Beloved by millions, praised by film critic Roger Ebert as "the best animation filmmaker in history," and referred to as the "Japanese Walt Disney," Hayao Miyazaki is known for his sense of whimsical adventure, deep reverence for nature, and strong female characters. As a prolific creator, his influence and admirers include Steven Spielberg, Wes Anderson, and Akira Kurosawa. Curated by Spoke Art Gallery, My Neighbor Hayao features work from more than 250 artists in celebration of the acclaimed Japanese filmmaker and animator. Showcasing a diverse array of original painting, embroidery, sculpture, and limited edition prints that were first exhibited at Spoke during three highly popular group exhibitions attracting more than 10,000 attendees, this beautiful book grants fans of Miyazaki another creative avenue to explore his inspired worlds through interpretations of characters and themes found in iconic films including My Neighbor Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, and Princess Mononoke.
Discover the whimsical charms and morbid intricacies of Victorian taxidermy through the unpurralleled collection of J.D Powe.
Mark Ryden returns with 20 new incredible portraits of creatures
From his Snow Yak to his very personal interpretation of the California bear, for more than 20 years Mark Ryden has populated an incredible "pop surrealist" bestiary of half-animal, half-plush creatures. Freely inspired by the Rushton toys that enjoyed their heyday in America in the '60s and '70s, these creatures are now the object of a cult worship among fans of the artist, and are one of his marks of distinction in the world of contemporary art.
This book reveals the details and backgrounds of the 20 new paintings Mark Ryden has created for his 2020's show at Emmanuel Perrotin's gallery in Shanghai, but also some of his most iconic master-pieces showcasing yaks and others creatures of his own mythology.
With a statement essay from the artist and an introduction by Takashi Murakami ("the Warhol of Japan"), this "little pink book" will become an instant classic for the lovers of contemporary art and surrealism.
Laurent Durieux is a famous Belgian illustrator who is well known by pop culture fans and collectors for his cult movie poster reinterpretations. Every one of his American exhibitions was sold out on opening night and attended by thousands of enthusiastic fans. This book will be his first monograph and will cover his entire career, with particular focus on his most iconic alternative movie posters (including Jaws, The Birds, Vertigo, and The Master).
The book includes a 6-page section of rejected and unpublished poster art and a foreword by filmmaker and Durieux collector Francis Ford Coppola.
Christian Rex van Minnen's art is challenging, intriguing, and disturbing. His provocative paintings depict the dynamic attraction and repulsion of mankind, often leaving the viewer deep in contemplative euphoria. Since his first solo exhibition in 2009, his work has been shown extensively around the world, garnering a cult following of admirers who are deeply moved by his honest paintings, that often reflect the artist's own thoughts about the fragile male ego and what it means to identify as a white American man. Van Minnen's first foray into showcasing his delightfully complex work, Massa Confusa: The Art of Christian Rex van Minnen is a deluxe art book filled with beautiful paintings that raise questions around our identity while also bringing out the grotesque from within all of us.
Curated around the work of internationally known artists and feline enthusiasts such as Mark Ryden, Shepard Fairey and Kat von D, this large volume is a love letter to our furry friends that purr and pounce. In more than 350 lavishly illustrated pages, you'll find the best of contemporary creations examining our obsessive relationship with these mischievous companions. The purr-fect artbook! About Rock Series: Rock Series is a unique collection of art anthologies showcasing trendy and unusual themes by the most iconic and popular contemporary artists.
Well-known Mondo artist Jason Edmiston explores the iconic gazes of your favorite pop culture characters.
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then you'll discover lots of famous souls in this exclusive 200-page artbook showcasing famous eyes by pop culture's Rembrandt: Jason Edmiston.
From never-before-seen preliminary sketches to vibrant full-color illustrations, look into over 300 pairs of eyes covering pop culture icons known from Star Wars to the Simpsons and The Warriors to Get Out .
Gary Baseman offers you a nostalgic and eerie tribute to one of America's favorite holidays through his personal collection of vintage Halloween pictures
In Nightmares of Halloween Past, Gary Baseman presents for the first time his unique collection of found vernacular Halloween-themed pictures collected over the last 20 years. Here, you can discover photos he has gathered at garage sales, yard sales, and thrift stores and received as submissions from online fans, all presented in this dark and eerie photobook of adults and children on All Hallows' Eve.
The photos compiled here speak a thousand words and inspire a thousand more questions. What might first appear scary will soon become endearing when you realize that the people under the ghoulish masks and macabre costumes are smiling and having fun.
The Art of the Devil is a beautiful book showcasing the past and present portrayal and manifestations of the Evil One in Western and Eastern art and a richly illustrated account of the history, symbols and manifestations of the devil in the collective imagination of the past and the present. The book features artistic masterpieces, engravings, ancient documents, books, posters, postcards, tarots, album covers, comics, objects and plenty of oddities related to the world of demons, the occult, and evil. See the devil in art from artists ranging from Hieronymus Bosch and Giotto to Keith Haring and Matt Groening.
Pillowy: The Art of Dave Cooper is the first comprehensive monograph encompassing all of the illustrations, paintings, comics, toys, and animations created by Dave Cooper. From his first published cartoons, created when he was a teenager, to his most recent oil paintings and exhibitions, this beautiful compilation delivers an intimate look into Cooper's life and work. Containing an impressive 300 pages of detailed reproductions with an accompanying introduction by Guillermo del Toro and essays by famous friends, Pillowy: The Art of Dave Cooper will be a great addition to your art book library.
Called "the funniest book on fashion ever written" by Vogue, here is the hilarious chronicle of life behind the runway
For years, French journalist and documentarian Loic Prigent has been tweeting the funny interactions, cruel criticisms, and absurd exclamations overheard during Fashion Week. Snarky statements on fashion mixed with absurdist poetry, the original French edition of Prigent's book has been celebrated by thousands of fans. For the first time, discover the backstage world of the models, designers, and rich clients as hilariously overheard and rendered in hundreds of quotes.
Part biographical sketch, part pronouncement on existence and literature, the French best-selling novelist Michel Houellebecq's H. P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life was published in France in 1991 and is the first non-fiction text ever published by the author. In this encomium, France's most famous contemporary author praises his prewar American alter ego's style, which couldn't be much less like his own. With a foreword by a Lovecraft admirer, Stephen King, this eloquently translated edition is both an insightful introduction to Lovecraft's dark mythology and Houellebecq's deadpan prose.
Tom of Finland (born Tuoko Laaksonen, 1920-1991), was an iconic and ground-breaking artist who rose to cult status in the international queer community and beyond for his work celebrating the male figure and masculinity during a time when being homosexual was taboo. Created in partnership with Tom of Finland Foundation, Tom of Finland: The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero is a beautifully detailed account full of never, or rarely seen, materials from his archive. The text was completed just a few months before the death of the artist and he was interviewed at length for it-making this book the only fully approved biography of the legend responsible for creating the muscled, mustachioed gay archetype of the 1960s and '70s.
With a foreword by Jean Paul Gaultier, an extensive history, and provocative photos and illustrations, Tom of Finland: The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero brings to life the story of the icon whose erotic depictions of men influenced many artists, including Robert Mapplethorpe and Bruce Weber.
Spend each season with the whimsical and creative French artist Nathalie Lete in her first English-language craftbook, Craft the Seasons: 100 Creations by Nathalie Lete. Filled with 200 pages of illustrations and instructions, Lete's beautiful book will inspire and guide you in creating decorative and useful items throughout the year, including postcards, napkin rings, masks, cake toppers, and more in celebration of all the seasons.
Step into the fantastical world where Stan Manoukian's complex and intricate creatures inhabit. Zoologia: The Art of Stan Manoukian is a 200-page anthology that showcases the famed illustrator's most loved creations. Inspired by engraved plates and old encyclopedias, Zoologia: The Art of Stan Manoukian is divided into six chapters each representing distinct geological terrains and environments his creatures inhabit: frozen, swampy, dry, wooden, rocky, and twilight.
Over nearly eight decades, Louis Stettner (1922-2016) defined a singular poetic vision in photography, honing a style influenced by both American street photography and French humanism. Stettner began working in the 1930s, becoming a member of the Photo League in New York and befriending Lisette Model, Paul Strand, and Weegee. After serving in the U.S. Army as a combat photographer, he moved to Paris in 1947, where he met the influential street photographer Brassai. The following decades were the most important in his career, as he traveled back and forth between Paris and New York and found inspiration in that geographical duality. Published to celebrate a major acquisition of Stettner's prints by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this beautiful volume presents iconic photographs from the entirety of Stettner's career, along with 19 essays about photography written by Stettner himself, originally published in the iconic magazine Camera 35 from 1971 to 1979, as well as a transcription of Stettner's fundamental lecture, "Photography: Style & Reality," delivered at the International Center of Photography in 2002.
Praised as much by Hollywood as by his fan base, Jason Edmiston is THE greatest painter of Geek culture of our time. In this pocket art book, find the most emblematic frontal gaze of your favorites heroes, monsters and villains,an easy way to test your knowledge of pop culture. Would you be able to recognize the iconic gaze of fantasy and horror characters by pop culture's "Rembrandt"? Will you be able to recognize Freddy Kruger, Clint Eastwood, Big Bird, E.T., or David Bowie by their eyes alone? Try on the eyes of your favorite characters!