Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sneak Peek: 100 POSTERS, 134 SQUIRRELS

Akashic Books presents a preview of the forthcoming 100 Posters, 134 Squirrels,
an updated, revised collection of Jay Ryan's first decade of compelling posters,
framed by essays from luminaries in the music, design, and poster worlds --
including Steve Albini, Art Chantry, Greg Kot, and Debra Parr.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Akashic Books at the Miami Book Fair

The Miami Book Fair comes to Miami Dade College this weekend!
Here's where and when to find Akashic authors:

--Fri., Nov. 19, 3:00pm

Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus

300 N.E. Second Ave.

*writing workshop featuring Christina Garcia, registration required, please see here for details

--Sat., Nov. 20, 12:00pm

Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, Room 3410

300 N.E. Second Ave.

*featuring William Heffernan with authors Michael Koryta and Marin Solares

--Sun., Nov. 21, 10:00am

Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, Prometeo

300 N.E. Second Ave.

*featuring Preston L Allen with authors T Cooper and Vicki Hendricks

--Sun., Nov. 21, 12:00pm

Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, Pavilion A

300 N.E. Second Ave.

*featuring Edwidge Danticat with Haiti Noir contributors M.J. Fiervre and Mark Kurlansky, Josaphat-Robert Large, Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel, and Les Standiford, editor of Miami Noir

--Sun., Nov. 21, 12:30pm

Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, Room 3208-09

300 N.E. Second Ave.

*featuring Bernice L McFadden with authors Glenn Taylor and Michael Knight

--Sun., Nov. 21, 4:00 pm

Miami Dade College, Auditorium

300 N.E. Second Ave.

*featuring Nick Zinner (of the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Stacy Wakefield, and Zachary Lipez; they will perform, present a slide show and read from Please Take Me Off the Guest List

Please visit the Miami Book Fair website for complete details.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sneak Peek: FROM A BASEMENT IN SEATTLE, The Poster Art of Brad Klausen

FROM A BASEMENT IN SEATTLE is an extensive look into the creative process through which artist Brad Klausen generates imagery for rock posters for Pearl Jam, Built to Spill, Queens of the Stone Age, and others. Beginning chronologically with the first poster he made and ending with the most recent, this stunning book covers more than seventy-five different works. Sketches and detailed commentary of the story appear alongside the image of each finished poster, to give readers a rare look over the artist's shoulder to see the execution and concept of the individual designs.

"Brad's sensitivity to our planet and the corrupt ways in which it has been desecrated by those who have accepted greed into their hearts is a driving force behind his art and way of thinking... for nearly ten years, most every piece of art connected to our group had his stamp on it... he is certainly one of my favorite artists."
--Eddie Vedder, vocalist/guitarist, Pearl Jam

See below for a special preview of FROM A BASEMENT IN SEATTLE,
available for order here (not available in bookstores until December)!

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August 17, 2009: PEARL JAM/GOMEZ


February 4, 5 and 6, 2009: ALICE IN CHAINS


August 31, 2007: "IMMAGINE IN CORNICE"

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

NoirCon 2010


Fri., Nov. 5 at Society Hill Playhouse, 507 South 8th St.


-- 10:15 - 11:15am: Philadelphia Noir editor Carlin Romano, with contributors Keith Gilman, Duane Swierczynski, Meredith Anthony, Dennis Tafoya, and Jim Zervanos

-- 12:30–1:45pm: IACW Luncheon honoring William Heffernan, author of Dead Detective

-- 4:30–5:30pm: Writers on Noir panel discussion with William Heffernan, Reed Farrel Coleman, Cameron Ashley, Lorenzo Carcattera, Vicki Hendricks, and Daniel Woodrell

...and our very own Johnny Temple will receive the Jay and Deen Kogan award for Excellence in Publishing!

Click here for more information.