ORIGIN OF THE FIRE PICK
November 21st, 2013 by Larry
EDGEGAZER ISSUE 1 AVAILABLE NOW
November 10th, 2013 by Tim
I’m a big fan of the printed fanzine and this new zine from Ted Del Toro called Edgegazer is one that is well worth checking out. Ted’s first run sold out quickly, but he just had more printed up and they’re available now. Go to Ted’s website and order yourself up a copy of Edgegazer issue 1. Here’s a link to the website teddeltoro.org. -Tim DCXX
November 7th, 2013 by Tim
X Claim! with the perfectly executed hardcore graphic design and photography. I’ve stared at and studied these records for hours on end, as did so many others. These guys laid the blueprint for how so many of us went on to do things, ideologically, musically and graphically. Thanks Al Barile and crew. -Tim DCXX
MY RULES BOOK – COMING 2014
September 16th, 2013 by Larry
Glen E Friedman has a new book coming out next year entitled, My Rules, named after his original photozine from 1982. Here’s the official news from Glen himself…
“I know it’s a bit early, but I’m very excited to announce this news here, with some of the details for the first time since starting work on this book project over a year ago, and finally agreeing to the deal with Rizzoli just last week.
The book will be released on the 20th anniversary of FUCK YOU HEROES original publication, in September of 2014.
The new book is going to be called MY RULES. Taking much inspiration from the same title I used for my 1st ever solo publication, I did by myself in 1982 – (MY RULES Photozine, the one and only issue). It’s going to be a monster and you are going to LOVE IT! I am sure.
324 pages – 11.5″ tall by 13″ wide – It will contain the best of both my books FUCK YOU HEROES (out of print for over a year now) and FUCK YOU TOO (out of print for over two years now).
But it won’t just be a rehash, because the images will be larger than ever, many as full bleed, and up to 300% of the there originally published size, with scans better than ever, for more detail than ever, for many of the most classic photographs I’ve ever created. PLUS over 30% of the book will be never before published work (around 100 never seen pic’s)!
There will also be essays from many of my favorite and most respected and interesting subjects over the years, speaking truths that will blow your mind and inspire you, without a doubt.
Let’s leave it at that. I just wanted to make the announcement here and official!
Overseas folks, now you can start hitting up your international arms of books stores and distributors that carry Rizzoli books and see if they will be carrying editions of the book in your country and native language!
The prospects of real international distribution for this monster is very exciting for me, because I know. at times, over the years, my books over seas have been difficult to come by, if not priced higher than what I would have liked due to import and shipping costs.
All my friends and supporters in Italia, Japan, Germany, France, Brazil, Poland, Sweden, Spain, get on on it, I’d love to see it in Italian, Japanese, French, German, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, Spanish and MORE!
Any more exciting news I will let you know when it becomes official.
Next thing I plan on sharing will be the actual cover we should have done soon, and before the end of the year we should have some ideas on which territories will have their own editions…” – Glen E. Friedman
SANTA CRUZ SLASHER – GRAPHIC INSIGHT FROM SPUNK SKATE ZINE
August 6th, 2013 by Tim
July 7th, 2013 by Tim
THE CHRONICLES OF KID HARD
July 4th, 2013 by Tim
THE ART OF PUNK – DEAD KENNEDYS
June 25th, 2013 by Larry
This episode of The Art of Punk features the story behind the art of the legendary Dead Kennedys. From the chaotic, surreal, madness, of collage mixed with political folly that blazed their LP’s and gig flyers; to the razor edge ultra simplistic four simple line DK symbol. In San Francisco we corner founding Dead Kennedys member Jello Biafra, and discuss his own warped inspiration for the many sleeves and posters created in the early days of the band. Back in Los Angeles we talk with pop surrealist artist Tim Biskup about how the DK’s affected and twisted his own young mind, and Steve Olson graces us with a few words of wisdom. Finally we meet up with master collage artist, and designer of the DK’s symbol, Winston Smith in his North Beach art studio, and talk about how he was drawn into the early Bay Area punk scene – and his long and creative artist relationship with the Dead Kennedy’s and Jello Biafra.
THE ART OF PUNK – BLACK FLAG
June 11th, 2013 by Larry
On the first episode of “The Art of Punk” the art of the legendary Black Flag is dissected. From the iconic four bars symbols, to the many coveted and collected gig flyers, singles, and band t-shirts, all depicting the distinctive Indian ink drawn image and text by artist Raymond Pettibon. We start of in Los Angeles talking to two founding members singer Keith Morris, and bass player Chuck Dukowski, about what the scene was like in 1976 – setting the stage for the band’s formation, as well as the bands name, and the creation of the iconic four bars symbol. Raymond Pettibon talks with us from his New York art studio. Back in LA we meet with Flea, from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, about how the art, the music, and that early LA scene impacted his own life and career. To wrap it all up we sit and talk at length, with Henry Rollins, at MOCA Grand Ave in Los Angeles, about all of the above and more.