Posted by Danni Le Toullec on June 1, 2010
A celebration of the sung and unsung creative heroes we adore the guts out of. David Jacob Kramer as recommended by favourite folk #2 Kris Moyes.
Co-founder of Los Angeles curated bookstore, Family, David Jacob Kramer found a way to step away from your typical mainstream, faceless book retailer.
Says David, “We didn't want people to walk past the store and feel like they knew what would be inside… We don't carry any books on tattoos, anarchist philosophy,bongs, transgressive sex stuff, graffiti etc. That shit is gross.”
Taking the opportunity to scour the market for the most stimulating material, Family is committed to bringing its customers stimulating reading matter that will keep them coming back for more.
The beauty of Family lies in its ability to bring together disparate items that somehow complement each other. Seeing a DVD alongside a certain record or a comic that has inspired a poster design, enables you to absorb the material through a different lens.
Joining forces earlier this month with Absolut Vodka and Spike Jones, Family curated Thirty Days NY from april 7 – may 7. The month-long event was an explosion of art and culture that saw a New York warehouse transform into a live gallery space. The event was a huge success.
Says David, “We've wanted Family to do something in NY for a while and this thing was really satisfying because we had the resources to do it on a much grander scale than our spot in LA."
Photo by Cali Thornhill Dewitt