Every week we pile our rubbish out on the pavement. We go to work and when we return it's gone. Like magic!
The reality is anything but, of course. Trashed, Derf Backderf's follow-up to the critically acclaimed, award-winning national bestseller My Friend Dahmer, is a working man's epic. An ode to the crap job of all crap jobs-but anyone who has ever been trapped in a soul-sucking gig can relate to this tale. Trashed takes place after Derf graduates high school, when he and his childhood pals find themselves working as garbagemen in their Midwestern hometown. Together they clean the streets of pile after pile of stinking garbage, overcoming the unique difficulties of each season and battling small-town bureaucrats and nuisances, all while trying to decide what they want to do with their lives.
Interspersed are non-fiction pages that detail the history of trash, the staggering volume of garbage that is produced every day, the nuts and bolts of how our trash is disposed of beyond curbside recycling and what happens to it once it's removed from our houses, our streets and our office buildings.
Inspired by Derf's own experiences, Trashed (like My Friend Dahmer) is a hilarious, stomach-churning, in-depth examination of this vast, unknown world, taking readers to a place they have never been before, in a way that only Derf, and comics, can.
S'enforester est né de la rencontre d'une photographe, Andrea Olga Mantovani, et d'un philosophe, Baptiste Morizot, avec la forêt primaire de Bialowieza, en Pologne. Bialowieza est la dernière forêt des premiers âges. Une forêt avec son monde, ses habitants, ses luttes, son histoire. Captée par cette forêt mystique, Andrea Olga Mantovani nous offre une série de photographies aussi bien lyriques qu'attentives à la réalité. Baptiste Morizot nous livre ses réflexions philosophiques et politiques nourries de son expérience sur le terrain
NOTABLE CREATOR: Ross is one of the world''s most respected comics creators. He has won every major award in the industry and has more than 150,000 followers on Twitter and 700,000 followers on Instagram. Fantastic Four: Full Circle is the first graphic novel Ross has both written and illustrated in his 30-year career.LARGE FORMAT AND BONUS POSTER: The front flap of the jacket unfolds into a mini-poster featuring an all-new fully painted origin story of the Fantastic Four.BROAD AUDIENCE: A standalone title for both new readers and longtime fans.NEW LINE OF BOOKS: Fantastic Four: Full Circle is the first title in a new line of graphic novels by Marvel Comics and Abrams ComicArts called Marvel Arts.MIGHTY BRAND: Marvel Comics celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2019 and is one of the most recognizable brands worldwide. In November 2021, Marvel began its celebration of the Fantastic Four''s 60th anniversary.
Musician, novelist, poet, actor: Nick Cave is a Renaissance man. His wide-ranging artistic output is defined by an extraordinary gift for storytelling. Reinhard Kleist employs a cast of characters drawn from Caves music and writing to tell the story of a formidable artist and influencer.
Little Book of Yves Saint Laurent est l'histoire de poche et superbement illustrée de 60 ans de création de mode innovante. Créateur énigmatique, audacieux et étonnamment créatif, Yves Saint Laurent est crédité de l'élévation de la haute couture aux beaux-arts, transformant le défilé de mode en un spectacle aux proportions époustouflantes et révolutionnant les normes genrées de la mode féminine. Décrivant les débuts de Saint Laurent en Algérie comme un garçon précoce fabriquant des vêtements miniatures à partir de chutes de tissu, le Petit livre d'Yves Saint Laurent décrit l'ascension du créateur d'étudiant en mode à la main droite de Christian Dior. Fondant sa propre maison de couture en 1961, Saint Laurent crée son célèbre tailleur-pantalon "le smoking", fait entrer la veste en cuir dans le grand public et étonne le monde de la mode avec son mélange d'élégance et de drame artistique. Le petit livre d'Yves Saint Laurent documente le talent d'un créateur visionnaire dans un cadeau parfait pour tout amateur de mode. Ayant étudié la mode au Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design et l'histoire de l'art à l'Université de Bristol, Emma Baxter-Wright a enseigné au London College of Fashion. Elle a contribué à de nombreuses publications, telles que The Face, Cosmopolitan et Marie Claire.
The House of Chanel is synonymous with not one, but two, iconic designers. First there was Gabrielle, and then there was Karl.
Chanel is a house known for its signatures that not only changed the course of fashion history but still resonate today - the Little Black Dress, the tweed suit, costume jewellery, Chanel No5. These signatures were inspired by Gabrielle Chanel's taste, life experience and travels - but it was Karl Lagerfeld who took these signatures and ingeniously adapted them for the twenty-first century woman. From his first days at the helm of Chanel in the 1980s, to his creative application of the Chanel logo to everything from biker boots to a space rocket, King Karl's reign at Chanel is nothing if not legendary.
Little Book of Chanel by Lagerfeld covers his most exquisite pieces, breathtaking catwalk shows and constant reinvention that have maintained Chanel as the most illustrious couture house in the world. Written by the bestselling author of Little Book of Chanel, this beautifully illustrated book is the essential guide to Lagerfeld's tenure at Chanel.
Little Book of Dior is the pocket-sized and beautifully illustrated story of 70 years of opulent fashion.
Christian Dior's spectacular rise to the upper echelons of the Parisian fashion world is one of the most compelling stories of twentieth-century fashion. Dior's debut collection in 1947 invented the New Look silhouette and revolutionized the way women dressed, shopped and saw themselves.
Recounting Christian Dior's early life, the brand's inception, the triumphs of the couture collections on the catwalk and the red carpet, and the fashion house's evolution under Christian Dior's creative direction successors - Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano, Bill Gaytten, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri - Little Book of Dior is a stylish gift for any lover of fashion.
'A woman can carry a bag, but it is the shoe that carries the woman' - Christian Louboutin Among designers of luxury shoes, there is one whose designs are instantly recognizable: Christian Louboutin. His iconic red soles can be seen everywhere from the red carpet, the silver screen and the catwalk to city streets around the world.
From his early life in Paris to the founding of his first store in 1992, and from the red carpet to his global domination of the luxury shoe market, Little Book of Christian Louboutin charts the rise of the world's most celebrated shoe designer. Images of his designs past and present are accompanied by captivating text, describing the rise and rise of the king of shoe design.
Little Book of Louis Vuitton is the pocket-sized and fully illustrated story of one of the world's most luxurious fashion houses.
Louis Vuitton's monogrammed bags have been seen on the arms of celebrities and royals alike for over 150 years. From the young Louis seeking his fortune in Paris through to two world wars, the Great Depression, the Jazz Age and the Swinging Sixties, there is no era in which this most opulent of brands hasn't thrived.
Detailing the global expansion of Louis Vuitton in the 1980s, the creation of the powerful fashion conglomerate LVMH, and the appointment in 1997 of Marc Jacobs, this is the story of a transformation from luggage company to high-fashion label. Louis Vuitton's continued evolution under the creative direction of Nicolas Ghesquiere and Virgil Abloh is also depicted through fabulous images and captivating text.
From its founding in Florence in 1921 as luggage supplier to the elite to its modern standing as purveyor of cult accessories and couture, the house of Gucci is a titan of the luxury fashion world. Over the last century, Gucci's signature leather goods and decadent garments have elegantly combined the understated with the opulent, united under the covetable double G logo.
Little Book of Gucci tells the story of the brand's beginnings as a luxury luggage and equestrian outfitter, recounting how the family overcame rifts and wartime hardship to be reborn as a giant of 1990s haute couture and, under Alessandro Michele's current stewardship, made its mark on streetwear and a new generation of fans. Over 100 gorgeously curated images showcase Gucci's edgy yet sensual designs, confirming its place as the most influential label of our times.
The iconic bags, the instantly recognizable packaging, the celebrity fans - Hermes is the last word in luxurious accessories.
Through the generations, Hermes have created innovative and exquisite accessories for the most glamorous customers. From their nineteenth-century saddlery workshop to 1960s Paris and beyond, Hermes has graced the arms and wardrobes of style icons from Grace Kelly and Jane Birkin to Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian. Little Book of Hermes tells the story of the evolution of the House of Hermes, through beautiful illustrations of the most coveted items and authoritative text by fashion historian Karen Homer.
'Haute couture is like an orchestra, whose conductor is Balenciaga. We other couturiers are the musicians and we follow the direction he gives' - Christian Dior The godfather of conceptual design, a master of shape, a true fashion game changer - all are accolades bestowed upon one of the most interesting, venerated and iconic couturiers of the twentieth century: Cristobal Balenciaga. His pureness of line, the comfort of his garments and innovative work with textiles, colour and volume made a huge impact on twentieth-century fashion, with creations such as the babydoll, balloon and sack dresses still influencing fashion today.
Through stunning images and captivating text, Little Book of Balenciaga depicts the work and life of Balenciaga the couturier. Fashion historian Emmanuelle Dirix examines his legacy both through tracing the Maison's artistic direction after his death, and the generations of designers influenced by the master himself.
To have a colour named after you is one of the highest accolades in fashion. Valentino Garavani is one such icon.
Since the founding of the House of Valentino in 1950s Rome, Garavani has been celebrated for the desirability of his designs. His stunning gowns in his signature Valentino Red have been sought after by the jet set for over half a century, and still signify the very epitome of red carpet glamour.
Little Book of Valentino tells the story of this most elegant of brands. Beginning with Garavani's initiation into the world of haute couture in 1950s Paris, progressing through the glittering social scene of 1970s New York and Valentino's domination of Hollywood from the 1980s to the present day, images of every dazzling era are beautifully reproduced alongside text exploring the significance of each stunning piece.
Little Book of Prada is the pocket-sized and beautifully illustrated story of the legendary fashion house.
Understated elegance and luxury, technologically advanced fabrics and sublime originality of design are all hallmarks of the House of Prada. In this miniature monograph, Laia Farran Graves documents the history and heritage of the brand, from the company's origins as a leather-goods manufacturer to the global fashion empire created by Miuccia Prada.
Little Book of Prada explores the evolutions and innovations of the brand, as well as a design ethos informed by an interest in minimalism and contemporary art. Images of individual garments, catwalk shots and fashion photography pay tribute to one of the world's most influential fashion houses and the woman behind it, in a perfectly designed and stylish format that makes a perfect gift for any lover of fashion.
Little Book of Chanel is the pocket-sized and beautifully illustrated story of the most celebrated fashion designer in history.
Chronicling the life and legacy of Coco Chanel, one of fashion's most influential couturiers, this gorgeous book offers a fascinating account of Chanel's evolution and innovation. From her early days of millinery, through her revolutionary inventions in sportswear and jersey fashions for women, to the classics that made her name, such as the Chanel cardigan jacket, little black dress and exquisite perfumes.
Detailed photographs and sketches of Chanel's designs, along with fashion photography and catwalk shots, pay tribute to one of the world's most highly regarded fashion houses and the woman behind it, making a striking gift for any lover of fashion.
The turbulent life of Vincent van Gogh is a constant source of inspiration and intrigue for artists and art lovers. In this beautiful graphic biography, artist and writer Barbara Stok documents the brief and intense period of creativity Van Gogh spent in Arles, Provence. Away from Paris, Van Gogh falls in love with the landscape and light of the south of France. He dreams of setting up an artists'' studio in Arles - somewhere for him and his friends to paint together. But attacks of mental illness leave the painter confused and disorientated. When his friend and fellow artist Paul Gauguin refuses to reside permanently at the Yellow House, Van Gogh cuts off part of his ear. The most notorious event of art history has happened - and Van Gogh''s dreams are left in tatters. However, throughout this period of intense emotion and hardship, Vincent''s brother Theo stands by him, offering constant and unconditional support. Stok has succeeded in breathing new life into one of the most fascinating episodes of art history.
Little Book of Schiaparelli chronicles the work of one of history's most influential and eccentric couturiers. Endowed with a strikingly imaginative and experimental approach to fashion, Elsa Schiaparelli cultivated a combination of the witty and the surreal, the cutting edge and the elegant, from her garments and jewellery to her collaborations with Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau and Alberto Giacometti.
Exquisitely illustrated and expertly written, the book follows a biographical chronology detailing her life, career and primary creative themes of her work. Images of Schiaparelli's finished designs, along with close-up details and illustrations of her personal sketches, showcase the brilliance of her innovative oeuvre, and the legacy that lives on in the House of Schiaparelli to this day.