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Shag: The Art of Josh Agle

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This is the first major monograph of one of today's most popular and widely regarded artists, Josh Aglemore commonly known as Shag. His trademark style is spotted on everything from cocktail napkins and cigarette lighters to his brand identity work for the new Pink Panther film. But Shag is the first opportunity to appreciate the mastery of expression in this artist's prim...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 25th 2005 by Chronicle Books (first published August 11th 2005)
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Josh Agle, better known as Shag, a contraction of the last two letters of his first name and the first two letters of his last.

There are over 180 retro and quirky illustrations in this book. Most of them are traditional medium although I mistook them for vector art on first impression.

Besides the wild colour scheme, there's always something off in his paintings. It can be a lady listening to a small man playing inside a bird cage, or a bartender with four arms,...more
Matthew Revert
Shag is a bit of a phenom in the Australian Lowbrow art world. We eat his work up like fairy bread. The work in this book is the perfect retro getaway and buoyed by the fact he REALLY knows his stuff.
Great collection of Shag art! With all the usual suspects present: tikis, femme fatales, monkeys, the jet set crowd, and more.
I meet Josh and had him sign my book, he is a fabulous artist.
I want to live in Shag's world.
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