After a very busy spring and early summer, including a trip up to San Francisco last weekend for the third annual SF Art Book Fair, we are delighted to announce the next three titles in the Hat & Beard catalog.
Now up for pre-sale on our shop, you can pick them up directly from us, thereby helping to support independent publishing, and be among the first to receive them.
To begin, we'll be issuing Chicago 1968: The Whole World is Watching, a kaleidoscopic, on-the-ground account of the infamous 1968 Democratic Convention and protests that took place 50 years ago this summer, in September, along with organizing a companion exhibit at Land and Sea Dept. in Chicago, later to move to Los Angeles.
The book recounts Terry Southern, William Burroughs, and Jean Genet's infamous Esquire cover story from 1968, and is told through Nile Southern—son of Terry—and Adam Cooper's—son of photographer Michael Cooper, whose images appear throughout the book—meticulous culling of their fathers' work.
Following that, we'll be releasing SF Eyes: The Continuing Story of Life, Loss, Tragedy, and Triumph in the City of San Francisco as Captured by the All-Seeing Lens of Hamburger Eyes Photography Magazine, a 144-page book studded with images about SF life and culture from the beginning of the new century.
In 2001, Ray and David Potes, two brothers originally from San Diego, began producing a black-and-white zine called Hamburger Eyes from a photo lab turned office/club house in San Francisco’s Mission District. The zine quickly gained traction in the photo community and soon evolved into a monthly magazine. Hamburger Eyes Photo Epicenter, as it became known, boasted coverage of “the continuing story of life on earth,” its maxim, and attracted tens of thousands of cult followers, photographers, and voyeurs from around the world. Nearly two decades later, Hamburger Eyes has produced hundreds of issues and exhibited thousands of photographs in galleries across the US, Europe, and Asia.
As part of this exciting project, Hat & Beard Films and Mailchimp Studios have produced a 30-minute documentary film about Hamburger Eyes directed by Aaron Rose [Beautiful Losers] and set to be released in November, along with the book and traveling group show exhibition. (Screening info to follow.)
Lastly, Hat & Beard has teamed up with Adam Goldberg of The Goldberg Sisters on the release of Home: A Nice Place to Visit, a photography book/LP set designed to accompany The Goldberg Sisters’ recently released psych pop album of the same name. What Adam has done for the music on the album is create a physical object essentially as lyrical as the songs themselves. The book/LP set features one photograph—shot by Mr. Goldberg between 2011 and 2018 using a variety of medium and large format cameras—for each song lyric from the record, along with a double LP in one perfect hand-held book package.
Apart from having photographed each image and written all of the music and lyrics, Adam did the majority of the instrumentation on the project, just as he did with Stranger’s Morning, his previous release as The Goldberg Sisters. His musicianship and photography however are just two aspects of his overall talent. Adam is widely regarded as an extremely versatile actor (Saving Private Ryan, Friends, Entourage, The Hebrew Hammer, 2 Days in Paris) and independent filmmaker—he’s written and directed three features, as well as several shorts and music videos.
The album is available for digital download now and the book/LP set will be out in late August. Pre-order directly through H&B today.
We're buzzing with other new projects for the fall and winter. As ever, stay tuned.