Face to Face: 25 Years of SoCal Punk - exhibit & signing @ The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles [12 January]

Face to Face: 25 Years of SoCal Punk - exhibit & signing

19:00 - 20:30

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The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St (But the Main Entrance Is Around the Corner on 5th), Los Angeles, California 90013
The Last Bookstore is pleased to present an evening with FACE TO FACE: 25 YEARS OF SOCAL PUNK, THE VISUAL HISTORY art exhibit and book signing.

On January 12th, Sugar Press will host the exhibit opening from 7pm-9pm with Trever Keith and Scott Shiflett (Face to Face) and Aaron Tanner (Melodic Virtue) on hand to sign books. A limited number of books will be available for purchase. Some of the artists listed above and more will be in attendance as well to sign their work.

The exhibit features artwork created for Face to Face over the last 25 years including illustrations and photography by Shepard Fairey, Stephen Stickler, Jim Evans (aka TAZ), corey miller (LA Ink), Kevin Baldes (Lit), and Jeffrey Everett. The artwork is featured in the limited–edition coffee table book, “Face To Face: 25 Years of SoCal Punk, The Visual History” released December 1, 2017 by publishers Melodic Virtue.


Kevin Baldes (Lit)
Elena Bundy
Kalynn Campbell
Jim “TAZ” Evans
Jeffrey Everett
Enemy Ink
Shepard Fairey
Todd Fixler
Hooter Hicks
Corey Miller (LA Ink)
Billy Skelly
Stephen Stickler
Aaron Tanner
Andrew Vastagh
Lou Xray

«When I started Face to Face in 1991, I never imagined such a fulfilling and rich career would develop thanks to the dedicated support of our fans. It's both exciting and inspiring to see the band's history captured in a such a vivid and artful way as Aaron Tanner has done with this book.» — Trever Keith

A seminal melodic punk institution, Face to Face have created a rich legacy ever since frontman Trever Keith formed the band in Victorville, CA 25 years ago. As the band has grown and developed, their fans have done so alongside them—through each live performance and album they release.

FACE TO FACE: 25 YEARS OF SOCAL PUNK is a fully authorized visual history of the band that follows them from their early days in Victorville, CA to the reunion and beyond. This limited-run coffee table book tells the story of Face to Face from the viewpoint of their fans and contemporaries. It features exclusive stories from Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), Max Bemis (Say Anything), Roger Lima (Less Than Jake), and more as well as never-before-seen photos, artwork, and other memorabilia.

Melodic Virtue is a small, hard-working independent publisher with a strong history of award-winning work in the music industry. Originally started in 2004 as a graphic design studio by Aaron Tanner, we’re known for telling our clients’ authentic and unusual stories visually, and now do so through limited-run coffee table books.

Tanner has been creating memorable design work for well-known acts for over 15 years. A musician and life-long fan of music and the arts, Tanner’s design work has won numerous national awards and has been recognized by several prestigious international design publications. He also volunteers at universities to help mentor future designers.

Please note that our store has limited capacity (a mere 300!), so get here early.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase a copy of the author's title from The Last Bookstore. Any outside books must be checked with security upon entering the store. This policy applies to all Last Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.
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