Thursday, March 25, 2010

Die gestalten verlag.

Those jerks at Gestalten did it again. Don't they realize that I don't make enough money to buy all their books? They just keep churning out book after book only to very quickly be added to my already expansive Amazon Wish List. The latest two to make it to the top of my wish list are Impressive and Beyond the Street. Impressive's subheading reads: "Printmaking, Letterpress and Graphic Design." Wait, Printmaking and Graphic Design? Aren't those the two things I emphasized in getting my bfa? Now if it only covered Arrested Development, curly hair, sporadic video game playing and my wife I could get all my passions between two covers.

Beyond the Street promises to be an exciting volume to add to your library. It contains interviews with "the 100 leading figures in Urban Art," including my favorite, Herakut. The one big surprise I had was that Banksy is not included in the list of leading figures. Beyond that I can see little disappointment with this book. It's 400 pages, so it'll be heavy, and with Gestalten's reputation for putting out very well crafted books I can see I'm going to have to do some quick calculations to figure out when I'll be able to get this one off the wish list and on to my shelf.


Adrienne said...

Comment part one: For the last little while, my favorite threat for everything, whether I'm really excited or really mad or really confused to the point that nothing in the whole world makes sense, is, "I'm going to say the f word." I've never said the f word. I never want to say the f word. But it's the only phrase my repetitive mind can come up with to express the intensity of the feeling. So, after looking it up, this is my response to your "Impressive" book: I'm going to say the f word. It looks really great. Really, really great. Now go buy it so I can look at it on your coffee table.

Comment part two: I've been planning on writing a hate comment on your blog for a long time because you've been so boring and not posting anything. I'm glad you've decided to love your blog again.

Nic said...

I am drooling over the Impressive book. I just checked and it's out of stock on Amazon. Damn. It must be amazing because it's hard to get AND it makes Adrienne say the f word.

Jake said...

That urban art book is a great one - and if you like herakut have you checked out their book? If not you've got to get it. It's a real gem