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NEW YORK CITY SHINES: The Glossy Book Cover
Patti Astor—Gallerist, Underground Actress, & Socialite of Downtown’s Highest Orders—single-handedly embodies the carefree glamour of 1980s New York on the cover of Maripol’s eponymously-portmanteaued MARIPOLARAMA. As one turns the book cover, we literally slip behind her into a New York just out of reach. The fun & faces in the book glow with the suffused glory of once & future memories, depending on your spiritual vantage…
Neither the subject nor the artist could have known how much this particular Polaroid would say at the time it was UV-scorched into photo paper. In the literal sense, she functions as a gatekeeper: welcoming an escape for the reader to a life better lived behind velvet ropes. In fact, she is a ghostly hinge between dimensions. A platinum Teresa of Ávila, Astor’s proud posturing develops beyond self-satisfied splendor to an ecstatic state of the purest form of the New York Spirit. She is waving, swaying, saying goodbye to a city that was once meaner and nicer, mourning the losses of her era as well as the inevitable losses to come. Most of all, she is lit by the future and carried forward by the force of a city greater than the planet it occupies, a force for unrelenting greatness that every New Yorker has the power to inhabit should they be willing, should they be worthy.
…It is an image that could only be captured by the woman who helped change the whole world, one night in 1984, by way of bestowing the BoyToy Belt-Buckle of Power onto one miss Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone, ushering in the cultural eclipse Wilde & Warhol only dreamed of. Thank you Maripol, thank you New York.
“We came to New York to meet our heroes. We dressed like them, talked like them, lived like them. For a few dollars, anyone could walk into a thrift store and come out looking like a movie star…you were Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Nico, Edie, Marlon Brando, Francois Hardy, James Dean, Pierre Clementi, Alain Delon…Every night was a great big adventure. We thought it would last forever and ever…yet all we did was complain about how bored we were.” — Anna Sui, “Recollection” from MARIPOLARAMA, New York, 2005.
Send your art files to this Manhattan Printer and we’ll take you through every step of the custom book printing process. To begin with, we’ll make the most of every page, optimizing your Monograph’s content with our stellar typesetting and layout services. From there, the book of your dreams is only a few specialty set-up selections away. When it comes to the book cover, take note from Maripol and go for Glossy. Shouting or subtle, UV Coatings come in any number of fashionably functional suedette-silky finishes. Pre-Printed hardcover books and softback notebooks need personality too: we’ll add the thrilling touch of metallic Foil Stamping to your pre-printed run of book covers to ensure your business identity and artistic presence gleam from forefront. Vintage-look or future-facing, your custom books are covered at Publicide.