Category: Books

Bohemian Book Club: The 21st-Century Art Book

  Bohemians! Here’s what we’re reading this week:   The 21st-Century Art Book by The Editors of Phaidon Press (Phaidon Press)   “The 21st‐Century Art Book is an A‐to‐Z guide of contemporary artists featuring established art‐world figures – Maurizio Cattelan, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall – alongside rising stars of the next generations. Global in scope, the book features work from… Read more →

Bohemian Book Club: Basquiat

  Bohemians! Here’s what we’re reading this week:   Basquiat by Leonhard Emmerling (Taschen)   “Life lines: The 80s art star who put poverty, power, and racism on the wall An icon of 1980s New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) first made his name under the graffiti tag “SAMO”, before establishing his studio practice and catapulting to fast fame at the… Read more →

Bohemian Book Club: The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince

  Bohemians! Here’s what we’re reading this week:   The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince by Mayte Garcia (Hachette Books)   “INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER At the one-year anniversary of his death, legendary musician Prince’s first wife shares a uniquely intimate, candid, and revelatory look inside the personal and professional life of one of the world’s most beloved… Read more →

Bohemian Book Club: Anne Geddes: Small World

    Bohemians! Here’s what we’re reading this week:   Anne Geddes: Small World by Holly Stuart Hughes (Author), Anne Geddes (Photographer) (Taschen America)     “An infant curled within a seashell, on a bed of flowers, or its mother’s body. With her distinct style and sensitive compositions, Anne Geddes has become one of the world’s most widely known and… Read more →

Bohemian Book Club: Shake (dogs caught mid-shake)

  Bohemians! Here’s what we’re reading this week:   Shake by Carli Davidson (Harper Design)   “Original, amusing, and brilliantly documented, Shake is a heartwarming collection of sixty-one beguiling dogs caught in the most candid of moments: mid-shake. This glorious, graphic volume will stop you dead in your tracks as you are presented with images of man’s best friend caught… Read more →

Bohemian Book Club: The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird

  Bohemians! Here’s what we’re reading this week:   The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird: A Picture Book by Kim Smith (Illustrator) (Quirk Books)   “One the most beloved TV shows of all time is now a sweet, silly, sci-fi bedtime story! In The X Files: Earth Children Are Weird, best pals Dana (Scully) and Fox (Mulder) have pitched a… Read more →

Bohemian Book Club: Mastering Street Photography

  Bohemians! Here’s what we’re reading this week:   Mastering Street Photography by Brian Lloyd Duckett (Ammonite Press)   “Street photography has a tradition dating back over a century, and today’s digital world finds it enjoying a renaissance—yet there is little expert advice available. This is a practical guide to capturing the candid moments that reveal life at its most… Read more →

Bohemian Book Club: Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Pictures

  Bohemians! Here’s what we’re reading this week:   Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Pictures by Claire Rosen (Rocky Nook)   “Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Pictures is a compendium of practical advice and information covering the photographic process―from idea cultivation through execution. The guidance in this book is written with an understanding of the nature of artists at their… Read more →

Bohemian Book Club: Dalí

  Bohemians! Here’s what we’re reading this week:   Dalí by Gilles Néret (Taschen)   “Painter, sculptor, writer, film-maker, and all-round showman Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) was one of the twentieth century’s greatest exhibitionists and eccentrics. One of the first artists to apply the insights of Freudian psychoanalysis to art, he is celebrated in particular for his surrealist practice, with such… Read more →

Bohemian Book Club: National Geographic Greatest Landscapes: Stunning Photographs That Inspire and Astonish

  Bohemians! Here’s what we’re reading this week:   National Geographic Greatest Landscapes: Stunning Photographs That Inspire and Astonish by National Geographic   “From one majestic nature landscape to the next, this is an iconic collection of National Geographic’s photography of the world’s most beautiful locations that will immortalize the beauty of the great outdoors, showcasing evocative, and often unseen,… Read more →

Bohemian Book Club: Badass Women of Cinema – A Collection of Interviews

  Bohemians! Here’s what we’re reading this week:   Badass Women of Cinema – A Collection of Interviews by Chris Watson (BearManor Media)   “‘An engaging read that provides an intimate look into the lives, careers, triumphs, and heartbreaks of some of cinema’s toughest ladies.’ – Jordan Garren, The B Movie Vault Martial arts actresses, cult heroes, stuntwomen. In a… Read more →

Bohemian Book Club: Street Art, Fine Art

  Bohemians! Here’s what we’re reading this week:   Street Art, Fine Art by Ingrid Beazley (Heni Publishing)   “Is art displayed on cinderblock walls any different than art that hangs in galleries? Is a swath of spray paint as powerful as a dab of oil? Street art has famously operated outside the trappings of the fine art world, yet… Read more →

‘Beautiful Minecraft’ Book Explores the Ultimate Limits of Artistic Creativity in the Block-Dominated World

  I’ll readily admit that I’m regularly impressed with the Minecraft creations by two little dudes in my life. And if their wide-eyed reactions to Beautiful Minecraft (No Starch Press) is any indication, this book features the kind of ultimate creativity that any player would love to indulge in and may strive to achieve in the medium that some might not immediately recognize… Read more →

Bohemian Reading List (01.10.17)

  Check out these books that every bohemian will want to read.   1. Hand Lettering 101: An Introduction to the Art of Creative Lettering “If you follow Chalkfulloflove (also known as Sarah!) on social media, you and thousands of others already know how adorable her hand-lettered creations are. With Hand Lettering 101, Sarah brings her fabulous Hand Lettering 101… Read more →

As You Wish! The Princess Bride Coloring Book Has Just Been Released

    I know you were totally into the Yves Saint Laurent coloring book which explores the fanciful creations of the iconic fashion designer, as well as the Harry Potter coloring book that took us back into the magical wizarding world. But now, there’s a brand new Princess Bride coloring book that I can guarantee any fan of the classic film will want to… Read more →

Bohemian Reading List (12.20.16)

  Check out these books that every bohemian will want to read.   1. Hamilton: The Revolution “Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation… Read more →

Bohemian Reading List (11.22.16)

  Check out these books that every bohemian will want to read.   1. The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait “The intimate life of artist Frida Kahlo is wonderfully revealed in the illustrated journal she kept during her last 10 years. This passionate and at times surprising record contains the artist’s thoughts, poems, and dreams; many reflecting her… Read more →

See How Jane Austen Used Pins to Edit Her Novel

Most writers will tell you that editing is a necessary evil (or at least pretty friggin’ hard) and would praise those who take on editing professionally. Even the greatest writers needed to rework their creations and that includes Jane Austen (1775-1817). The author of classic novels like Sense and Sensibility (1811) and Pride and Prejudice (1813), Jane opted for an editing technique… Read more →

Tom DeLonge Left Blink-182 to Investigate UFOs

While Blink 182 are busy getting ready to release their seventh full-length album, California, ex-band-mate Tom Delonge is busy doing his own thing. His own thing just happens to involve investigating UFOs. In a recent interview with Mic, Tom explained that he is now launching a “multimedia franchise” by the name of Sekret Machines. Including both fiction and non-fiction books, new music from DeLonge’s… Read more →

Yves Saint Laurent Coloring Book Explores the Fanciful Creations of the Iconic Fashion Designer

There is certainly no shortage of ‘adult’ coloring books these days, so it takes something really special to stand out from the crowd and the Yves Saint Laurent Coloring Book from Arsenal Pulp Press definitely does just that. Filled with the famed designer’s own sketches, fashion-enthusiasts, art-enthusiasts, and coloring-enthusiasts will all love this book. The book’s line drawings for coloring are based… Read more →

Covers: 55 Vintage Book Graphics Set in Motion (video)

Covers from Henning M. Lederer on Vimeo. Covers – A series of 55 animated vintage book graphics How would these great book covers from the past look like when set in motion? Here we go… Animation: Henning M. Lederer / led-r-r.net/ Music: Jörg Stierle / soundcloud.com/muschel Sources: Julian Montague Project / montagueprojectsblog.blogspot.de/ Book Worship / bookworship.com/ Read more →

Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding Da Vinci’s Creative Genius (book)

What made Leonardo Da Vinci capable of such creative genius? Author Leonard Shlain explores just that in Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding Da Vinci’s Creative Genius Best-selling author Leonard Shlain explores the life, art, and mind of Leonardo da Vinci, seeking to explain his singularity by looking at his achievements in art, science, psychology, and military strategy and then employing state of… Read more →

Draw Paint Print like the Great Artists (book)

Discover the work of notable artists and practice their techniques while developing your own with the activities and projects included with Draw Paint Print like the Great Artists. Created by Marion Deuchars, the best selling author of the Let’s Make Some Great Art series and an award winning illustrator whose work has been “used on advertising campaigns from Samsung and HP to posters for Formula… Read more →

The Street Photographer’s Manual (book)

If you’re looking to improve your street photography or are just jumping into the area, then you’ll want to grab yourself a copy of The Street Photographer’s Manual. A medium reliant on unexpected moments is now catapulted into the future with smart phones, digital technology, and specialty equipment Street photography has been around since the very first cameras were invented,… Read more →

Gothic Halloween: A Scary Adult Coloring Book

If you’re one of the many coloring-enthusiasts stocking up on “adult coloring books” or just want a touch of gothic creativity in your spooky season, then order yourself (or a friend) a copy of Gothic Halloween: A Scary Adult Coloring Book. Prolific illustrator Teri Sherman creates a scary new adult coloring book: Gothic Halloween! Contains 31 hand-drawn coloring images featuring gothic… Read more →

How to Draw 101 Monsters: Easy Step-by-step Drawing (book)

If you or your little ones want to learn how to draw an assortment of freaky, silly, or scary monsters just in time for Halloween, then check out How to Draw 101 Monsters: Easy Step-by-step Drawing (How to draw). I think the squid and the alien on the cover might be my favorites or maybe the abominable snowman. You? Read more →

Humans of New York: Stories (book)

  If you can’t get enough of Humans of New York then you’ll want to grab yourself a copy of the follow-up to the popular blog’s first book, Humans of New York: Stories. In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project -to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and… Read more →

Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk (book)

If you consider yourself an expert on all things punk, then you’ll definitely want to order yourself a copy of Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk. An exhibition surveying the extraordinary diversity of punk and post-punk graphic design, Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk features several hundred posters, flyers, fanzines, handbills, record sleeves, badges and other graphic ephemera… Read more →

Art from Lindsay Rollins (@LukaofOrebia)

From Lindsay Rollins: Hey there! My name is Lindsay Rollins and I am a freelance Illustrator working out of Toronto Canada as well as head of marketing and illustration for small independent magazine, Funky Bento. I specialize in editorial and sequential illustration. I also have experience in digital painting, webdesign and marketing for Funky Bento Magazine. I have expert knowledge of… Read more →

The World Atlas of Street Photography (book)

If you’re a photographer who likes to go out into the world to capture your subjects or are an art-lover who appreciates getting a look into the wide range of public photographers’ perspectives, then you’ll definitely want to check out The World Atlas of Street Photography. The energetic, fluctuating pace of the metropolis has long lured photographers to capture—often candidly—the… Read more →

The Andy Warhol Diaries (book)

If you love Andy Warhol’s work and/or have an epic art book collection, then you’ll want to grab a copy of this special release of The Andy Warhol Diaries. “In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the bestselling classic is introduced to a new generation-with an added preface by Warhol’s diarist and long-time friend, Pat Hackett, contemplating Warhol’s lasting cultural impact.”… Read more →

33 Artists in 3 Acts (book)

Interviews and features might give us a glimpse into the lives and work of contemporary artists, but they only go so far. In 33 Artists in 3 Acts, Sarah Thornton, those interested in art, artists, and the art world get a unique look at the “psyches, personas, politics, and social networks” of artists from Ai Weiwei to Cindy Sherman. 33 Artists… Read more →

Humans of New York (book)

If you’re one of the millions of fans of Humans of New York and you don’t already have your own copy of the gorgeous collection in book form, Humans of New York, you’ll probably want to change that right about now. Based on the blog with more than four million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs and… Read more →

Banksy in New York (book)

If you couldn’t get enough of Banksy’s time in New York or are just a fan of the artist’s work in general then you’ll want to check out Banksy in New York. Photographer Ray Mock takes you along on his exciting hunt for new Banksy work during the famous Better Out Than In project in his new book Banksy in… Read more →

Harry Potter: The Official Coloring Book #1

Coloring books are all the rage right now and it’s not only kids getting in on the fun. Coloring books for adults are hitting the market hard and fast, but here’s one that’s bound to stand out. The much beloved world of Harry Potter is ready for you to bring to life with your own personal touch of color in… Read more →

Art from Marjan Buning

Born 1977, artist lives and works in Groningen, the Netherlands. Marjan Buning makes (large scale) installations containing drawings, photography and poetry. All put together to compose one work. She works on different projects at the same time such as: The Alien roadtrip photocomic series. Website     Read more →

Art from Jen Kostman (@jkostman)

From Jen Kostman: My name is Jen, I recently graduated from the School of Visual Arts, NYC and I am an aspiring children’s book illustrator/author. My passion is coming up with all sorts of wacky characters and creating their story. Also, I love a good pun! If you like whimsical characters and unique style, please check out more of my work!… Read more →

Art from LaQuan Vincent

LaQuan Vincent was born in Queens, New York. He studied at the High School of Art & Design, and The Fashion Institute of Technology, in New York City. Majoring in Cartooning & Animation, Fine Arts and Illustration. Using abstract expression and comic-book pop art, His work that focuses on an approach to move internal feelings and mental moods. Using vibrant… Read more →

James Franco Writes Book Called Flip-Side: Real And Imaginary Conversations With Lana Del Rey

If $10,000 invisible (sorry, “non-visible”) art wasn’t quite your thing, maybe imaginary conversations between two famous people printed and sold on shelves will pique your interest. James Franco, famous for his acting and infamous for his artistic attempts, has written a new book about pal and fellow performer Lana Del Ray that “will contain both actual discourses between the two… Read more →