Thursday, May 14, 2020

Wild style at Paula Sweet's website

Fashion forward designs worth a browse
www.paulasweet.com


Friday, February 07, 2020

India reviewer loves HACK IS BACK

Many thanks today to NJKinny, a well-respected blogger, for 4 stars given to HACK IS BACK.
https://www.njkinnysblog.com/2020/02/book-review-hack-is-back-by-smoss.html
Much appreciated!
To order your own cover t-shirt, visit espace DiGanZi printables page
https://diganzi.wixsite.com/espacediganzi/objets

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Second Guess Press and Espace DiGanZi get a mention

Direct links to two new merch sites in this article here
http://lucire.com/insider/20200122/retail-travel-ed-stanley-moss-launches-merchandising-site-net-a-porter-adds-chinese-designers-to-tmall/
Our first 50 book titles published under the 'HcT! imprint now featured at Second Guess Press.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

DiGanZi's new mechandise website

Hello all.
You're cordially invited to visit espace DiGanZi, a new merch site, which offers books, and printable objects
https://diganzi.wixsite.com/espacediganzi
New items will be added to the printables page every month.
Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Goodreads giveaway of HACK IS BACK

If you're a Goodreads member, you're eligible -starting on the 27th of July - to enter in a free giveaway of Kindle versions of my new novel.


 
 


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            Giveaway ends August 25, 2019.
         
         
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Saturday, June 29, 2019

3 new SMoss book titles reviewed by Jack Yan

Travel editor Stanley Moss has had his finger on the pulse of the Zeitgeist for a long time. Over the last 15 years, he’s circulated his Global Brand Letter to colleagues, friends and subscribers. In 2004, this was a two-page crib sheet, sent to clients who had asked questions about branding, and, in Stanley’s words, he found himself ‘wrestling to keep up with terminology’. These became ever-larger, ever-grander annual events, and the 2007 edition is where the familiar ingredients come together. We all looked forward to the Letter each year, and in 2018, Stan reduced the frequency to six-monthly but still managed to pack as much in to each one. The latest is 18 pp., a far cry from the two-pager in 2004.
   The branding world affects us hugely in fashion, where the difference between two labels could well come down to how their brands are perceived; but it goes deeper than that. A world traveller—as Lucire readers know—Stanley brought together inputs from all over the globe, including places where he worked as a branding practitioner, and for many years, the CEO of Medinge Group, the think-tank over which we first conversed some 17 years ago.
   This year, he’s brought 15 years’ worth of his work into a single volume, called Nuclear Brands: 15 Years of History, Reflections and Prediction. As you read through, you realize Stanley’s been extremely prescient, the sort of insight you only get from an expert practitioner. In that period we’ve gone from looking at globalization and social responsibility to social media and the false promise (and premise) of influencers. He includes each of his ‘What is a brand?’ sections, bringing together different professionals’ views, proving that if you ask a dozen different people, you’re going to get a dozen different answers. It also illustrates the fluidity of the concept over the last decade and a half.
   Stanley has chosen to present his work in reverse chronological order, which struck me as curious initially, till I began reading, discovering that the 2019 edition gets us in a world of the familiar—nanoinfluencers, China’s social-credit system, and Dolce & Gabbana’s recent fallout. Read through and you realize that the dates don’t always marry up with when the concepts became mainstream: he’s generally been ahead with what he’s identified, and the genius remains in how Stanley has brought disparate strands together.
   At 239 pp., it’s a wonderfully engaging read, but for those who prefer quicker fare, Nuclear Brands is released with two briefer books. What Is a Brand? is a 19 pp. volume in its fourth edition, with a preface by Fritz Gottschalk and an introduction by Michael Wolff. The book comprises Stanley’s collections of people answering the book’s central question, as well as his own ruminations. The names are familiar to those who practise in this world, many with links back to Medinge: Ian Ryder, the late Colin Morley, the late Thomas Gad, Stephen Bayley, Jasper Conran, Ava Hakim, Malcolm Allan, Simon Paterson, Manas Fuloria, Patrick Harris, Erika Uffindell, the late Massimo Vignelli, and Cristián Saracco, among many others. The next title, What Did You Just Say?, is a fascinating collection of branding terms. This 24 pp. volume has entries from algorithmic governance to zero-day, terminology bandied about in the industry, with some having become mainstream (upcycling, collected 2011), others awaiting their turn (ultracrepdiarian sciolist surely is a term of our times).
   All three are available on Amazon in paperback editions (links above), with Kindle editions for those preferring their books digital.—Jack Yan, Publisher
Read more at http://lucire.com/insider/20190629/on-the-pulse-of-our-modern-world-travel-editor-stanley-moss-releases-three-books/#dEwb6upsl3TKT4LG.99


Travel editor Stanley Moss has had his finger on the pulse of the Zeitgeist for a long time. Over the last 15 years, he’s circulated his Global Brand Letter to colleagues, friends and subscribers. In 2004, this was a two-page crib sheet, sent to clients who had asked questions about branding, and, in Stanley’s words, he found himself ‘wrestling to keep up with terminology’. These became ever-larger, ever-grander annual events, and the 2007 edition is where the familiar ingredients come together. We all looked forward to the Letter each year, and in 2018, Stan reduced the frequency to six-monthly but still managed to pack as much in to each one. The latest is 18 pp., a far cry from the two-pager in 2004.
   The branding world affects us hugely in fashion, where the difference between two labels could well come down to how their brands are perceived; but it goes deeper than that. A world traveller—as Lucire readers know—Stanley brought together inputs from all over the globe, including places where he worked as a branding practitioner, and for many years, the CEO of Medinge Group, the think-tank over which we first conversed some 17 years ago.
   This year, he’s brought 15 years’ worth of his work into a single volume, called Nuclear Brands: 15 Years of History, Reflections and Prediction. As you read through, you realize Stanley’s been extremely prescient, the sort of insight you only get from an expert practitioner. In that period we’ve gone from looking at globalization and social responsibility to social media and the false promise (and premise) of influencers. He includes each of his ‘What is a brand?’ sections, bringing together different professionals’ views, proving that if you ask a dozen different people, you’re going to get a dozen different answers. It also illustrates the fluidity of the concept over the last decade and a half.
   Stanley has chosen to present his work in reverse chronological order, which struck me as curious initially, till I began reading, discovering that the 2019 edition gets us in a world of the familiar—nanoinfluencers, China’s social-credit system, and Dolce & Gabbana’s recent fallout. Read through and you realize that the dates don’t always marry up with when the concepts became mainstream: he’s generally been ahead with what he’s identified, and the genius remains in how Stanley has brought disparate strands together.
   At 239 pp., it’s a wonderfully engaging read, but for those who prefer quicker fare, Nuclear Brands is released with two briefer books. What Is a Brand? is a 19 pp. volume in its fourth edition, with a preface by Fritz Gottschalk and an introduction by Michael Wolff. The book comprises Stanley’s collections of people answering the book’s central question, as well as his own ruminations. The names are familiar to those who practise in this world, many with links back to Medinge: Ian Ryder, the late Colin Morley, the late Thomas Gad, Stephen Bayley, Jasper Conran, Ava Hakim, Malcolm Allan, Simon Paterson, Manas Fuloria, Patrick Harris, Erika Uffindell, the late Massimo Vignelli, and Cristián Saracco, among many others. The next title, What Did You Just Say?, is a fascinating collection of branding terms. This 24 pp. volume has entries from algorithmic governance to zero-day, terminology bandied about in the industry, with some having become mainstream (upcycling, collected 2011), others awaiting their turn (ultracrepdiarian sciolist surely is a term of our times).
   All three are available on Amazon in paperback editions (links above), with Kindle editions for those preferring their books digital.—Jack Yan, Publisher
Read more at http://lucire.com/insider/20190629/on-the-pulse-of-our-modern-world-travel-editor-stanley-moss-releases-three-books/#dEwb6upsl3TKT4LG.99

http://lucire.com/insider/20190629/on-the-pulse-of-our-modern-world-travel-editor-stanley-moss-releases-three-books/#rCPMArm9wqZ13Ph3.97

Read more at http://lucire.com/insider/20190629/on-the-pulse-of-our-modern-world-travel-editor-stanley-moss-releases-three-books/#sE0urlX9E9Ukyd3I.99

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Paula Sweet's new portfolio from Sicily

Paula's posted many new frames taken in Sicily in August. Some will appear in our winter travel feature for Lucire. They're quite evocative views from Modica, Agrigento and other destinations.
You can license them - send an email to find out more. She is also available for assignments.
Here's a sampling