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Olivia Stock
6 July 2023, 13:19

Illustrations of iconic hip-hop artists featured in new book, Egostrip, by Dan Lish

The book features De La Soul, Cypress Hill, MF DOOM, and more in illustrated form

Illustration from Egostrip by Dan Lish

A new book featuring illustrations of iconic hip-hop artists is set for release on 13th October.

Egostrip Book 1, published by Velocity Press, will feature 138 illustrations of pioneering artists from hip-hop’s golden era, including De La Soul, Madlib, Cypress Hill, MF DOOM, Mobb Deep, DJ Premier, J DIllaThe Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, and The Beastie Boys.

The collection compiles illustrations by NYC-based multidisciplinary artist, Dan Lish, from the world of hip-hop and beyond, which have previously only been available individually via his shop. Lish has spent the last 25 years working on a broad spectrum of entertainment mediums including comic and book illustrations, video game concept drawings, and album cover art.

Egostrip Book 1 is currently available for pre-order via Velocity Press prior to its official release in October. The book is also available as a limited edition bundle with an exclusive art print, with the first 50 bundle orders receiving a free A3 poster of Dan Lish’s illustrations in the 2021 book, Bedroom Beats & B-Sides.

Velocity Press has also announced a new independent print market for publishers, bookshops and artists connected to electronic music culture. The inaugural event – featuring stallholders including Repeater Books, Disco Pogo, and the Museum of Youth Culture – will take place at All My Friends in Hackney Wick on 5th August, and offer a curated selection of books, zines, prints, records, and merchandise. Find out more about the market here.

Velocity Press owner, Colin Steven said: “I’ve been to a few [markets] over the years but never one dedicated to print for electronic music culture. I know so many like-minded publishers, shops and artists who feel the same way. The event celebrates the spirit of independence, highlighting the incredible range of talent within the industry.”

Egostrip Book 1 is available for pre-order here.