Hunger Button publications:

Gray Matter Gardening: How to Weed Your Mind

Written and Illustrated by: Nanette Wylde

Available: November 2018

Description: Gray Matter Gardening is a lighthearted, how-to book on self-reflection for seekers of bliss and others who dig in the dirt. The source of inspiration for this book is Vipassana practice. Vipassana is a Pali word which literally means inward vision.

Gray Matter Gardening was among the first set of Small Plate Editions published by the San Francisco Center for the Book in a handbound edition of 100 in 2008. This ten-year anniversary edition is published by Hunger Button Books/PreNeo Press in 2018.

44 pages. Full color. Paperback. $18

ISBN: 978-1-936083-11-4, 1-936083-11-6

Swirl: June 17, 2015

Photos and Text by: Jeff Evans

Available: July 2015

Description: SWIRL is a response to the June 17, 2015 mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston. The book is a creative reflection juxtaposing photographs, texts, local newspapers; and acts as a memorial for both the victims and Charleston community.

Jeff Evans is a writer and photographer making his home in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, an island community across the water from Charleston.

40 pages. Full color. Paperback.


ISBN: 978-1-936083-09-1, 1-936083-09-4

Diane Cassidy: Responding to aMuse

Featuring: Diane Cassidy

Introduction by: Jade Bradbury

Interview by: Nanette Wylde

Available: November 2014

Description: Monograph for Diane Cassidy, a California-based photographer and maker of artists' books. In this oeuvre, which spans thirty years of capturing the world as seen through her lens, she demonstrates a consistent vision sparked by humor, wit, intelligence, and a keen sensibility that makes us think, undermines our equilibrium and forces us to look at things from a different perspective.

230 pages. Full color. Paperback.

ISBN: 978-1-936083-07-7

Kent Manske: A Survey

Featuring: Kent Manske.

Introduction by: Drew de Arc.

Available: November 2014

Description: A Survey of artwork by Kent Manske, a San Francisco Bay Area printmaker and book artist who processes the world through the creation of personal visual narratives and symbols.

382 pages. 834 images. Full color. Paperback.

ISBN: 978-1-936083-08-4

Cultural Spectacle Investigation: Las Vegas

Created by: Kent Manske & Nanette Wylde

Available: September 2013

Description: Photographic exploration of Las Vegas, Nevada.

98 pages. Full color. Paperback.

ISBN: 978-1-936083-06-0

Earth • Science • Art / Sixteen Collaborative Explorations

Created by: Lisa Hochstein

Available: June 2012

Description: Exhibition catalogue. Earth • Science • Art / Sixteen Collaborative Explorations was curated by Lisa Hochstein and presented in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Marine and Coastal Science Center.

The Exhibition paired 16 scientists from the Center with 16 Bay Area artists.

74 pages. Full color. Paperback.

For more information on this title visit the Earth • Science • Art Website.

ISBN: 978-1-936083-04-6

Creative Sightseeing Investigation: New York City

Created by: Kent Manske & Nanette Wylde

Available: July 2012

Description: Photographic exploration of New York City.

86 pages. Full color. Paperback.

ISBN: 978-1-936083-05-3

Hello Catty!

Created by: Karen Chew & Nanette Wylde

Available: March 2011

Edition: 28

Media: Codex with movable elements. Laser-cut pigment prints, charms, buttons and catnip seeds.

Description: Hello Catty! is a light-hearted, yet poignant play on catty behaviors couched by a feline perspective.

Designed as a movable board book, it consists of five two-page spreads. Each spread contains user interactive elements: wheels, pop-ups, pulls, spinners, windows, flaps, a game and ephemera.

ISBN: 978-1-936083-03-9

A Little Piece of Happiness:
The Paintings of Jose Arenas
, 2005 - 2009

Featuring: Jose Arenas

Introduction by: Herbert Kohl

Interview by: Nanette Wylde

Available: November 2010

Description: Monograph of Jose Arenas, an Oakland (CA) and Brooklyn (NY) based artist who spent much of his childhood traveling between Northern California and Guadalajara, Mexico. His experiences navigating cultures, past and present, is a point of investigation in his work. Themes in his imagery include migration, memory, childhood, rites of passage, and disjointed identities.

Features 53 paintings. 132 pages. Full color. Paperback.

ISBN: 978-1-936083-02-2

Whirligig, a platform for engaging in the lives and minds of creative individuals via the interview format. Currently available online.

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Assumptions: Performative Texts
capture, printed and framed

Author: Nanette Wylde

Available: September 2009

Description: Image and text photographic series which examines assumptions/judgments made based on visual appearance of individuals.

Features 23 photographs. Full color. Paperback.

ISBN: 978-1-936083-01-5

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Conceptually Bound 3, An Exhibition of Artists' Books

Author: Nanette Wylde

Available: November 2007

Description: Exhibition catalogue for artists' books exhibition in which the content of the book is in part expressed by the form the book takes.

Features 52 books by 29 artists. Full color. Paperback.

ISBN: 978-1-936083-00-8


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conceptually bound book cover

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