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Punk Troubles: Northern Ireland by Toby Mott featured in Dazed

Friday September 22, 2017

By Niall Flynn

For artist, designer and punk historian Toby Mott, the period is an obvious point of fascination. For someone as well-versed as any in painting the culture in the most positive of lights, stumbling across the history of Northern Irish punk as a unifying movement – within the context of conflict – was a particularly inspiring discovery...

Punk Troubles: Northern Ireland by Toby Mott featured in Another Man

Wednesday September 20, 2017

by Ted Stansfield

For many people in Northern Ireland, The Troubles are an all too fresh memory. The political conflict lasted three decades and its violence spilled over into the Republic of Ireland, the rest of the UK and even mainland Europe. In the mid-1970s however, punk provided a brief respite for young people growing up in this politically turbulent atmosphere. Catholics and Protestants came together under the banner of the anti-establishment movement, embracing its DIY ethic through music, clothing and writing...

 

Everywhere, Always by Cory Jacobs and Jason Schmidt featured in T Magazine

Friday June 2, 2017

By Jamie Sims

Photography books for children are rare, so I was especially excited to discover "Everywhere, Always," a new book by the husband-and-wife duo Jason Schmidt (a T contributor) and Cory Jacobs. In the spirit of "Where’s Waldo?" the book follows the couple’s tiny, orange-clad son, Jules, to big Brooklyn landmarks. The accompanying poetic text by Alex Vlack subtly prompts the reader not only to seek out Jules but also to admire with fresh eyes everything from the cherry blossoms in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to the horses in Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park. An illustrated map by...

Red Flowers, The Women of Okinawa by Mao Ishikawa featured in Purple Magazine

Monday April 10, 2017

By Paige Silveria

Red Flower, The Women of Okinawa is the first monograph to be published in the United States by cult-favorite photographer MAO ISHIKAWA. The book is comprised of images — some of which have never before been published — from the late-’70s, during the US military occupation of Okinawa. After a brief time at school in Japan, MAO dropped out to return home and picked up a job at a GI bar in the black entertainment district of Koza. As MAO exclaims of the time: “What’s wrong with loving a black man! What’s wrong with working at a black bar! What’s wrong with celebrating...

The Wall Street Journal features Dashwood Books - Proenza Schouler collaboration

Saturday April 8, 2017

By Nick Remsen 

PERHAPS SURPRISINGLY, fashion de- signers are often very bookish sorts. Many spend hours in libraries researching their collections, poring over hefty art and pho- tography tomes. Many also cultivate their own libraries, with walls of books lining studios and homes. And as such, the odds are high that you can trust a book recom- mendation from a designer you love.

That’s the thinking behind Proenza Schouler’s latest display in its Soho store in Manhattan: a small but interesting se- lection of books that are for sale along- side their plissspring dresses and art- fully printed clutch...

Red Flowers, The Women of Okinawa by Mao Ishikawa featured in I-D

Monday March 27, 2017

By Paige Silveria

This Tuesday, at New York's subterranean photobook shop Dashwood, cult Japanese photographer Mao Ishikawa is signing her first monograph to be published in the United States: Red Flower, The Women of Okinawa. The newly released silkscreen book features striking black-and-white photographs of Mao and her girl friends, who worked in segregated GI bars, along with their boyfriends - the black army soldiers who frequented those bars in American-occupied Okinawa from 1975 to 1977. The images of carefree 20-year-olds as they laugh and cry, drink and fall in love, contrast sharply with the divisive tensions of the militarily controlled...