Collecting Words

A photo book of very short visual stories told by graffiti, signs and other text found outside

There’s something about text found outside of screens and pages, in the “wild,” that grabs our attention. It’s the way they make a declaration in the public realm, trying to join our personal conversations. For the past five years—starting around the time that Instagram launched—Boulder-based art director Brian Fouhy has been “collecting words,” whether it’s graffiti or signage for Pittsburgh’s “#1 Exotic Club” Blush. “Back …

Ideas On Paper

The Nottingham magazine shop shares its six favorite reads

by Ian Sanders Alex Smith started his career working for big London retailers like Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, yet his ambition was always to open his own shop. In March 2014, he did just that. It feels a world away from London’s fashionable department stores: his shop, Ideas on Paper, resides upstairs in a cluster of old buildings that make up Cobden Chambers in …

Wild Life Press + Table of Contents

Alt culture publisher Steve Terry brings limited edition and one-off vintage books to the Portland concept shop

Steve Terry is the man behind Wild Life Press, an independent publisher that creates limited edition books (among other things, like a lookbook and even a flexi disc) working in close conjunction with the artist or subject. And by “close,” Terry doesn’t mean phone calls or emails—it involves, for example, sitting down in Ernie Glam’s apartment and going through boxes and boxes of more than …