The 20th issue of the arts journal, Esopus, is the best one yet. It comes as a slip-cased collection of small, saddle-stitched, independent signatures with a CD and a poster. Inside you'll find Matthew Weiner's handwritten notes that were the inspiration for AMC's Mad Men, early drafts of Dean Wareham's Galaxie 500 song lyrics, photos of dioramas from the American Museum of Natural History, selections from The Mott Collection's Thatcher-era punk ephemera and much, much more. Each signature that you pull out is more remarkable than the last.
(Posted on 11/15/13)