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RESUME andy reynolds

I am an experienced book publicist, working primarily with visual, nonfiction, and socially conscious titles. I came to book publicity after a varied career in the music business where I’ve been a music trade editor, album designer, label manager and music publicist. I am also an experienced graphic designer, this RESUME book—and the five book covers within—being an example of my work. In 2015, I donated a media and crowdfunding campaign to save my favorite neighborhood restaurant, B&H Dairy (a kosher lunch counter established in 1938), in the wake of the deadly March 2014 Second Avenue fire. Media placements included two New York Times features and simultaneous evening news coverage of the reopening on NY1, NBC, CBS and Fox. The owners attribute the crowdfunding campaign, which raised nearly $30,000.00, to saving their business. (I also designed their popular “CHALLAH! por favor” t-shirt.) In June 2020, I ran a GoFundMe campaign raising $60,000 to save the same restaurant during COVID-19.


212-673-2639 andyreynoldsnyc@gmail.com www.andyreynoldsresume.com www.linkedin.com/in/andyreynoldsnyc


CONTENTS 5

Praise & Raves

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Introduction

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Publicity Resume

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Four Book Publicity Projects

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The American Nurse

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Artists in Love

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The Art of Video Games

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Gay in America

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Unattributed Gym No. 1 Scan of copper photo plate, approximately 1910. Found at the Grand Street flea market

Five Book Cover Designs

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Midnight Express

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Dancer From the Dance

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Born This Way

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Closets, Combat, & Coming Out

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Dancer From the Dance

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Visit Sunny Chernobyl

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RESUME Book Cover Layout

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Music & LGBT Publicity

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Links

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Acknowledgements


PRAISE

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Andy has been instrumental in promoting my book, “The Art of Video Games: From Pac-Man to Mass Effect”. From arranging press opportunities, to speaking engagements and on camera interviews, Andy and Welcome Books have been fantastic collaborators and partners! – Chris Melissinos, co-author and curator, The Art of Video Games This was a tremendously successful event!! The radio interview was wonderful and we sold 43 books. So pleased you brought us together in this. (regarding an event for The American Nurse book) – Karen West, Book Passage, San Francisco Andy coordinated a very successful book tour to six hospitals across the U.S. He tenaciously pitched, sought press opportunities and followed-up from six months prior to the book’s release to eight months post-release, ultimately securing a combined publicity reach of nearly 103 million (circulation + impressions). – Lisa Frank, producer, The American Nurse, The American Nurse Project I like him. He is an honorable person. He is focused. He sees the forest for the trees. – Lena Tabori, Welcome Books Andy Reynolds did a great job contacting specific institutions to host book events for me. He worked closely with marketing directors to ensure a full audience. For example, after my talk at the Birmingham Museum of Art, I sold all the books in ten minutes! He works hard to ensure book events will happen smoothly and result in success. – Veronica Kavass, author, Artists in Love I found Andy to be dedicated, creative and persistent in his efforts to secure press on Gay In America. To this day, nearly two years later, he continues to seek press opportunities for the book. – Scott Pasfield, photographer and creator, Gay In America Andy Reynolds is a great p.r. guy. His motto is “push lightly,” something I, as an editor and freelance journalist, really appreciate. It also gets him results– something some of the other, pushier flaks would do well to take into account! As a first-time author working via anWeinstein, independentEditor-in-Chief of EdgeOnTheNet.com (world’s largest — Steve LGBT publisher, Andy gotLGBT me coverage andentertainment reviews news and network) of my book that I could’ve never gotten on my own, AndyI’mReynolds done including my very first cover! looking tohas work withan excellent job with presenting my current work to the LGBT community. Be it the recent release of “District Line,” or his ongoa larger publisher for my next project and I know that ing involvement with BLOWOFF, Andy treats both artist and journalist with the amount of major press that I was able to land class and respect. Andy also pays close attention to detail and context, which with Popular Publicity forserves my first both book will legitimize sides well. I highly recommend Andy, and Popular Publicity. me and help me move to–the next level. (Artist) Bob Mould – Rob Smith, Author, Closets, Combat & Coming Out


Andy consistently—and enthusiastically—delivers press results for Tommy Boy on a variety of projects. Andy’s always thinking out-of-the-box, taking our projects to editors most publicists would be too shy to approach. His press materials are the best written and the best looking we’ve ever seen. He does what all publicists should, but don’t do—finds angles or creates them—in order to land the stories and features. — Rosie Lopez, President Tommy Boy Entertainment Andy – you have really done a great job, and may I just say again you’re my favorite publicist I’ve worked with this year! – Jenny Lizak, Publicist, Metro/Smart Bar, Chicago It was a pleasure working with you on this campaign, and I’m really impressed with what you were able to secure. Especially with the local outlets around the Andy a magnificent job with our tour, you brought a whole lot to the table, and I think theReynolds release did really benefitted because of your outreach. I’ll absolutely keepvery youfirst in book. mind He forknew upcomexactly how to “pitch” ing releases, and am really grateful that you were the willing to work this one. volume to all popular LGBTQ media, including – Stephen Bolles, Media Director, !K7 Records online and social media outlets, as well as traditional

print media. We received a flood of reviews and Andy is that rare PR professional who embodies helpfulness but recontributing jects the histrionics. I always welcome his pitches announcements, or tips, because they’re to a documented and significant boost in sales. He is also extremely easy to well-informed: relevant to my body of work, and cognizant of lead times. workto with, solution-oriented, and handles changes – David Sokol, freelance writer and regular contributor nycgo.com in strategy with unique and creative flexibility. Although I know that we are not his only clients, Andy Reynolds usPublisher feel – Billmakes Cohen, & Editor-in-Chief, like there is no other. His dedication and belief in our project is as great as our Harrington Park Press own. To work with some one else would mean we were getting an inferior product. (distributed by Columbia University Press) – The Ones (Artist) “Andy Reynolds did a magnificent job with our very first book. He knew exactly how to “pitch” the volume to all popular LGBTQ media, including online and social media outlets, as well as traditional print media. We received a flood of reviews and announcements., which contributed to a documented and significant boost in sales. He is also extremely easy to work with, solution-oriented, and handles changes in strategy with unique and creative flexibility. I would highly recommend his services to any new or established LGBTQ publishing enterprise. – Bill Cohen, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Harrington Park Press (distributed by Columbia University Press) Andy Reynolds made me gaymous! – Cazwell (Artist), cazwell.com Working with Andy was always a memorable, pleasurable and successful experience. The knowledge of his target market and his execution, contributed to the success of the projects we shared and the growth of his company. – Tony Monte, Independent Music Promotions


ABOUT My name is Andy Reynolds. I am an experienced book publicist and graphic designer who came to publishing after a career in the music business where I’d been a music trade editor, label manager, album designer, and music publicist. As a book publicist, I work primarily with visual, nonfiction, and socially conscious titles. I’ve represented books on food, drink, pop culture, photography, art and LGBT issues. As a graphic designer I have fallen in love with book cover design. The blame for which falls squarely on the shoulders of the brilliant designer Peter Mendelsund thanks to his stunning cover for Ben Marcus’ The Flame Alphabet. Five book covers of my own are included here. (View my graphic design portfolio at www.andyreynolds.nyc.) I live in New York City’s East Village, maintain a curated vinyl record collection of questionable taste—but brilliant cover art, occasionally DJ around town, make a mean matzo ball soup, and spend my lunch hour at the gym. I long ago jettisoned my TV to spend more time reading contemporary and classic literature, biographies, science fiction, and obscure style magazines and to pursue the eternally futile goal of one day catching up on my New Yorker subscription. Favorites include, in no particular order: authors Edmund White, Iain M. Banks, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Patti Smith, Gore Vidal, David Sedaris, Truman Capote, Dorothy Parker; musicians Cesaria Evora, João Gilberto, Dave Brubeck, Derrick May, Grace Jones, Mutant Disco; artists Robert Motherwell, Dale Chihuly, Mark Rothko, Massimo Vignelli, Rick Owens; and New York locations Stuyvesant Square, B&H Dairy, Central Park, The Odeon, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Union Square Farmers Market and, believe it or not, the subway. Andy Reynolds Street Art 6239 Photograph

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RESUME

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Andy Reynolds New York City

andy@popularpublicity.com

212 673 2639

www.linkedin.com/in/andyreynoldsnyc

BOOK PUBLICIST 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE • BOOK COVER DESIGNER

PHOTOGRAPHY • MEMOIR • SCHOLARLY • PARENTING • FICTION • LGBTQ

Strategize, plan, and execute publicity initiatives for a diverse list of titles and projects

Secure features and review coverage for authors and titles

Plan and book experiential events in partnership with bookstores, organizations

Develop and maintain trusting relationships with authors, editors and media producers

Coach and prep authors for media interviews, social media best practices

Draft smart, editorial-ready press materials and researched, targeted pitches

Research and update media database; curate custom, title-specific media lists

Advise/revise book cover design, edit/write flap/back cover text

Popular Publicity popularpublicity.com Sole Proprietor/Publicist

2002 – 2011, 2013 - Present New York

Representing a broad spectrum of clients including authors, photographers, filmmakers, organizations, events. Currently launching Swedish publisher Tallbergs Förlag in the U.S., for which, in addition to media outreach I have advised on new cover art, written new flap/back cover text for five books. Major projects and successes:

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“LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice And Palliative Care” by Dr. Kimberly D. Acquaviva For this first ever handbook for end-of-life care-givers, organizations and institutions caring for LGBTQ patients and their families I secured author interviews with NBC News and Kaiser Health News, which led to a panel discussion Facebook Live event held at the Kaiser Health News headquarters in Washington, DC. Due solely to my efforts, the book was adopted and a new training program created by Hospice of Dayton, the oldest and largest hospice organization in the U.S. I was the publicist for nine books for Harrington Park Press, a specialized academic/scholarly book publisher devoted to emerging topics in LGBTQ diversity, equality, and inclusivity and distributed by Columbia University Press.

A Second U Foundation Placed (pro bono, during pandemic) a New York Times Styles front page above the fold feature for the A Second U Foundation, an organization which helps formerly incarcerated men and women get certified as personal trainers and find jobs in the fitness industry. Also ran in the Chicago Tribune. CNN followed with an interview with founder Hector Guadalupe.

Miss Gay America Pageant For this longest running national female impersonator pageant, ran year-long publicity campaigns covering two dozen preliminary pageants across the U.S. as well as the annual pageant and crowning at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St Louis. For the 2018 event, I secured simultaneous pre-event cover stories in the city’s two largest papers (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Riverfront Times), post event photo stories in the same, and coverage throughout the weekend on the local Fox News affiliate. Also created, branded and edited the organization’s blog, MGAZINE, a great source of content for media.


Welcome Books a (Penguin) Random House Publisher Services Client VP Publicity & Marketing

2011 - 2013 New York

Lead marketing and media efforts, presenting a rich variety of beautifully designed visual books and their authors to the media, publishing industry and (Penguin) Random House sales team. Subjects ranged from art, travel and food, to teachers, nurses and social entrepreneurs. Major projects and successes: •

“The American Nurse: Photographs and Interviews” by Caroline Jones Interviews on The PBS NewsHour, NPR; features in The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Baltimore Sun, ForeWord Reviews. Booked and coordinated successful national tour of events held in hospitals and bookstores across the U.S.

“Artists in Love: From Picasso & Gilot to Christo & Jeanne-Claude, A Century of Creative and Romantic Partnerships” by Veronica Kavass Secured Vanity Fair “Hot Type” pick, Daily Beast “Best Coffee Table Books of 2012” pick, People Magazine “Holiday Gift Guide.” Booked and coordinated promotional events across the U.S.

Hired in-house as VP Publicity & Marketing due to the success of my freelance campaign for Welcome Book’s “Gay In America: Portraits by Scott Pasfield,” for which I placed features in OUT Magazine, Huffington Post, and Gawker (500,000 views in 4 days) and booked a national tour. PERSONAL PRO BONO WORK

B&H Dairy Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant

East Village, New York

Recently ran and promoted a GoFundMe campaign raising $60,000 to save the restaurant during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ran and promoted a previous GoFundMe campaign for the same restaurant after a fire in 2015, raising $30,000 directly attributed to saving the business

Secured numerous local news media in support of both GoFundMe campaigns, including: o

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An October 2020 New Yorker Talk of The Town story with Chloe Sevigny

Two New York Times features (2015) within the same month, and simultaneous coverage of the restaurant’s 2015 post-fire reopening on five local television news networks.

SOFTWARE: Office 365, Adobe Suite, WordPress, Squarespace, Blogger, Google Drive, CisionPoint, MAPPS (Penguin Random House database) GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Various projects, book covers. View portfolio at www.andyreynolds.nyc COMMUNITY WORK: Teach an art class (on pause due to the pandemic) with fellow volunteers at the Project Renewal Third Street Men's Shelter EDUCATION: Graphic Design, Miami University, Oxford, OH Graphic Design Course, Shillington School, New York, NY Book jacket design course taught by renowned designer Gabriele Wilson

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FOUR BOOK PUBLICITY CAMPAIGNS

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The American Nurse Photographs & Interviews by Carolyn Jones ABOUT THE BOOK In The American Nurse, photographer and awardwinning filmmaker Carolyn Jones, through portraits and deeply moving text, tells the personal stories of 75 nurses from across the U.S.

The American Nurse Photographs & Interviews by Carolyn Jones 180 pages, 11-3/4 x 11-3/4 Hardcover, $60.00 100 black & white photographs ISBN 978-1-59962-121-0 On Sale: October 2012

PUBLICITY Media outreach included top tier national media, local media in cities where nurses are based, and an extensively researched list of nursing trades. A sixcity tour of events took place at hospitals featured in the book, coordinated (including arranging offsite booksellers) and–in the case of East Coast events– accompanied by myself. Media secured included a print and online features in the New York Times, USA Today, Baltimore Sun, the cover of The American Journal of Nursing, a two-page feature in ForeWord Reviews and broadcast interviews on various local and national outlets including Forum with Michael Krasny and the PBS Newshour. “This was a tremendously successful event!! The radio interview was wonderful and we sold 43 books. So pleased you brought us together in this.” – Karen West, Book Passage, San Francisco, after the San Francisco General Hospital book signing for The American Nurse View full press clips list at: www.welcomebooks.com/americannurse

Book spreads from The American Nurse by Carolyn Jones Welcome Books

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The Art of Video Games: From Pac-Man to Mass Effect by Chris Melissinos and Patrick O’Rourke ABOUT THE BOOK Encompassing over 40 years and 80 games, the Smithsonian American Art Museum–with guest curator Chris Melissinos–conceived The Art of Video Games exhbition, currently touring select U.S. museums through January 2016. Welcome Books released the companion book of the same name.

The Art of Video Games: From Pac-Man to Mass Effect by Chris Melissinos and Patrick O’Rourke Foreword by Elizabeth Broun, director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum Introduction by Mike Mika 216 pages, 10 x 10 Hardcover, $40.00 More than 100 illustrations ISBN 978-1-59962-110-4

PUBLICITY Publicity for the book included media outreach to all top gaming magazines and websites, fan blogs, top national media as well as the coordination of book events, press and sales at all exhibition tour museums. Press secured included a half-page in TIME, Forbes. com, Edge (#1 gamer mag), Walmart Game Center Magazine, Huffington Post, X-Play TV (G4TV/NBC Universal), Classic Game Room (YouTube, 201,874 subscribers), TheVerge.com, CNN.com, Salon.com, and atyourlibray.org (American Library Association). Melissinos also did a book signing at The NYU Game Center Lecture Series. “From arranging press opportunities, to speaking engagements and on camera interviews, Andy and Welcome Books have been fantastic collaborators and partners!” – Chris Melissinos, co-author, The Art of Video Games

Book spreads from The Art of Video Games by Chris Melissinos & Patrick O’Rourke Welcome Books

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View press clips at: www.welcomebooks.com/artofvideogames


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Artists in Love From Picasso & Gilot to Christo & Jeanne-Claude A Century of Creative and Romantic Partnerships by Veronica Kavass ABOUT THE BOOK For centuries, great artists have been drawn together in friendship and in love. In Artists in Love , curator and writer Veronica Kavass delves into the passionate and creative underpinnings of some of the art world’s most provocative relationships. PUBLICITY Media outreach included all top national magazines, art magazines and websites, broadcast media and various book events.

Artists in Love From Picasso & Gilot to Christo & Jeanne-Claude A Century of Creative and Romantic Partnerships By Veronica Kavass 224 pages, 10” x 13” 140 Illustrations Hardcover, $65.00 ISBN: 978-1-59962-113-5

Book spreads from Artists in Love by Veronica Kavass Welcome Books

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Vanity Fair Magazine’s “Hot Type” ran a quarter page with a photo, People picked it as one of only three art book titles recommended in their holiday gift book list, TheDailyBeast put it on their “Best Coffee Table Books of 2012” list, and rave reviews appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Paste Magazine (“The Ten Best Books of 2012”). It remains a personal favorite of Karen Hayes of Parnassus Books in Nashville, were she hosted a very successful book-signing event. Andy Reynolds did a great job contacting specific institutions to host book events for me. He worked closely with marketing directors to ensure a full audience. For example, after my talk at the Birmingham Museum of Art, I sold all the books in ten minutes! He works hard to ensure book events will happen smoothly and result in success. – Veronica Kavass, author, Artists in Love

View press clips at: www.welcomebooks.com/artistsinlove


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Gay in America Portraits by Scott Pasfield by Scott Pasfield ABOUT THE BOOK Photographer Scott Pasfield traveled 54,000 miles across all fifty states over a three-year span gathering stories and documenting the lives of 140 gay men from all walks of life. A groundbreaking, stereotype-shattering and honest snapshot of what gay America really looks–and feels–like. Straight or gay, no one escaped unmoved after meeting the men on its pages.

Gay in America By Scott Pasfield Introduction by Terrence McNally & Tom Kirdahy 224 pages, 9¼ x 11½ Hardcover, $45.00 ($50.00 CAN) More than 100 full-color photographs ISBN: 978-1-59962-104-3

PUBLICITY While outreach naturally included the top tier Holy Grail of national outlets, it remained LGBT media which most embraced the project. Nearly all national and local LGBT media featured the book: OUT Magazine gave it a full page, Houston’s OutSmart Magazine made it their cover. Mainstream press included Gawker.com (a stunning 400,000 views in four days), ForeWord Reviews (cover story), Publishers Weekly, Creative Loafing, Time Out, and WOSU Public Media’s (Ohio State U) deeply moving interview. “I found Andy to be dedicated, creative and persistent in his efforts to secure press on Gay In America. To this day, nearly two years later, he continues to seek press opportunities for the book.” – Scott Pasfiled, photographer and creator, Gay In America View press clips at: www.gayinamerica.us

Book spreads from The Art of Video Games by Scott Pasfield Welcome Books

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FIVE BOOK COVER DESIGNS

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Book Cover 2

ABOUT THE BOOK COVER A new cover for the book that became the hit 1978 movie Midnight Express. It is the true story of a young American caught by Turkish police while attempting to smuggle hash out of Istanbul. After four years in prison there, on the verge of release, he’s shocked to learn that the Turkish High Court has added a further 30 years to his sentence. Demoralized, he concludes that escape is his only option. Matte cover, UV coating on title, author’s name, praise attributions.

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Book Cover 2

ABOUT THE BOOK COVER A new cover for a favorite book, Dancer From the Dance, by Andrew Holleran (1978 Perennial/Harper Collins). It’s the story of a young man searching for love amid the emerging gay scene of mid-seventies New York, who ultimately dies of AIDS in the early eighties, sick, broke and alone in a St. Mark’s walk-up. The idea was to capture the sadness of his receding life and memories, as it all slips below the surface. Several damaged mirror balls were dismantled to create the title type package. The board fabric is in denim, as a nod to the gay “clone” (jeans, boots, mustache) look of the era. Cover in soft-touch laminate.


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Book Cover 2

ABOUT THE BOOK COVER Born This Way is a proposed book in which 100 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people recount their personal experiences and advice on “coming out” and being true to oneself. Fantasy editor is Diane Anderson-Minshall, Editor at Large of The Advocate magazine, with—in a perfect world—Ellen Degeneres writing the introduction. Matte white cover with UV coating on all instances of the “gay baby” art, spine text, back cover title, diving lines, and URL. The “gay baby” artwork is trademarked.

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Book Cover 2

ABOUT THE BOOK COVER In Closets, Combat and Coming Out – the first Iraq war memoir written by an African-American – author Rob Smith comes to terms with his sexuality against the backdrop of the hyper-masculine and hyperhomophobic, “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” U.S. Army. Smith was a very vocal DADT repeal activist, who famously chained himself to the Whitehouse gates in protest. Matte cover, UV coating on title, author’s name, praise attributions.

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Book Cover 2

ABOUT THE BOOK COVER Assigned as a project by graphic designer Gabriele Wilson in her brilliant book cover design class, this is a reimagined cover for Visit Sunny Chernobyl—a travel guide for the eco-apocalypse. Matte cover with spot color (Pantone Pastels Neons Coated 807 C ) on the frames of the sunglasses. Cover and spine frames embossed and in UV coating.

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ABOUT THE BOOK COVER

ABOUT THE BOOK COVER Enamored with visual books and graphic design, I chose to present my career as a coffee table book—RESUME. By the time I finished it, I decided I wanted to add “book designer” to my repertoire. The cover was inspired by the work of Alvin Lustig. See the black “flap” for more. Matte cover.

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MUSIC PUBLICITY I like to think I’ve introduced and continue to introduce people to some of the most colorful music artists, writers and events on the planet. Below is a list of some of those I’ve represented. Go to www.popularpublicity.com for a complete project list.

Amanda Lepore Billie Ray Martin Bob Mould Bob Sinclar Cazwell Coati Mundi Colton Ford Confuzed Disco Cucu Diamantes Danny Tenaglia Defected Records Dennis Ferrer DJ Abel DJ Pierre East Village Radio Feral is Kinky GusGus

Horse Meat Disco Lady Bunny Matt Alber Mel Cheren [Author] Michael Alago [Photographer, Author] Morel Naommon Salomé de Bahia The Saint at Large Swing Out Sister/ The Black Party The Cliks The Ones The Opiates The Paradise Garage Ultra Naté West End Records X-Press 2

LGBT PUBLICITY & MARKETING As an expert in gay and lesbian media thoughout the U.S., Canada, U.K. and E.U, I promote mainstream projects to LGBT audiences and vice versa: LGBT artists and projects to mainstream media. Gay and lesbian consumers are potentially generous and fiercely brand-loyal, but, just as with “green” marketing, the LGBT consumer wants transparency, sincerity and committment in return for its dollars. There’s so much more to earning LGBT customer loyalty than slapping a rainbow on the door. I can take you over the rainbow. Feral is Kinky Patrick Lindblom Glass Magazine

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LINKS Popular Publicity www.popularpublicity.com

My publicity website. LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/andyreynoldsnyc Graphic Design www.popularpublicity.com/andyreynoldsgraphicdesignresume Though not as proficient as a full-time graphic designer, I’m very familiar with InDesign, Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat, all of which I use on a nearly daily basis. www.andyreynolds.nyc I designed this “resume book,” and regularly format content and files for print and www.behance.net/andyreynoldsnyc web use--from high resolution images for photo editors to press clips for online posting and download.

Gaz Nevada “I. C. Love Affair” cover image from the Confused Disco project Italian Records, 1983

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AKNOWLEDGEMENTS Cover images: Street Art photographs, including cover, Andy Reynolds. Gym #1, copper plate scan, approximately 1910. Nice find at the old Grand Street flea market. Cover includes a cropped bit of Mark Rothko “Blue & Grey,” 1962. Feral is Kinky, photo by Patrick Lindblom for Glass Magazine (UK). Feral is Caron Geary, a brilliant UK artist first heard doing her signature Jamaican-influenced toasting as MC Kinky on the early 90s UK chart hit, “Everything Starts with An E” by E-Zee Possee. Banned by the BBC, it was an anthem on the Summer of Love (1988 - 89) rave scene. Produced by celeb DJ Jeremy Healy (of Haysi Fantayzee), Kinky appeared at the suggestion of Boy George. She went on to toast on a number of Culture Club singles. Introduced to her by Lady Bunny, I signed her band, Cantankerous, to a U.S. deal after flying to London with label execs to see her live. Sadly, the deal fell apart due to a contract dispute. Feral has released several solo singles and has been a featured guest vocalist on numerous ballistic UK club hits, such as 2013’s “Raging in the Dancehall by Endymion & The Viper featuring Feral is Kinky. Her current solo single, “Tweet,” is a worldwide club hit. www.feraliskinky.com Gaz Nevada, “I. C. Love Affair” 12” single cover image (cropped), an iconic ItaloDisco record from 1983. Featured on the brilliant 2006 2xCD/2xLP compilation, Confuzed Disco. Reviewed in Rolling Stone. www.popularpublicity.com/confuzed-disco Alvin Lustig bio from Wikipedia www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_Lustig Endpaper, Wikia.com Tweaked and type-set by Vince Joy. www.vincejoy.com

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The RESUME book cover design is a tribute to Alvin Lustig (1915 – 1955), an American book designer, graphic designer and typeface designer. Lustig has been honored by the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame for his significant contributions to American design. Throughout the 1940s and early 1950s he designed dozens of brilliant book covers for New York City publisher, New Directions Books. ndbooks.com. Left: Postcard of Lustig’s cover for Paterson by William Carlos Williams (New Directions, 1946) Right: Andy Reynolds RESUME postcard


“Andy Reynolds did a great job contacting specific institutions to host book events for me. He worked closely with venue marketing directors to ensure a full audience. For example, after my talk at the Birmingham Museum of Art, I sold all the books in ten minutes! He works hard to ensure book events happen smoothly and result in success for all concerned.” – VERONICA KAVASS, author, Artists in Love

“This was a tremendously successful event!! The radio interview was wonderful and we sold 43 books. So pleased you brought us together in this.” – KAREN WEST, Book Passage, San Francisco

“Andy coordinated a very successful book tour to six hospitals across the U.S. He tenaciously pitched, sought press opportunities and followed-up from six months prior to the book’s release to eight months post-release, ultimately securing a combined publicity reach of nearly 103 million (circulation + impressions).” – LISA FRANK, producer, The American Nurse Project

“Andy – you have really done a great job, and may I just say again you’re my favorite publicist I’ve worked with this year!” – JENNY LIZAK, Publicist, Metro/Smart Bar, Chicago “I like him. He is an honorable person. He is focused. He sees the forest for the trees.” – LENA TABORI, Welcome Books

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