Salento fuoco e fumo

by edop 19 July 2012

Nandu Popu  is a voice and text writer of  Sud Sound System, the historical reggae Salento’s Band.
Salento fuoco e fumo is Nando’s first novel. A story about Salento’s contrasts: a place full of sun, sea and reggae and, at the same time, seamed with social problems.

The book edited by Edizioni Laterza and in italian language, is now on sale at the bastard store at € 12,00 and goes well with the products’ Jammin’ serie that bastard developed in collaboration with Sud Sound System.

I Hate – The Art of Todd Bratrud at bastard store

by davidelp 19 July 2012

Todd is a rare beast in a world of manic art…

Geoff Rowley

Nike SB and bastard present I Hate – The Art of Todd Bratrud, book release and art show at bastard store, via Scipio Slataper 19, Milano.

Grand opening Wednesday April 18, at 6:00PM, presenting the first book dedicated to Todd Bratrud’s artwork. Todd and Winston Tseng, co-author of the book and art director at Enjoi Skateboards, will be present at the opening.

Todd is one of the most prolific artists working in skateboarding. After getting his start at Consolidated, he’s gone on to produce work for companies such as Flip, The Skateboard Mag, Nike, Volcom, Enjoi, Teenage Runaway, and of course his own company The High 5.

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Total Office Design

by lorebini 19 July 2012

Thames & Hudson has just published Total Office Design – 50 Contemporary Workplaces, a 320 pages book edited by Kerstin Zumstein and Helen Parton featuring fifty office projects from around the world.

To the bastard store by studiometrico  the editors dedicated four pages with pictures by Giuliano Berarducci.



The book is now available at the bastard store – as usual – and costs € 30,00.

Marc McKee at bastard store

by davidelp 19 July 2012

Marc McKee and his artwork have been hosted at the bastard store during the days of Milan Design Week, too bad Marc packed everything up on tuesday and flew back to LA with his precious load of skateboards, sketches, drawings and stickers.

Thanks to Marc – who’s also the hand behind – to Blast! Distribution and to everyone who came by to behold the exhibition of a milestone in the history of skateboarding.

An interview with Marc aired on RAI5 inside the show Cool Tour on Wednesday, April 20th, here the video. [It’s italian language only, needs Microsoft Silverlight !? and starts at 00:08:38 …sorry for this]

A few copies of the book are still available at the bastard store along with the few silkscreen prints left, which were issued in a limited series of 30 pieces.
The graphic, which you can see in the photo above, is the Jesus taken from the famous Gabriel Rodriguez pro model for 101.

WARNING: The Art of Marc McKee at bastard store

by davidelp 19 July 2012

Marc McKee’s art was so controversial that they had an entire wall of Cease and Desist orders for his graphics at World…

Rodney Mullen

Blast Distribution presents WARNING: The Art of Marc McKee, italian premiere at bastard store, via Scipio Slataper 19, Milano.

Grand opening on Wednesday April 13,  at 6:00PM, presenting the book on Marc McKee – the illustrator who changed skateboard graphics forever – and some of his greatest artwork and decks.

WARNING: The Art of Marc McKee was realized by Winston Tseng, Art director at Enjoi Skateboards. 96 pages to show Marc McKee’s art, from his early works in the 80s to nowadays.

Marc has produced more than a 1000 skateboard graphics, mainly for World Industries, blind and 101. Some of which are milestones in the history of skateboarding, basically all the controversial and uncomfortable ones…

Rock Candy & Curiosities

by Ambra 19 July 2012

The bookshop of the bastard store is getting bigger. Among the new arrivals it’s worth recommending two titles.

Rock Candy is a collection of illustrations from one of the most interesting Pop Surrealism interpreters we have in Europe.

The superblonde Femke Hiemstra is indeed from Amsterdam, where she still lives and works. Her visionary works (twisted and a bit esoteric) picture surreal settings, mainly with animals, fruit, objects, flowers and antropomorphic distorted bugs handling opium pipes, kitchenware and other oddities.

The black and white collection of characters in Travis Louies‘s Curiosities is grotesque, fascinating and slightly surreal.

These works look like old pictures stolen from a 1900’s photo album or portraits of actors starring in old noir silent movies…nothing strange about that except for demon horns, ogre-like men, dozens-eyed men, while ladies expose sharp canines, tapered ears and charming spectral looks.

Re-Use Architecture

by jep 19 July 2012

Braun Publishing just published Chris van Uffelen’s Re-Use Architecture, a 408 pages bulky book with amazing images and descriptions of recent and notable re-use architecture projects.

To the bastard store project by studiometrico, on the refurbishing of the old Cinema Istria, the book dedicates a four page feature with Giuliano Berarducci’s photographs.

Available from today at bastard store – of course – for € 78,00.

Everything That Creeps

by Ambra 19 July 2012

A bunch of new and old interesting books has just arrived at the bastard store; among them Everything That Creeps.

Elizabeth McGrath, LA angel-faced artist, collects in this book some of her most creeping, bloody and repulsive creatures.

An irriverent sculptress who has created a fantafreaky world, populated by odd and freaky characters meant to be hung on your wall or to be displayed on your nightstand (she has her beloved dead and stuffed chihuahua on hers).

On the one shelf on which you put your childood relics, next to Goldrake, you could also put a McGrath’s sexy doll with bloody legs, or some drunk miniature insects or, if you really love animals, a chopped hare head.

The deep-dark iconography of Elizabeth shocks, amazes and amuses, her sculptures are full of truculent details and they evoke disturbing atmospheres “a la David Lynch” but thanks to the wise mixture of kitsch, irony and horror they come out excessive yet refined.

Here’s a video recently featured on Boing Boing tv in which David Pescovitz meets Liz McGrath.

Robots & Donuts at bastard store

by Ambra 19 July 2012


Hmm… I would describe me as an artist who tries to inject human pathos into robots. Trying to breathe life into robots. That’s what I do. At least I try to. […]”

That’s what Eric Joyner thinks about himself. He is a californian artist, author and main character of “ROBOTS & DONUTS“, the last arrival at bastard’s Bookstore.

All the drawings inside this book portray improbable robotic scenarios: robots shooting laser beams against mega killer donuts, pirate robots, robots fighting on a ring, space candy but also romantic robots in bucolic contexts. An amazing visionary collection of pure surreal Pop Art…

The curious selection of more than 50 titles that you can find at the Bastard’s Bookstore, has nothing to do with  classic fiction, we decided to give room to  photography, design, graphics and illustration, music, street-art and obviously skateboarding.


P.S. I’m Ambra and I’m the newbie at bastard store. I work here with Edo paris and I answer to mailbox/gtalk