Archive for October, 2010
We’re having a party for Michael’s new book – Atlanta
At Dashwood Books
On Wednesday, October 27th,
There will be books, beer, wine and music.
Hope you can make it!
Over the last few years, Michael has been back and forth to Atlanta documenting the hip-hop scene for his latest book “Atlanta,” published by Chronicle Books. The official book site is up- check it out!
Also wanted to share a very nice mention on the T Magazine Blog by Leanne Shapton:
I got a peek at an early draft of Michael Schmelling’s latest book, “Atlanta,” due out Nov. 1, from Chronicle Books. Over the last three years, Schmelling has photographed the city’s ever-shifting hip-hop landscape. His pictures of Atlanta artists, their fans and various up-and-comers reminded me of Altman’s “Nashville”: full of intense beauty, grubby corners and players playing. Schmelling explains: “Music in Atlanta filters up through the strip clubs, local radio and roving parties. It’s a self-sufficient, regional scene that drives a huge part of American popular music and culture.” Kelefa Sanneh of The New Yorker and Will Welch of GQ contribute essays and interviews, and an accompanying mixtape download of unreleased tracks by some of Schmelling’s subjects is available from the website.
Keren recently designed the Till Dawn Edition packaging for Sephora’s Colorful Artist Palette line, which is now available on the Sephora site!
Keren Richter created one-of-a-kind Tom’s Shoes for the Movember Foundation’s Fine Line Art Exhibition, featuring unique moustache-inspired art from local and internationally renowned artists.
A little background on the Movember organization:
The idea behind Movember is to encourage men to grow moustaches in the month of November, or as we call it Movember. Our tagline is changing the face of men’s health; we literally challenge men to change their face by growing a moustache and by doing that they become a walking billboard for men’s health throughout the entire month. The growth of a new moustache sparks inquiries and jokes from friends, relatives and co-workers, which then leads to conversations about the seemingly taboo topics of men’s health and prostate cancer. In addition to the awareness and knowledge the Movember campaign creates, it is also generating significant funding for prostate cancer research, last year alone the global campaign raised $42 Million globally. Since we began in 2004, we have raised over $100 million globally, making us the world’s largest fundraiser for prostate cancer. All funds raised in the US go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG. For more information please visit www.movember.com