— Independent publisher of small books about photography, typography, graphic design and architecture. Located in New England.
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La Colección de Panther / Available at www.draw-down.com / Designed by Urs Lehni and Pascal Alexander / José Luis Lugo Hernández, owner of Panther Publishing in Mexico City, specializes in printing flyers for the tropical “sonideras” or “sound systems”: massive outdoor dance parties featuring deejays, immense sound systems and flashing light shows. Hernández has amassed a sizable collection of flyers since the sound system culture first emerged in Mexico and Central America in the 1960s and ’70s. Most of the included 300 flyers from Hernández’s collection were drawn by or based on the style of Jaime Ruelas, a graphic designer and illustrator from Mexico City whose work set the visual standard for flyer and poster art in the Disco sound system scene of the 1980s. The book showcases the visual and material culture of this popular music culture through a selection of printed ephemera and includes interviews with José Luis Lugo Hernández; Jaime Ruelas; and Apolinar Silva de Barrera, owner of Polymarchs, one of the most successful sound systems in the history of Mexico City. #graphicdesign #typography #Panther #UrsLehni #rollopress #mexico #JaimeRuelas #flyers #PascalAlexander

La Colección de Panther / Available at www.draw-down.com / Designed by Urs Lehni and Pascal Alexander / José Luis Lugo Hernández, owner of Panther Publishing in Mexico City, specializes in printing flyers for the tropical “sonideras” or “sound systems”: massive outdoor dance parties featuring deejays, immense sound systems and flashing light shows. Hernández has amassed a sizable collection of flyers since the sound system culture first emerged in Mexico and Central America in the 1960s and ’70s. Most of the included 300 flyers from Hernández’s collection were drawn by or based on the style of Jaime Ruelas, a graphic designer and illustrator from Mexico City whose work set the visual standard for flyer and poster art in the Disco sound system scene of the 1980s. The book showcases the visual and material culture of this popular music culture through a selection of printed ephemera and includes interviews with José Luis Lugo Hernández; Jaime Ruelas; and Apolinar Silva de Barrera, owner of Polymarchs, one of the most successful sound systems in the history of Mexico City. #graphicdesign #typography #Panther #UrsLehni #rollopress #mexico #JaimeRuelas #flyers #PascalAlexander

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#urslehni  #rollopress  #mexico  #panther  #typography  #pascalalexander  #flyers  #graphicdesign  #jaimeruelas 
Latergram #NYABF / Best Use of Marky Mark @monographbookwerks #nyabf14 #markymark #books #interviewmag #prints #typography

Latergram #NYABF / Best Use of Marky Mark @monographbookwerks #nyabf14 #markymark #books #interviewmag #prints #typography

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#prints  #markymark  #typography  #books  #nyabf14  #interviewmag  #nyabf 
Publishing in the Realm of Plant Fibers and Electrons / Available at www.draw-down.com / Temporary Services have been publishing booklets as an element of their collective practice since 1998. This book is a long-form reflection on their publishing efforts, with particular focus on how they conceive their role within the larger worlds of artist books, artist publishing, and book making. The book is also a nuts and bolts examination of the the economic model and philosophy that underpins their approach to independent publishing— tracing their history in zine culture and self-publishing, reflecting on the impact of the post-digital environment on publishers large and small, and laying out their reasons for running their own press. Includes a number of instructive flow charts and info-graphics. #zine #graphicdesign #book #punk #diy #typography #publishing #TemporaryServices #artbooks

Publishing in the Realm of Plant Fibers and Electrons / Available at www.draw-down.com / Temporary Services have been publishing booklets as an element of their collective practice since 1998. This book is a long-form reflection on their publishing efforts, with particular focus on how they conceive their role within the larger worlds of artist books, artist publishing, and book making. The book is also a nuts and bolts examination of the the economic model and philosophy that underpins their approach to independent publishing— tracing their history in zine culture and self-publishing, reflecting on the impact of the post-digital environment on publishers large and small, and laying out their reasons for running their own press. Includes a number of instructive flow charts and info-graphics. #zine #graphicdesign #book #punk #diy #typography #publishing #TemporaryServices #artbooks

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#artbooks  #publishing  #temporaryservices  #punk  #typography  #zine  #book  #diy  #graphicdesign 
Latergram #NYABF / Best Use of Tape / Research and Destroy New York City / “No edition but the open edition” #typography #graphicdesign #researchanddestroy #NYABF14
#zines

Latergram #NYABF / Best Use of Tape / Research and Destroy New York City / “No edition but the open edition” #typography #graphicdesign #researchanddestroy #NYABF14
#zines

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#researchanddestroy  #typography  #nyabf  #nyabf14  #graphicdesign  #zines 
New Observations #70 Guerrilla Girls / Available at www.draw-down.com / Begun in the early Eighties, New Observations is an artist-run periodical that features a range of visual art, artists’ projects, essays, poetry, and fiction; each issue is guest-edited and devoted to a specific cultural theme. This rare issue, edited by the Guerrilla Girls and published in 1989, is a collection of Guerrilla Girls print and poster projects featuring statistics on women’s status in the art world. The issue was published at the same time the posters and works began appearing on New York City buses and streets, collecting together some of the most iconic works created by the Guerrilla Girls during this period. #graphicdesign #typography #cover #NewObservations #art #GuerrillaGirls #Eighties #artist-run

New Observations #70 Guerrilla Girls / Available at www.draw-down.com / Begun in the early Eighties, New Observations is an artist-run periodical that features a range of visual art, artists’ projects, essays, poetry, and fiction; each issue is guest-edited and devoted to a specific cultural theme. This rare issue, edited by the Guerrilla Girls and published in 1989, is a collection of Guerrilla Girls print and poster projects featuring statistics on women’s status in the art world. The issue was published at the same time the posters and works began appearing on New York City buses and streets, collecting together some of the most iconic works created by the Guerrilla Girls during this period. #graphicdesign #typography #cover #NewObservations #art #GuerrillaGirls #Eighties #artist-run

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#newobservations  #artist  #guerrillagirls  #cover  #typography  #70  #art  #eighties  #graphicdesign 
"Not Art" Skateboard / Available at www.draw-down.com / Designed by Gluekit. Limited edition of fifty decks. Two color, silkscreened maple wood. Made in California. #notart #skateboarding #wallhanger #typography #graphicdesign #art #skateordie

"Not Art" Skateboard / Available at www.draw-down.com / Designed by Gluekit. Limited edition of fifty decks. Two color, silkscreened maple wood. Made in California. #notart #skateboarding #wallhanger #typography #graphicdesign #art #skateordie

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#wallhanger  #art  #skateordie  #typography  #notart  #skateboarding  #graphicdesign 
Lifetime #lifetimenj #thestonepony  #ari #hardcore @lifetimenj #njhc  (at The Stone Pony)

Lifetime #lifetimenj #thestonepony #ari #hardcore @lifetimenj #njhc (at The Stone Pony)

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#ari  #hardcore  #njhc  #thestonepony  #lifetimenj 
The Stone Pony #neon #signage #typography #thestonepony #lifetimenj  (at The Stone Pony)

The Stone Pony #neon #signage #typography #thestonepony #lifetimenj (at The Stone Pony)

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#thestonepony  #lifetimenj  #neon  #typography  #signage 
Parting shot #VABF2014 Vancouver Art Book Fair 2014 #drawdownbooks #grids #patterns #color  (at Vancouver Art Gallery)

Parting shot #VABF2014 Vancouver Art Book Fair 2014 #drawdownbooks #grids #patterns #color (at Vancouver Art Gallery)

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#color  #drawdownbooks  #grids  #vabf2014  #patterns 
A Kid’s Manual for Programming the Sinclair/Timex Computers #bookcover #typography #graphicdesign #awesome #thepaperhound #programming #retro #yes (at The Paper Hound Bookshop)

A Kid’s Manual for Programming the Sinclair/Timex Computers #bookcover #typography #graphicdesign #awesome #thepaperhound #programming #retro #yes (at The Paper Hound Bookshop)

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#bookcover  #awesome  #programming  #typography  #retro  #yes  #graphicdesign  #thepaperhound 
The Artist / The Writer / Le Corbusier #graphicdesign #typography #swissdesign #book #bookcover #architecture #lecorbusier (at MacLeod’s Books)

The Artist / The Writer / Le Corbusier #graphicdesign #typography #swissdesign #book #bookcover #architecture #lecorbusier (at MacLeod’s Books)

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#bookcover  #typography  #lecorbusier  #book  #architecture  #graphicdesign  #swissdesign 
Le Corbusier #graphicdesign #typography #book #lecorbusier #architecture  (at MacLeod’s Books)

Le Corbusier #graphicdesign #typography #book #lecorbusier #architecture (at MacLeod’s Books)

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#book  #graphicdesign  #typography  #lecorbusier  #architecture 
Belgium, nice typography #Belgium #graphicdesign #typography  (at The Paper Hound Bookshop)

Belgium, nice typography #Belgium #graphicdesign #typography (at The Paper Hound Bookshop)

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#belgium  #graphicdesign  #typography 
Alphabet City / seen at #VABF2014 #magazine #zine #book #graphicdesign #typography “Cultural Differences” (at Vancouver Art Gallery)

Alphabet City / seen at #VABF2014 #magazine #zine #book #graphicdesign #typography “Cultural Differences” (at Vancouver Art Gallery)

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#vabf2014  #typography  #zine  #magazine  #book  #graphicdesign 
Zine Club #VABF2014 #graphicdesign #typography #zine #screen #type #club  (at Vancouver Art Gallery)

Zine Club #VABF2014 #graphicdesign #typography #zine #screen #type #club (at Vancouver Art Gallery)

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#vabf2014  #club  #screen  #typography  #zine  #graphicdesign  #type