Ultra Violent is a visual study edited by Pouria Khojastehpay that focuses on the appearance and behavior of diehard football club fans, known as Ultras and Casuals.
Men join these groups and riot for fun because it’s an instant way to feel they’re connected to a community. The antisocial kick is like doing drugs: bad for you but addictive. Violence produces endorphins and lets their adrenaline flow. It’s like sex – you live in the moment.
This publication comprises low-resolution grayscale images, reframed and cut to create a new, first-person perspective of the lifestyles of football fanatics from the streets to the stands.
When you quickly flip through this book, it hardly differs from zapping through hundreds of news channels or scrolling through your timeline on social media. The enormous number of (horrific) images we see every day, unsolicited, makes us realize less and less what we are actually looking at. We cannot (and do not want to) close ourselves off from our contemporary, violent visual culture. The author used hardcore football culture to study this.
Specifications - Hardcover. 100 pages.
Hidden Art Experiences Outside the Museum
Art Escapes explores exciting art outside conventional spaces, freely available for those willing to discover creativity on another plane.
From the Italian countryside via the Utah desert to the forests of Finland and beyond, culture editor Grace Banks offers a list for art lovers seeking unique experiences.
Specifications - Hardcover. 256 pages.
The First Forty Years
The Complete Works
"Chances are if you've shaved with an electric razor, blow-dried your hair, or sparked up a cigarette in the past 60 years, you owe a debt of gratitude to Dieter Rams." – New York Times.
From 1882 to Now
As featured in the New York Times, ARTnews, Colossal, Metropolis and New York Magazine’s The Strategist.
A groundbreaking A-Z survey of the work of over 300 modern and contemporary artists born or based in Africa.
Specifications - Hardback. 352 pages.
Contemporary Houses by the Sea
The first-ever authoritative A-Z celebration of the 500 greatest names in men's fashion - 200 years of men's style through the work of designers, brands, photographers, icons, models, retailers, tailors, and stylists around the globe.
Specifications - Hardback. 528 pages.
Phaidon commemorates the company's influence with Nike: Better is Temporary, a landmark publication that charts Nike's transformation from rebellious upstart to global phenomenon.
This immersive visual survey offers an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes exploration into Nike's ethos-driven design formula, placing industry-defining innovations and globally recognized products alongside previously unpublished designs, prototypes, insider stories, and more.
Beginning with "Breaking2," an introduction detailing Nike's 2017 attempt to facilitate a sub-two-hour marathon, the book lays out in five thematic chapters Nike's focus on performance, brand expression, collaboration, inclusive design, and sustainability.
The book's extraordinary design also nods to its contents. The striking cover features overlapping silkscreened layers of Nike's proprietary Volt yellow and Hyperpunch pink colors overlaying an image of world-champion marathoner Eliud Kipchoge printed in a half-tone dot pattern. The book's spine, visible through the clear jacket, showcases a series of colored tabs that extend from its interior pages and which are referenced in the book's bonus chapter, "Crafting Color."
Specifications - Hardback. 320 pages.