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Below are our editions in chronological order, starting with the most recent:

 

In the company of black (artist book)

Photographs by Cecil McDonald, Jr.

Poems by avery r. young

Essay by Tempestt Hazel

Released: April 28, 2017. 

9.25" wide x 12.125" tall, 144 pages clothbound, hand-sewn.

Silkscreened cover and blind debossed spine.

Handmade, signed and numbered artist book edition of 100. Collector's Set clamshell and archival print offered for copies 1-10. 

In the Company of Black is a book of photographs by multi-disciplinary artist Cecil McDonald Jr. For the past seven years, McDonald has developed a body of work focused on what he describes as “extraordinarily ordinary” people: educators, artists, administrators, business owners, teachers, and students. “I’m bringing together images of Black people who represent everyday folks.” Complemented with an essay by Tempestt Hazel and poems by avery r. young, McDonald’s In the Company of Black addresses and responds to the vast inaccuracies of Black humanity depicted within American society.

“When it comes to Black people, America is fascinated with extreme poles: either showing victims of violence, pain, and poverty (Black misery) or famous athletes and entertainers, and icons of popular culture (Black exceptionalism). This false dichotomy denies Black people the individuality and full spectrum of humanity that is so readily offered to the white population in this country. The photographs that I’ve been making ask the question: where are the people who make up the space in between? Here they are, they are important, they must be seen!” — Cecil McDonald, Jr. on In the Company of Black. 

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How to Make A Hood (paperback)

Compiled by La Keisha Leek

Released February 4, 2017. 

ISBN: 978-0-9968161-1-3

4.5" wide x 6" tall, 106 pages perfect bound.

Foil stamped cover.

Insert by Emily Hooper Lansana. 

How to Make A Hood unfolds a wide canon of stereotypes that foster misconceptions as they relate to black bodies and their environments. The artists in this exhibition produce works that explore the multi-faceted characteristics of the word ‘hood’ in some fashion: a slang term for a black neighborhood; a suffix in cultural theory concepts like 'objecthood,' 'personhood,' 'negrohood;' and Trayvon Martin's hoodie, which, along with his being an objectified young black male, served as a signifier in an act of radical injustice.

#HtMAH


Moonwork (paperback)

Poems by A-lan Holt

Released September 16, 2016.

7.25" wide x 7" tall

104 pages, perfect bound.

Printed and foil-stamped cover.

Included insert: risograph white ink handprint of A-lan's daughter Indigo June, whom this book is dedicated to.

Comprised of Poems from 2011-2014, Moonwork carries us on a journey of personal growth through the spectrum of love and its all-consuming qualities of comfort and concern, vulnerable states of bliss and pain, and the powerful transformation that takes place when love is embraced most deeply. Moonwork is a book about cycles.

A deeply personal collection about the state of being interconnected with another human being; the poems in this book, written in real-time, are portraits of a poet rising and falling in love.

#MOONWORKPOEMS


DE (ARTIST BOOK + paperback)

by Victor Yañez-Lazcano

Released July 30, 2016.

 

 

Representations of the Mexican-American border was hand-carved into each cover of the artist book edition by the artist. 

de, which is Spanish for “of” or “from” is an ongoing body of photographic work that explores my family’s identity in the United States as it grows into a second generation of citizens. Predominantly settled in the Midwest, my family has grown to over 100 individuals, many of whom I have yet to meet, spanning a diverse socioeconomic spectrum with varying degrees of assimilation. In 2009, inspired by the myriad of oral histories, I began to document the members of my family and re-imagine narratives of transition as a way to better understand the social implications of our Mexican-American identity. Veiled in new traditions and sometimes accompanied by thick accents, my family’s brief history in the United States has allowed for me to witness a cultural shift that I believe is unique to the rural Midwestern Mexican immigrant experience.  

#victoryanezlazcano


Moonwork (ARTIST BOOK)

Poems by A-lan Holt

Released September 16, 2016.

7.25" wide x 7" tall, 104 pages.

Hand-sewn hardcover edition of 28.

Silkscreened + foil-stamped cover.

Unique raw pigment Indigo dye handprint inside each book.

Comprised of Poems from 2011-2014, Moonwork carries us on a journey of personal growth through the spectrum of love and its all-consuming qualities of comfort and concern, vulnerable states of bliss and pain, and the powerful transformation that takes place when love is embraced most deeply. Moonwork is a book about cycles.

A deeply personal collection about the state of being interconnected with another human being; the poems in this book, written in real-time, are portraits of a poet rising and falling in love.

This book has been shortlisted for the Cornish Family Prize in Art & Design Publishing at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. 

#MOONWORKPOEMS


Bye Bye Broadway (Paperback)

by David Bell

Released May 23, 2016.

7" wide x 8.5" tall, 74 pages.

Perfect bound. 

 

 

 

Bye Bye Broadway is a book of poetic reflections on David's personal experience of living in and running an exhibition space in downtown Los Angeles and the impact it has had on his perception of and relationship with gentrification.

#BYEBYEBROADWAY


WIND THROUGH QUIET TENSIONS (Paperback)

by Adam Grossi

Released September 30, 2015.

6" wide by 7.5" tall. 214 pages.

Soft-touch laminated cover, perfect bound.

ISBN: 9780996816106

 

The book consists of two parts. Part One: Thicket is a memoir focused on the last 12 years of Adam Grossi's life, his journey through mental illness, psychotherapy, and therapeutic applications of yoga and ayurveda. Part Two: Garden is a collection of working theories: musings on what it meant for Adam to be sick and how he has been able to heal.

#WINDTHROUGHQUIETTENSIONS


How to Make A Hood (artist book)

Compiled by La Keisha Leek

Released August 30, 2015. 

4.5" wide x 6" tall, 106 pages

Hand-sewn hardcover edition of 50.

Blind Embossed cover.

How to Make A Hood unfolds a wide canon of stereotypes that foster misconceptions as they relate to black bodies and their environments. The artists in this exhibition produce works that explore the multi-faceted characteristics of the word ‘hood’ in some fashion: a slang term for a black neighborhood; a suffix in cultural theory concepts like 'objecthood,' 'personhood,' 'negrohood;' and Trayvon Martin's hoodie, which, along with his being an objectified young black male, served as a signifier in an act of radical injustice.

#HtMAH


Forthcoming:

A lick and a promise

by Sara J. Winston

Artist Book Edition of 50 handmade copies

Release Date: July 6, 2017

Reception and book signing at Filter Photo


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