Loyal And His Band
Edited by Martin Lilja, Kristian Bengtsson and Amy Giunta.
The creators of Loyal magazine and its eponymous gallery celebrate five years with this, their first book. Loyal And His Band brings together a stunning variety of work from more than 20 artists--it's a collection of drawings, paintings, photographs, humorous, poignant stories and interviews with many who have been part of the Loyal family, including Jules de Balincourt, Matt Leines, Taylor McKimens, Misaki Kawai, Wes Lang, Eddie Martinez, Jockum Nordstrom, Mamma Andersson, Yun-Fei Ji, Stephen Shore, Miroslav Tichy, Brian Belott and more. A sample survey question: What is your power icon? In no particular order, the interviewees' answers include Steve McQueen, birch plywood, a bald eagle with a teardrop and stars in his eyes, the face of Nathan Maddox, Lake Nubanusit, and "a pentagram, an anchor, wolves, bees, and one ice-cold bottle of beer please." Loyal works to bring its exceptional artists a sense of belonging, and this is the record of its success.