INSIGHT EDITIONS creates unique art and photography books celebrating iconic personalities, artists and key cultural and historical events.
Recent book packages, published simultaneously in trade and limited editions, created by INSIGHT EDITIONS for such leading publishers as Chronicle Books, Watson-Guptill, the Avalon Publishing Group and Harry N. Abrams include: JERRY GARCIA: The Collected Artwork; DRESSING A GALAXY: The Costumes of Star Wars; THE LOST AMAZON: The Photographic Journey of Richard Evans Schultes; DAYS OF HOPE AND DREAMS: An Intimate Portrait of Bruce Springsteen; ROLLING STONES: 40X20 and BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND DAY: The Last Unpublished Blues Archive. All INSIGHT EDITIONS projects share a commitment to quality and a dedication to the time-honored traditions of fine printing and binding.
INSIGHT EDITIONS is a division of Palace Press International (PPI), a world leader in book manufacturing. For decades, the professionals at PPI have helped the world's leading publishers translate their visions into reality by capitalizing on overseas manufacturing and offering a full range of creative services. From concept development to fulfillment, PPI offers the global marketplace a wide range of publishing expertise: premier artists, photographers, writers, designers, editors, exciting new materials, sophisticated technology and a commitment to the highest production values.
Recent Insight Editions titles have won the following prestigious awards:
24: Behind the Scenes
• Foreword Magazine’s 2007 Book of the Year Finalist Performing Arts/Drama
The Art and Making of Monster House
• Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Finalist in Young Adult - Nonfiction
• 2007 Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist, Interior Design, 3 or more color- Children/Young Adult Category
The Art of Open Season
• Gold Medal recipient of PubWest’s 2007 Annual Awards in Jacket/Cover Design category
• Silver Medal recipient, Outstanding Book of the Year Award, 2007, Best Book Arts Craftsmanship category
Born to Run: The Unseen Photos
• Foreword Magazine’s 2007 Book of the Year Finalist in Photography
Contact: The Yoga of Relationship
• Nautilus Book Award Winner 2007, Yoga/Massage/Bodywork Category
• Semi-Finalist, 2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Sexuality/Relationships Category
Elvis at 21: New York to Memphis
• Foreword Magazine’s 2007 Book of the Year Finalist in Photography
Food for the Masses: Michael Franti, Portrait and Lyrics
• Winner of the National Gold Ink Award, 2006
Patti Smith: American Artist
• Foreword Magazine’s 2007 Book of the Year Finalist in Music
Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop
Foreword Magazine’s 2007 Book of the Year Finalist Performing Arts/Drama
Previous award winners have included:
Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars
• 2005 Foreword Magazine, Book of the Year
Silver, Performing Arts/Drama
Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork
• 2005 ForeWord Magazine, Book of the Year
Gold, Art category
Between Midnight and Day: The Last Unpublished Blues Archive
• 2004 National Gold Ink Competition
Pewter Award Certificate
Days of Hope and Dreams:
An Intimate Portrait of Bruce Springsteen
• 2004 National Gold Ink Award for Softcover Books
Rolling Stones: 40 x 20
• 2003 National Gold Ink Award for Fine Edition Books
Introducing selected titles:
Twenty Four: Behind The Scenes by Jon Cassar , photographs by Jon Cassar, Rodney Charters, ASC CSC and the Fimmakers of 24 (foreword by Kiefer Sutherland) published by Insight Editions in 2006.
Deluxe paperback with DVD, this book is "an intimate insider's view of what started out in the minds" of the group of very creative people, and became a full-blown pop-culture phenomenon. The small group of creative people, including Jon Cassar, over the years began photographing precious moments whenever they could. You will see some fabulous pictures captured by these talented individuals...
This title is about one of the most acclaimed and controversial shows on air 24, the triller which defines appointment television that has completed 5 award-winning seasons... Jon Cassar shares many moments with the 24 cast and crew. He is a new style of television director who commits to one show, shepherding its shooting over several years. He was nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Director for a Drama Series, and acclaimed for directing and producing 24 by the Directors Guild of America...
Aquatique: photographs by Brian Oglesbee with foreword by Lesley Brill first published by Insight Editions in 2007.
Oglesbee goes where the motives of creation lead and spirit moves. He meditates on energy and a universe.
"The bubbles and ripples of Aquatique provide images for the idea from quantum theory that in a void matter and energy wink spontaneously into and out of being..." the foreword by noted author Lesley Brill illuminates viewer's pleasure in Oglesbee's photographs with insight into their mythic and metaphoric uniqueness...
"My photographs are very "straight": in other words, the camera simply records what was in front of it..." - Brian Oglesbee creates his work from the insight out. His spectacular black-and-white photographs come "from its unparalleled ability to describe what is visible in front of the camera." This unique deluxe volume contains Oglesbee's work reproduced in rich quadtone printing with all its dept and richness...
Hairspray with foreword by John Waters published by Insight Editions. This lavishly illustrated title will be your companion. This book celebrates the singular phenomenon - Hairspray, its talented cast and crew who brought this funny and unforgettable film to life. Hairspray captured the spirit of a time when everything was changing; captured the essence of the film's creative achievement with over 200 production photographs and contributions by Waters, Travolta, producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, director Shankman. From casting to recording music - it's all depicted and explored in a unique collector's edition.
Brian Froud's World of Faerie with foreword by Ari Berk published by Insight Editions in 2007.
Brian Froud and Ari Berk are friends and co-authors. They have shared many adventures. One of the most memorable was a quest for the smallest church in UK... B. Froud is not afraid to look at all aspects of the Faerie world. There is a dark side to Faerie. Traditional stories do not always mention darling little cherubs who drink dew from flowers. There are tales of danger, taboo, peril and death. Brian accept all aspects of his chosen subject, and it makes him one of the most honest artists. His portraits of Faeries are a mature engagement with retreat from the world.
This full-color title opens the doors to Brian's personal and imaginative world of his fantasy, with its drawing inspiration from England's windswept moorlands... Brian Froud is co-creator of the international best-selling Faeries.
Hanna-Barbera Treasury: Rare Art & Mementos from your Favorite Cartoon Classics, from BOO BOO to BAMM BAMM, the ultimate Cartoon scrapbook by Jerry Beck first published by Insight Editions in 2007 and printed by Palace Press International (www.palacepress.com).
Fred Seibert writes in his foreword: "One of my proudest working days was when I became the president of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons in 1992: the coolest job at the coolest place on earth."
William Denby "Bill" Hanna (1910-2001) was born in Melrose, New Mexico. When he was nine his family moved to LA. Joseph Roland "Joe" Barbera (1911-2006) was born in New York... In 1939, the two began what was to be a lifelong creative Cartoon partnership: Hanna took on the directorial reins, while Barbera's strenght was in story and gags. This fully illustrated with color and black-and-white images and photographs title is the fabulous guide into cartoon history, which was created by those who won the hearts of more than 3 generations. Author of this book shares his joy of Hanna-Barbera's creations: Top Cat and Space ghost, Magilla Gorilla, Yogi Bear, Tom and Jerry..