Bookshelf: What We’re Reading


A long weekend means more time to settle in with a book…like New York City of Trees, by Benjamin Swett, who photographed and chronicled the stories of the trees that have thrived within the city. Or check out Fully Booked: Ink on Paper, new from Gestalten, which celebrates the tactile artistry of the printed book. And Acne Studios has published their second book, Bruce of Los Angeles Rodeo, showing off the cowboy and Western photography of the 50s, 60s, and 70s by Bruce Bellas, curated by Vince Aletti.

(Image of Wooden Letters)

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading


There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.


Oh yes, the planet is sublime!


I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)



Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.



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