Release for distribution 07/01/2010


Astronauts gathers photographs of the graffiti-laden LA River, all taken over the course of a day as indicated by the timestamp on Marcopoulos’ camera. Its wide horizontal format is well-suited to describe a functional architecture of concrete overpasses and embankments, barren environs reclaimed by the skate and graffiti communities. Handsomely produced in a small edition of 350 copies on a mimeograph machine.

Astronauts by Ari Marcopoulos

published by Dashwood Books, 2008

designed by Francesca Grassi  

edition of 350 copies / softcover / 294 mm x 207 mm

suggested retail $25 / 50% discount + shipping