A bit about us

We are into creativity, human connection, and the stuff that comes from those things. We make, find, and sell things & "thinks." Check out our inventory all at once or by collection. Visit our "art village."

We definitely like to touch words—so we carry artist's books, zines, sidewalk rubbings, and other physical embodiments of language.

While we lean towards physical media (so as to offer you un-hackable, unmonitored, unregistered contemplative encounters with art and ideas), we do, clearly, live in a digital age and must nod to it from time to time. Like... we dabble in internet domain sales (check out our Afternic page).

If you have interesting problems, well, we also offer interesting perspectives. Our consulting services include creative coaching, blueskying, writing, and providing fresh eyes. Let's see how we can help you.

One theme we are thinking about right now is ART POWER: Deploying the Arts so Free Societies Prevail in an Age of Information Warfare. We love that art, ideas, and creativity can connect humans with their interior selves, with each other, with the dead, with the future, with possibilities... AND we see a need to think about how to respond to organizations and nation-states that use art, ideas, and creativity as weapons against free societies.

Our President, Jens Köhler, is an artist, poet, publisher, and 501(c)3 sector professional. His work is found in collections like the University of Toronto Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Harvard College Library, University of Chicago Library, Yale Sterling Memorial Library, Los Angeles Public Library, Toronto Public Library, Library of Congress, and others.

You might find our books and zines at:

    1818 N. Vermont Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90027
    (323) 660-1175
      523 SE Morrison Street
      Portland, OR 97214
      (503) 236-2665
      1854 W. North Ave
      Chicago, IL 60622
      773-342-0910

       

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      Urgent Beauty Squad LLC
      1920 Hillhurst Avenue #423
      Los Angeles, CA 90027
      interested (AT) urgentbeauty (DOT) com
      213-423-1610