Punk: An Aesthetic

A visual narrative of the art and design that spawned a cultural movement and DIY generation

Born in dungy London basements and matured in equally grimy streets, the punk counter culture of the mid 1970’s and 80’s defined an unrelenting angst felt by youth the world around. While many books have surfaced over the years to document its documenters, Punk: An Aesthetic wraps over 350 pages in band and film posters, fanzines and original photography—much unreleased prior to now—and iconic art …

Swimming Studies

Leanne Shapton paints a portrait of her life in the water

As an artist, Leanne Shapton writes as if she’s painting words across a page, uncovering memories and emotions in sentences like brushstrokes. As a swimmer, she tells stories with the cadence of fluid, mesmerizing laps through a clear blue pool. The illustrator, author, publisher and former New York Times Op-Ed art director approaches her memoir, “Swimming Studies“, which releases 5 July, as a meditation on …

Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason

Hilarious excerpts, lists and essays from a budding American humorist

What’s the worst icebreaker you can think of? Mike Sacks has some suggestions: “This party reminds me of 9/11;” “What’s your all-time favorite coupon?” or “They’re night-vision goggles, and no, I won’t be removing them.” “Icebreakers to Avoid” is just one of dozens of hilarious lists, essays, emails and letters that make up Sacks’ new book, “Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason” from Tin House Books. …