13 Jun
First-ever monograph on artist, activist & cultural phenomenon

Taschen has now tow taken on Ai Weiwei for your book collection — the activist, artist of multiple disciplines, and overall hero of arts and culture in China as well as the world at large. A spokesperson for freedom in China, his works have spanned both media and causes, ranging from documentaries to music — […]


25 Apr
Contributions from Chuck D, Henry Rollins & Shepard Fairey

Glien Friedman, accomplished, respected and otherwise bomb-ass photographer of all things skate, hip-hop, punk and otherwise cool as hell, has found a hardcover casing to commemorate his work by way of Rizzoli publishing. That is, of course, in addition to the countless periodicals, magazines, fanzines and museum walls which have displayed his work. Being the […]


4 Apr
A comprehensive look at the Pritzker Prize-winning architect

Shigeru Ban, an esteemed architect of almost 30 years, has long been recognized for the the boundary-pushing ideas he has applied to residences, corporate buildings and the homes of disaster-relief victims alike — his work being a combination of projects for private clients as well as volunteer efforts for those in times of crisis. Often […]


15 Mar
192 pages of the controversial artist's bold collage work

M.I.A. gets her own eponymous hardcover book from New York publishing house Rizzoli. Titled simply M.I.A., the 192 page compendium is an autobiographical monograph of the button-pushing artist’s collages. Known for her ability to combine styles with bombastic results — be that aurally via music or visually through her engaging fashion style, bold look, colorful […]


15 Jan
Book & exhibit by subversive sculpture artist opens January 19th

We’ve been fans of Mark Jenkins’ subversive wit and knack for unintentional trouble for a minute now — check out our interview to hear his words of wisdom. The American artist, famed for making eerily lifelike figures and inserting them into public and causing a disturbance, is releasing his first monograph, The Urban Theater: Mark Jenkins. […]


13 Oct
Series of cloth-bound monographs for the archi-nerd in all of us

For anyone who enjoys both the sight of a well-designed building and the written word as much as I do, pay close attention. Moleskine, the Italian brand best known for their notebooks, planners, and journals, is launching a series of cloth-bound monographs, entitled Inspiration and Process in Architecture. The collection looks into the design process […]


6 Jan
Russell James captures nude models lying around Richard Branson's exotic island for charity...just kidding, it's for kicks

So apparently Richard Branson — you know, that Virgin billionaire that’s super cool because he jumps out of airplanes and circumnavigates the globe in a balloon — owns this ridiculous British Virgin Island where he has these crazy orgies and week-long bacchanalian parties. Called Necker Island, it’s basically the kind of paradise you’d think billionaires […]