Excited to tell you a bit about my book ONE-TRACK MIND: Drawing the New York Subway.
For several years, I’ve been involved in bringing the subway drawings of artist Philip Coppola to a wider audience. Last year, Princeton Architectural Press greenlit my book project, and for the last several months, my co-editor Ezra Bookstein and I have been getting it ready! We worked closely with Phil to select a ton of his amazing drawings, and the three of us wrote up some really interesting tales about the history and creation of New York's subway decor. And then Jonathan Lethem somehow said yes when I asked him to write the introduction!
The book hits the streets on http://a.co/hUK5QbW! It’s an awesomely beautiful book and a fabulous NYC keepsake. It’s got great heft too (it’s over 150 pages) — a real "objet d’art,” as they say. You can pre-order/buy it on Amazon:
We have a few cool events happening in NYC in the weeks ahead. Hope you can join us for one of them. Phil, Ezra, and l will be signing copies, doing slide show presentations, and talking about New York City's historical subway decor!
THE NEW YORK TRANSIT MUSEUM
This event will also play a short documentary on Phil that I made a few years ago.
POWERHOUSE BOOKS in DUMBO
[WORDS] in MAPLEWOOD New Jersey
The New Yorker “Talk Of The Town” hits either this week or next week. Look out for it.
In addition, the Transit Museum Annex in Grand Central Station is presenting Phil’s artwork in their gallery. The exhibit will be up through. (It’s free, so check it out if you’re in Grand Central! The bookstore also carries the book)