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THE XISTIS STORY

 

A PUBLISHER WITH A MISSION

Nascent Success for an Emerging Art Publisher

Xistis Press began in 2004 as a virtual literary journal and indie press. We have steadily grown into a multi-media art house. Xistis Press seeks out the artists - contemporary and historical - whose nuanced, supersalient works of art escape the sweep of the common canonist, yet whose oeuvre elevates the standard.


Xistis Press relies on an international pool of talented artists, photographers, designers, editors and brokers.

Every one of our authors receives the attention they deserve to make sure their work turns out polished and perfect.  We work with our writers every step of the way on their journey, helping to bring out the most from their work. From an idea and rough draft, to editing and publication, Xistis Press helps our authors produce high-quality, interesting, and entertaining books.

 
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THE TALENT

Proudly Introducing

 

OUR AUTHORS & ARTISTS

WALTER NELSON

Non-fiction

Historian and re-enactor, dance doyen and Hollywood period consultant - Walter Nelson has cultivated a vibrant living history scene as Master of Ceremony in LA's Art Deco community.

AARON HOWDLE

Illustration

The fabled imagination of Aaron Howdle has come to life in his illustrations for his upcoming first children's book, "The Cloudtop Archipelago." We feature beautiful prints from this steampunk fantasia.

LARRY DEWHIRST

Fine Art

To describe the oeuvre of Larry Dewhirst, one would recall Flannery O'Connor, Francis Bacon and De Kooning. Images at once intuited as masterful, upon closer examination reveal distant, abstract landscapes, encaustic layerings and elliptical double-entendres.

ROBERT SCOTT GILSON

Architectural Illustration

San Francisco based architect, Robert Scott Gilson's thesis project at the UCLA features a series of illustrations of a futuristic penal colony suspended above the LA reservoir for environmental felons, who serve time in floating cells suspended above arid salt flats of the former reservoir.

 
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ON OUR MARK

 

Imprints with Agendas.

Xistis Press, Xistis Press Gold Folio, Blue Grnch Books, Foxhall Editions, UPDRAFT Studios, black tulip, Prodigal Daughter Press and R Food each represent a thread in our publishing tapestry.

 
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XISTIS PRESS IMPRINTS

As an emerging small press, the following imprints indicate the sort of texts that define the various threads of our project. Please look for working titles to be announced here as they near publication.

Xistis Press

Art Books

Hardcover art books on certain artists, designers and architects whose work merits our esteem.

Xistis Press Gold Folio

Collector's Limited Edition

Xistis Press introduces this very special collection of hand-bound fine art books for galleries, collectors, museums and specialty book traders.

Foxhall Editions

Serious Literature and Poetry

We hold these texts to be self-evident.

Good Grief

Creative Non-fiction, Historical, Essays, Biographies

This imprint archeologically mines the factual for exposition. We want good stories, carefully researched and originally told.

black tulip

International Contemporary Experimental

Experimental from any continent and language, in so far as it breaks in to language.

Prodigal Daughter Press

Legal and Etiquette Guides for Contemporary Life

Cultural sensitivity, family law, best management practices for start-ups, psychic self-defense, e-mail etiquette, legal and business negotiation. Privacy guides. Toolboxes for modern contenders.

Blue Grnch Books

Illustrated Children's Books

Blue Grnch Books translates classic and contemporary global folktales and stories from diverse ethnic traditions. Blue Grnch Books also seeks young adult titles, while re-printing forgotten classics.

METOPES

Design & Futurism

Monographs exploring themes of architecture, urban planning, industrial, material and fashion design.

R Food

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Food & Farming

Publishing books and ephemera treating topics from the arcane heritage honey wagon to the apocalyptic skyscraper farms of the near-future:  exploring themes in alternative medicine, agriculture, gastronomy and all that is interesting in global culinary practices.

 
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SERVICES

Specialists in Fine Art Imaging

 
Stationary

ARCHIVAL INKJET PRINTING

Professional HDR Color Gamut

Walking In Gallery

FINE ART REPROGRAPHICS

Hi-Res color profiling

Vintage Bookstore

CULTURAL HERITAGE IMAGINING

Preservation & Archiving

 
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Used Books

OUR BLOG

In our research, we come across myriad gems and juicy bits which cannot go unremarked. Sneak a peek at our blog sometime, it is a trove of things nearly good enough to print.

 
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