We're honored to present a reading list given to us by one of our heroes, Cecilia Dean. Cecilia is co-founder of Visionaire, possibly the most inventive and consistently astounding quarterlies ever to exist. Her summer reading list reads like a catalogue of fascinating survivors. Thanks Cecelia!
Petra Börner is a Swedish artist and illustrator, currently based in London. We're thrilled she took the time to offer up this remarkable reading list. In it, Petra shares her favorites & influences, with images of her books inventively made into scanner art for this feature...
Vita Yang is a Taipei-based illustrator whose first charming and original work we first encountered on Instagram. Her work has been featured by an impressive array of fashion & design brands, and we were delighted when Vita sent this reading list, including drawings of each book...
We're pleased to present this stunning plant-related reading list by Jai & Julia, founders of The Perennial Institute. It's a dream list for anyone interested in the intersection of plant life & contemporary creative practice. Thanks, Jai & Julka!
We're pleased to present our 7th year of collecting Summer Reading Lists. As in the past, we've got book recommendations coming from a range of artists, writers, shopkeepers, designers, and other interesting people we admire. And, as usual, we're starting off with a list by Book/Shop founder Erik Heywood. We'll post new lists every few weeks here on The Book/Shop Journal, so check back often. You can also explore past lists here. Happy Reading!
Karen Schaupeter is the brilliant mind behind Ed. Varie, a pioneering art gallery, publisher, and bookstore with locations in New York and Los Angeles. Karen's work extends beyond the walls of her spaces, though; her work as a stylist is extensive, with dozens of books and ad campaigns to her credit. We're excited to jump into her recommendations, covering everything from rock music to Japanese design, social justice and family dynamics. Thanks, Karen!
Grégoire Alexandre is a Paris-based photographer whose works transcend that label. Christian Lacroix called his work "contemporary poetry" and clients from Issey Miyaki and Pierre Hardy to Nike and Montcler agree. Impeccably modern and instantly timeless, we find Alexandre's work to be deeply inspiring. We're pleased to share his summer reading recommendations, of which he says "Some of these selections I've already read some time ago and others still I haven’t, but I want to dive into them all this summer. Each is about creation and art." Merci, Grégoire!
The Skirt Chronicles is our favorite new magazine from Paris. We were lucky enough to have an event with its three effervescent co-founders in April of this year at Small Shop in the Marias. Sarah, Haydée & Sofia are some of the smartest, coolest, and most enthusiastic people we've been involved with in a long time. We're honored to carry Skirt Chronicles in our Oakland shop & we're very pleased to share a few summer reading recommendation from these amazing women.
Zhenya Posternak is a Kiev-born photographer based in New York. She works with her twin sister Tanya, creating beautifully distinctive work for the likes of Mansur Gavriel and fashion magazines the world over. We first found her on Instagram, where even her most casual snapshots are instantly recognizable as her own, poetic and assured. We're grateful to have a peek at her summer reading plans.