roaring & dirty NY

New York City and its street life in the roaring twenties and dirty thirties, by Weegee.





air full of ships

more airships here


could haves & would haves

Penguin by Design, A Cover Story 1935-2005, Phil Baines, 2005.

11 Bilder (Knees), Hans-Peter Feldmann, 1969. More images from the Bilder series and other books of his contemporaries to be found here.

Die Farbe, designed by Max Bill, 1944, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Z├╝rich. A lot more of these kind of modernist books here.

Out of Print: An Archive as Artistic Concept, Guy Schraenen, 2001. Till May 16th 2010, La Maison Rouge shows an exhibition of records and covers compiled by Guy Schraenen. His fascination with artists’ multiples (objects, catalogues, books, magazines) has led him to amass a unique collection on the theme of sound.

'Clouds for piano, for Geoffrey Hendricks', from Piano Album, Dick Higgins, 1980.

Published by Fruit Distributors Ltd & the Australian Banana Growers Council, circa 1975. Possibly the ugliest cookbook ever published.