Freunde von freunden Berlin
The book presents twenty-five Berlin creatives in their workspaces and homes. The pictures focus on human beings in private settings. Nothing seems staged; the photographs emphasize the authentic qualities and idiosyncrasies of the sitters, including many trendsetters such as gallerists, collectors, artists, photographers, illustrators, architects, shopkeepers, and entrepreneurs. Professional photography and a loving eye for detail unite to offer a unique and exclusive glimpse into the storied lives of Berlin’s creatives. With background information and insiders’ tips. With a foreword by Adriano Sack The design studio NoMoreSleep, working with a team of photographers, editors, graphic designers, and networkers, launched Freunde von Freunden (Friends of Friends) as an online portal in 2009; the site now has a monthly readership of more than 150,000, providing a forum to the culture and creative scenes in Berlin and beyond.Hardcover, 336 pages Price DKK 429,00
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Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture by acclaimed shoe historian Elizabeth Semmelhack is a concise look at a variety of groundbreaking sneakers from the mid-nineteenth century to pioneering sports models and present-day cultural icons. Drawn from the collection of the Bata Shoe Museum and significant private collectors, museums and archives, this selection is richly contextualized with interviews and essays by design innovators, sneaker collectors, and cultural historians, creating a backdrop of the technical innovation, fashion trends, social history, and marketing campaigns that shaped the form over the past two centuries. The book includes sneakers ranging from an 1860 spiked running shoe, a pair of 1936 track shoes, Air Jordans I XX3, the original Air Force 1, and early Adidas Superstars to contemporary sneakers by prominent figures including Damien Hirst, Jeremy Scott, Jeff Staple, and Kanye West. The book also highlights sneakers and prototype drawings that span the career of Nike sneaker design legend Tinker Hatfield, making this the definitive illustrated history of sneaker culture.
Specifications - 256 pages. Language: English.
The soaring, rigid walls of the tenement blocks torn open by the bombing of World War II dominated the German streetscapes of the 1950s. Fire walls, originally integrated in the building and serving as fire shields, suddenly became visible and turned into outer walls. That is how the originally rather technical term got a new meaning: Firewalls as walls spared by the fire. Those long brick walls often adjoin to vast vacant lots once taken up by buildings that were never reerected after the war. Windowssometimes bricked up againcover the walls without any rational order, bearing witness to the troublesome moments of Germanys history, just like smut, traces of bullets, shrapnel holes, the outlines of previous buildings, and provisional repairs. The remarkable housing boom following the fall of East Germany whitewashed most of the scars and overgrew the occasional graffiti and advertisements originally decorating those walls. A look behind them revealslike a negative form of the same castthe imprint of the buildings story.
Specifications - 128 pages. Hardcover. 30.7 x 2.2 x 38.3 cm. Language: English.
Elephant’s summer issue canvasses opinions from Cory Arcangel, Camille Henrot, Mishka Henner and, of course, Bruce Lee, to form 60 pages of glitches, pixels, memes, Google Maps and celebrities on screens. In the issue, we encounter Elmgreen & Dragset in the toilets of London’s Hayward Gallery on the tenth anniversary of Prada Marfa, walk down the streets of NYC with offbeat design genius Paul Sahre, and go down on the farm with Rachel Howard. Meet the New Establishment: photographer Petra Collins, painter Michael Armitage, and sculptor Ben Woodeson. Discover the subversive wit of children’s illustrator and erotic artist Tomi Ungerer in Journal.
Dazed and Confused magazine originally was a London based street scene magazine. Now it has evolved into an internationally recognised title that continues to recognize and create leading cultural trends. The magazine has a self confessed controversial editorial view on fashion, design and visual identity. The magazine will regularly have exclusive interviews with the hottest celebrities around, the best of the most up-to-date fashion as well as beautiful photography and images.
Specifications - 22,4 x 30 cm, Language: English.
Revive the art of storytelling using these nine beautifully illustrated wooden dice to create the most imaginative, funny and bizarre stories. Construct your own intergalactic adventure tale with flying saucers, cyborgs, mad scientists and aliens. Form an army with your space troopers to battle giant insects, dodge black holes and even gain superpowers like time travel and x-ray vision! This is the perfect family game that will stimulate the imaginations of children and adults alike.
Specifications - Box: 85 x 85 mm. 9 Dice Pages.
The creator of some of the most popular, enduring images of late 20th-century art, Keith Haring was also an iconic figure of the downtown New York scene in the 80's.
Christina Clausen's documentary offers an affectionate, deeply personal glimpse into Haring's life, from his early years growing up in a small, conservative Pennsylvania town to his heyday as a world-renowned artist, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Madonna, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Grace Jones, Yoko Ono, among many others.
Lacking a formal narrative, Andy Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen.
Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol by Jonas Mekas
A videocosa by Enrico Ghezzi
Interview with Achille Bonito Oliva
Interview with Mario Zonta
Paul Morrissey interviews Jonas Mekas