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So it's 2017

Posted on January 01, 2017 by Ashly Stohl

 

Hi everyone,

For so many reasons, last year sucked.  Not just in the US, but around the world, extremism became the norm, and so many people live with hardship and fear.  Great artistic voices were silenced - voices that had something important to say, and have been inspiration to us here at Peanut Press.  Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, and so many more.  Princess Leia!  You can imagine how Charth Vader feels about that.

And in the middle of all the fear, sadness, and uncertainty of last year, I've never felt so supported.  We made three books last year, and people bought them!  Then they told their friends about our books and our audience grew!  People, many of whom I didn't know, spent their hard earned money on our books.  I was grateful for every single order.

The support last year wasn't just financial.  Our books were written about, blogged about and on lists - good lists!  The kind you want to be on!  Not to mention, several teenage boys liked my peanut press hoodie and asked how they could get one.

So our message for 2017 is (somewhat unexpectedly) one of gratitude for the past year.  Thank you to everyone that gave us support and encouragement in 2016.  We will spend this year paying it forward, having fun, making books, and taking pictures.

In 2017 David Carol and I are going to continue to publish the work of artists we believe in. There is work out there that deserves to be seen, and it's an honor to help bring this work in to the world.  We are going to continue to make great books, right here in the U.S., with Meridian Printing.  We are also scheming and planning some secret stuff that we will announce later.

Thank you for your support - it was the best part of 2016.

Wishing you all the best in 2017,

Ashly Stohl

 

 

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Peanut Press' 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on December 12, 2016 by Ashly Stohl

Looking for gift ideas? We can help with that! With books, apparel, and more, we've got ideas for the photography fan in your life! Scroll down for our 2016 new book releases, our newly available to the public -- and much sought after -- t-shirts and hoodies, and even a FREE gift! Happy holidays!!

Treat your loved ones (or yourself!) to one of our 2016 releases - including some limited editions!


David Carol's
NO PLAN B
Richard Bram
New York

Rammy Narula's
Platform 10

Or stay stylish through winter with one of our Peanut Press hoodies or super comfortable t-shirts!


Peanut Press
t-shirt

Peanut Press
hoodie
Or what about something FREE?  The latest issue of Dogfood Magazine features some Peanut Press cameos.  You can't buy this with money, you have to find someone who has the magazine - follow us on twitter or facebook to find out.

Get your hands on a Dogfood (feat. Peanut Press) it's free.


And we couldn't resist these great gifts from #friendsofpeanut:

We love skull rings.

Our prepress guy really loves these socks.

These are funny... and useful.

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David Carol has NO PLAN B

Posted on November 18, 2016 by Ashly Stohl

David J. Carol’s new book, NO PLAN B, is a retrospective of his uniquely humorous and often surreal personal work from the 1990s to the present.

The book is a culmination of images from David’s “road trips” from the Arctic Ocean to post-Soviet Russia, from the Mojave Desert to the streets of Istanbul. Consisting of 32 black and white photographs, with an afterward by renowned photojournalist Jason Eskenazi, NO PLAN B is available in two bindings; the “black” trade edition, and a “white” limited edition, which includes a gelatin silver print signed and numbered by the artist. NO PLAN B will be available for sale online on November 15, 2016.

Order the book here.

The book NO PLAN B coincides with a retrospective exhibition on view at the Leica Gallery Soho, New York from February 1 - March 31, 2017. An opening reception and book signing with the artist will be held February 16 from 6:00 - 9:00pm.

 

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Richard Bram & Rammy Narula Pre-Orders

Posted on July 18, 2016 by Ashly Stohl

Peanut Press is happy to announce that we will be taking pre-orders for Richard Bram New York, and Rammy Narula's Platform 10.

Richard Bram New York

Pre-order here

Richard is a member of iN-PUBLiC, a street photography collective, and has led workshops around the world.  His work is featured in collections such as the Museum of the City of New York, the Museum of London, and Bibliotheque National de France, Paris. 

Featuring a foreword by Stephen McLaren, the book will be offered in three editions,

Red Edition - An edition of 890 hardbound books, bound in red and foil stamped

Blue Edition - A limited edition of 100 signed and numbered books bound in blue, and accompanied by a print

White Edition - A limited edition of 10 numbered and signed books bound in white, and accompanied by a portfolio of 10 prints in a handmade presentation box.

Orders for Bram's book will ship in early September.  

Rammy Narula Platform 10

Pre-order here

Rammy Narula is a Bangkok-based photographer with a deep passion for travelling and exploring the streets. His work covers personal projects, portraits, and photography resulting from countless hours roaming the streets of the cities he visits. His most recent work, Platform 10, a project that was shot on a single platform at the Hua Lamphong Train Station in Bangkok.

Platform 10 is offered in two editions, with a foreword written by Melissa Breyer:

Trade Edition - An edition of 650 hardbound books, bound in navy and foil stamped

Limited Edition - A limited edition of 100 signed and numbered books, accompanied by a print of the cover image, "Smoking Man"

The book will be shipped in early September.

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An incomplete list of what was great about Candela's Indie PhotoBook Showcase

Posted on May 09, 2016 by Ashly Stohl

1. Quirk Hotel decided I was the 1,000,000 member of their loyalty club, and left me a cake, a bottle of champagne, flowers, and...a copy of Gordon's book!!!  Welcome to Richmond, Virginia.

2. I ate fried chicken for every meal except for the one where I ate fried pork.

3. Candela Gallery is an amazing space run by some pretty awesome people.  Gordon Stettinius is not just a gallery owner, and book publisher, but he's also one of us - a photographer.  He has a million great ideas, and is a really funny guy.

4. LISA ELMALEH & MEG GRIFFITHS

5. Eliott Dudik and Jared Ragland working really, really hard while we sat around.

6. Eliott Dudik's John Snow hair.

7. The real grownup at Candela is Ashby Nickerson.  She is half my age, but for the moment has twice the white hair.  By choice.

8. Seeing people light up from looking at Charth Vader prints warmed my cold and icy heart.  Until now, I haven't shown him much, and I forgot how good it feels to watch people enjoy your work.  Not sure I've shown anything that prompted such good feelings in people.  It made me happy.

9. The Charth Vader book was acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where it will be added to their Special Collections.  Thank you, Lee Viverette!!

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Peanut Press x Candela's Indie PhotoBook Showcase

Posted on April 25, 2016 by Ashly Stohl

Peanut Press is taking it's show on the road!

Our friend and colleague, Gordon Stettinius is hosting the Indie PhotoBook Showcase at his Candela Gallery in Richmond, Virginia.  Six Charth Vader prints will be featured in the gallery, and we will be selling limited editions, and the last few trade editions of the (sold out!)  Charth Vader book!!!  

from Candela:

Candela Books + Gallery will feature a compelling selection of work from eleven well-crafted, self-published and small press photography books.
The purpose of the exhibition is to highlight the range of ways independently published photography books are being produced today. As a publisher, Candela is committed to the quality and design of the printed medium. We believe the photographic books on view have an intimate relationship with each photographer's work and make a remarkable contribution to their legacy.

Read more about the event here.

Events:

PhotoBook Fair: Saturday, May 7th, 1-5pm
Happy Hour & Panel Discussion: Saturday, May 7th, 5-7pm

Come on over and say hi!

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New title for 2017!

Posted on March 16, 2016 by Ashly Stohl

We are beyond thrilled to announce that we will be publishing Victoria Will's first book. She is talented, brilliant, and the nicest person we have ever met with a Princeton education.  The book will feature her fascinating and compelling tintypes of celebrities from the 2014 and 2015 Sundance Film Festival.   To learn more about Victoria, visit her website.

 

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