Monday, 3 June 2013

Motorcycle Graphics: Outsider Art, Graphics and Illustration

I was approached by a UK publisher to compile a book highlighting the work of artists around the world. Their work had to be motorcycle and moto culture related. The publisher didn't want any fine art stuff, much more contemporary. He also wanted the emphasis on artists who hadn't been featured in other books of collected works (like those published by Korero, another company he is involved with). There is an overlap with a few, but not many, and where possible, no repetition.

Motorcycle Graphics: Outsider Art, Graphics and Illustration
Choppers, road rockets, greasers, desert sleds, café racers, dirt trackers and conceptual creations fire up the imaginations of 30 artists from four continents to create an orgy of art paying homage to the motorcycle. 

The work also had to be art on conventional media, so this isn't motorcycle as art, or the painting of helmets or petrol tanks. I think people will like it. I hope they do.

There isn't a load of writing, an intro and short bios of the 30 artists. The majority of the 256 pages is art, on good quality paper, printed well (going by Graffito's over books, this book is still at the printers) and between hard covers. It's going to be a chunky coffee table book that retails at £29.99

The publisher is offering an early bird discount. They say...

Anyone registering their interest in the book before 15th June by sending their email, will get a £5 discount, making the book £24.99 rather than £29.99, with free shipping in the UK. We're now expecting books in the UK in early July... 

 Email offers@graffitobooks.com

The email for trade orders if your shop wants to stock it is ian@graffitobooks.com

The artist list includes: Will Barras, Adi Gilbert, Maxwell Paternoster, Stevie Gee, Jeff Wright, Adam Nickel, Carby Tuckwell, Antonio Merinero, Raulowsky, Lennard Schuurmans, Tokyo Guns, Brusco, Dirty Donny, Ryan Quickfall, Chris Watson, Shawn McKinney, Lorenzo Eroticolor; Lapin, Will Pierce, Cay Brondum, Raid71...

7 comments:

tin-tin said...

Sounds great!!...will menze kwint be included too?...:D

Sideburn Magazine said...

Hi Tin-tin, no, he isn't but I've just checked him out and he's the first name on the list for Volume 2 (finger's crossed).
Gary

tin-tin said...

...just emailed Ian !!...:D

Martin Squires said...

Great line up Gary! I look forward to seeing the final product, there need to be more of these types of publication.

Dan said...

Yikes, you're busy. Dunno where you find the sparkles, man, but good for you, and I really hope this does well. You're a true patron of the arts, GI.

Kirk said...

Sold! I'll email now.....

Clark said...

Very cool to stumble upon this. We were just up at Laconia Bike Week and marveled at the biker art displays that were out there for the world to see. Good luck with the publication.