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Kerry Miller @The Shooting Gallery
    Friday, 14 February 2014 /// Written by Rachel Ralph

SAN FRANCISCO --- Kerry Miller's (UK) deconstructed books are fascinating. In her new body of work, Re-Imagination of the Book now running at The Shooting Gallery through March 8th, she does just that - re-imagines old and discarded books into newly complex works of art.

The books seem simple enough, they are just cut pages layered on one another, but they are so intricate they can draw your attention for hours, much like the words in the books themselves. Most of the crowd was gathered in the front galleries, like moths to bright colors, but I have a feeling that those who made it to the back were glad they did. These books provide some contrast to the paintings and crochet installation in the front and really bring minute details into focus. Go check them out before the show closes on March 8th.

Words & Photos: Rachel Ralph - rachel(at)fecalface.com

Kerry Miller, Dr. Syntax's Three Tours, 1894, Mixed-media hand-cut assemblage, 13" x 11½" x 1¾"

Kerry Miller, Virtue's Household Physician, 1905, Mixed-media hand-cut assemblage, 9 5/8" x 7 ½" x 1 11/16"

Kerry Miller, Alpen Flora, 1861, Mixed-media hand-cut assemblage, 11" x 11"x 2 ¾"

Kerry Miller

Kerry Miller, Text Book of Zoology, 1897, Mixed-media hand-cut assemblage, 9 ¼" x 13 ¾" x 1 ¾"

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Hell Yeah! (a WWF colouring book!)
    Friday, 22 November 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Michael Coley who runs Belly Kids emailed to let us know of his latest... Hell Yeah! (a WWF colouring book!) <-- "The most electrifying book in sports entertainment. It's our dedication to the best baby faces and the most hated heels of WWF wrestling. Think Macho Man Randy Savage, DX, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Mankind, The Rock, Chyna and many others!" [PREVIEW]

Give the gift of coloring book. Kids young and old can get down with some quality time of staying inside the lines... or hell, be a Charlie and break out of the boundaries! 7 Euro dollars here.

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CRABTREE by Tucker Nichols
    Thursday, 14 November 2013 /// Written by Trippe

SAN FRANCISCO --- Our friend Tucker Nichols is set to release the new book CRABTREE published through McSweeney's with a reading/ launch party scheduled for Saturday, Nov 16th at SF's Gallery 16 in SOMA. ~complete details

via Nichols "It's a book mostly for kids about a man named Alfred Crabtree who has a wispy comb-over and way too many possessions. Jon made most of the words, and I made most of the pictures."

Tucker Nichols new book published through McSweeney's

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The Magic Book of Nightmares
    Thursday, 18 April 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Up at the dead of night, sweat stained sheets, heart beating a trillion times a minute... sound all too familiar? Well Belly Kids teamed up with 16 illustrators to explore their worst of the dreams.... The Magic Book of Nightmares is a diary of bad nights and terrible sleep. The creepy, the cosmic, the crazy. Preorders are taken here for 6 pounds. ~sample illustrations.

They also made the Bill Murray coloring book.

Nightmares by Ohara Hale

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Mike Giant's New Book, Eternal
    Tuesday, 16 April 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Mike Giant swung through FFDG to show off his new huge book Giant: Eternal out now through Ginkgo Books. We're happy to report that Mike Giant will be returning to FFDG for another solo show Feb 2014. Check photos & video from his last show.

International icon of black ink, artist Michael (GIANT) LeSage incorporates a broad swathe of influences and skills in the creation of a singular, unmistakable aesthetic. Mike's central practice, drawing, is informed by his training in architectural drafting, his illustrious career as a tattooist and worldwide exploits writing on walls. ~$27 at Amazon

Mike Giant with his new book, Eternal at FFDG

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Hamburger Eyes releases MANKIND ISSUE No. 2
    Saturday, 06 April 2013 /// Written by Trippe

San Francisco based photo magazine Hamburger Eyes releases MANKIND ISSUE No. 2 ($17), the second issue of our documentary series containing photographs of, about, and by earth humans from all over the planet featuring PHOTOGRAPHY BY: PIOTR PIETRUS, PAULO ARELLANO, AARON WYNIA, KINGSLEY IFILL, PETER McCOLLOUGH, JONNEK JONNEKSSON, GRANT HATFIELD, ELMO TIDE, ZEBULON ZANG, JOHN OLIVER HODGES, DAVID POTES, RAY POTES, RICKY ADAM, BRANDON GETTY, DAN THOMPSON, NINA MOURITZEN, NATE IGOR SMITH, GUY VINCIGUERRA, AND DAVID DUNNICO.

Hamburger Eyes releases MANKIND ISSUE No. 2

 

Daniel Cronin's The Gathering of The Juggalos
    Friday, 22 February 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Back in 2010, Portland based photographer Daniel Cronin emailed us some photos from a recent trip he took to The Gathering of The Juggalos, and we, with pleasure, featured the wonderful images.

Well, some publishers saw it, liked it, and now Daniel's new book The Gathering of the Juggalos, published through Prestel/ Random House, is set to release April.

Daniel Cronin swung in FFDG today and showed us the book. Wonderfully printed, The Gathering of the Juggalos will retail for around $40. View our 2010 feature here.


Daniel Cronin stopped by FFDG to show off his new book due out April

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Scott Bourne's "A Room With No Windows"
    Thursday, 31 January 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Hey skaters and people who have lived in San Francisco in the 90s, our ol' friend Scott Bourne (aka Black Arm) is due to release the new book A Room With No Windows through 1980 editions with cover art by Jeremy Fish.

Scott Bourne was a pro skater who moved to Paris many years ago to work on this book - Based around the author's real life adventures, A Room With No Windows possesses deep erotic tones, as well as the idea of soul searching through sex. Heavily plot driven it is a first person narrative that takes you on a historical roller coaster ride through a turbulent San Francisco of the 90’s. A powerful, urgent, electric tale of comradery and perilous true love set in a city that’s being pulled out from under its’ characters by capitalism, AIDS and the isolation of modern life. Gritty and unflinching language sprung from Southern roots relays heists, petty scams, genuine friendship and finally the transformative loss of the person you didn't realize was your home.

Release party for it tonight in London. Being London is 8 hours ahead, it's going on right now.


Scott Bourne's "A Room With No Windows"

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Teenage Teeth by Ben Pier
    Friday, 18 January 2013 /// Written by Trippe

NYC based photographer Ben Pier mailed his book Teenage Teeth ($24) to us awhile back featuring 68 pages of beautiful images which, according to Pier, are a documentation of American youth as seen through his lens.

Born in 1980 and raised in Missouri until the age of 19 when he went on to study documentary photography at Columbia College Chicago. After finishing school he left the heartland for New York City where he now lives and works.

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Mel Kadel Book Release 1/18 LA
    Wednesday, 09 January 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Mel Kadel has new illustrated book out with 7-inch Vinyl Record Insert by Austin's ((sounder)).

A release party/ art show is being held in Los Angeles on Jan 18th @Poketo with a musical performance by ((sounder)). Mark your calendar. ~details

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Tiffany Bozic's Forthcoming Book
    Wednesday, 25 July 2012 /// Written by Trippe

We got to check out Tiffany Bozic's forthcoming book Drawn by Instinct (published through Gingko Press) last night, and it's a beauty. 150 high quality pages features Bozic's line of work over the last 10 or so years. It's out in approx. 3 weeks time, and as soon as we know where you can buy one, we'll let you know. Will retail for $40 and worth every penny.


Tiffany Bozic and her new book out through Gingko Press

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Matt Furie - The Night Riders
    Friday, 08 June 2012 /// Written by Trippe

We got a preview of the forthcoming Matt Furie children's book (his first book) published by McSweeney's McMullens (out August). The fanciful story is told through Matt's illustrations and is wonderful in its simplicity and beauty. We'll for sure be giving it as gifts to all our friends with little ones... Bonus is that the sleeve comes off to double as a poster.

Preorder your copy here.

The cover sleeve comes off to form a poster. Bonus.

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Above - Passport
    Wednesday, 29 February 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Street artist Above sent us a copy of his new book Passport (published through Zero Publishing). In fact, he sent us the limited (200) boxed edition which comes in a huge/ smartly designed monster sized passport complete with a print inside. Not sure how to store it on a book shelf as it would need to be leaned against a wall it's so huge.

The book chronicles his career as he traveled the world first adding his arrows to electric lines and walls to his interest in stenciling as it got more and more popular. Our favorites in the book would be the signage he did with RIPO.

ABOVE started traditional graffiti of tagging freight trains in California in 1995. ABOVE moved to Paris at the age of 19 where he started painting his trademark arrow (pointing above) all around the city. Since then ABOVE has been consistently traveling around the world doing many large self-financed "tours" with each tour exploring a new medium or style of artworks. ABOVE has been successful in putting his street artworks in over 90 cities in 60 different countries around the globe.

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Interdimensional Portraits
    Friday, 13 January 2012 /// Written by Trippe

We featured New Jeresey based Tim Furey's Beings/ Superheros and Inter-Dimensional beings last Novemeber, and the other day he emailed us a copy of his zine featuring the rad portraits. You can pick one up here for $6.50 if so inclined.

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WALLS & FRAMES: FINE ART FROM THE STREETS
    Friday, 18 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

WALLS & FRAMES: FINE ART FROM THE STREETS
Edited by Maximilliano Ruiz
Published by Gestalten, Germany.
24 x 26 cm
272 pages
Hard cover

The FedEX man just sung through FFDG with this treat for us to share with you. A thick ass book featuring some of the best "street artists" out there today. We add quotes next to street art, because it's debatable whether all of these artists are street artists or not, although, it could be said that many came from a street art/ graffiti background- or aethestic. Whatever the situation, it's a great book and thanks to Gestalten for sending us a beautiful copy for us to enjoy. You can get your own copy for only $37 at Amazon. It's well worth the price.

Walls & Frames launch parties will be hosted at Gestalten Space Berlin on December 1st and at Pictures on Walls London on December 8th. For the occasion each launch party will showcase a limited edition of original hand-finished book sleeves made by Walls & Frames featured artists.

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The Art of Todd Bratrud: Seen Unknown
    Monday, 14 November 2011 /// Written by Michael C. Hsiung

I recently got a copy and shot some preview images of The Art of Todd Bratrud: Seen Unknown, the second installment in Mark Batty Publisher's Seen Unknown series, edited by Winston Tseng. The Seen Unknown artists series covers artists and designers whose work in various fields --from sneaker and apparel design to product packaging, posters, high-profile ad campaigns, and fine art galleries --are often recognizable, though their creators' names remain unknown--until now. (Back in March, I went to check out Marc McKee's show at HVW8 Gallery, whose book The Art of Marc McKee, was just released as the first part of the Seen Unknownseries.)

The Art of Todd Bratrud: Seen Unknown
Winston Tseng and Todd Bratrud
Publication Date: November 2011
Page Count: 96 pages
Size: 6.5 x 8.5 inches
Paperback
$19.95

Words and photographs by Michael C. Hsiung

A nice package from Winston and the folks at Mark Patty Publishers. Thanks for the book and catalog!

This fine book is filled with 96 pages from Todd's wild imagination, featuring his bold lines and eye-popping colors. It covers all of Todd's many art and design tentacles from work with his own companies, The High 5 and Teenage Runaway, to the best in the business, including The Skateboard Mag, Consolidated Skateboards, Flip Skateboards, Enjoi, Familia Skateshop, Burlesque Design, Volcom, Nike SB, Burton Snowboards, and Creature Skateboards. Oh yeah, did I mention that the book is only $19.95? A fine affordable price I might add.

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2nd Printing of Fish-Work
    Tuesday, 01 November 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Portland based photographer Corey Arnold's (2010 FFDG show) Fish-Work book, which sold out in 4 months, has been named one of the best books of the year by Photo District News and American PHOTO Magazines. Nazraeli Press has just released their second printing.

The Fecal Face online shoppe has a few signed copies left of the first edition here.


Fecal Face online shop has a few signed copies of Corey Arnold's Fish-Work available here.


Fishing With My Dad is up and running in Portland through Nov 27th at Ampersand.

 

ABOVE PASSPORT BOXED EDITION
    Thursday, 13 October 2011 /// Written by Trippe

ABOVE PASSPORT BOXED EDITION examines the street artist that has blanketed the world with art covering over 90 cities in 60 countries. The book includes hundreds of plates and quotes from artists across the globe and introductory statements by Shepard Fairey, FAILE, Wooster Collective - Marc and Sara Schiller and Tristan Manco.

Process video of Above:Passport book's deluxe edition of 15. For more information on what else comes inside the deluxe box and the special and normal editions of Above:Passport book visit zeropluspublishing.com/?above.htm#images/?above_3.jpg

Technical Specs

  • Edition: 200
  • Sales start at edition number 61/200
  • Hardcover book: signed/numbered - 12.25 x 12.25" (31.1 x 31.1cm)
  • 156 pages
  • Over 120 color plates
  • ISBN 978-1-937222-04-8

This edition is housed in a vinyl clamshell box placed in a publisher’s shipping box
Size: 20.5 x 16.5 x 2.25" (52.1 x 41.9 x 5.7cm)
Weight: 9.5 lbs / 4.3 kg
Giclee print: signed/numbered - edition 200 - image size 11 x 16" (27.9 x 40.6cm) / paper size 13 x 18 (33 x 45.7cm)

Price: $250.00

ABOVE PASSPORT BOXED EDITION examines the street artist that has blanketed the world with art covering over 90 cities in 60 countries. The book includes hundreds of plates and quotes from artists across the globe and introductory statements by Shepard Fairey, FAILE, Wooster Collective - Marc and Sara Schiller and Tristan Manco.

"I first encountered ABOVE’s art on the streets of Paris in early 2003. His large-scale trademark arrows were painted on roll down gates, trucks and storefronts with impressive coverage throughout the city. ABOVE is extraordinarily driven. To paraphrase Radiohead, “ambition can make you look pretty ugly,” but in ABOVE’s case, his ambition makes the streets look very engaging. I am very impressed by ABOVE’s diligence, but after I got to know him and his artwork more, I began to realize that his output is not evidence of selfish ego, but of a lust for life, a utopian life, where his generosity, and curiosity, and his pursuit of creativity and social-consciousness have led him around the world making more friends than enemies.

ABOVE made the time to act as tour guide for me and my wife and our two young daughters in a city he knows well and we didn’t. The gesture made me greatly value ABOVE’s friendship and reinforced my belief that what you give is what you get. The Karma Police are not coming for ABOVE even if the police vandal squad is." ---Shepard Fairey, Los Angeles, California

About ABOVE

From WIKI (born circa 1981) has been creating public art since 1995. ABOVE  is an international contemporary street artist who keeps his identity concealed and is widely known for his multi-layer/full color social and political stencils, spinning wooden "arrow mobile" installations, and large mural "word play" paintings. ABOVE started traditional graffiti of tagging freight trains in California in 1995. ABOVE moved to Paris at the age of 19 where he started painting his trademark arrow (pointing above) all around the city. Since then ABOVE has been consistently traveling around the world doing many large self-financed "tours" with each tour exploring a new medium or style of artworks. ABOVE has been successful in putting his street artworks in over 90 cities in 60 different countries around the globe. 


 

BANKSY - Myths and Legends
    Monday, 10 October 2011 /// Written by Trippe

To be released Oct 14th - Gingko Press is pleased to announce the release of BANKSY - Myths and Legends, the perfect holiday gift book celebrating the art and tall tales surrounding the iconic street artist Banksy. ~Details

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Jesse Balmer & Author Eddie Wright
    Wednesday, 14 September 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Fecal Pal/ SF based artist Jesse Balmer and author Eddie Wright are putting together a comic adaptation of Wright's novella Broken Bulbs (which is about a sad sack inspiration addicted nobody). They've got a Kickstarter page up asking for enough money to give them both time to work solely on the project for a few months and to cover printing costs.

About Broken Bulb -- "If you truly enjoy reading the latest, force-fed pabulum that can be found on The New York Times best seller list, stay the hell away from Broken Bulbs. However, if you welcome the challenge of tackling something totally authentic, surreal, disturbing and existential (and yes at times downright weird!), I strongly recommend Broken Bulbs. Where else can you find a stream-of-consciousness narrative full of references to such diverse subjects as A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, Peter Brady, Norman Bates, Albert Einstein, Iggy Pop, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Woody Allen, as well as a demented mailman and six-foot-tall hamster wearing a suit (not kidding!)." --Alternative Reel


Art by Jesse Balmer

 

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