Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schultz (Penguin, 1977). This book was actually recommended to me by my uni tutor, Neil Tait, after our first meeting. I bought it and have taken it everywhere with me but for what ever reason only started it the other day. So I’ll get back to you on a full review!
HEADS – UDLI Editions. This zine is put together by the artist and fashion designer, Jason Wright. It’s a compilation of images from artists. As simple as that. I just like everything that UDLI is about and myself have many of their clothes. Catch them @liver_ideas.
A Mycological Foray: Variations On Mushrooms by John Cage (Atelier Editions, 2020). Living out in the forest, autumn is a very important and exciting time in our calendar. A good part of the morning is set aside to find the most delicious and interesting mushrooms we can for dinner that evening. I was recommended this book by the artist Aimee Parrot as she is fully aware that I’m a fun gi.
The Souls Of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois (A.C. McClurg & Co., 1903). With the recent and deeply important human rights uprising, a conscious effort needs to be made by all to learn and understand more.
Ninth Street Women by Mary Gabriel (Little, Brown, 2018). When my wife Stevie (@steviedixx) and I visited the hugely promoted Ab Ex show at the RA a couple of years ago, we left stunned at the little to no representation of female artists. Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler, to name just a few, that were integral to helping shape one of the world’s most important art movements. This books highlights these wonderful names.
Henry Rollins 20 – homemade zine by Henry Rollins and Raymond Petition. I love punk, and anything around it. I lucked out and found this one of 100 risograph copies that these two made together in their apartment. Filled with hard and spiteful poetry about the people who live in Rollins’s building, and illustrated by Petition. One of the most fragile bits of paper I own.
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Anchor Books, 2015). A pocket size book that you can devour in a train journey. Tiny but by no means weightless. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves.