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A special selection of disc guides and discographies, music history, record art books, graphic novels, and some nicely-priced remainders!


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Harper Design, 2014. New Copy
An incredible design team from the early part of the 20th Century – one whose work you've no doubt seen over the years, even if you didn't know the artists behind it! This book more than corrects that lack of fame – as it springs the duo of Dorothy and Otis Shepard into the limelight ... Book
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Krause, 2014. New Copy
Remember when guys used to be butch? Remember when they weren't fussing over their hair, their skin care, or aromas – and instead just needed a handful of objects to state their identity! Those objects took on different categories – a cool car, a nice watch, hunting togs, or drinking ... Book
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Dark Horse, 2007. New Copy
The title certainly gets it right – as this well-done book focuses on the plastic and vinyl projects of artist Frank Kozik – from his smoking labbits, to his Mickey Mouse Chairman Maos, to his trashy elephants – all presented here in oversize, full-color pages that really do them ... Book
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British Museum (UK), 2009. New Copy
The paper print was a key political force in Mexico during the 20th Century – explosive in its power during the revolution of the teens, with a continuing impact over decades that's well-documented here – in a lavish book that's filled with vintage images, as well as some surprisingly ... Book
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Crestline, 1997. New Copy
An amazing look at the drive in movie theater – that amazing place where you could pull up and watch a movie in your car – often enjoying a fair bit of privacy while you were enjoying the show! The book's a history of the drive-in, but also features loads and loads of photos, too ... Book
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Abrams, 2008. New Copy
Vintage photos of the New York Dolls – mostly from their seminal years of 1973 and 1974, when they were a key force in transforming the energy of the New York scene, and instrumental in paving the way for the punk years to come! The photos are great – mostly in black and white, with ... Book
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Phaidon Press, 1997. New Copy
Totally cool outside ads from around the world – some of recent vintage, others from many years back – all laid out in a lavish book of full color images that shows a huge range of totally groovy billboards and posters! The contents are great – and lots of the campaigns featured ... Book
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Formica Forever
Metropolis, 2013. New Copy
Formica may seem like an everyday surface to some – but at the time of its creation, it was a pretty revolutionary development – one that allowed household and business spaces to step free from longer-term care – giving the workers and residents lots more time to pursue their ... Book
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CSP, Early 50s. New Copy
Rare work from the great Matt Baker – a cartoonist best known for his sexy superhero Phantom Lady in the 40s, and for a number of other "good girl" features during the golden age of comics! Canteen Kate comes from a few years later – all these strips ran in the first few ... Book
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Mark Batty, 2010. New Copy
A very cool look at vending machines around the world – not the boring soda or candy machines you'll find at an American rest stop – but the cool kind of Asian and European machines that sell everything from hot coffee to pizza, to underwear and umbrellas! The book offers up color ... Book
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Cider Mill Press, 2012. New Copy
Forget the man in the yellow hat – this Curious George follows the man in the sassy purple beret – on an all-male cruise away from the jungle to the streets of the big city – where he explores his new world and new impulses in a set of adventures that nicely parody the original ... Book
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Bis (Netherlands), 2010. New Copy
A book that's as beautiful as the subject it covers – the changing world of graphic design in the past hundred years or so – served up with beautiful images of the best examples! The book takes key work from the past and juxtaposes it with the present – offering dates and ... Book
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Fantagraphics, 2016. New Copy
The incredible fourth book in the Hip Hop Family Tree series – artist Ed Piskor's madly brilliant, super fun take on hip hop history, in the style of classic comic books – and the wild styles and huge personalities of '84 & '85 provide the most fertile material of the series to date! ... Book
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Fantagraphics, 2016. New Copy
The history of hip hop – as anthologized in one of the coolest comic series of the new millennium! Hip Hop Family Tree #11's cover hero is a fuzzy young Rick Rubin – not the latter day music industry Zen Master Rick Rubin we know today, but the hungry, young Beastie Boys producer era ... Book
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Fantagraphics, 2016. New Copy
The fantastic third & fourth volumes of classic comics-enamored/classic rap-reared artist Ed Piskor's Hip Hop Family Tree series – which really gets better and better with each new book as it goes deeper into early hip hop history! Books 3 & 4 hone in on the years 1983-1985, a time ... Book
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Liverpool University Press (UK), 2008. New Copy
Fantastic album cover art from UK designer Steve Hardstaff – an artist who has a great way of juxtaposing images and creatively reusing content! The book features loads of Hardstaff covers from the 80s and 90s – for musicians as diverse as Half Man Half Biscuit, Lee Scratch Perry, and ... Book
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Yale University Press, 2013. New Copy
A beautiful collection of images by Ivan Brunetti – a cartoonist we've followed for decades here on the Chicago scene, and have watched with great appreciation as he's gotten worldwide attention for his work in the New Yorker and numerous other publications over the years! Brunetti's an ... Book
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Record Players – DJ Revolutionaries
Grove Press, 2010. New Copy
A great book that details the story of modern dance music – as told by the DJs who've spun it into such expansive cultural significance – the DJ Revolutionaries! Authors Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have years on the beat – having edited and/or written for Mixmag, Wax ... Book
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Voyageur, 2013. New Copy
A very vivid history of one of the greatest rock and roll groups of the 80s – served up not just in the photos promised in the title, but with a lot of images of other aspects of their existence too – records, ticket stubs, flyers, and more – all laid out in a beautiful graphic ... Book
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Metropolitan Museum Of Art, 2013. New Copy
A beautiful book that certainly lives up to the "chaos to couture" in its title – as it traces the fashion of punk from the early DIY days of the London scene to its elevation to high fashion on the runway! The book's smarter than you might guess – put together by MOMA, and ... Book
 
Updated July 29, 2016


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