24 Apr
Ralph Gibson, Terry Richardson, Richard Kern & more

The world of “erotic photography” can span from the truly tasteful to the baseline pornographic, from the salacious to the elegantly subtle. The masters — as underscored in Ellen von Unwerth’s superb Fräulein Book — can make the art seem dignified and worthy of coffee table tome status. The more sophomoric, on the other hand, can […]


22 Apr
Gestalten's study of forerunning food revolutionaries

A Delicious Life: New Food Entrepreneurs published this month by Berlin based content developers and executive taste makers Gestalten introduces especially passionate forerunning food revolutionaries. Lead by a regimen of sunlight and Dada, A Delicious Life works closely with the movement’s protagonists to provide sources and inspiration for the movement’s growth. Featured over 240 24×26 fullscreen color […]


5 Apr
Gestaltan chronicles Scandinavia's distinctive sustainable design

Northern Delights, a new book from Gestalten, features living spaces and interior product designs from Scandinavia’s most forward thinking design avatars with a focus on sustainability. Referencing iconic designs and working with guest editor Emma Fexeus, a long reigning authority on sustainable design (she’s been in the top ten of  The Times‘, The Guardian‘s and The Telegraph‘s design blog list for […]


If you’re at all like me — which, for your emotional maturity and general mental health I certainly hope is not the case — you obsessed a lot with weapons as a wee lad. As in, a lot. Sure most kids had some nunchucks lying around, and perhaps the occasional throwing star (sure to correct […]


15 Jan
Tracking down the world's most hated/beloved Vandal

Banksy is perhaps the most beloved, world renown vandal the world has never seen… and perhaps its most hated, as well. While other practitioners in their field watch their art get accosted by rival artists and whitewashed by property owners, Banksy watches as his pieces are dissembled and sold for thousands upon thousands of dollars […]


20 Dec
Only 10,000 reprints of the most expensive photography book ever

Helmut Newton was one of the most influential, intriguing, and controversial photographers of all time. “Bold” and “prolific” are understatements when trying to describe the German-Australian’s work in one word. It’s simply not possible and it takes just one look at the unprecedented SUMO to find out why. Breaking records for weight, dimensions and resale price, the […]


12 Dec
Remarkable works from designers of the 20th & 21st centuries

We featured Taschen’s up-and-coming books on fashion game-changers Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo a little while back. Now, Taschen celebrates a hundred years worth of fashion’s greatest idols — from Balenciaga and Chanel to the great McQueen and Westwood. Coming straight from the permanent collection of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, this […]


31 Oct
Berlin artist executes sculpting on a new canvas

Eviscerating text and whitespace from antique books, Alexander Kortzer-Robinson creates entirely new narratives from only pre-existing charts, graphs, illustrations and other visual elements inside of each book. The result is a relatively 3-dimensional collage of relics that have lost their value over the passage of time. Much like Guy Laramee’s Landscapes Carved from Books, the tomes […]