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50 Watts Books - Our First Publications

12 April 2022 @ 10:05 pm

4/12/2022: Forthcoming from 50 Watts Books in 2022 and 2023. While running the bookstore over the last year, I've been working on four books at the top of my list of dream projects. These books have fascinated (and confused) me for years -- longtime followers of the blog might recognize some -- and I'm excited to put them into the world. To follow their progress and be alerted when preorders begin, sign up for the 50 Watts Books email list. I'll also keep this page up-to-date. Booksellers, please get in touch! I will be selling some rare books by Tiger Tateishi and Kiyoshi Awazu to raise printing funds. A Tiger in the Land of Dreams by Tiger Tateishi Translated by Yosuke Kitazawa and Ottilia Tanaka ISBN 9781957625003

Bookstore Image Dive 1

8 March 2022 @ 5:55 pm

(Find me at 50 Watts Books.) Nicole Claveloux, c1974, for a French edition of Alice in Wonderland found in Les images libres - Illustrations for Children, 1966-1986 A selection of images found in books on the shelves at 50 Watts Books. Books go in and out of print, and I look forward to revisiting a post in a few years to marvel at what was available. Nicole Claveloux, c1971 for Le Chat de Simulombula found in Les images libres - Illustrations for Children, 1966-1986

A Dream Within a Dream

7 March 2022 @ 9:52 pm

(Find me at 50 Watts Books.) Jan Konupek, from the cycle Dream Land, 1940, found in Edgar Allan Poe and Art in the Czech Land Some images from A Dream Within a Dream: Edgar Allan Poe and Art in the Czech Land, a recent publication now available at 50 Watts Books Frantisek Kobliha, The Black Cat, 1950, found in Edgar Allan Poe and Art in the Czech Land

Posters by Ghobad Shiva

5 January 2022 @ 9:33 pm

(Find me at 50 Watts Books.) silk-screen prints from 1975 Posters by Ghobad Shiva (born 1940) found in the book Music Posters from Pre-Revolution Iran, 1960s-70s. The section opens with some quotes by Shiva: "Posters offer a vast field to every graphic designer. While you present the information, you find an opportunity to add your individual artistic and intellectual view, what you seldom enjoy in other graphic media." "I spend more time on designing a poster than I do on other graphic works because you send a poster into the streets, where it generates thought, for which a graphic designer is highly responsible." "I believe you must turn the voices and melodies of music into a visual format. This is an Eastern view. Eastern artists almost

The Fake Kyoto Collection

18 October 2021 @ 6:16 pm

(Find me at 50 Watts Books.) Some blown-up details from Imiri Sakabashira's The Fake Kyoto Collection, a Japanese book from 2020. Born in 1964, Imiri Sakabashira is part of the Japanese underground generation centering around publications like Garo and AX. His work has been exhibited in the Trancepop Gallery in Kyoto and the Billiken Gallery in Tokyo.

Tomi Ungerer's Nonstop

13 October 2021 @ 6:42 pm

(Find me at 50 Watts Books.) How it begins From Tomi Ungerer's final picture book, Nonstop, published by Phaidon in 2020. Find it at 50 Watts Books or on (I'm a regular affiliate there, not a bookstore affiliate). My summary: Vasco's shadow helps guide him through a crumbling world where "birds, butterflies, and rats were gone" and "flowers had turned into memories." Along the way he rescues Poco, the little green child of Nothing, and they eventually find a gigantic cake in the desert (a happy ending!). I love this book. How it ends

Marina Shirakawa's Yokai Picture Book

12 October 2021 @ 7:19 pm

(Find me at 50 Watts Books.) Details from a book collection of Marina Shirakawa's yokai drawings. Shirakawa (1944-2000) also features prominently in an anthology of mushroom-themed manga from the same Japanese published, ele-king books/P-Vine.

Imiri Sakabashira's Letterpress Monsters

25 September 2021 @ 10:07 pm

(Find me at 50 Watts Books.) Three details from a little letterpressed book by Imiri Sakabashira, published by the Trance Pop gallery in Japan.

Dard Hunter's Salome

16 September 2021 @ 8:41 pm

(Find me at 50 Watts Books.) Found in Dard Hunter: The Graphic Works by Lawrence Kreisman: "Dard's mastery of the elements of design that made Viennese modernism so dramatic culminated in this double title page created in 1903 for Oscar Wilde's Salome. It pictures Salome in profile, the tall robed figure on the left, holding up the severed head of John the Baptist. Dard's lettering breaks away from simple sans serif type with the addition of curling embellishments that are tied to the dress folds, the hair, and the beard on the facing page." Publisher description: "The distinctive typography and elegant compositions designed by William Joseph 'Dard' Hunter (American, 1883–1966) have become icons of the American Arts and Crafts style and have established him as one of A

The Magical World of Erni Cabat

26 August 2021 @ 4:17 pm

(Find me at 50 Watts Books.) From Erni Cabat's Magical World of Prehistoric Animals A few illustrations by Erni Cabat (1914-1994) from his lovely "Magical World" series of books. He was the husband of the ceramicist (maker of "Feelies") Rose Cabat (1914-2015). I have some of his books in stock in the shop. From Erni Cabat's Magical World of Prehistoric Animals

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