In Party In The Back, celebrated skateboarder Tino Razo has documented — and shredded — abandoned backyard swimming pools throughout Southern California. The resulting body of work, showcased here for the first time in Tino’s book, elevates itself beyond a bunch of thrill-seekers navigating the suburban landscape, juxtaposing renegade sessions by world class skateboarders with dramatic architectural photographs of a lost American dream. Party In The Back is a lyrical photo-eulogy for this disappearing pool culture, bathed in the golden Southern Californian light.
A partnership with Boo-Hooray, Anthology Editions uncovers and fashions cultural narratives as books, music collections, online experiences, and exhibitions. Stories of every caliber and color communicate and resonate within the new canon Anthology Editions seeks to establish.
Downtown Los Angeles’s Colby Poster Printing Co. famously churned out their iconic “show print” posters from 1946 until 2012. Peter Coffin’s Imaginary Concerts grew out of experimenting with the print shop’s patent eyeball-attracting inks and exhibiting a series of eighty text-less posters in Colby’s tricolor gradient style, allowing the viewer to “what if…?” imaginary line ups into existence. After displaying the posters worldwide, Coffin enticed a handful of artists, authors, and otherwise daydreamers to depict their wildest concert bills in black letterpress. Published in partnership with Printed Matter, Imaginary Concerts collects and displays over 70 submissions against the hazy, horizontal color bands encouraging your cranium to creep its deepest concert fantasies. Available for pre-order February 1, 2017
An enhanced edition of the Rizzoli publication, God Save Sex Pistols offers an unseen visual history of the incendiary punk band. Co-edited by noted writer Jon Savage and premiere Sex Pistols archivist Glenn Terry.
Flying Saucers Are Real! is a catalogue of the Jack Womack UFO library and a history of one of the 20th century's most pervasive subcultures. The collection presents an unknown wealth of images taken from mid-century flying saucer books and extensive text by author-collector Womack outlining the history of the UFO phenomenon and opining on the selections.
London Punk Eyewitness
When punk first broke in the UK in 1976, music journalist John Ingham was on hand to document the very heart of the scene. Spirit of 76 provides a previously unseen view of the beginning of the punk movement, with portraits of the Sex Pistols, The Clash, Subway Sect and The Damned at the very beginnings of their careers.
Coming Spring 2017
The Psychedelic Worlds of Paul Major
Paul Major has lived resolutely on the vanguard of musical culture for nearly a half-century; as a pioneering record collector turned eminent rock and roller, his influence is vast, far-reaching and woefully unsung—until now. Feel the Music traces Paul’s singular trajectory from his early days in the Midwest, through his years in the New York punk scene, and headlong into his trailblazing career as a connoisseur of the weirdest records of all time.
Coming in Spring 2017