Chronicle Books

Striking Gold

Starting my own business was always one of those things I knew I would do. I’d worked for enough self-starters (as well as being raised by one) to know what I wanted, but after grad school it seemed like the practical thing would be to get a job, work off some debt, and then—someday—start...

3:02 PST. Pacific Standard Gift Book Time, part 2

This is a follow-up to my earlier post on holiday gift suggestions for people who like their art, and art catalogs, served with a hearty helping of design content. . Catalog L.A.: Birth of an Art Capital 1955-1985 Centre Pompidou exhibition catalog For graphic design enthusiasts, the best overview of Southern California’s current Pacific...

In Process: Stencil1's Ed Roth

Ed Roth pays attention. Whether it’s twin sets of discarded high heels on the the street that he stops to photograph or a stenciled iron gate on a wall in Vinegar Hill, Roth is always finding hidden treasures in his daily life. It’s these unexpected occurrences that serve as the inspiration for his work...