The Standard Hotel Launches New Book Project
The Standard Hotel has released its first book project: "What Me Worry" by artist Andrew Kuo. The book debuts under the new imprint, "Standard Press," in conjunction with Damane Editore and D.A.P. (Distributed Art Publishers.) The 200 page hardcover book (10"x12"x1") contains an introduction by New Yorker writer Kelfa Sanneh and includes Kuo's charts, paintings, photographs, installations, recipes and diary entries. Kuo is a painter, sculptor and photographer as well as a DJ and guitarist. He contributes weekly to The New York Times with music reviews in graph charts conveying emotional reactions to bands, albums and live shows. The book is wrapped in a fold-out double-sided poster and is printed on three types of paper stock. It sells for $49.95 online and in The Standard shops in New York, Miami and Los Angeles.