George Barris is undisputably the "King of the Kustomizers," the most phenomenal kustom car builder ever. Barris created some of the best known and iconic cars of the 20th century, inlcuding the original TV Batmobile, the Munsters Koach, Hirohata Merc, Ala Kart and countless other made-to-order vehicles for movies, TV, and for the private use of his celebrity clients. "King of the Kustomizers: The Art of George Barris" is the definitive work on a legend, over five years in the making. This is a massive volume containing nearly 500 pages jam-packed with never-before-seen photos and design illustrations, illuminating how Barris creations helped redefine the automobile s place in American culture. Written by an all-star line-up of contributors, the book covers the full spectrum of George Barris design genius. King of the Kustomizers is filled with untold stories and rare images from both Barris' famous and not-so-famous works. A generous selection of Barris tribute art some created especially for this volume is also included to showcase the enduring influence and legacy of the Barris Kustoms brand. This is one ride you don t want to miss "
Author: Brett Barris,Douglas Nason
Publisher: Last Gasp
- Never-before-Seen All-New Color Photographs- Flash back to the '50s through nostalgic archival images- George Barris, the "king of kustomizers"
Author: George Barris,David Fetherston
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Author: George Barris David Fetherston
Author: David Fetherston, George Barris
Author: George Barris David Fetherston
Author: George Barris,Jack Scagnetti
"Celebrates the innovative style-world of Elvis Presley--the man who singlehandedly changed the way that America, and much of the world beyond, dressed. The ... book highlights not only the impact that Elvis made during his lifetime, but also his enduring influence on contemporary design culture--from pop stars and high-end fashion houses to contemporary Rockabilly-fused street style. [The book] focuses on Elvis' ... expressive hairstyles, clothes, cars, and interiors, offering the reader [a] ... journey through the crazy, cool, and at times kitsch world of a true megastar"--Amazon.com.
From Zoot Suits to Jumpsuits
Author: Zoey Goto
Publisher: Libri Publishing
Blab World is the new incarnation of the celebrated art & comics annual Blab! "It's like the New Yorker for Mutants," proclaimed the Los Angeles Reader. Blab World defies description: neither book or magazine, it is obviously a work of art. Over the last decade, BLAB! has accrued countless design awards and honors. Founded in 1986 by acclaimed Chicago-based graphic designer and art director Monte Beauchamp, Blab World has evolved from a digest-sized comics mag into a beautifully designed and printed keepsake. Over the years BLAB! has featured such (now celebrated) illustrators and painters as Chris Ware, Gary Baseman, The Clayton Brothers, SHAG, Camille Rose Garcia, Mark Ryden, and many, many more. Blab World also features selections of "found" graphic ephemera such as Depression-era matchbook covers, Valmor cosmetic labels, vintage decals, and European devil postcards. Blab World is an annual publication. Blab World Number 1 contains the following:The main feature is Artpocalypse! (Artists Interpret End Times) Featuring: Mark Ryden, Joe Sorren, Kris Kuksi, Femke Hiemstra, Ron English, Natalia Fabia, Alex Gross, Sue Coe, Gary Taxali, Gary Baseman, Ryan Heshka, Owen Smith, Martin Wittfooth, Yoko D'Holbachie, Andy Kehoe, Travis Lampe, Jean-Pierre Roy, John Pound, Andrea Dezso, Edel Rodriguez, Fred Stonehouse, Spain (ZAP!) Rodriguez, and MANY MORE!!! Other articles include: SKULL! A history of the skull motif on the covers of Pre-Code Comics, Pulps, and Paperback books, lavishly illustrated throughout. By Bill North, Senior Curator, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of ArtCOVERING WEIRDOA loving analysis of R. Crumb's Weirdo Covers by Steven Heller, columnist for The New York Times Book Review and the author of more than 100 books on design and popular culture. AXE THE AXIS! Propaganda Caricature Art of World War IIby WW II Historian Jim Lowes Artist profiles include:BALLPOINT BRAVURA: Drawings by C.J. Pyleby Bill North, Senior Curator, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of ArtCOLLODION / NOIDOLLOC The Wetplate Collodion Photography of Kari Laine McCluskey by Monte Beauchamp Sequential Art:The Dreaded Mothman of West Virginia / Mark ToddThe Neurotic Art Collector / Greg ClarkeQUICKSAND! The Tumultuous Life of Isabelle Eberhardt / Nora KrugFour Horsemen / Peter KuperSlime Molds / Geoffrey GrahnThe Life of an Artist / Sergio RuzzierFetal Elvis' Art Empire / Mark Landman
Author: Monte Beauchamp,Bill North,Steven Heller
Publisher: Last Gasp of San Francisco
"The volume includes essays by Mary Anderson Pickard, the artist's elder daughter, and by Patricia Pinson, former curator of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, with a chronology by Christopher Maurer, author of Fortune's Favorite Child: The Uneasy Life of Walter Anderson."--BOOK JACKET.
The Block Prints of Walter Anderson
Author: Walter Inglis Anderson,Mary Anderson Pickard,Patricia Pinson
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
One of the world's foremost collectors of all things hip hop, DJ Ross One presents--for the first time ever--his much sought after collection of T-shirts in this lushly produced and detailed catalog showcasing over 500 of the genre's best. Rap Tees outshines all other rap tee collections and will be the definitive reference for generations to come. Providing not only a valuable reference and style guide to these ultra-rare shirts, Rap Tees is also a unique chronology of the history of hip hop. Beginning with the earliest rap concert shirts from the Sugar Hill Gang and New York Fresh Fest, circa 1980-84, and spanning the next two decades, Rap Tees includes rare shirts from a wide selection of the who's-who of the business including: Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, Beastie Boys, Eric B and Rakim, Wu Tang Clan, Jay Z, Nas, EMPD, and many, many more. Rap Tees bookends the golden age of rap with unique street-corner memorial shirts commemorating the deaths of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. Unlike typical rock n' roll shirts, hip hop tees were often made in extremely limited quantities. The elusive concert, promotional, and bootleg tees included in this book are nearly impossible to find on the open market. Only DJ Ross One could collect these gems for you in this one-of-a-kind book, making Rap Tees the consummate guide for these unique pieces of music history.
A Collection of Hip Hop T-Shirts 1980-2000
Author: DJ Ross One
Publisher: Power House Books
The lead guitarist for ZZ Top riffs on his life as a noted collector whose own designs have manifested themselves in his cars and in hundreds of mind-bending custom guitars.
Rock + Roll Gearhead
Author: Billy F Gibbons,Tom Vickers,David Perry
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Explores the work of Shag, the hippest neo-tiki artist, Leroy Schmaltz, the granddaddy of 1950s tiki Americana and the authentic Oceanic art that influenced them both. This beautiful coffee table book serves as the catalogue for an exhibition of the same name which seeks to illuminate traditional tiki culture through the display of primitive anthropomorphic carvings and to show, through the work of Shag and Schmaltz, how these artists have taken tiki to new levels.
The Art of Shag, Schmaltz, and Selected Primitive Oceanic Carvings
Author: Doug Nason
Publisher: Last Gasp
Barris Kustom Techniques of the 50Æs, Volume 4 George Barris.Subtitled: Flames, Scallops, Paneling and Striping. This ôHow To" book from master kustomizer GeorgeBarris delivers expert techniques for do-it-yourself rodders. Filled with information that has been extracted from BarrisÆ extensive archives, dating back to the æ4s, æ5s and æ6s, much of which has n ot been seen in more than 3 years. Sftbd., 8 1/4"x 1 5/8", 128 pgs., 2 b&w ill., 2 color.
Flames, Scallops, Paneling and Striping
Author: George Barris
Publisher: Hazleton Pub Limited
Growing up in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s saw the development of extensive prosperity, of previously unknown luxury, and a level of frivolity that the previous generation never knew. Television, expansion into the suburbs, and the rapid growth of automobiles all led to a development boom that people had never experienced. Combine this with automotive growth, hot rodding, car shows, kids playing with toy cars and building models, and you have the elements necessary to create the show rod craze that proliferated in America during the 1960s and 1970s. A complement to author Scotty Gosson's previous title, America's Wildest Show Rods of the 1960s & 1970s, this all-new book covers what was often the inspiration for all those crazy show rods, the model kits themselves. Viewed from a collector's standpoint rather than a builder's point of view, all of the coolest and wildest kits are featured. Kits including the Red Baron, Li'l Coffin, Mysterion, Uncertain-T, Batmobile, and many more are featured from manufacturers such as Monogram, AMT, Revell, and MPC. Interviews and insights from the designers, the car builders, and the corporate suits provide a unique behind-the-scenes insight into not only what enthusiasts were demanding, but also the methods and marketing savvy that made it all happen. Author Gosson's entertaining prose, unique perspective, diligent research, and color photography throughout make this book essential for show rod enthusiasts. Whether you are interested in picking up the collecting hobby, just want a few cool kits from your childhood to display, or simply want to reminisce about building and obsessing over these crazy kits from your youth, Show Rod Model Kits: A Showcase of America's Wildest Model Kits will be a fun addition to your library.
A Showcase of America's Wildest Model Kits
Author: Scotty Gosson
Publisher: CarTech Inc
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
You may know Bill Campbell's name, but chances are, you know his handiwork better, especially the Weird-Ohs models that burst on the pop culture scene in the 1960s. Enjoy looking back over the career of this colorful artist in over 700 brilliant photos and witty prose. From his early days painting model box tops for the Hawk Model Company to his invention of the iconic Weird-Ohs model kits, Bill has continued to create some of the most unique artwork the world has seen. Also discover his work for national ad campaigns, editorial cartoons, his box art, fine art, and the Weird-Ohs that never were. Now much of that work has been gathered into one volume that traces the entire arc of Bill's career, including his connection to the Manhattan Project, an initiative that may well have saved his life. Much of the art is presented here for the very first time.
The Art of Bill Campbell
Author: Mark Cantrell
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Reflections on the Art of Painting
Author: David A. Leffel