Tim Presley: Under the Banner of Concern

$30

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Featuring Tim Presley artwork from exhibitions at Chicago’s Soccer Club Club and LA’s The Pit, the book Under the Banner of Concern complements its visual power with some of the artist’s poetry. Abstract yet identifiable, Presely’s portraiture relies on his signature “every figure” symbology, marked by sunken eyes and hollowed out, almost stick figure-like, bodies. In some spreads, black and white figures clash or contrast, and sometimes collaborate within a larger scene. Under the Banner of Concern comprises 140 pages and 89 images, including a handful of previously unreleased Presley pieces.

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This Far Six-Album Boxset

$180

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For the first time, all Sade’s albums will be available as a complete set in the six-record collection This Far. Sade (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman, Andrew Hale and Paul Spencer Denman), producer Mike Pela and mixing engineer Miles Showell remastered the albums at London’s iconic Abbey Road Studios, working meticulously to reproduce the band’s intended sound. Packaged in a case-bound box, the collection is available for pre-order now.

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Passion Purpose Profit

$21

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Passion Purpose Profit: Sidestep the #hustle and build a business you love by My Daily Business Coach founder Fiona Killackey offers essential information for small business owners who seek to scale while keeping their mental and financial balance intact. From advice on how to cement your initial idea to insight into how to hire employees that share your passion, Killackey conveys knowledge informed by decades of experience coaching, teaching and working with clients like Audible, Australia Post, Etsy, and Porsche. Full disclosure: our founder, Josh Rubin, is profiled in this book.

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Snacky Tunes: Music is the Main Ingredient: Chefs and their Music

$25

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Presenting personal stories from more than 75 of the world’s most celebrated chefs, PHAIDON’s Snacky Tunes: Music is the Main Ingredient: Chefs and their Music serves up the importance of music as a creative force. Each tale comes complete with a custom playlist and recipe from the chef’s repertoire. From the team behind the 11-year-running podcast—brothers Darin and Greg Bresnitz, as well as co-author (and producer) Khuong Phan—the 320-page flexibound anthology is a glance into the process of culinary masterminds.

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The Knife: LIVE AT TERMINAL 5

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To celebrate their 20th anniversary, The Knife (aka Karin and Olof Dreijer) are releasing a series of remixes and reissues. Included in the collection is LIVE AT TERMINAL 5, recorded at the NYC venue 30 April and 1 May in 2014. Available as WAV, MP3, CD and vinyl (the latter two also with a DVD of the performance), the 13-track album includes dynamic versions of “Pass This On,” “Without You My Life Would Be Boring” and “Silent Shout.”

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Interior Space: A Visual Exploration of the International Space Station

$55

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Available for pre-order now, Interior Space: A Visual Exploration of the International Space Station comprises unseen, eerie images that photographers Paolo Nespoli and Roland Miller captured inside the empty space station. Described as an “in-depth portrait,” the book also contains essays by space archaeology scholars Alice Gorman and Justin St P Walsh, as well as words from the photographers and architect Jeffrey S Nesbit. Through fascinating words and captivating images, readers are treated to a virtual 200-page tour through one of the most important and mysterious places in the universe.

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Accidentally Wes Anderson Book

$35

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With more than 200 idiosyncratic images and the stories behind each, Wally Koval’s hardcover Accidentally Wes Anderson book is an authorized homage to the style of the beloved auteur. Koval created the @AccidentallyWesAnderson Instagram handle in 2017 and since more than one million people have followed along. In the book, the same magical style unites photographs from all over the world. It’s available for pre-order now, though the book comes out in October 2020.

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Divine Decks: A Visual History of Tarot

$40

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From TASCHEN’s new Library of Esoterica (a series of books that traces the ways artists have explored mysticism for centuries) comes the first title, Divine Decks: A Visual History of Tarot. Author Jessica Hundley delves into the meanings behind 500+ cards, analyzes artworks and explores tarot’s immense and enduring influence—from medieval era to contemporary culture. Beautifully designed by LA-based studio Thunderwing, and with an essay by artist, tarot reader and metaphysical teacher Marcella Kroll, this book will appeal to tarot experts, history nerds, art enthusiasts and counterculture connoisseurs.

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Smithsonian Handbook of Interesting Insects

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Of the 34 million insect and arachnid specimens in London’s Natural History Museum, the Smithsonian Handbook of Interesting Insects focuses on 100 of the most fascinating. With scientific profiles crafted around striking full-color photography, the hardcover guide delves into each bug’s attributes, behaviors and lifestyle. Penned by Blanca Huertas (Senior Curator of Lepidoptera at the Natural History Museum, London) and Gavin Brooad (Principal Curator of Insects at the Natural History Museum, London), the book is informative, engaging and, at times, utterly spectacular for amateurs and experts alike.

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High on Design: The New Cannabis Culture

$53

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Santiago Rodriguez Tarditi’s High on Design: The New Cannabis Culture begins with a cannabis history lesson from Broccoli Magazine’s Editor in Chief Anja Charbonneau, a fitting and helpful introduction. Tarditi’s survey of the stunning accessories overwhelming the industry (and the brands making them) proves fascinating for design and cannabis enthusiasts alike. Between notes on the battle for legalization and justice for convicted cannabis consumers, dealers and healers, the book spotlights makers new and old, minimal and eclectic. It’s a comprehensive catalog of products, people and places setting a new standard for “high design.”

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John Cage: A Mycological Foray – Variations on Mushrooms

$55

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From independent publishing house Atelier Éditions, the two-volume monograph John Cage: A Mycological Foray explores the acclaimed (and often experimental) American composer and theorist’s fascination with mushrooms. As Cage famously proclaimed, “I have come to the conclusion that much can be learned about music by devoting oneself to the mushroom.” Limited to an edition of 75, the book features 20 unnumbered lithographs, diary entries and the first-ever full reproduction of Cage’s Mushroom Book, done in collaboration with illustrator Lois Long and botanist Alexander H Smith, in 1972.

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Palomar’s ingenious handheld radio lets users tap into local stations around the world. With 18 keys that can correspond to any number of global cities—from Athens and Barcelona to Istanbul and Jakarta—tuning in is as easy as tapping your selection. To play it, though, one must connect the radio to the CityRadio app, which is available to download on the iOS or Android store, in advance. In total, there are over 60,000 stations available on CityRadio. The device is available in a red and tan or black and blue colorway. Price is in Euros.

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Life as a Unicorn: A Journey from Shame to Pride and Everything in Between

$27

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A memoir of awakening and hope, writer Amrou Al-Kadhi’s Life as a Unicorn: A Journey from Shame to Pride and Everything in Between traces their path from god-fearing Muslim child to an empowered, erudite drag queen by the name of Glamrou. Al-Kadhi has authored thoughtful pieces for the Guardian, Independent, Gay Times, and many others. They’ve also penned an episode of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon’s Apple TV series, Little America, as well as for BBC America’s The Watch. With this book, their voice shines—drawing balance between humor and heartbreak—and acts as a guiding light for those seeking to honor (or even discover) their truest selves.

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City Hall: Masterpieces of American Civic Architecture

$60

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Within City Hall: Masterpieces of American Civic Architecture, photographer Arthur Drooker presents expressive, exacting imagery of the administrative hubs of various local governments. The chronological chronicle travels from the early 19th century to today—representing the wonders of Buffalo, Boston and beyond while showcasing styles that range from Federalist to modern. The book includes a foreword by historian Douglas Brinkley, and mayors (current and former) offer stories to accompany Drooker’s images.

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Paula Scher: 25 Years at the Public

$45

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“Why should I correct my mistakes when all of the innovation exists in the mistake?” This kind of rebellious thinking makes Paula Scher’s work feel fresh yet instantly recognizable, evidenced best in her forthcoming book, 25 Years at the Public, A Love Story. The artist, designer and Pentagram partner has been developing the visual language for the non-profit theater group for more than two decades, from its wood type-inspired identity to more than 150 posters—many of which weren’t displayed outside the venue. This graphic-heavy tome chronicles her creative output and “love story” behind it all (firings, re-hirings and redesigns) for the in-depth history of this radical New York institution that’s as inspiring as the performances there.

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Featuring the fervent “Viril” and soaring “Cut Me,” Moses Sumney’s græ is a dazzling two-LP record that bends countless genres—from soul to rock, ambient, classical, jazz, R&B and beyond. At times tender, vulnerable, and ferocious, the 20-track album (Sumney’s second) explores intimacy and identity, resulting in a listening experience that’s unique and entirely exquisite.

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