The Art of Metal Gear Solid I-IV Book


Fans of Konami’s Metal Gear Solid series will soon get the chance to explore the artwork of the first four entries, as well as Peace Walker. Dark Horse Publishing is set to release The Art of Metal Gear Solid I-IV to shelves in an 800-page hardcover collection on August 7. The book features tons of various concept art and design layouts that helped set the look and feel of the Kojima created universe. While it was previously released in Japanese, this is the first English release. This definitive chronicle of characters, vehicles, and weapons is a must have for long-time fans of the games. Click through to see more sample pages from the book.

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WTAPS 001 Book Release


WTAPS is set to unveil their first ever book. Working with Tokyo-based design company and publisher mo’design, the book has been in the works for over 5 years. WTAPS 001 will cover the 20 year history of WTAPS and features beautiful images of over 300 archival products along with information about each piece. The book also features an introduction by WTAPS founder Tetsu Nishiyama.

WTAPS 01 is set to release on November 25, with the 360-page book retailing at ¥15,000.

You can reserve a copy over at at mo’des book site¬†but act fast as it’s limited to a print run of only 2000 copies.

UPDATE the book sold out immediately at the pre-order site but is now available at SLAM JAM.


Eddie Huang ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Book Signings

Eddie Huang and ‘Fresh Off the Boat Editor’ Chris Jackson Eddie’s brother and one half of Baohaos Evan Huang at the Barnes & Nobles release event Last week Eddie Huang released his first book simply titled ‘Fresh Off the Boat : A Memoir”. Just entering his 30’s Eddie shares his captivating modern American immigrant story … Read more

Marc Lins – Mensch Feldkirch

Marc Lins is a talented Europe-based photographer who specializes in¬†architectural¬†and industrial photography and someone I am happy to call a friend. He recently e-mailed me the details on his new book¬†entitled¬†‘Mensch Feldkirch’, a personal portrait project that he¬†compiled¬†through the last two years. Marc shot¬†91 color portraits of various people from home town Feldkirch in Austria.¬†The … Read more

Event: Poloroids by Diego Uchitel at Milk Studios

These photos are from the opening of Poloroids by Deigo Uchitel at Milk Studios in New York. The show (which ended today) took place in¬†conjunction¬†with the release of a book of the same title. In the show you can see originals from his wall of Poloroid snaps taken over the years by Diego Uchitel featuring personalities such as River Pheonix, David Bowie, Grace Jones, Quentin Tartino and more. I’ve always loved¬†Polaroids¬†for their dream-like quality and feel of the printed image. You can find puchase archival prints of Diego’s work from the Milk Studios Store.


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LN-CC Feature: Settlements

The one aspect of LN-CC that I admire most is the site’s willingness to take risks with its buys and to bring different perspectives on styling, fashion and culture. I was on the site today and came across the above visuals which document the religious and secular groups which broke away from mainstream American lifestyles … Read more

Book : Happy Victims

‘Happy Victims, You Are What You Buy’ by Kyoichi Tsuzuki Seigensha, Kyoto, 2008. 178 pp., 85 color illustrations, 10¬Ĺx8″. Happy Victims is a photo book that profiles Japanese individuals who are obsessed with one particular designer. In the book collectors range from a Buddhist monk who visits his Tokyo condo filled with Comme des Garcons … Read more