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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.
OUR AUTHORS & ARTISTS
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Serious Literature and Poetry
We hold these texts to be self-evident.
Creative Non-fiction, Historical, Essays, Biographies
This imprint archeologically mines the factual for exposition. We want good stories, carefully researched and originally told.
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.
Design & Futurism
Monographs exploring themes of architecture, urban planning, industrial, material and fashion design.
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.
Specialists in Fine Art Imaging
ARCHIVAL INKJET PRINTING
Professional HDR Color Gamut
FINE ART REPROGRAPHICS
Hi-Res color profiling
CULTURAL HERITAGE IMAGINING
Preservation & Archiving