The FlopBox and SFAQ Projects are proud to announce our newest publication, Your House is My Houseby Swampy now available in our ZINES SECTION.
20 pages, 11″ x 17″, offset printed on newsprint, edition of 500. A Special edition of 50 are offered with an accompanying mixtape, each hand recorded, constructed and signed by the artist to coincide with Your House is My House.
Comprised of photographs from Swampy’s squatting experiences, along with drawings, ephemera and mixed media.
Did you see our interview with Swampy here?
The FlopBox is proud to announce our newest publication, Personal Property by Edwin De La Rosa now available in our ZINES SECTION.
36 pages, 8.5″ x 11″, full color laser printed, hand numbered. Edition of 100. 2016.
Did you see the interview with did with Edwin here?
The FlopBox is proud to announce our newest publication, Not Even by Sluto now available in our ZINES SECTION.
A collection of illustrations, paintings, doodles and anecdotes from Planet Sluto.
24 pages, 8.5″ x 11″, color laser printed, hand numbered. Edition of 100.
Did you see the interview we did with Sluto here?
In honor of Mary Ellen Mark’s passing last year, Austin McManus re-created a pennant from her photograph “Pro-Vietnam Demonstration” taken in New York in 1968. Printed in edition of 15. Now available in the new pennants section.
The FlopBox is proud to announce our newest pennant, “Naw I’ma Stay” by Swampy.
Released in conjunction with Swampy’s Your House is My House zine for the Los Angeles Art Book Fair in an edition of 15.
The topic of unaffordable housing and the rapid, unwanted changes persistent within many of our most culturally rich cities has become a redundant and tiring conversation.
It’s the any major city U.S.A. story, where the headlines regularly read “Housing Crisis.” Occupants of many of these cities continue to be pushed further out of the core and into more suburban areas or often out of the city altogether. While options for individuals faced with these unfortunate scenarios is limited, perhaps unconventional solutions should be adopted. Consider the idea of squatting to fill all those vacant properties that are currently serving no purpose. It’s an extreme approach and obviously not for all, but existence in a rent-free world sounds ideal, right?
While Swampy is best known for his iconic images of an unidentifiable skull-tusked creature that adorn various surfaces in North American cities, on railcars and obscure places everywhere in between, his real talent lies behind a camera with the North American landscape in his sight. Through his years of aimlessly zigzagging across the country photographing, Swampy had to become well-versed in the tactical art of squatting, which is the subject matter of his newest publication Your House is My House, co-published by The Flopbox and SFAQ Projects. This limited edition, full color, and oversized newsprint zine will be comprised of new photographs from the artist’s squatting experiences, along with drawings, ephemera and mixed media. Perhaps Your House is My House can serve as a reference point or source of inspiration for potential squatting aspirations? We caught up with the elusive artist in an insightful interview that gives some context and reveals some tricks of the trade.
“What camera you using right now?” is the last thing I recall Edwin De La Rosa saying to me when we saw each other at Max Fish a few months back.
I pulled out the same model of camera I have been shooting with for nearly 10 years and he responded with a grin, pulling up his pant leg to show me a tattoo of the same camera. Without a doubt, Edwin has a love for photography and he’s always where he needs be to get the best photos: in the streets. My initial encounter with his work was from a zine I found at a shop we both used to frequent and the place we met. I later realized that he had access to a world others did not when I saw his action photos of both Adek and Lewy, two prolific and elusive graffiti writers. Over the last few years Edwin has begun to show his work in various galleries and garnish attention online, but he had already amassed a huge following as a highly influential BMX rider. He was named number 9 most influential rider in the last 20 years by Ride BMX magazine and the legitimacy of that status has been backed by others I know who ride. For the occasion of the 2016 Los Angeles Art Book Fair, The Flopbox will be releasing a new zine entitled Private Property featuring the photography of Edwin De La Rosa. Today we caught up with Edwin while he’s on the road and most likely in the streets, wherever that is.
“Dunks” by Eric Elms published by AndPress