Founded in 2006, Smallworks Press is an award-winning publishing company located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Smallworks specializes in art and culture publications with a commitment to the highest standard in design, quality, and production. The Smallworks Press team enjoys collaborating with a wide spectrum of authors to create publications with impressive illustrations and photography, inspiring and thought-provoking essays, and an attention to detail rarely found in publishing today.
Compass of the Ephemeral
Compass of the Ephemeral includes a collection of Will Roger’s photographs chronicling the ever-changing cityscape and transformation of Black Rock City, home to Burning Man and one of the harshest climates in the continental U.S. The book traces the history and transition of Black Rock City from a few thousand people in the late 1990s to the growing metropolis required to support over 70,000.
Motel Vegas is an ode to a bye-gone era and a reflection on America’s iconic automobile culture. Motels played a significant role in the development of car culture, especially with the advent of famed Route 66. The “Mother Road”, as it was known, unlocked the west for millions of Americans and intrepid travelers from around the world. Motel Vegas celebrates the praised architectural vernacular that once dominated Las Vegas’ skyline and served as the foundation for today’s mega-resorts.
Street Art Las Vegas
The unseen talent and hidden benefits that street art contributes to the art community is being highlighted in a new book documenting the artform in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Street Art Las Vegas includes murals and other works by well-known street artists, such as Shepard Fairey, Tristan Eaton, D*face and Retna, to creations by anonymous artists and those without a signature style.
James Stanford utilizes the latest in digital art technique to create mesmerizing mandala designs from digital photos of historic Las Vegas neon signage, and architectural elements from the 1950s and 1960s. Stanford’s group of intriguing digital montages convey and respond to the potency of the mandala as a symbol, and its influence and importance to Asian culture worldwide. Shimmering Zen consists of over 150 of Stanford’s original works created over the past 20 years.