Interview: Songwriter, DJ + Producer Jim-E Stack

The recording artist shares how music brought him happiness and a body of work to form a solo album

Jim-E Stack (aka James Harmon Stack) feels fortunate to exist away from the music industry’s brightest spotlight despite the fact that he’s worked on music with Caroline Polachek, Bon Iver, Dominic Fike, Perfume Genius, Rostam, Charli XCX and others, all while achieving solo success. Rather, he’s driven by the feeling of a song. “I’m a music-maker,” Stack tells us, ahead of the release of his new …

1914 Book “The Surf Riders of Hawaii” Pioneered Sport Magazines + Photography

On auction through Sotheby's, A.R. Gurrey Jr's hand-assembled book mixes print photography, poetry and action

Wildly influential though mostly unknown, A.R. Gurrey Jr was born in Kansas in 1874. By 1900, as a trained civil engineer, he relocated to Hawaii. There, he surfed, declined a role within his father’s insurance business, and began working to open and operate an art gallery. In 1914, he published at least one edition of The Surf Riders of Hawaii—a hand-assembled book comprising mounted gelatin-silver …

Studio Visit: Crispin Finn

Classic ephemera screen-printed in red, white and blue by a pair of convivial creatives

The fun-loving, low maintenance duo working as London-based design studio Crispin Finn are undoubtedly passionate about red, white and blue. Their signature tricolor formula originally evolved from wanting to simplify a screen-printing process so as to reduce the cost of buying high-quality, super-concentrated ink, but it has since laid an ideal foundation for their graphic and illustration work. As accomplished bowlers, discerning burger enthusiasts, film …