Wednesday, December 15, 2010
On the eighth day of Christmas, Overlook Press gave to me...
...AN ADVANCE COPY OF THE NOT-YET-ON-SALE STREET KNOWLEDGE BY KING ADZ!
First, congratulations to yesterday's winners Mystie (right here on the blog!) and Jeannine (on Twitter), who will get the three just-released-in-paperback copies of FREDDY THE PIG! Also, a reminder that our TRUE GRIT contest ends tomorrow. Go here to learn more and enter0!
Next up, a copy of one of our coolest books ever that goes on sale this February--STREET KNOWLEDGE, by King Adz. It's an encyclopedia of street culture for those who love Banksy or Irvine Welsh and want to know about the cutting-edge talents who are shaping street art. This is a gorgeous book in and of itself and is sure to start a conversation on any coffee table or bookshelf. But for those interested in the sometimes subversive but always fresh styles of street artists, this is a goldmine of information.
STREET KNOWLEDGE includes works by and interviews with the most bold-faced names in street art, including Banksy, David LaChapelle, Kelsey Brookes, Quik, Tony Kaye, Tama Janowitz, The KLF, Shawn Stussy, Obey, Irvine Welsh, Martha Cooper, and Benjamin Zephaniah, as well as lesser-known and up-coming talents who are literally coming up from the streets.
And the author, King Adz, is a fascinating person as well. He left his former life as a filmmaker and advertising exec to pick up a pen and do what he loves best. In his current incarnation as writer, cook, and street culture aficionado, he roams the globe to touch, taste, and experience what’s happening on the ground and document his findings. Who better to teach you the ins and outs of street art?
TO WIN: Leave a blog comment, Tweet this contest, or leave a comment on our Facebook page. You can enter once in every area and we'll announce the winners tomorrow morning as we announce what you can look forward to for NINTH day of Overlook Christmas!
Still upcoming: another book for young readers, PG Wodehouse and more!
Nonesuch Dickens Christmas Books
Autographed Bliss, Remembered
Penny Vincenzi novels
Autographed Drawing is Thinking
True Grit, True Grit, TRUE GRIT! (ongoing)
The Gilded Stage: A Social History of Opera
Freddy the Pig in paperback