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NPR 2013 Wall Calendar
9″x12″


What does NPR look like to you?

Each year NPR asks prominent artists, who are also avid  listeners, to answer that question in their favorite medium. This year’s calendar features 13 incredible images, each representing NPR in its own way, crafted by talented artists who are also loyal NPR listeners.

Features work from: Travis Bone, Bill Carman, Scott Campbell, Philip Cheaney, Daniel Fishel, Girls Can Tell, Jessica Hische, Edel Rodriguez, Lauren Rolwing, Dadu Shin, Skip Sterling, Kyle T. Webster, JooHee Yoon

Pick up a copy at the NPR shop.

mike perry

Type Wall Decals
By Mike Perry
Published by Chronicle Books

Includes 200 decals.

Pre-order a copy at Amazon, Chronicle books and your local book store.

herb lester

herb lester

How to Find Old LA Map Guide
Written by LA native Dick Blackburn / Illustrated and designed by Brad Woodard.
Published by Herb Lester

This is the ideal companion for visitors to Los Angeles who are looking for the city glimpsed in old movies and TV shows. The 39 entries encompass both the glamour and the demi-monde: here are glittering 1920s movie palaces, down-and-dirty bars, ballrooms, diners and pizza joints. These are places where movie stars, gangsters, writers and barflies have wined, dined, romanced, brawled and now lie at permanent rest.

Pick up a copy at Herb Lester or your local shop.

712 things to draw

712 More Things to Draw
Published by Chronicle Books
7.5″x9″

A follow-up to the wildly popular 642 Things to Draw, this guided sketchbook offers a whole new batch of offbeat, clever, and endlessly absorbing drawing prompts.

Pick up a copy at Amazon, Chronicle Books or local book shop.

kodachrome photos

Kodachrome Notes- 20 Different Notecards & Envelopes
Published by Chronicle Books

Pick up a copy at Amazon, Chronicle Books or your local book store.

lo-fi photography

lo-fi photograpy book

lo-fi photo fun!: Creative Projects for Polaroid, Plastic, and Pinhole Cameras
By Adam Bronkhorst

Published by Chronicle Books

In 35 fun and imaginative projects, users will learn dozens of unexpected and beautiful techniques, from cross-, push-, and hand-processing to experimenting with film speeds and film types, bleeding images, and using multiple exposures and lenses.

Pick up a copy at Amazon, Chronicle Books or your local book shop.

julia rothman

Bookshelf 2013 Agenda
By Julia Rothman
Published by Chronicle Books

Includes a zippered pouch, month-at-a-glance and week-at-a-glance pages, an address book, notes pages, and perforated pages.

Pick up a copy at Amazon, Chronicle Books or your local shop.

sketch travel

sketch travel

Sketchtravel
By Gérald Guerlais and Daisuke Tsutsumi
Published by Chronicle Books
11-3/4″ x 8-1/4″ / 192 pages

Passed between 72 artists over 5 years and across over 35,000 miles, the Sketchtravel sketchbook showcases the creativity of artists in numerous disciplines from around the world. Illustrators, animators, painters, and more each illustrated a page with their unique style before passing the book to the next artist. Reflecting a who’s who of popular contemporary artists, this imaginative diverse collection of artwork will inspire art lovers with its scope, diversity, and beauty, much as it did each artist who contributed a link in its chain.

Pick up a copy at Amazon, Chronicle Books or your local book shop.

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Lou Romano, lighting art director on Up and voice of Linguini in Ratatouille, created the featured Nero painting for Sketchtravel.

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