When Rafael Mantesso’s wife left him on his 30th birthday, she inadvertently kickstarted his career. Left with nothing but the (former) couple’s bull terrier, Jimmy, in an empty white apartment, Mantesso, a visual artist, began taking pictures of the pooch and doodling with a black marker on the wall behind him. Fast-forward three years, and the two best friends have over 600,000 Instagram followers and a New York Times bestselling book. Next up? Jimmy is getting his own animated YouTube series called Go Jimmy Go! Tune in.
We are thrilled to introduce Dog-Friendly, a collection of city guides for dog-loving people, created together with our long-time contributor, photographer Winnie Au, and fellow enthusiasts, indie publisher Hoxton Mini Press. Available for purchase here.
August 25, 2021
Have you ever imagined Amy Winehouse or Nick Cave as a Chihuahua, Neil Young as a Vizsla, or PJ Harvey as an Afghan hound? That’s exactly what San Francisco-based artist Michael Gillette has done through his unique illustration project, blending beloved, iconic music legends, both past and present, with their dog counterparts. Pack of Dogs, our first foray into book publishing, is a celebration of pup and pop culture for music and dog lovers alike.
August 25, 2020