Amy Audet-Arcand is one to watch. A student and artist, she first caught our eye with her fantastic Instagram feed, containing her paintings, drawings, sculptures and inspirations. Based in Montreal, Amy fell in love with Surrealist literature while traveling in Paris, finding the movement's close ties between art & writing irresistible.
Tucker Nichols is a Northern California-based artist whose work is shown in major museums and galleries throughout the world. We love the color, wit, simplicity, and beauty of everything he does, wether it's a simple illustration for the New York Times, a sculpture made of everyday objects, a wall-sized painting or a children's book. He stretched the notion of summer reading list for our feature, saying this about it: "Every time I stay in a cabin somewhere I fantasize about getting snowed in and having to read everything on the shelves over the course of six months or whenever the seal team repels in to airlift me out. So this tower of books is less what I’m reading this summer and...
Greg Lutze is the co-founder and "Chief Creative Officer" of the photo editing app, VSCO. Frequent visitors to our Oakland shop, the people at VSCO are based here, and their enthusiasm for and involvement in a wide range of creative work is contagious and evident every time they come in. Our favorite kinds of guests! I was curious to see how Greg, a major mover in how the world presents their lives on Instagram, would present his own personal book suggestions, and I was pleasantly un-surprised that the photos are beautiful and that the books, from a self-described "avid bookworm", were all 100% solid summer reading.
It's time once again for one of our favorite yearly features here at BOOK/SHOP, the Summer Reading List Series. As before, we've collected lists from a wide range of people we know and admire, and I'm excited to share them with you from now through August. Also, as usual, I'm kicking of the list with a selection of books I'm looking forward to digging into this summer. Check back here often for new lists!