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JR

JR

JR first garnered international attention at age 27 when he won the TED Prize for his Inside Out Project, which has since drawn nearly 200,000 participants internationally. His in-your-face black-and-white close-up portraits — pasted on buildings and streets, trains, buildings and monuments — allow locals to have presence and show ownership of their surroundings. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

The first major and in-depth retrospective monograph on JR, the enigmatic and anonymous Parisian photographer/street artist/activist behind some of the world's most provocative large-scale public photography projects.

Created in close collaboration with JR, this book includes all bodies of his work, his collaborations with other artists and institutions such as the New York Ballet and previously unpublished behind-the-scenes documentation of his studios in Paris and New York, where he and his creative collaborators live and work.

Introducing JR 's story is a specially commissioned graphic novel by comic artist Joseph Remnant, which charts his rise from graffiti roots and his decision to become a full-time artist.

Features a survey essay by Nato Thompson, Chief Curator of Creative Time, New York.

REVIEWS

"JR's projects are meaningful yet totally accessible. This has given him massive popular appeal but he's fervently principled. His image is so cool many brands would be chomping at the bit to link up with him but he even covers up the logo on his sunglasses." —Metro UK on JR

"One of the most important street artists working today." —Stephen Colbert on JR

"Putting a human face on street art, an audacious talent energizes public spaces and sparks cross-cultural conversation." —Architectural Digest on JR

"The hippest street artist since Banksy." —The Guardian on JR

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NALO HOPKINSON

Nalo Hopkinson (Brown Girl in the Ring, Skin Folk) has been widely hailed as a highly significant voice in Caribbean and American fiction. She has been dubbed “one of our most important writers,” (Junot Diaz), with “an imagination that most of us would kill for” (Los Angeles Times), and her work has been called “stunning,” (New York Times) “rich in voice, humor, and dazzling imagery” (Kirkus), and “simply triumphant” (Dorothy Allison).

Falling in Love with Hominids presents more than a dozen years of Hopkinson’s new, uncollected fiction, much of which has been unavailable in print, including one original story. Her singular, vivid tales, which mix the modern with Afro-Caribbean folklore, are occupied by creatures unpredictable and strange: chickens that breathe fire, adults who eat children, and spirits that haunt shopping malls.

REVIEWS

“Hopkinson’s stories dazzle”
—NPR

“Every story feels like a perfectly formed separate entity, but pulling them together is the effortless blending of the fantastic and the mundane.”
—Book Riot

 “Falling in Love with Hominids is a wonderful treat for Nalo Hopkinson fans and a fantastic introduction for new readers.”
—New York Journal of Books

“Every reader will surely find something to love, as this collection is often hilariously funny, deeply tragic, intensely engaging, and strongly steeped with fantastic elements.”
— Civilian Reader

For more information visit https://tachyonpublications.com/product/falling-love-hominids

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MILLIE MAROTTA

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Lose yourself in a riot of beauty and mindful drawing. Millie Marotta’s intricately designed tropical world beckons would-be artists to enter and make their mark. Add brilliant colors to exotic blooms or a parrot’s feathers. Complete a rain forest scene, add fine lines to palm trees, or personalize the illustrations. It’s a wonderful way to fire up your imagination and relieve stress.

Millie Marotta is a freelance illustrator working in her studio by the sea in a little corner of West Wales. She has developed a mild obsession with all things flora and fauna, which along with intricate pattern and detail, remains an ongoing theme in her art. She works in both traditional and digital media for editorial, advertising, merchandising, web, and textiles. Her clients range from Virgin Atlantic to Penguin Books, and she is the author of Animal Kingdom (Lark).

REVIEWS

“A colouring book filled with art so beautiful and intricate, you’ll be hesitant to colour it in, even though your own shading only serves to enhance these amazing illustrations.”—Buzzfeed.com
 
“In her books, you'll find whimsical images of idiosyncratic animals, flowers in bloom, and sophisticated patterns at play. Who doesn't love the idea of immersing oneself into a fantastical world of monochromatic illustrations and bringing them to (colorful) life?” —MarthaStewart.com
 
“Coloring can be weirdly calming, even for grown-ups. Animal Kingdom is a coloring book for adults, filled with stunning, intricate illustrations of various fauna and foliage that’ll ensure hours of relaxation.” —RealSimple.com
 
“I am on the coloring bandwagon. I can’t wait to try all the fun animals in this book especially the bunnies and squirrels that are just darling. If you haven’t tried it lately I highly recommend it! So fun and relaxing.” —CraftGossip.com

Check out her website for more details http://milliemarotta.co.uk

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Petra Collins

Curated by one of today’s most sought-after photographers, this collection of work by young female artists captures the voices and visions that are shaping a generation of women.

21-year-old Canadian photographer Petra Collins is leading the way in a contemporary girl power revolution that proves feminism and sexuality aren’t mutually exclusive. "Babe" includes work by Collins as well as over 30 artists who have been part of her online collective "The Ardorous". Though their work is aesthetically varied, it all represents a current zeitgeist characterized by explorations of female identity, scrutinization of the role of the Internet and social media, and a penchant for pastel colors. The artists in the book, such as Arvida Bystrom, Sandy Kim, Harley Weir, Jeanette Hayes, and Kristie Muller, hail from a variety of places, including New York, London, Moscow, Stockholm, Los Angeles, Berlin, and Toronto. Together they reflect an all-accepting, affirming, distinctly female point of view that teens and young women everywhere can respond to. With a Foreword by Tavi Gevinson, writer, actress, fashion blogger, and creator of the online magazine Rookie, this is an inspiring collection for a new generation of creative, forwardthinking women. Read more at Prestel.com

PRESS...
"exclusive first look" on i-d.vice.com

"Petra Collins' visual guide to girl power

Interview with Petra Collins on 10magazine.com

"What a Babe" - Miss Vogue

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