasizing the superliner's unparalleled modern conveniences, and the splendor of her Art Deco interiors and detailing by the likes of A.R. Thompson, George Ramon, Anna Zinkeisen, H. Davis Richter, and Dame Laura Knight. A presentable example of this uncommon item whose exterior shows creasing and some loss to the front cover's foil overlay, fabric tape repair along the length of the spine, and the gold adhesive label of "Howard H. Adams - The Film Industry's Travel Agent" affixed to the lower foredge corner The interior shows some light wear, rubbing, and soiling. All in all, this is a solid, internally handsome copy of an engaging souvenir of the dawn of the golden age of Transatlantic luxury liners. Inventory Number: 026941
JAMIE REID: 1986 GALLERY HAMILTONS "SEX PISTOLS FUCK FOREVER" TWO-SIDED SCREENPRINTED POSTER
(REID, JAMIE). Reid, Jamie, Jon Savage & Jon Wozencroft. London, UK: Gallery Hamiltons, 1986. First Printing. Elephant Folio. Printed Paper Sheet. Exhibiton Poster. Very Good -.. One 39 x 26" poster silkscreened in colors on the recto and printed monochrome offset on the verso, machine folded in eighths and subsequently flattened, profusely illustrated. This is the vibrant day-glow poster produced in conjunction with a 1986 exhibition of works by renowned graphic designer and provocateur Jamie Reid held at London's Gallery Hamiltons. Invoking the Sex Pistols on the face, the rear is a mass of familiar Reid images interspersed with brief texts selected by Jon Savage and Jon Wozencroft. A most presentable example of the uncommon 1986 first printing - not to be confused with Reid's quartet of similar-looking restrikes editioned in 1997 - showing some wear and handling along the folds, pinholes at the four corners, and some age-toning to the rear. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 027141