Gift Revolver #1 features an artistic style influenced by greats such as Greg Capullo, Alex Ross, and Nathan Fox, and follows the story of an up-and-coming rapper who discovers he has special powers. Fusing together the worlds of hip hop, science fiction, and the occult. Read more here.
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Book signing and discussion with Jim Heimann and Eriberto Oriol // Tuesday October 25, 2011 // 18h until 21h // Carmichael Gallery // Culver City, CA
Rise and Sprawl: How Los Angeles Came To Be A Pictorial History of the City of Angels
With editor Jim Heimann and featured photographer Eriberto Oriol.
You are invited to join us for drinks and the opportunity to spend time with Eriberto Oriol and Jim Heimann, Executive Editor for TASCHEN America, as they sign copies of TASCHEN's "Los Angeles, Portrait of a City" and speak about the historical and cultural significance of Oriol's “America’s Most Wanted" photograph, which is featured in the book.
From the first known photograph taken in Los Angeles to its most recent sweeping vistas, this photographic tribute to the City of Angels provides a fascinating journey through the city's cultural, political, industrial, and sociological history. It traces the city's development from the 1880s' real estate boom, through the early days of Hollywood and the urban sprawl of the late 20th century, right up to the present day. With over 500 images, L.A. is shown emerging from a desert wasteland to become a vast palm-studded urban metropolis.
Jim Heimann is a cultural anthropologist and graphic design historian. He is also the Executive Editor for TASCHEN America, and author of numerous books on architecture, pop culture, and the history of the West Coast, Los Angeles, and Hollywood. He's been active in the arts for over thirty-five years, a faculty member at Loyola Marymount University, Art Center School of Design, and Otis School of Design, where he taught for 14 years.
Eriberto Oriol was born in Indio, CA and grew up in the San Diego neighborhood of Barrio Logan before relocating to Los Angeles, his home now for over three decades. In addition to expanding his internationally recognized portfolio of photographs of LA Latino street life, street art and graffiti, a talent he would later pass down to son Estevan, he and wife Angelica Gonzalez-Oriol are enthusiastic, proactive supporters of the local art scene, which led them to curate the first major exhibition of graffiti art in Los Angeles in 1989. In addition to the recognition the Oriols received from the Los Angeles City Council for the show's contribution to the community and the praise from numerous media outlets, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles acquired a featured artwork for its permanent collection.