Scrap City: Scrapbooking for Urban Divas and Small-town Rebels

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Sixth & Spring Books presents Scrap City: Scrapbooking for Urban Divas and Small-town Rebels -- a craft book that's about to put a serious dent in the stereotype that scrapbooking is only about puppy dogs and soccer games.

Wouldn’t be caught dead. Shoot me if I ever. Who, me?

If any of these phrases were ever connected to you and your thoughts on scrapbooking then you’ve come to the right place. Put those images of flowers, puppy dogs and soccer balls out of your head. The face of scrapbooking is about to get a youthful, cutting-edge makeover. Despite the craft's popularity, all the books flooding the market focus on the same images of weddings, baby showers, and Little League. So where's a scrapbooking rebel to go? To Scrap City of course.

With its edgy and artistic points of reference, it fills the gap to reach those urban hipsters, downtown secretaries, big city divas, and small-town nonconformists. Along with a basics section and scrapping tips, is the picce de résistance: a gallery of real-life scrapbook pages from people of all stripes, from the single mom to the skate kid to the Coney Island mermaid to the aspiring rock star. From an ode to a beloved cat to the commemoration of one's tattoos to the celebration of panties in all their glory, each page is as unique as the person who created it.

Written for the new breed of scrapbookers. The ones who will learn all the rules. Master them and then systematically choose which ones to follow and which to break. Rebels with a glue stick in one hand and an unconventionally cropped photo of Uncle Harry in the other.

Author Info: Paul Gambino has taught screenwriting at the School of Visual Arts, was a production consultant and writer for NBC, and was Creative Director for the magazines Gener8 and Ultra. He has spent endless nights in NYC’s hottest clubs; years as a punk on London’s King’s Road; and college days with Keith Haring and Jean Michael Basquiat. Now a father, he has a special appreciation for time’s fleeting nature and how important it is to preserve memories for yourself and others.

For additional information, a copy of the book or to request an author interview contact: Erin Walsh at 646-336-3967.

sixth&spring books

Hardcover

176 pages

10" x 10"

$24.95

ISBN: 1-931543-93-3

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