Hat & Beard was in Chicago last week hosting a salon and installing a pop up!
With several recently released books to promote, we held a salon and sale at the new Hoxton hotel in the West Loop. Inside their swanky Apartment space, we discussed inimitable musician Lou Reed and listened to vintage audio clips of him answering questions from curious if poorly matched journalists. Hat & Beard publisher/editor JC Gabel was on hand to moderate the discussion with Mike Heath and Pat Thomas, the editors of My Week Beats Your Year: Encounters with Lou Reed, our new book of interviews with Reed.
After a short break and a quick visit to the bar, we resumed the program with an introduction from artist Joey Garfield on Hamburger Eyes, the 30-minute documentary directed by Aaron Rose produced by Hat & Beard Films, in association with Mailchimp, on the seminal street photography magazine of the same name. Our book, SF Eyes, which compiles the best of the best San Francisco themed photos from 20 years of Hamburger Eyes photography, was just released.
Finally, the new Asrai Garden location in the Ace Hotel is now the only place in all of Chicagoland to carry all available Hat & Beard titles. Go and get'em, Chicago!