Sweet People Are Everywhere
Sweet People Are Everywhere, an illustrated book for children ages 4–8 (and readers of all ages) by internationally renowned writer and activist Alice Walker, focuses on a common thread of the “sweet people” who can be found all over the world. The poem addresses a young boy getting his first passport, taking the boy—and the reader—on a journey through a series of countries around the globe. The poem is a powerful celebration of humanity and globalism, embodying a generosity of spirit that is inspiring, timely, and timeless.
And the People Stayed Home
And the People Stayed Home is a picture book for children (and readers of all ages) by Kitty O’Meara, featuring her hopeful and widely circulated prose poem about the coronavirus pandemic. The poem suggests there is meaning to be found in our experience of the pandemic and conveys an optimistic message about the possibility of profound healing for people and the planet.
Lair: Radical Homes and Hideouts of Movie Villains
The homes of the villains are places where evil is plotted and where, often, the hero is tested and must prove him/herself. Like evil itself, the abodes of the villains are frequently compelling and seductive. From a design standpoint, they tend to be stunning, sophisticated, envy-inducing expressions of the warped drives and desires of their occupants.
The Hidden Life Around Us
These striking images of the species of Aspen, Colorado, celebrate the incredible life forms found in one specific place on the globe, and in doing so, encourage us to learn more about the life that surrounds us, wherever we live. Thoughtful essays consider themes of biodiversity, the threats posed by climate change, and more.
Locust Projects: The 20th Anniversary Retrospective
This retrospective celebrates twenty years of ground-breaking, contemporary visual art from the Southeast’s leading alternative art space. The result is a print record as unique and experimental as the institution itself, featuring unconventional layouts and a playful exploration of visual design.
Rita Blitt: Around and Round
Rita Blitt: Around and Round presents the joyful and kinetic work of this acclaimed contemporary American artist with a thoughtful selection of 100-plus pieces spanning 60 years. Blitt’s work—paintings, drawings, sculptures, video, and more—celebrates her love of nature, dance, and music, and is noteworthy for its ability to visually communicate the energy of movement and sound. Essays by scholars and colleagues provide context and interpretation.
Island in the Light / Isla en la luz
Contemporary Cuban art, literature, and music meet, mingle, and procreate in Island in the Light / Isla en la luz. This bilingual compilation of the work of thirty-five artists and thirty writers developed from the idea to select art pieces and ask writers to respond. The result is a thoroughly original and captivating selection of visual arts and literature in dialogue that conveys a sense of the essence and energy of Cuban arts today.
Tra Publishing creates beautifully crafted books that celebrate art in all its forms.
At Tra, each book is a unique experience, meticulously designed and fabricated in response to and with utmost respect for the contents. Tra works closely and often collaboratively with artists and writers to create books about fine and decorative arts, architecture, and design that inspire social, cultural, and environmental awareness. Particular emphasis is placed on the physical components of the bookmaking process, resulting in books that are works of art and modes of expression in and of themselves. Tra’s design aesthetic is one of restraint; the images and words on the pages take precedence. Tra’s award-winning designers treat each title as an entirely original expression—in essence, there is no typical Tra book.